Head of Total Rewards Strategy at Edward Jones (St. Louis, MO)

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Edward Jones' purpose is to "partner for positive impact - to improve the lives of our clients, colleagues and together better our communities and society. " We are committed to continuously improving the value and experience we deliver to tens of millions of investors and their families. That requires that we transform ourselves and how we create value through human-centered relationship with clients and with each other. It also requires that we continuously improve how we attract, develop and engage the talent we need to achieve our purpose. The Head of Total Rewards Strategy will serve as the Center of Excellence thought leader focused on the strategy and design of best-in-class programs comprising broad-based compensation as well as health and welfare benefits, and wellness initiatives across the enterprise. He/She will lead a small team in this work and will enable us to build a holistic strategy for how we attract, reward and engage talented and diverse associates in a team-based organization.
  • Develop a Total Rewards vision and strategy that enables a business segmented, team-based organization to deliver human centered complete wealth management to tens of millions of clients
    • Partner with stakeholders across the enterprise to develop and execute a comprehensive strategy aligned with our value proposition
    • Develop innovative tools and programs that support our purpose and are reflective of a highly collaborative, diverse and hybrid workforce
    • Present recommendations for future benefit plan and compensation design to senior leadership and decision-making committees.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders and vendors to evaluate current plan offerings and value to the firm for implementation
    • Maintain relationships with partners and vendors, including monitoring vendor performance and ensuring operational standards are met.
    • Partner with firm Sourcing and Legal teams to ensure firm risk is minimized with benefit plan contracts and renewals and that negotiations are in the firm's favor.
    • Plan and evaluate changes to different compensation and benefit programs to minimize risk and deliver strategies appropriate to the firm.
    • Lead firm Total Rewards communications to all stakeholders.
    • Utilizes broad authority and autonomy to make complex, ongoing decisions about area priorities, resources and approach.
  • Lead and develop a small team to research, design, evaluate and implement total reward programs across the enterprise
  • Partner with our shared services area to ensure implementation and administration of plans deliver intended value and create a positive associate experience

    12-15 years of progressive experience and increasing leadership responsibility in the areas of broad-based and executive compensation, and health & welfare benefits strategy and design from within a large-scale organization.

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EEO Statement
Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Location
Missouri, St. Louis

Company Description
At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 15,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

In a typical branch office, a financial advisor meets with clients and receives branch office support, so they can focus on building deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis, Tempe and Mississauga provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. We continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.

Home based Associate?

Awards and Accolades
  • 2021 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® By Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Magazine - Edward Jones was named No. 20 on the list.
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  • 2021 Corporate Equality Index - Edward Jones joins the ranks of 767 major U.S. businesses that received top marks in the Foundation's 19th annual scorecard on LGBTQ workplace equality.
    • From The Human Rights Campaign. All Rights Reserved
  • 2021 Training Top 100 list - Edward Jones ranked No. 19, up six spots from last year in its 21st consecutive year on this prestigious list.
  • J.D. Power, 2021 - Edward Jones has ranked "highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms " in the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study.
    • Edward Jones received the highest score among employee advisors in the J.D. Power 2007,2008, 2010, 2012-2015, 2017-2021 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Studies of employee advisors' satisfaction among those who are employed by an investment services firm. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more information.

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Position Requirements
12-15 years of progressive experience and increasing leadership responsibility in the areas of broad-based and executive compensation, and health & welfare benefits strategy and design from within a large-scale organization.

Bachelor's Degree in a related field is required. Advanced Degree such as an MBA is preferred.

  • In-depth knowledge of ERISA, benefit plan design, plan management.
  • Proficient understanding of retirement benefits in the U.S. and Canada, including 401(k) plans, non-qualified plans, and Group Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP).
  • Knowledge of compensation philosophies and best practices.
  • Knowledge of existing pension laws including 415 limits, ADP/ACP testing, top heavy rules, ERISA qualifications and IRS rulings.

    Skills & Abilities
  • Extensive experience in developing and directing others to deliver strategic outcomes in large, complex organizations.
    • Expert ability to establish expectations, provide feedback, coach and inspire teams of associates.
    • Expert ability to lead multiple projects/people at same time and manage complex matters or processes.
    • Expert ability to lead and inspire multiple teams by creating the vision and direction for areas that support business initiatives and drive desired action.
    • Ability to make timely decisions and manage multiple priorities in dynamic, ambiguous situations where there often is no precedent.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to explore different perspectives, constructively challenge others and build coalitions to support aligned strategy and align on decisions favorable to the firm.
  • Must be able to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external business partners.
  • Strong understanding of core HR practices.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills. Ability to analyze information and use experience, creativity and good judgment to make frequent, highly complex, non-routine decisions independently without benefit of established guidelines, procedures or policies that have far-reaching impact across the organization.
  • Ability to identify and minimize risk to the firm.
  • Unquestionable personal integrity with strong self-awareness and commitment to growth
  • Change leadership - experience leading large-scale business and/or cultural change
Specific Technology or Tools Utilized in the Position
  • Experience with PeopleSoft is highly preferred.
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

    Preferred Certificates/Licensing: CEBS, PHR, SPHR, CCP, Series 7 Licensed

Colorado Salary Information
At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. Visitourcareersite to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate:
More Information on Edward Jones
Edward Jones operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in St. Louis, MO and Tempe, AZ. Edward Jones was founded in 1992. It has 36340 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 160 open jobs at Edward Jones, click here.
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