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Humana Compensation Lead in Davenport, Iowa


The Executive Compensation Lead is a dynamic role that requires a highly motivated and intellectually agile individual. In addition to leveraging your analytical and technical skills, you will be asked to apply business and finance acumen as well as organizational/behavioral comprehension to complex business challenges. Demonstrates advanced, comprehensive knowledge of compensation theory and best practices. Through diligent observation, participation and research, you will develop an understanding of business needs and objectives and then assimilate and evaluate information to generate insights and guidance within Group Business Organization.


  • The Executive Compensation Lead will:

  • Advise and influence aligned business leaders to develop functional strategies and recommend options that further our compensation philosophies

  • Have frequent opportunities to actively participate in initiatives, processes and projects where we evaluate effects, value and opportunities for improvement by quantitatively and qualitatively measuring them against internal and external benchmarks. Because you will be interacting with leaders in a variety of disciplines, another critical aspect of this role is the ability to effectively articulate and communicate enterprise-wide policies and practices.

  • The strength of our team is built on the collective ability to work together in a rigorous, complex and matrixed environment, and there are ambitious goals and expectations. Accordingly, there is a need for a robust capacity to manage multiple undertakings and be able to transition priorities quickly.

  • Conduct and participates in executive compensation planning and market evaluation and make appropriate recommendations for individual executive level leaders, as appropriate

  • Exercise independent judgment and decision making on complex issues regarding job duties and related tasks, and work under minimal supervision

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Business, Finance, Mathematics, or Human Resources or another similar field.

  • 5 or more years of demonstrated compensation experience

  • Complete understanding of regulatory requirements/restrictions related to compensation in such areas as labor, tax, FASB, SEC, FSLA, etc., with specific focus on an SEC-regulated entity's executive compensation programs and designs

  • Quality and outcome-focused, technical expertise/experience with executive compensation design and implementation as well as proxy statement/CD&A related experience

  • Strong business acumen

  • Ability to tell a story, draw insights and make recommendations utilizing data

  • Experience using Microsoft Office products while being proficient in Excel and advanced in PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated experience designing and delivering compensation solutions in support of business objectives

  • Strong research, analytical and problem solving abilities

  • Dedication to accuracy and strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven organization

  • Previous experience working within a team-based atmosphere with shared responsibility

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects/assignments while working with various departments to obtain data

  • Highly organized and self-driven with an ability to meet multiple deadlines

  • Proven consultation skills, both internally with the compensation team as well as with internal business partners

  • Experience advising senior leaders on executive compensation matters

Preferred Qualifications

  • Compensation experience supporting a public company/corporate environment

  • Previous Workday experience

  • Directly applicable knowledge of the health solutions industry

  • Directly applicable knowledge of the design of executive compensation plans, including equity based plans

  • Deep analytical reporting experience

  • Progressive business/HR consulting and/or operational experience

  • Prior experience analyzing data and metrics to inform executive compensation design changes

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