Palo Alto Networks Senior Compensation Adviser in Santa Clara, California

Palo Alto Networks is the fastest-growing security company in history and a four-time Gartner Magic Quadrant leader for our innovation and ability to execute. Named best place to work by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, we offer the chance to be part of an important mission: ending breaches and protecting our way of digital life. If you are a motivated, intelligent, creative, and hardworking individual, then this job may be for you!

As a Senior Compensation Adviser, you will work closely with HR Business Partners and Business Leaders to assess their organizations and advise them on implementing programs in the most effective manner to promote employee engagement. You will participate in the design of global compensation programs to promote market competitiveness and align with business objectives. You will also develop, enhance and implement compensation infrastructure to support a rapidly growing and changing organization.

Responsibilities include:

  • Act as a consultant to the HR team and functional business leadership to guide their decision making for hiring, promotions, specific organizational program design, semi-annual bonus program and annual compensation program implementation.

  • Conduct in-depth competitive analysis and modeling for global total rewards programs, including competitive assessments of trends and impacts, design of salary ranges, bonus targets, annual budgets and salary range structures.

  • Develop and implement communication and training programs on compensation topics for Staffing and managers to promote understanding and effective utilization of programs.

  • Create company compensation policies and processes in support of business objectives; and advise management on these practices for their decision making.

  • Ensure internal equity and external competitiveness of our compensation programs through strategic monitoring of business conditions, legal requirements and understanding of industry best practices. Build and maintain reports, dashboards and metrics to monitor compensation programs. Partner with HRIS to continuously improve compensation systems and reports.

  • Develop and reinforce compensation philosophy across organization.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of systems for management of compensation programs, including semi-annual bonus program, annual pay programs, and equity programs.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Financial Analysis, Business, Economics or related field

  • 10+ years of experience in global Compensation

  • Certified Compensation Professional designation preferred

  • Strong consultative skills and highly effective in communicating clearly and persuasively with top-notch influencing skills

  • Ability to build solid relationships with the management team, HR team, and cross-functional internal partners

  • Exceptional Excel skills with command of HR and compensation management systems such as Workday and CompAnalyst

  • Excellent interpersonal, coaching, communication skills including the ability to effectively present facts, analysis, and conclusions or solutions in a way that demonstrates command of content

  • Hands-on in-depth experience in advising HR Business Partners and business leaders on global compensation initiatives including annual/semi-annual compensation program implementation

  • Excellent analytical, compensation modeling and problem solving skills

  • Operates independently on a day-to-day basis, and is responsive to deadlines

  • Highly organized with the ability to execute tasks in a high pressure, fast-paced environment

  • Willingness to embrace change

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