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Director Compensation


Alaska Airlines
Location: Seattle, Washington
Job type: Contract/Locum
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Category: Executive Positions
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ALASKA AIRLINES' STORY
 
Alaska Airlines is one of the most respected names in aviation and flies throughout its namesake state and the Lower 48, as well as to Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Our roots date to 1932 and are symbolized by the Eskimo painted on the tails of our aircraft. Guided by what we call the "Alaska Spirit", we pride ourselves on providing a lifeline to remote communities while delivering renowned service to everyone we fly. This commitment has brought us national and international recognition. We've been honored with a variety of awards by readers of Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and others. Alaska is the premier airline for people on the West Coast and, together with its sister carrier Horizon Air, flies to more than 90 destinations. The two airlines are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) with annual revenues exceeding $4 billion.
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POSITION INFORMATION
 
The Director of Compensation contributes to Alaska Air Group's success by driving the design, planning and implementation of effective compensation programs.  The Director will ensure that the compensation program offered will continue to support the organization's strategic objectives and market competitiveness.  This position is responsible for broad based compensation programs ensuring alignment with and support of our people-focused and results oriented culture.  The Director will assess operational effectiveness and recommend changes or process improvements where necessary.    

The Director will frequently interface with senior leadership and the Board of Directors on compensation strategies. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
- Leads the strategy and design of all non-executive compensation programs, including base pay, incentive programs, policy and procedures in order to maintain competitive position in the marketplace
- Manages the company's executive pay programs, ensuring they are consistently administered in compliance with company policies and government regulations.  Prepares and presents materials for Board of Directors committee meetings.
- Continuously assesses market practices, trends and regulatory environments related to compensation program design and delivery and integrates these elements into the company's programs as appropriate. 
- Responsible for the management and administration of all compensation processes including the planning and implementation of annual salary reviews, merit increases, promotion processes and incentive programs.  
- Leads reviews of current compensation structure, including grading and leveling of jobs. 
- Leads the development of tools and processes to deliver and administer compensation programs: monitors effectiveness and compliance with global policies and standards. 
- Ensures development and delivery of innovative communication and educational materials to improve understanding of programs and drive better engagement and understanding of incentive programs; ensures delivery of compensation training for the HR Business Partner team. 
- Educates and partners with senior leaders, recruiting leadership, HR business partner team, function and operational leadership to deliver compensation programs aligned with business needs
- Facilitates the alignment of country and entity-specific programs with the organization's business and people strategies, objectives, and competitive targeted market position.   
- Participates in special projects and acts as project lead for deploying key initiatives and change management efforts for new programs and policies.
- Collaborates with finance department on compensation-related activities and budget planning. 
- Monitors and evaluates benchmark data, trend information and economic projections related to similar jobs in comparable industries and recommends changes as appropriate to establish and maintain a competitive external market position. 
- Maintains library of position profiles in order to conduct job mapping. 
- Coaches and mentors direct reports.  
- Ensures delivery of excellent customer service. 
- Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor's degree required.
- 6 years of compensation experience required.
- 3 years of executive compensation experience required
- 6 years of leadership or management experience required.
- 6 years of financial/budget experience preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in designing, developing, and deploying company-wide compensation and incentive programs required.
- Detailed knowledge of compensation legislation
-  Project Management experience and capable of effectively managing complex projects with little to no guidance preferred. 
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required. 
- Proficiency with PowerPoint presentations, Excel Spreadsheets, HR and Equity Administrative Systems required. 
- Outstanding writing, editing, presentation, interpersonal and communication skills to present to Executive Management, including the Board of Directors required.
- Excellent math, analytical, and problem solving skills
- Minimum age of 18.
- Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
 
THE LOCATION
 
The location for this position is in Seattle, Washington
 
OUR CULTURE - ALASKA AIRLINES
 
For eligible employees, our company offers a unique total rewards package that few companies can match, including insurance coverage for medical, dental and vision care, 401(k) retirement savings plans, monthly and annual incentive bonus plans, time off and a generous employee travel program.  Each day, we are guided by our core values of Professionalism, Caring, Resourcefulness, Integrity and Alaska Spirit at work and in our communities.  Alaska Airlines also fosters a diverse and inclusive culture and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
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POSTING INFORMATION
 
Please apply on or before November 18:

A few helpful tips when applying -

~Before applying, we recommend  that you clear your browsing history including your temporary internet files and disable pop-up blockers. You can accomplish this by going to the Tools tab.

~Gather your paperwork, including your work history (we require 10 years of work history to be added to the application), resume etc. - before you apply to the position. 

~ If you would like to include a cover letter, add it as your first page to your resume. Your resume is part of your application and unique to each position you apply to..

~Once in the application, be sure to use the links provided to return to the previous page if needed. The back button is not compatible with our system.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air do not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants are also protected by law.

