Compensation Lead


At First Republic, we care about our people. Founded in 1985, we offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking and private wealth management. We believe that personal connections are everything and our success is driven by the relationships we form with our colleagues and clients. You’ll always feel empowered and valued here. 
Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day.
In Human Resources, we are committed to growing and protecting First Republic and its culture by attracting, retaining and supporting our most valuable resource: people. Providing our colleagues with extraordinary service is our commitment; their success is our reward.

Duties and Responsibilities

Are you a skilled Compensation Professional with a desire to work for a company where you can truly influence and have strategic impact?  Do you strive to improve inefficient processes?  Are you an outstanding relationship/coalition builder?  If so, we would love to speak with you!
The Compensation Lead will be a driving force in our efforts to enhance our overall compensation and talent management processes. This role will administer, maintain and provide analytical/consultative support for broad-based compensation plans at First Republic Bank.  We are looking for someone with excellent analytical and communication skills to join our growing Compensation team. We work closely with Human Resource Business Partners, relationship and wealth management professionals and business leaders across the bank to support compensation design and delivery for each of the various business lines. 
What you'll do as a Compensation Lead:
- Assist in the development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of strategies, plans, programs, and procedures designed to provide for equitable and competitive employee compensation
- Partner with Talent Acquisition and HR Business Partners to evaluate jobs and structure new hire and promotion offers
- Assist in developing and maintaining the bank’s job architecture and salary structures
- Act as a high-level Lead with client groups on compensation challenges such as job evaluation, job profile structuring, compensation analyses, and total compensation reviews
- Promote change management and support cultural transformation as the business shifts HRIS systems to Workday
- Lead Workday compensation system enhancements in partnership with HR Technology
- Design and build compensation metrics, reports, and tools to inform compensation program decisions and forecast, report, and/or analyze compensation business outcomes
- Implement and execute effective controls to ensure integrity of incentive payments with utmost attention to detail


You could be a great fit if you have:
- A BS/BA in Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Human Resources or equivalent work/practical experience
- Three to five years of experience in Compensation, preferably in financial services
- Experience enhancing and/or implementing compensation systems and reporting tools—preferably in Workday
- Advanced reporting, analytical and data modeling skills
- The ability to present complex models in a simple and clear manner
- Proven sense of autonomy to own relationships and drive work independently
- The ability to prioritize competing schedules, proactively anticipate client group needs and solve problems creatively
Job Demands:
- Must be able to review and analyze data reports and manuals; must be computer proficient.
- Must be able to communicate effectively via telephone and in person.
Own your work and your career — apply now
Are you willing to go the extra mile because you love what you do and how you can contribute as a team? Do you want the freedom to grow and the opportunity to take charge of your own career?  If so, then come join us.
We want hard working team players. You’ll have the independence to learn, lead and drive change. A culture of extraordinary service, empowerment and stability — that’s the First Republic way.
We believe that a diverse range of backgrounds and ideas has and will continue to be fundamental to the future success of First Republic.
If you are curious to learn more about this opportunity, we'd love to hear from you.
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. The Company is an equal opportunity employer. In this regard, the Company makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in order to enable them to perform all essential job functions, unless doing so creates an undue hardship.
First Republic is subject to federal laws that restrict the employment of individuals with certain types of criminal histories, including FDIA Section 19 and FINRA. To the extent not inconsistent with our obligations under those federal laws and regulations, First Republic will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles and San Francisco ban-the-box laws.
For New York City-based roles: Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that, effective December 27, 2021, all private sector employers in New York City will be required to ensure that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend work in the office. Reasonable Medical or Religious Accommodations may be requested if applicable to you. Please view New York’s Guidance on Accommodations for Workers for more information.

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