Global Compensation & Benefits Manager

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Ekata provides global identity verification via enterprise-grade APIs and a SaaS solution. Our product suite is powered by Ekata Identity Engine, the first and only cross-border identity engine of its kind. It uses complex machine learning algorithms across the five consumer attributes of email, phone, name, physical address, and IP to derive unique data links and features from billions of real-time transactions within our customer network and the globally sourced data of our graph. Businesses around the world including Alipay, Stripe, Airbnb, and Microsoft leverage our solutions to approve more good transactions, reduce friction, and find fraud.

Ekata is rapidly growing and looking to hire a Global Compensation and Benefits Manager to join our team. The Global Compensation and Benefits Manager will be the owner of our strategy for all initiatives around our global total rewards programs. The ideal candidate will be able to recommend, implement, manage and re-assess compensation and benefits programs that bring to life Ekata’s commitment to employees and support of strategic growth initiatives.

Key focus areas will include but not be limited to the design, analysis, execution and communication of all Compensation & Benefits programs, collaborating with HR Business Partners on compensation bands and job structures, and overseeing the day-to-day administration of all compensation and benefit programs in all our global offices.

This position reports into our office in Seattle, Washington.

In the Global Compensation & Benefits Manager role, you will:

Benefits

  • Ensures global benefits programs are both externally competitive and internally equitable.
  • Responsible for design and enhancement of benefits within the region and aligning with global programs, whilst meeting the needs of different employee demographics in diverse locations.
  • Leads global open enrollment for the U.S., Hungary, Netherlands and Singapore and the potential of new international offices.
  • Determine value-added benefits that support Ekata’s ability to attract and retain employees.
  • Conduct analysis and oversee design and development of plan changes as necessary to ensure competitive and cost-effective benefit plans on a global scale.
  • Manage policy-side of development of leaves, FMLA, paid time off, disability programs, EAP and other current and future benefit policies, as the need arises and partner with HR Operations on administration.

Compensation

  • Document and guide successful roll out and implementation of incentive plans, both sales and non-sales.
  • Design, implement, and manage salary classification and compensation programs.
  • Provide leadership for Ekata’s stock equity grant program and perform accurate processing of employee stock option grants, exercises.
  • Collaborate with Executives, Finance, HR, and other teams to anticipate, implement and/or address equity compensation matters.
  • Partner with senior leadership to develop and implement communication strategies to inform & engage employees around equity compensation.
  • Assist efforts to implement and improve processes related to stock administration, including implementing automated solutions.

General Program Management

  • Provides education & communication tools for existing/new total rewards initiatives, policies/ programs, ensuring all TR policy changes are communicated across the region and consulted on as appropriate.
  • Evaluate and modify compensation, benefits and wellness policies to ensure that programs are current, competitive, and in compliance with legal requirements.
  • Lead external vendor management and selection, overseeing and monitoring performance of vendors (including insurance brokers and third-party administration providers) and managing vendor relationships to ensure smooth plan changes and efficient ongoing administration
  • Participate in area and industry surveys. Evaluate and compare existing company Compensation and Benefits programs with those of other employers.

Our ideal Global Compensation & Benefits Manager will:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience working directly with global benefits and compensation with at least 1 year in a lead position.
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business or related discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working in an international environment preferred.
  • CCP and/or CBP (Certified Compensation Professional or Certified Benefits Professional) desired but not required.
  • Experience in compensation processes, studies, and compliance recommendations.
  • Experience in HR focusing on Total Rewards strategy, communication, implementation, and administration of plans.
  • Ideal candidate is organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as manage the work of others.
  • Provide leadership and brings a point of view directing efforts with the logistics of all wellness, benefits and/or compensation projects and is comfortable being a decision maker.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment. Be a change agent.
  • Advanced Excel skills including VLOOKUPs, pivot tables and other formulas, and advanced PowerPoint skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Unwavering in our pursuit of standardizing global identity data, we are approachable, real people that genuinely care about the success of those we partner with. With a commitment to service, innovation, and ownership, Ekata is a dynamic place to work for folks who want to make impact on a global scale. We provide learning & development opportunities for each employee and promote work-life flexibility through self-managed time off. Headquartered in downtown Seattle, Ekata is growing internationally with offices in Budapest, Amsterdam, and Singapore.

To learn more about the experience of working at Ekata, visit: https://ekata.com/careers/.

Ekata prides itself on celebrating diversity, inclusivity, and being an equal-opportunity employer.

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We’re located in the heart of Downtown Seattle, in the Rainier Tower, just steps away from public transportation, restaurants, and businesses.

An Insider's view of Ekata

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I run two analytics teams at Ekata, one ensuring the quality of our data, the other proving value to customers. These lead me to work closely with almost every team, from engineering and infrastructure, to product and sales. What always impresses me here is everyone's willingness, whether executive or intern, to jump in and solve problems together.

Trevor

Director, Solutions Architecture

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

By leaps and bounds…I started out in a sales role, then a Team Lead, managed a team of SDRs, and am now a Sales Manager working with a team of driven and intelligent individuals--all within a 4-year timeframe. It’s been challenging and fun all at the same time and now I’m looking forward to the next chapter which encompasses helping my team thrive.

James

Director, Mid-Market Sales

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

It may sound simple but it’s just honesty and respect for one another, and I try to lead by example. I do this through regular 1:1s with all team members where they run the agenda. Beyond formal 1:1s we utilize our open office layout to encourage drive-bys, open discussions and debates. We leverage technologies to create real-time communication.

Beth

VP, Global Marketing

How does the company support your career growth?

When I started at Ekata as an Account Manager, my team has always taken a personal interest in understanding my career goals. During my time with the team, I was promoted to Sr. Account Manager and recently moved to our Enterprise Sales Team. Ekata truly listens to their employees to ensure they feel supported in whatever career path they pursue.

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Enterprise Account Executive

What are Ekata Perks + Benefits

Ekata Benefits Overview

We believe in the importance of investing back in our team. We have a fully stocked kitchen, weekly events, self managed paid time off, onsite massages, and an annual learning and development budget. Every Friday, we host an event in our office to celebrate our milestones and successes.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Ekata sponsors a family oriented event annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Ekata hosts company outings annually.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Ekata offers employees professional development opportunities like an annual individual budget for training, onsite training courses, and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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