Alaska Airlines y Horizon Air no toleran discriminacion o acoso en base a raza, color, credo, religion, origen nacional, estatus migratorio de residencia o ciudadania, edad, sexo, orientacion sexual, identidad de genero o expresion, estado civil, discapacidad, estado veterano protegido, informacion genetica o cualquier otra base protegida por la legislacion aplicable. Empleados o aspirantes que indaguen, discutan o revelen su compensacion o la remuneracion de otros empleados o aspirantes tambien estan protegidos por ley.
ALASKA AIRLINES' STORY
 
Alaska Airlines is one of the most respected names in aviation and flies throughout its namesake state and the Lower 48, as well as to Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Our roots date to 1932 and are symbolized by the Eskimo painted on the tails of our aircraft. Guided by what we call the "Alaska Spirit", we pride ourselves on providing a lifeline to remote communities while delivering renowned service to everyone we fly. This commitment has brought us national and international recognition. We've been honored with a variety of awards by readers of Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and others. Alaska is the premier airline for people on the West Coast and, together with its sister carrier Horizon Air, flies to more than 90 destinations. The two airlines are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) with annual revenues exceeding $4 billion.
.
 
POSITION INFORMATION
 
The Director of Compensation contributes to Alaska Air Group's success by driving the design, planning and implementation of effective compensation programs.  The Director will ensure that the compensation program offered will continue to support the organization's strategic objectives and market competitiveness.  This position is responsible for broad based compensation programs ensuring alignment with and support of our people-focused and results oriented culture.  The Director will assess operational effectiveness and recommend changes or process improvements where necessary.    

The Director will frequently interface with senior leadership and the Board of Directors on compensation strategies. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
- Leads the strategy and design of all non-executive compensation programs, including base pay, incentive programs, policy and procedures in order to maintain competitive position in the marketplace
- Manages the company's executive pay programs, ensuring they are consistently administered in compliance with company policies and government regulations.  Prepares and presents materials for Board of Directors committee meetings.
- Continuously assesses market practices, trends and regulatory environments related to compensation program design and delivery and integrates these elements into the company's programs as appropriate. 
- Responsible for the management and administration of all compensation processes including the planning and implementation of annual salary reviews, merit increases, promotion processes and incentive programs.  
- Leads reviews of current compensation structure, including grading and leveling of jobs. 
- Leads the development of tools and processes to deliver and administer compensation programs: monitors effectiveness and compliance with global policies and standards. 
- Ensures development and delivery of innovative communication and educational materials to improve understanding of programs and drive better engagement and understanding of incentive programs; ensures delivery of compensation training for the HR Business Partner team. 
- Educates and partners with senior leaders, recruiting leadership, HR business partner team, function and operational leadership to deliver compensation programs aligned with business needs
- Facilitates the alignment of country and entity-specific programs with the organization's business and people strategies, objectives, and competitive targeted market position.   
- Participates in special projects and acts as project lead for deploying key initiatives and change management efforts for new programs and policies.
- Collaborates with finance department on compensation-related activities and budget planning. 
- Monitors and evaluates benchmark data, trend information and economic projections related to similar jobs in comparable industries and recommends changes as appropriate to establish and maintain a competitive external market position. 
- Maintains library of position profiles in order to conduct job mapping. 
- Coaches and mentors direct reports.  
- Ensures delivery of excellent customer service. 
- Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor's degree required.
- 6 years of compensation experience required.
- 3 years of executive compensation experience required
- 6 years of leadership or management experience required.
- 6 years of financial/budget experience preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in designing, developing, and deploying company-wide compensation and incentive programs required.
- Detailed knowledge of compensation legislation
-  Project Management experience and capable of effectively managing complex projects with little to no guidance preferred. 
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required. 
- Proficiency with PowerPoint presentations, Excel Spreadsheets, HR and Equity Administrative Systems required. 
- Outstanding writing, editing, presentation, interpersonal and communication skills to present to Executive Management, including the Board of Directors required.
- Excellent math, analytical, and problem solving skills
- Minimum age of 18.
- Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
 
THE LOCATION
 
The location for this position is in Seattle, Washington
 
OUR CULTURE - ALASKA AIRLINES
 
For eligible employees, our company offers a unique total rewards package that few companies can match, including insurance coverage for medical, dental and vision care, 401(k) retirement savings plans, monthly and annual incentive bonus plans, time off and a generous employee travel program.  Each day, we are guided by our core values of Professionalism, Caring, Resourcefulness, Integrity and Alaska Spirit at work and in our communities.  Alaska Airlines also fosters a diverse and inclusive culture and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
.
 
POSTING INFORMATION
 
Please apply on or before November 18:

A few helpful tips when applying -

~Before applying, we recommend  that you clear your browsing history including your temporary internet files and disable pop-up blockers. You can accomplish this by going to the Tools tab.

~Gather your paperwork, including your work history (we require 10 years of work history to be added to the application), resume etc. - before you apply to the position. 

~ If you would like to include a cover letter, add it as your first page to your resume. Your resume is part of your application and unique to each position you apply to..

~Once in the application, be sure to use the links provided to return to the previous page if needed. The back button is not compatible with our system.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air do not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants are also protected by law.

Alaska Airlines y Horizon Air no toleran discriminacion o acoso en base a raza, color, credo, religion, origen nacional, estatus migratorio de residencia o ciudadania, edad, sexo, orientacion sexual, identidad de genero o expresion, estado civil, discapacidad, estado veterano protegido, informacion genetica o cualquier otra base protegida por la legislacion aplicable. Empleados o aspirantes que indaguen, discutan o revelen su compensacion o la remuneracion de otros empleados o aspirantes tambien estan protegidos por ley.

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