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Willis Towers Watson

Lead Associate - Executive Compensation

Role Overview

As an Executive Compensation Lead Associate, you will work beside some of the industry"EURTMs top consultants while you develop cutting-edge technical knowledge and skills.

You will have immediate exposure to real client assignments which will draw on your business acumen and strong work ethic as well as your ability to collect and analyze data, draw conclusions and present results. These experiences will help build your technical knowledge and overall industry expertise while you benefit from structured learning interventions that are tailored to your role and business unit.

Role Priorities
  • Develop technical knowledge and skills in the area of Executive Compensation 
  • Deliver on projects to meet or exceed internal or client expectations
  • Contribute to sales and marketing efforts by supplying information for proposals 
  • Partner with consultants and clients to design strategies to attract, reward and retain talent
  • Help our clients ensure that their executive reward programs are competitive by performing competitive bench-marking analyses
  • Perform industry and financial research related to compensation strategy and design
  • Develop pay structures and incentive designs that help support companies"EURTM business strategies
  • Participate in the design and conduct of custom compensation surveys
  • Assist clients in their review and preparation of public disclosures, regulatory filings and plan documentation
  • Identify competitive best practices and emerging trends in executive compensation; monitor evolving regulatory, legislative and shareholder developments and report issues that may impact the client"EURTMs approach to compensation strategy and design
  • Increase efficiency within client teams by identifying ways to improve processes
  • Build relationships internally and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams
  • 2-4 years of compensation analyst experience, a genuine interest in this field as well as the ability to do the following: 
    • Conduct custom compensation surveys
    • Perform industry and financial research related to compensation strategy and design
    • Perform analyses of competitive compensation levels
    • Develop pay structures and analyzing the mix between fixed and variable pay
    • Learn incentive plan design
    • Develop pay structures and analyzing the mix between fixed and variable pay
  • Familiarity with SEC filings and with Standard & Poor"EURTMs Capital IQ a plus
  • Advanced MS Excel skills required
  • A problem solver; able to identify and solve challenging problems
  • Analytical; able to draw conclusions from data in a logical, systematic way
  • Conceptual; ability to go beyond the details and see the big picture
  • Results-driven; focused on achieving results that promote business success
  • Communicator; displays strong oral, written and public speaking skills
  • Organized; able to work and think in a methodical and orderly way
  • Committed to quality; continuously works to achieve the highest quality standards
  • Team player and ability to work independently as well as in a team 
  • Ability to carry out assignments with minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage own workload efficiently to full fill commitments in a timely manner
  • Develop the technical skills required to perform quality review of work product completed by other analysts in preparation for client delivery
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in economics, finance, mathematics, statistics or any other major with significant quantitative course work, and a strong academic record
The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries and markets. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas "EUR" the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

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