Compensation Program Manager
 Shoreline, WA

Key Responsibilities:

  • Modify, implement and communicate global compensation and salary administration programs, including set up and maintenance of all compensation programs in Workday.
  • Provide recommendations for compensation strategy, incentive plans, compensation programs and procedures.
  • Work with global and regional teams to ensure compensation processes are documented, communicated and adhered to.
  • Review requests for new or revised jobs to determine appropriate placement in job structure.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation as well as regularly update and distribute documents to HR team as appropriate
  • Recommend and conduct salary surveys in order to understand competitive compensation levels in the organization and market.
  • Support executive compensation design, analysis, and administration
  • Provide ongoing workforce analysis and assist with developing and maintaining a variety of HR reporting metrics as needed.
  • Supports the annual salary planning and incentive processes.
  • Conduct the calculation, preparation, approval, communication and payment of company bonus and incentive plans.
  • Partner with Senior Director, Total Rewards, sales, finance and other departments to lead the development of commission plan designs and assure model validation and alignment with market data and company goals, develop the communication plans and tools to measure attainment against plan.
  • Conduct job analysis and evaluation of all position levels (including appropriate title, position level, pay and incentive level, job code, EEO and FLSA classification, etc.); audit evaluation of positions and application of existing positions. Ensures the compensation structure remains up to date in the HR System.
  • Understand, analyze and present data around compensation best practices and trends. Forecast potential outcomes and cost impact, including building financial models involving complex analysis.
  • Assure through audits, analysis and reports, that all compensation programs are consistently administered in compliance with company policies and government regulations and maximize workforce productivity and efficiency.
  • Assist in the development and administration of the organization's equity compensation program
  • Works cross-functionally with other business groups and external vendors as it relates to equity programs.
  • Assist in the creation of communication materials and presentations to support analysis, and implementation of programs.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation as well as regularly update and distribute documents to HR team as appropriate
  • Stay informed of legislative activities and regulatory changes and evaluates impact to compensation programs especially as it relates to global stock compensation programs including the employee stock purchase plan.

Qualification and Required Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience required
  • Minimum of 6 - 9 years of experience in broad-based compensation, incentive compensation and/or equity program design and administration
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, prior experience with Marketpay is a plus
  • Highly detail driven with emphasis on accuracy, coupled with an ability to see the broader picture.
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or CCP coursework preferred
  • Must have a can-do attitude, the ability to prioritize workload and perform multiple tasks under accelerated deadlines
  • Self-starter and able to work well and communicate effectively in a team environment
  • Strong consultation skills and the ability to seek out information and provide quality advice
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment

About Avalara

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transactional taxes, including VAT, sales and use, excise, communications, and other tax types. We deliver comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use.

Avalara offers hundreds of pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications. Each year, the company processes billions of tax transactions for customers and users, files hundreds of thousands of tax compliance documents and tax returns and manages millions of exemption certificates and other compliance related documents.

Avalara's headquarters are in Seattle, WA and it has offices across the U.S. and in Brighton and London, England; Brussels, Belgium; and Pune, India. More information at:

Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.