Definitive Healthcare
We transform data, analytics and expertise into healthcare commercial intelligence to help businesses grow.
Framingham, MA

Director of Compensation at Definitive Healthcare

| Framingham, MA
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Definitive Healthcare is a global healthcare technology company that provides leading intelligence on the healthcare provider market.

We are on an incredibly exciting trajectory and have more than doubled in size in the past 2 years, with over 650 employees. We have been consistently honored by multiple surveys as a Best Place to Work in the Boston area. Our motivated and high-energy workforce is collaborative, kind, and engaged, which has led to exceptional retention rates.

Monocl recently joined the Definitive Healthcare enterprise as well in 2020. It empowers life science professionals with the complete global expert solution designed to drive impactful outreach and strategic engagement

This is your chance to be a part of a journey where you can develop a product that will truly affect and transform the life science industry.

Our expansion has created the need for an energetic and motivated Director of Compensation to join our Human Resources Team. If you would like to work at a fast-paced company that is experiencing high growth, keep reading!

Your challenge:

  • Drive the philosophy, design, implementation, and scaling of our compensation strategy that
    • Supports the organization strategic objectives
    • Achieves equitable and competitive employee total cash and equity compensation
    • Enable us to attract, motivate, and retain an exceptional team
    • Is cost effective and achieves our financial goals
    • Aligns with the company’s cultural norms
    • Ensures compliance with legal and Board governance requirements
  • Reports to the Chief Talent Officer, works as a key member of the HR/Talent leadership team.
  • Works closely with members of the executive leadership team and Compensation Committee/Board

What you'll do:

  • Plan, design, implement and administer our compensation strategy and programs inclusive of salary, corporate bonus, sales incentives, and equity
  • Direct annual market surveys.  Analyze jobs, salaries, and incentives to ensure equitable pay practices, internal equity, external competitiveness, and legal compliance
  • Ensure our internal bands are calibrated regularly to maintain competitiveness with the external market while tracking the effectiveness of our programs
  • Conduct internal pay equity studies intermittently, and ensure our pay guidelines are adhered to fairly across the board
  • Work with Sales/Commercial Leadership to develop effective sales incentives programs
  • Conduct, compile, and present research, analysis and modeling to support the design of competitive and impactful compensation programs
  • Work closely with the CEO, Chief Talent Officer, and Compensation Committee Chairperson on executive compensation, including preparation for and participation in board-level discussions
  • Work with the independent consultant for the Compensation Committee, along with the CTO, to drive annual recommendations for Executive Compensation, outside Director Compensation, and other analysis requested by the Committee
  • Advise on marketplace trends and relevant laws to support current programs and future areas of investment. Identify best practices and benchmarks and develop recommendations to align with the organizational culture, priorities, business model and HR/Talent goals
  • Ensure all compensation programs are effectively managed and compliant with external regulations and plan governance
  • Develop and maintain effective communication strategies to drive employee and manager awareness and understanding of all compensation programs and decision support tools
  • Advise on ad hoc compensation questions and issues from recruiters, HR Business partners, managers, executives, and board
  • Work with key stakeholders across the company on M&A activity, including due diligence, assessment, compensation design, and integration

What you'll need:

  • 15+ years of experience in HR/people operations leading compensation and benefits initiatives in a public company, preferably within high tech or SaaS organization
  • 2+ years of people management experience
  • Proven leadership in driving highly competitive and financially sound strategy and plan design for compensation, incentives, and equity. Sales compensation design is strongly preferred.
  • History of successful interaction with all levels of stakeholders, including the Compensation Committee/Board of Directors, CEO, CFO and other senior executives
  • Proven ability to think strategically and to translate strategic directives into tactical initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, build trust and develop effective collaboration
  • Demonstrated ability to drive projects and programs to successful completion, including building productive, cross-functional relationships and aligned objectives
  • Knowledge of current federal, state, and global labor and benefits laws and regulations
  • Demonstrated understanding of the complexity of compensation strategy at a global level, working with the nuances of specific local cultures to make informed decisions
  • Expert hands-on knowledge in compensation with the ability to drive and administer major compensation initiatives
  • Track record of leveraging new HR technology

Why we love Definitive, and why you will too!

  • Industry leading products
  • Work hard, and have fun doing it
  • Incredibly fast growth means limitless opportunity
  • Flexible and dynamic culture
  • Work alongside some of the most talented and dedicated teammates
  • Definitive Cares, our community service group, gives all of us a chance to give back
  • Competitive benefits package including great healthcare benefits and a 401(k) match

What our Employees are saying about us on Glassdoor: 

 “Great Work atmosphere, great work life balance, excellent company to work for, amazing top notch product, incredible customer service, lots of tools to help you succeed.”

-Business Development Manager

“Great team. Amazing growth. Employees are treated very well.”

-Research Analyst

“I have waited 36 years to work at a dream job for a dream company and I am so happy to have finally got there.”

-Profile Analyst


If you don’t fit all of these qualifications, but believe you’re still a great fit, feel free to apply and tell us why in your cover letter.

Definitive Hiring Philosophy

Definitive Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace with equal opportunity for all applicants and teammates. Our goal is to recruit the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other status. If you’re interested in working in a fast growing, exciting working environment – we encourage you to apply!

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What are Definitive Healthcare Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our employee-led affinity groups provide a way for Definitive Healthcare employees to come together and share their common experiences.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
DHC's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Mental Health Benefits
Employee Assistance Program as well as programming offered through our Definitive University courses and Employee Resource Groups.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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