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Vice President, Total Rewards


New York, NY 08-19-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
Endeavor is seeking a Vice President, Global Total Rewards to provide overall strategic oversight and guidance for the company's approach to global compensation, benefits, equity, and wellness programs. The VP will develop and implement global compensation programs including salary, bonus, and equity plans, as well as global benefit and wellness programs.

The VP, Global Total Rewards should possess senior-level experience developing compensation philosophies for publicly traded companies with complex and matrixed organizational structures. Ideal candidates will have a proven history of influencing executive leadership with a combination of deep subject matter expertise, relationship-building abilities, and a passion for creating programs that contribute to a great company culture. As a champion for workplace excellence, the ideal candidate will have robust management and leadership experience having directly built, managed, and coached a team.

Endeavor is a global force in entertainment and our artists, events, and content shape culture, and bring people together through art and experiences. The Human Resources team is an evolving group of talented and hardworking generalists, specialists, and operations experts, that collaborate with best-in-industry business leaders recognized as game changers of culture. We attract, retain, and support top talent in the entertainment, sports, and culture industries across the Endeavor ecosystem including subsidiaries such as WME, IMG (Fashion, Events, Licensing, Media, Models), IMG Academy, Professional Bull Riders, and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).


General Employee Compensation Process & Policies
• Review current compensation programs; lead the proposal, development, and implementation of necessary changes to align with Endeavor's growing, global business
• Develop job architecture and career pathing across Endeavor and within our businesses, considering the uniqueness of each business unit
• Lead successful annual compensation planning including the execution of base salary, bonus, awards and all related communications and administration
• Provide thought leadership to business units on compensation issues including new hire packages, performance recognition, incentive plans, retention arrangements and compensation structure
• In partnership with HR and Finance, establish compensation budgets and guidelines for global locations
• Establish and maintain alignment between performance management and succession planning processes and pay programs
• Design commission, sales incentive and other variable compensation plans as required for changing business demands and operating model

Executive Compensation
• Oversee design and administration of stock compensation plans with a focus on retention and meaningful rewards, balanced with fiduciary responsibility.
• In partnership with legal counsel, coordinate preparation of executive compensation disclosure information required in the proxy statement's Compensation Discussion and Analysis

Global Benefits Programs
• Lead the design, annual planning, and implementation of the company's global benefit programs, including health and welfare, 401(k)/retirement, voluntary benefits and wellness initiatives
• Establish standard policies for administration and communication of all benefit programs
• Oversee Retirement Committee (401(k)) meetings and appropriate documentation of decisions and plan changes adopted

Critical Skills
• Extensive technical knowledge of all aspects of Total Rewards globally
• Proven track record of delivering compensation and benefit strategies
• Leadership experience in a large, global publicly traded company. Experience working with best practices and knowledgeable of industry trends
• Proven, influential leadership skills
• Smart, creative, compelling, driven. Not afraid to lead others past their comfort zone(s). Creates a sense of urgency and is energized by speed
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders; consultative and collaborative style that allows for influence without authority
• Ability to operate and thrive in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities
• Flexible and comfortable to roll-up the sleeves, used to being hands-on
• Extraordinary communication skills – both verbal and written

Key Requirements
• Bachelor's degree in business management, human resources, or related field preferred; MBA a plus
• Minimum of 10+ years of experience in compensation and benefits focus on fast growing workforce; preferably gained while working for a global publicly traded organization
• Strong understanding of interdependencies in program and systems design, legal and tax and financial implications of all compensation elements (base, bonus, and equity), globally
• Experience in leading large-scale projects with heavy change management requirements

Endeavor is at the center of sports, media, entertainment, and fashion and is a largely relationship-based business. To foster an environment of collaboration, develop our talent, and build relationships across the company, we have returned to the office 4 days per week. We've already seen immeasurable value internally and with our clients.

Endeavor is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g62m3q-3-238-90-95-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Endeavor is a global entertainment, sports and content company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency William Morris Endeavor (WME); sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings.