AVP, Compensation (L10) at Synchrony Financial in Stamford, CT

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Job Description:

Role Summary/Purpose

This role will provide analytic support for all compensation processes including but not limited to: the annual compensation planning cycle, market survey submission, benchmarking activities and the development of variable incentive compensation plans.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Conduct analyses regarding compensation and benefit programs to meet business objectives.
  • Support HR Generalist with compensation related matters and job leveling
  • Plays a major role in the year-end compensation planning process for business segments and the overall organization.
  • Act as lead analyst for compensation analysis, benchmarking activities, market studies and salary structure analysis and updates.
  • Monitors the industry and external market and provide analysis on the impact of relevant developments in the compensation and benefits arena.
  • Consult with internal business segments on Synchrony Financial compensation policies and practices.
  • Create compensation and benefits models to provide analysis on critical business initiatives.
  • Provide general back-up coverage for members of the Synchrony Financial compensation & benefits team.
  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree, math or science preferred
  • Minimum of 4+ years compensation experience
  • Advanced Excel Skills including VBA Macro

Desired Characteristics

  • Masters degree in business, finance or human resources related fields.
  • Compensation experience within the financial services industry.
  • Compensation experience including incentive plans.
  • Human Resources experience within a regulated environment.
  • Experience with Workday and corresponding reporting mechanism.
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) Certification.
  • Advanced Excel Skills including VBA Macro
  • Ability to communicate with and influence all levels of the organization and drive change.
  • Demonstrated successful experience working in a demanding, high performance work environment and team oriented culture.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the selection process
  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.
  • If currently a Synchrony Financial Employee, you must have been in your current position for at least 6 months (Level 4 - 7) or 24 months (level 8 or greater), have at least a "consistently meets expectations" performance rating and have the approval of your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR to apply if you don't meet the time-in-job or performance requirement

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

  • Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
  • If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627. Representatives are available from 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time.

Grade/Level: 10

Job Family Group:

Human Resources

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