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Principal Compensation Consultant

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Regular-Full Time


USA - USA - Remote

Description & Qualifications


As Principal Compensation Consultant for UKG, you will lead compensation initiatives and programs designed to deliver solutions that support UKG’s people first philosophy while meeting the short and long-term needs of the business. The Principal Compensation Consultant will act as a subject matter expert for our Finance, Legal and Marketing teams, working closely with HR partners and senior leaders to provide the consulting and leadership required to deliver pay programs and solutions in support of overall business objectives.
Key Responsibilities:
• Client Support/Relationship Management:
o Build positive relationships across the organization and demonstrate the ability to influence clients of all levels on compensation matters
o Provide consultation, coaching and recommendations aligned to our programs to our HR business partners, Talent Acquisition partners and senior business leaders on complex compensation issues
o Conduct analysis and market studies to identify and generate competitive solutions to complex compensation issues.
o Complete pay recommendations for executive offers.
o Participate in the design & delivery of manager and HR training to increase the understanding of our compensation programs.
o Partner with HR Business Partners to support compensation cycles. In addition to providing subject matter expertise, the consultants will provide issue resolution, reporting and analysis throughout the cycle.

• Market Data Management:
o Understands the business and market conditions impacting the organization
o Conduct comprehensive analysis and market studies to evaluate compensation competitiveness and provide recommendations which align with the compensation programs and support the business to help them achieve desired results.
o Act as SME on surveys, data and tools.
o Lead competitive assessments using market analysis, including defining the peer groups and formulating recommendations and presenting to management.
o Coordinate job matching process, review data when surveys are complete and analyze market survey data trend


• Bachelors or equivalent; 7+ years of experience in software/high technology industry experience preferred.
• Successful experience building strong partnerships with working team members, HR team and senior business leaders
• Proven expertise and skill to develop and deliver formal and informal reports, presentations and communications to all levels in the organization including executive audiences
• Ability to influence the decision-making process and outcomes through detailed analysis, modeling, innovative recommendations while demonstrating compensation expertise.
• Expertise with the full spectrum of approaches and tools used for compensation-related market research, modeling and analysis
• Strong analytical skills with an ability to break down complex questions / data into well-structured analyses, understand the root cause and synthesize key points
• Experience effectively manage concurrent programs and initiatives collaborating with and influencing a wide range of stakeholders, and have a proven ability to think end-to-end about the work to be implemented


Company Overview

Here at UKG, Our Purpose Is People. UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos, uniting two award-winning, employee-centered cultures. Our employees are an extraordinary group of talented, energetic, and innovative people who care about more than just work. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people. UKG has more than 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for its inclusive workplace culture. Ready to be inspired? Learn more at

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

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Disability Accommodation

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