Director, Compensation & Data Analytics

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 06-21-2018
The Talent Company is pleased to be partnering with Boat Rocker Media to recruit a Director, Compensation and Data Analytics for their expanding Human Resources team.

Award winning Ontario-based production company, Boat Rocker Media (BRM), is a global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium content and brands for all platforms. Be part of a strong creative and business culture that fights for ideas, supports storytellers, and has a track record of ensuring big ideas get distributed to the world.
Reporting to the Head of HR, this role will support the full spectrum of BRM companies and subsidiaries. This is a new position that will focus on the full spectrum of total compensation - from broad based to executive, from sales to business acquisitions. In addition, this position will focus on the introduction and/or management of global benefits and performance management programs as they evolve over time. 

This position has the opportunity to participate at both a broad and deep level in supporting the expansion of the company at a particularly exciting point in time and will be able to make a significant contribution to the growth of HR practices and capabilities for the whole of BRM. This is an opportunity for a passionate compensation professional who is looking for continual growth and wants to be part of a positive, respectful and enthusiastic HR team.
  • Maintain an evolving compensation strategy that motivates performance and is fully aligned with BRM’s short and long term strategic plan and values.
  • Maintain awareness of BRM’s long-term business needs in order to design and implement compensation initiatives that will successfully support BRM’s future business.
  • Work with HR, Finance, Legal and the leadership team to design, consolidate, model and test the effectiveness of all incentive, bonus and commission plans.
  • Provide support and oversight on the develop, design and implementation of executive and sales compensation programs.
  • Administer the year end merit & bonus process - including data driven recommendations and recommended improvements to policy to enhance the administration process.
  • Participate in the due diligence of acquisitions as required to ensure an understanding of the total compensation practices, potential liabilities and integration strategy.
  • Provide compensation recommendations that will support recruitment and employment movement (e.g. promotion and transfers) taking into consideration internal equity and external competitive pay practices.
  • Ensure entity and process level controls continue to be built out as they relate to compensation, benefits and performance management.
  • Complete total compensation benchmarking reviews and participate in relevant market surveys.
  • Engage and build a rapport with staff, business leaders, HR Business Partners, Legal, and Finance in the delivery and communication of compensation programs.
Benefits Programs
  • Lead the design, strategy, implementation, vendor management, cost containment analysis and administration of all Canadian, US and international benefit programs. Benefits includes insurance-based programs (e.g. health coverage), wellness initiatives, savings programs and other employee value add programs (e.g. vacation, summer hours).
Data Analytics
  • Complete extensive data analytics to ensure BRM is able to make data-driven decisions, including tracking of employee activity, cost-benefits analysis, and cost projection models.
  • Provide advanced data analytic and excel support when requested, even when outside of total compensation. 
  • Report your findings in communication and presented in a manner as to ensure the ‘non-data’ audience fully understands the analysis and outcomes.
Performance Management
  • In collaboration with the Senior Manager of the HR Business Partner team, co-lead the performance management program’s deepening and expansion across the organization.
  • Ensure the performance management program is effectively linked to BRM’s pay and recognition programs.
  • Advise, educate and collaborate within HR and across all business units.
HR Information System
  • Analyze compensation design requirements to ensure successful implementation into current or new HRIS systems as required. Act as the gate-keeper for all HR system changes to ensure consistency in approach and proper control processes are implemented.
  • Oversee the vendor relationship and take a lead role in the introduction of future modules (e.g. compensation)

  • Bachelor degree and at least 7 years of experience in the field of HR related to Total Compensation (e.g. Executive and broad-based compensation, employee benefits, performance management).
  • Demonstrated experience in creating and implementing incentive, bonus and commission plans.
  • Demonstrable experience implementing and maintaining successful compensation strategies.
  • Solid experience in compensation program governance.
  • Strong and proven analytical skills, including analysis of survey and report data
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel; strong working knowledge of Power Point and Word.
  • Working knowledge of various HRIS and web-based compensation.
  • Strategic process thinking and ability to build and modify tactical plans and drive execution
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departments and business teams.
  • Action and multi-tasking oriented and adept at working in a fast paced, values driven, thriving organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation skills, interpersonal, project management, decision-making and time management skills.
  • Relationship building skills and ability to gain trust and confidence of a client group
  • Experience with acquisitions is an asset
  • CCP, CHRP or similar designation is an asset
Boat Rocker Media is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.
Boat Rocker Media and The Talent Company are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible candidate experience. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to meet your needs.

About The Talent Company
The Talent Company is an HR Solutions Firm. We work closely with our clients to FIND, KEEP, REWARD and TRANSITION their talent. We act as a trusted search partner for leading organizations providing customized and timely recruitment services.  For a list of our current opportunities, click here.
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