Director Work & Rewards at Willis Towers Watson (Minneapolis, MN)

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
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As a Director in the Work, Rewards & Careers practice - within the Work & Rewards Line of Business - you will be primarily responsible for selling, leading and delivering client engagements primarily in the area of broad-based compensation. You'll also contribute on LOB/practice initiatives in developing new solutions and approaches to solving clients' rewards issues and act as a coach and mentor for Project Managers and Analysts. Specific client engagements could include the following:
  • Broad-based compensation benchmarking; potentially sales effectiveness & rewards as well
  • Salary structure development/program design and compensation administration guidelines
  • Short-term incentive, long-term incentive and recognition program design
  • Career framework development, including global job leveling and job architecture
  • Working closely with software colleagues to enhance sales of our Compensation Software
  • Partnering with Employee Experience colleagues on implementation of compensation program changes and development of integrated pay and performance programs

Note: Employment-based non-immigrant visa sponsorship and/or assistance is not offered for this specific job opportunity.

The Role

Clients
  • Serve as the lead consultant on client projects and/or as the "second" for most complex clients/engagements, supporting management, developing appropriate reward strategies which align with the overall human capital strategy and support the client's business goals, while adhering to Willis Towers Watson quality standards
  • Develop and maintain selected key accounts and trusted client relationships at a senior level in a way that results in building long-term client relationships across multiple practices
  • Manage multiple and complex rewards project engagements in a way that ensures profitable revenue for Willis Towers Watson, associate engagement and development and high client satisfaction
  • Think strategically in partnering with clients to pioneer unique approaches to solving their business problems
  • Provide high quality consulting advice, accurate technical content and engaging deliverables to senior leaders in client companies
  • Use highly effective written and spoken communications to deliver detailed findings, analyses and recommendations to senior leaders of client organizations

Excellence
  • Contribute to the development, design and implementation of reward programs and practices for our clients
  • Build brand image for our business and contribute towards enhancing the Willis Towers Watson brand and market position in the region
  • Support intellectual capital development in the Work & Rewards Line of Business and local office teams
  • Be a positive role model of Willis Towers Watson values and contribute to building an employer of choice culture of top performing associates committed to client satisfaction, teamwork and excellence in all that is done

Financial
  • Assess the marketplace for client opportunities, then nurture qualified leads into profitable new business wins
  • Identify opportunities to cross-sell new products and services
  • Coordinate with existing sales and client relationship management teams to identify, develop and win strategic sales opportunities
  • Build relationships with internal and external sources to maximize the penetration of key target accounts

People
  • Lead Work, Rewards, & Careers engagements and/or "second" the largest, most complex client engagements including developing project plans for execution and ensuring team works together effectively
  • Demonstrate leadership ability by effectively mentoring other project managers/analysts
  • Build relationships internally and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams


The Requirements
  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in compensation consulting organization (preferred), or in a senior compensation role in an organization
  • Proven compensation consulting success in areas including rewards compensation benchmarking, annual and long-term incentive design, salary structure development and analysis of complex pay issues on implementation of compensation changes
  • Excellent analytical skills both in terms of logic of reasoning and analysis of numerical and financial data
  • Strong project management capabilities, with the ability to manage both our internal teams and coordinate with our client partners
  • A presence with excellent and persuasive oral and written communication skills
  • Strong client relationship skills: the ability to influence management and the ability to work across all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrated capacity to propose and win profitable new business
  • Proven ability to lead and develop teams of high-performing consulting professionals
  • Mentoring/coaching skills
  • Self-driven achiever with ability to work effectively in ambiguous situations
  • Flexibility and proven ability to diagnose and resolve complex issues
  • Demonstrated value for diversity, excellence and integrity in all that is done
  • Working knowledge of Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, MS Word
  • Ability to travel

Willis Towers Watson may be subject to mandatory employment-related COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Therefore, to the extent any such mandates apply, you may be required to certify and provide documentation of full vaccination against COVID-19 if you are hired in the U.S. If you accept an offer from WTW and are subject to a mandate but are unable or unwilling to be vaccinated because of medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, you may request a medical or religious accommodation. If you require an accommodation, the Company will evaluate your request and work with you to identify reasonable alternatives to vaccination, if available.

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More Information on Willis Towers Watson
Willis Towers Watson operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Seattle, WA, Tempe, AZ, Nashville, TN, Chicago, IL, Buffalo, NY, Arlington, VA, Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY. Willis Towers Watson was founded in 2022. It has 41317 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 43 open jobs at Willis Towers Watson, click here.
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