USAA - Senior Variable Compensation Analyst

16 Oct 2018 8:45 AM | Terri Allen


We are currently seeking talented Variable/Incentive Compensation Design Senior for our San Antonio, TX and Remote facility. Responsible for the design, assessment, implementation and/or administration of total compensation programs, practices and policies. Ensures alignment with the total rewards philosophy and HR strategy. Provides guidance and solutions (Executive and/or Non-Executive) covering a wide range of compensation areas including salary structure, base pay administration, short-term and long-term incentive pay administration, and salary guidance. Partners with HR Business Partners regarding administration and management of compensation programs.

Job Requirements

o    Provides advanced knowledge and guidance in the design, assessment, implementation and/or administration of compensation programs, practices and policies (Executive and/or Non Executive).

o    Proactively identifies and analyzes organizational trends, market data, and industry practices to identify root causes and address compensation issues.

o    Advises senior leadership and HR Business Partners on compensation programs, practices and policies (Executive and/or Non-Executive) to ensure market competitiveness, strategic alignment and legal compliance.

o    Consults with HR and business stakeholders.

o    Provides guidance, oversight, and communication on compensation programs, practices and policies as well as the total rewards philosophy and strategy.

o    Serves as a coach to peers and team members and acts as a resource for escalated issues of an unusual nature.

o    Leads compensation projects and initiatives with an enterprise-wide impact.

o    Represents Compensation in cross-functional teams.

o    Coordinates with key stakeholders for the development and implementation of systems and processes which support compensation projects and initiatives.

o    Develops learning resources and conducts training to educate management and employees on compensation-related programs, practices and policies, ensuring compliance with legal standards and strategic alignment.

Minimum Requirements

o    Bachelor's degree OR 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

o    6 or more years of relevant work experience in compensation discipline, or related experience in HR, Finance, or business sales operations to include general business consulting/analysis experience or business management experience, and developing knowledge of relevant compensation and/or HR laws.

o    Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products and other software to be used to develop analysis, charts, and/or supporting documentation.

When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.


o    Considerable experience in sales compensation program design and review

o    Experience designing, launching, executing, and measuring the success of effective sales compensation/motivation programs

o    Experience modeling and analyzing potential changes to compensation & process that provide insight into the impact on business objectives & alignment of metrics.

o    Ability to synthesize data from different sources and provide insightful analysis and recommendations to Executive Leadership

o    Familiarity with sales compensation tools (e.g. Varicent, IBM ICM, Xactly, etc.)

o    Highly proficient with MS Excel and PowerPoint

o    Experience making recommendations for process and incentive plan effectiveness improvements

o    Understanding of external and internal governance structures

o    Leadership with strong communications (verbal & written) with all levels to include executive management, peers and co-workers. 

o    Solid interpersonal skills and ability to form strong business partnerships

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.

USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

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