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Vice President of Total Rewards

Remote (United States)

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity where you can play a crucial role in shaping and implementing a global total rewards strategy? Yelp is looking for a Vice President of Total Rewards to lead a team of talented Compensation, Benefits, Global Mobility, and Equity Administration professionals. If you are looking for an opportunity to bring your vision to life through a Total Rewards strategy that supports a person-first employee experience and holistic well-being Yelp may be the right place for you.

At Yelp, we live our mission and values every day, and our people are the driving force behind our success. In this role, your expertise will elevate our approach to Total Rewards. You’ll work in a collaborative environment with the many talented people who make up Yelp’s People Operations team. You’ll also work closely with senior leadership to design and manage competitive total rewards programs that attract, retain, and motivate top talent at Yelp. The Vice President of Total Rewards will report directly to Yelp’s Chief People Officer and have regular interactions with senior leadership and Yelp’s Board of Directors.

Our new Vice President of Total Rewards is someone who has a strong understanding of global compensation and benefits practices, regulations, and market trends. They have strong leadership, team management, and conflict resolution skills, and can inspire and motivate teams. Sound like the right role for you? We’d like to have you apply, even if you don’t feel you meet every single requirement in this posting. 

What you'll do:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive total rewards strategy aligned with Yelp's objectives and values, ensuring that it supports employees who execute Yelp’s mission to connect people to great local businesses.
  • Own content planning and delivery for key agenda items at the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Provide information and context so that Compensation Committee members have information to make relevant decisions related to executive compensation.
  • Lead the design, implementation, and maintenance of competitive compensation programs, including base pay, variable pay, equity incentives, and executive compensation.
  • Oversee the administration and enhancement of employee benefits programs, including health, wellness, retirement, and leave of absence - ensuring they meet the diverse needs of our remote workforce.
  • Drive the Global Mobility strategy and roadmap to ensure our international assignment, immigration, relocation and tax policies and practices are aligned with the business and talent strategy as well as desired employee experience for a remote workforce.
  • Execute Yelp’s equity programs, including driving process improvements and streamlining operations. Regularly collaborate with HR, Payroll, Finance and Legal to ensure end-to-end administration of the Company's equity plans, including RSU & PSU grants, option exercises, ESPP administration.
  • Utilize data analytics and benchmarking to make informed decisions about the total rewards evolving landscape, regularly reviewing and adjusting programs to remain competitive.
  • Ensure that all compensation and benefits programs comply with relevant laws and regulations, and maintain strong governance practices.
  • Partner with recruitment teams to develop compelling total rewards packages that attract top talent, and with HR to create retention strategies.
  • Develop communication strategies to educate employees about the value of their total rewards and provide guidance on making informed decisions.
  • Manage relationships with external vendors, consultants, and benefit providers to ensure the delivery of high-quality services.
  • Lead and mentor a team of total reward professionals, fostering their growth and development.
  • Serve as a key member of the People Operations Leadership team, ensuring Yelp’s total rewards programs support the organization’s overarching human capital strategy. 
  • Regularly partner and communicate with Yelp’s executive team on strategic total rewards initiatives, keeping them informed and engaged in key decisions.

What it takes to succeed:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field; Master's degree or relevant certifications (e.g., CCP, CBP) preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in compensation and benefits, including operational delivery, with a track record of success in scaling organizations.
  • Strong understanding of global compensation and benefits practices, regulations, and market trends.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate data into actionable insights. Comfortable with new technologies and tools.
  • Strong leadership, team management and conflict resolution skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with experience developing compelling storylines and presenting to senior leadership and Board of Directors.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Is flexible with a growth mindset.
  • Comfortable working in an ambiguous environment.

What you'll get:

  • Effective your first day: Full medical, vision, and dental 
  • 15 days PTO (accrual begins on date of hire and increases with 2+ years of tenure thereafter), 12 paid holidays, plus one floating holiday
  • Up to 14 weeks of parental leave
  • Monthly wellness subsidy
  • Work from home reimbursement
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Compensation range for this position is $250,000 - $325,000 annually. You may also be offered a bonus, restricted stock units, and benefits.

At Yelp, we believe that diversity is an expression of all the unique characteristics that make us human: race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, and education — and those are just a few. We recognize that diverse backgrounds and perspectives strengthen our teams and our product. The foundation of our diversity efforts are closely tied to our core values, which include “Playing Well With Others” and “Authenticity.”


We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition or disability.


Actual salary offered may vary based on multiple factors, including but not limited to, an individual's location and experience. 


We will consider for employment qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records, consistent with applicable law (including, for example, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance for roles based in San Francisco).


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