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Sr. Director, Executive Compensation

Chesterfield, MO
Key Position Responsibilities:
  • As a senior member of the Global Rewards COE, contribute to the overall strategy, design, integration, communication and execution of all elements of total remuneration.
  • Lead the ongoing analysis, assessment, design, approval, delivery process and communication for all elements of Executive Committee and Non-Employee Director Total Direct Compensation.
  • Assume overall responsibility for the Employee Equity Incentive Plan including ongoing review, evaluation and evolution ensuring the program continues to focus on business and talent management strategy and the drivers of shareholder value creation.  Develop global grant guidelines, monitor share utilization, prepare shareholder proposals for additional share authorizations and or approval of new plans and manage the recommendation and approval process.  Oversee all aspects of Stock Plan Administration.
  • Ensure the organization’s commodities trading and financial services incentive programs continue to align with the business strategy and risk management policies including the preparation of competitive pay and funding analyses.
  • Coordinate all Board Compensation Committee activities including preparation of rolling 12-month plan, development of individual meeting agendas, preparation and execution of individual meeting plans, development of meeting materials, coordination and review of Committee consultant material and preparation of new member briefing materials
  • Continually assess the alignment of CEO and NEO pay and performance under the organization’s, ISS and Glass Lewis P4P models; maintain scorecards projecting annual Say-on-Pay recommendations of both proxy advisors based on quantitative and qualitative factors.
  • With the heads of Total Rewards and Investor Relations, develop annual shareholder and proxy advisor engagement plan; prepare presentation materials, FAQ’s and meeting schedules.
  • Prepare all compensation tables and update the Compensation Discussion and Analysis for the annual proxy statement.
  • Act as Chief Rewards Risk Officer viewing all proposed compensation programs and actions through the lens of shareholders and proxy advisors and relative to SEC, Section 162(m), FAS123R, Section 409A, Dodd-Frank and the organization’s internal guidelines and requirements.
Skills/Experience Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. An M.B.A. or advanced degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 15 years of diverse and global compensation experience in a corporate or consulting environment covering all elements of total direct compensation
  • Subject matter expertise in all aspects of long term / equity incentive programs including analysis, assessment, design, communication, approval, delivery process and stock plan administration on a global basis along with commensurate knowledge of the valuation, accounting and taxation of the various forms of long term incentive awards
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver flexible, creative reward strategies that link directly to the drivers of shareholder value
  • Proven ability to develop and manage the communication strategies that create and continuously reinforce employee engagement
  • A history of successful interaction and influence with all levels of stakeholders
  • Strong business acumen and a solid understanding of the financial, legal and tax implications of various executive compensation alternatives
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and written and oral communication skills; strong presentation skills with presence to gain credibility with all levels of stakeholders
  • Experience working in a highly-matrixed organization
Beth Yarbrough
Search Director | Frank CPG Partners

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