Senior Director, Compensation

Centric Brands - New York, NY

Specific Responsibilities

Position Overview:
The role at Centric Brands will report to the SVP of Total Rewards, and will play an active role in designing and developing the company’s compensation and benefits programs for all of our brands including BCBG, Buffalo Jeans, Joe's Jeans, Hudson and Robert Graham.

Oversee the benchmarking process, annual compensation review, and the company-wide compensation planning process which includes stock plans, market data, salary bands and executive compensation. Work with external consultants.
Will design/develop a long-term incentive program for this newly formed company.
Design and develop key HR metrics, HR budgets, and HR strategies for acquisitions. Will manage a Benefits Manager and Compensation Analyst in support of the function.
Monitor competitive environment for trends and information that may influence compensation at all levels: compensation trends, changes in tax, legal, or accounting, M&A and staffing changes among industry peer group.
Develop tools – internal and external competitiveness, equity holdings, year-end statements, etc. – to manage compensation programs for the global executive population.
Create materials/spreadsheets on compensation and analysis for executive meetings – ability to attend and present when required.
Overseeing the design, development, and on-going roll-out and maintenance of a proprietary performance management tool.
Will be involved with due diligence activities for all M&A deals.
Oversee the roll-out of the employee engagement survey; help identify and plan support of key action item initiatives to foster change.

Skills and Requirements

An experienced Compensation professional with strong financial, analytical and interpersonal skills. An ability to interact at all levels and with a diverse group of businesses and functions. There will be constant interaction with the Finance function. Benefits experience is a plus, not mandatory for this role.
A leader that can manage and be agile in a fast-paced, hands-on culture with strong expectations on deliverables. Highly analytical experience coupled with the ability to execute and communicate. Facile on developing spreadsheets that “tell a story” and can be easily understood and explained.
Core ability to influence and work through others, including HR peers and external consultants to gather feedback, develop strategies, and help the business execute appropriate strategies.
Track record of successful, long-lasting relationship building. Possess an ease in working with senior leaders.
Expert knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment as it relates to compensation including at the executive level. Experience working with and managing external consultants.
Strong systematic knowledge of total rewards and other HR functions.
10 -12 years of progressive and varied compensation experience with sophisticated, global organizations known for best practices in human resources. We are open to a broad industry experience.
An undergraduate degree, preferably in Business or a similar discipline, is required. An advanced degree in a related field is highly desirable.

Centric Brands Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.