Full Time Job

Human Resources - Head Of Compensation


Remote / Virtual 11-10-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
Who we are

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is the leading entertainment and sports agency, with global expertise in filmed and live entertainment, digital media, publishing, sponsorship sales and endorsements, licensing, media finance, consumer investing, fashion, trademark licensing, and philanthropy. Distinguished by its culture of collaboration and exceptional client service, CAA's diverse workforce identifies, innovates, and amplifies opportunities for the people and organizations that shape culture and inspire the world. The trailblazer of the agency business, CAA was the first to build a sports business, create an investment bank, launch a venture fund, found technology start-up companies, establish a philanthropic arm, build a business in China, and form a brand marketing services division, among other innovations.

The Role

As the Head of Global Compensation, you will be responsible for providing strategic leadership on designing and implementing global broad-based programs. This will include leading compensation initiatives across the global organization and advising Senior Management, HR Partners, and business leaders in developing competitive and equitable compensation programs that align with a global compensation philosophy.

In addition, you will maintain the global positioning and compensation infrastructure to support the attraction and retention of employees. As the Head of Global Compensation, you will also evaluate external trends to ensure compensation programs remain competitive while remaining cost-effective and in compliance with legal requirements. This role reports directly to the HR Operations Leader and will manage as staff of two Executives.

The Department
Our CAA Human Resources team works across the entire agency to support our people and businesses. We hire, welcome, integrate, and provide learning opportunities for our colleagues. The team provides benefits and programs to support our people and their families. Additionally, we develop systems and tools to enable CAA to operate on a global scale. We do this all while honoring and promoting our culture. Our work is guided by our commitment to CAA being a great place to grow your career.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
• Manages the worldwide planning, design, implementation, communication, and delivery of the company's compensation and recognition programs and practices that are rolled out across the globe (base pay, annual bonus, long term incentives, sales incentives, training, tools, processes, and governance)
• Supports the Head of Operations on executive compensation strategy and design and the creation of Compensation Committee materials
• Provides thought leadership on the strategic direction and design of the global compensation and recognition programs as well as drive changes necessary to move towards best practices
• Partners with and influences business leaders, functional partners and HR partners to design, evaluate and recommend tailored compensation programs that align with best practices and the company's philosophy
• Manages, leads, and develops a team of compensation executives and professionals
• Partner on improving the annual year end compensation review process, including the global merit budget and annual incentive plan payments
• Represents compensation on M&A inquiries and provides the necessary resources for due diligence review and post-close integration with Assurant's compensation structure
• Serves as advisor on compensation matters relating to global talent mobility
• Provides leadership and direction around participation in market data initiatives and preparing global competitive benchmarking analysis
• Remains current with market trends and practices among competitors to inform design of compensation programs
• Assesses costs and return on investment of all compensation programs, and recommends innovative improvements to programs
• Leads the development of effective communication and training programs to educate and create awareness of compensation programs with executives, managers, and employees
• Ensures all global compensation programs meet the local legal and compliance requirements of the locations in which the programs exist
• Partner with the Global Inclusion and Diversity Leader on overall pay equity, quantitative research, strategy and identifying equity gaps

Education and experience:
• Bachelor's degree, preferably in business, economics, mathematics, statistics, organizational psychology, or human resources
• 10+ years of progressive levels of responsibility in Compensation, Rewards, and/or other HR roles
• 5+ years of experience building, leading, and managing a team of compensation professionals within a fast-paced, high-growth global environment
• Working knowledge of applicable Federal and State regulations
• Experience as a company fiduciary preferred
• Excellent communication (written and verbal), organization, coaching, interpersonal and influencing skills.
• Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
• Excellent listening skills.
• Demonstrates initiative and sound judgment.
• Responds with a sense of urgency, excellent follow-through skills.
• Excellent analytical and assessment skills.
• Ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulation, and government law.
• Knowledge, understanding, compliance, and enforcement of all applicable Federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to job duties.
• Capable of maintaining confidentiality and professionally handles sensitive situations.
• Must be able to work effectively and develop professional relationships and credibility at all levels of the organization.
• Compliance and Employee Relations with working knowledge of employment laws.
• Proven ability to effectively lead, coach and develop a high-performing team.

Job location, hours, travel:
• Typical days and hours of work are: The role will be based in our Los Angeles or New York office Monday - Thursday, 9:00am – 6:00pm with the flexibility to work remote on Friday and one other weekday (as agreed upon with direct supervisor).
• Some out-of-state travel may be required in order to implement strategic HR initiatives with various team members at our multiple office locations


The annual base salary for this position is in the range of $200,000-$300,000. This position also is eligible for benefits and discretionary bonus. This role is also eligible for relocation assistance to candidates who would qualify. Ultimately, the salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, business sector, and geographic location, among other criteria. Please talk with a CAA Recruiter to learn more.

The Company also complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws with regard to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3b3kn-18-207-160-97-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $200,000 to $300,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

Creative Artists Agency (CAA), is the world’s leading full service entertainment, media, and sports agency. We represent many of the most successful professionals working in television, film, music, theatre, video games, sports, and digital content.