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Senior Compensation Manager

Toronto, ON

Make your next move an expert one.


At Colliers it’s not our success that sets us apart, it’s how we achieve it. Our people are passionate, take ownership and always do what’s right for our clients, people and communities.


Why Colliers?

Our enterprising environment needs your expertise to facilitate Colliers’ continued growth as an industry leader. Our nimble, decentralized culture can provide you with a wealth of opportunities to learn about our business and quickly gain experience to accelerate your career.


Who you are

You are a customer-focused compensation professional with strong project management and communication abilities. You have the ability to influence and collaborate with various business functions and geographic locations.


You thrive in ambiguity and demonstrate strong judgement in resolving issues.


You are looking for an opportunity to lead and administer multiple compensation programs with an impactful team. Sound like you? Apply now!


What you bring

  • Bachelors degree in Business with a concentration in Human Resources, or related field or comparable degree, or equivalent experience, MBA and CCP preferred
  • Minimum 5-7 years of compensation design experience with 1-2 years experience at the manager level preferred.
  • Experience in leading complex compensation programs, including base pay, variable pay, equity compensation, Job Architecture or Job Evaluation
  • Experience in salary structure or incentive plan design
  • Knowledge of US and Canada laws and regulations related to compensation
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, including handling large databases and creating Excel charts
  • Strong knowledge of compensation benchmarking, survey participation, and salary recommendations
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze data and draw conclusions
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to run multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships
  • Experience working with senior leadership and influencing decision-making


Bonus skills and experience

  • Experience with Workday
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)


What success looks like

  • Design and implement competitive compensation programs that align with the Colliers’ overall goals and objectives
  • Analyze and evaluate job descriptions to determine appropriate salary ranges and market competitiveness
  • Provide direction and support to HR business partners, managers, and employees on compensation-related matters, e.g. advise on salary recommendations for promotions, lateral movements, etc.
  • Oversee survey participation and keep abreast of salary survey and trend policies and practices in partnership with consulting organizations
  • Act as a project SME for critical projects such as integrations, transitions, etc. to ensure alignment in compensation structure for acquired entities with Colliers
  • Work closely with HR business partners to ensure compensation programs support the recruitment, retention, and development of talent
  • Work with Finance and Accounting to ensure data accuracy in bonus and merit plan assignment
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations related to compensation programs, pay transparency and pay equity
  • Compensation Processes:
  • Lead and manage the day-to-day administration of compensation programs, including the annual merit review process and bonus programs
  • Act as a Project Lead for the Job Architecture project in partnership with external consultants, the internal project team, business stakeholders, and senior leadership
  • Ad-hoc Projects:
  • Support with compensation philosophy design
  • Support with data integrations of acquired entities into Workday
  • Conduct Workday testing for functionalities, on a need basis


Make your next move an expert one and join us as we lead the industry into the future.


Direct applicants only please, no agencies.


Colliers is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. Colliers encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants' disability-related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the recruitment team by email at [email protected].

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