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Compensation & Benefits Director


Morristown, NJ, US

About Avaya

Avaya enables the mission critical, real-time communication applications of the world’s most important operations. As a global leader in delivering superior communications experiences, Avaya offers a complete portfolio of software and services for contact center and unified communications— offered on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid. Today’s digital world requires communications enablement, and no other company is better positioned to do this than Avaya. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com.

Job Information

Avaya is seeking a Director of Executive Compensation to join our team. The role, in collaboration with the broader HR and Compensation team, is responsible for identifying, developing and implementing key executive compensation initiatives that will substantially enhance the success of our business.  The ideal candidate will have previous experience in executive compensation, including the development of materials for the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors at a public company.


Short Description


  • Design, manage and administer executive compensation programs including base pay, bonus, long-term incentives, equity programs
  • Monitor the effectiveness of existing executive compensation policies, guidelines and procedures recommending program revision as well as new plans that are market competitive and consistent with compensation trends and business objectives
  • Provide guidance to business leaders on pay decisions, policies and guidelines including the design of creative solutions to specific compensation-related challenges
  • Evaluate jobs at the executive levels to determine appropriate pay levels
  • Manage the internal processes and report preparation leading up to quarterly or interim Compensation Committee meetings  
  • Consolidate, interpret and present data analysis for HR leadership team and the executive team on a variety of compensation-related topics
  • Keep apprised of governance and compliance issues as they relate to executive compensation
  • Lead the development of the Compensation Discussion and Analysis
  • As a member of the Global Compensation team, work collaboratively with members of the HR team and other compensation team members on projects, as assigned
  • Make process improvements recommendations at every opportunity
Long Description

Executive compensation design experience in a public company

Excellent analytical and quantitative skills

Advanced Excel, including expertise in all advanced functions (i.e. database management, lookup tables, macros, etc)

Solid use of other MS applications including Outlook, Word, and Powerpoint

Ability to present facts and recommendations clearly and effectively

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to build complex data models

Strong knowledge of industry trends and market changes


Required Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics required; MBA preferred

CCP or CEP preferred

10+ years of global compensation and/or consulting experience

10+ Years of Experience
Bachelor degree or equivalent experience
Preferred Certifications
CEBS or CCP preferred

Avaya is an Equal Opportunity employer and a U.S. Federal Contractor. Our commitment to equality is a core value of Avaya. All qualified applicants and employees receive equal treatment without consideration for race, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other protected characteristic. In general, positions at Avaya require the ability to communicate and use office technology effectively. Physical requirements may vary by assigned work location. This job brief/description is subject to change. Nothing in this job description restricts Avaya right to alter the duties and responsibilities of this position at any time for any reason. For Job Postings within European GDPR Countries you can access this document for additional Data Privacy Information: https://www.avaya.com/en/documents/gdpr-info-applicants.pdf

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