Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 26 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realize their greatest potential.
If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Human Resources department, in Chicago, as a Compensation Analyst.
The Compensation Analyst will assist with the day-to-day activities and administration related to the Firm’s global compensation programs for Attorneys and Business Services employees. In addition, this role will support the compensation team with global compensation initiatives and projects.
Assists with the administration and day-to-day activities of the Firm’s global compensation programs and processes for Attorneys and Business Services employees
Assists with the audit and reconciliation between Compensation, HRIS and Payroll transactions to ensure integrity of the data
Participates in annual salary surveys, including preparation and submission of all required data elements, and collaborates with other offices as needed
Gathers and analyzes market data benchmarking for existing and new positions using various compensation surveys
Provides support for the day-to-day administration and updates to job description and market data databases
Assists with the coordination and administration of merit salary increase and bonus programs
Responds to employee inquiries regarding compensation processes and assists in the resolution of compensation matters as appropriate
Documents and maintains administrative procedures for compensation practices and processes
Researches and prepares standard and ad hoc reports and compiles metrics for analysis as needed
Serves as liaison between the Compensation team and other departments across the Firm to ensure consistency and compliance in processes and procedures
Availability to occasionally work outside of standard US hours to meet the needs of offices around the globe
Performs other duties as assigned or required to meet Firm goals and objectives
Bachelor’s degree in a related field. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered in lieu of the degree when the experience has been directly related to the functions of the job
CCP Certification, preferred
Minimum of 5 years of compensation related experience, required
Prior experience working in a professional business setting or legal firm, preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, required
Advanced level of Excel including pivot tables, vlookups and formulas, required
Proficiency working with survey databases, such as Mercer, preferred
Strong analytical skills in order to interpret and communicate data gathered
Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with all levels of the Firm and outside vendors
Ability to work in a diverse team environment and effectively support the demanding needs of the Firm
Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines with shifting priorities
Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative
Strong customer service skills, able to anticipate needs and exercise independent judgment
Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects
Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion
Exercises solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
May require occasional lifting of up to 20 lbs.
We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous paid time off (PTO), as well as opportunities for professional development and growth. EOE m/f/d/v/so