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Senior Director - Compensation & Benefits Job

Job Number: 2017-6512

Address: 2002 Papa John's Blvd

Location: Louisville, KY

Date Posted: 10-25-2017



SUMMARYReporting to the Senior Vice President of HR, the Senior Director of Compensation & Benefits will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership in compensation and benefits strategy and philosophy, processes, policies, program design, implementation and administration. This role will provide the strategic direction and execution for compensation, rewards, and benefits across the company and will create and manage global compensation and benefits infrastructure to support the attraction, retention and motivation of Papa John's team members worldwide; develop and continuously improve incentive and bonus plan design(s); lead and manage the design and administration of all benefits and wellness programs; ensure compensation and benefits are aligned with Papa John's corporate strategic objectives and culture.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Compensation• Lead Total Rewards function to effectively design, implement and manage Papa John's compensation strategy, philosophy, programs, policies and initiatives to position the company to attract and retain top talent• Design and implement executive and non-executive specific compensation plans to include competitive short and long term incentive plans for executives, senior leaders, managers and colleagues, as appropriate• Provide expertise and adapt compensation design/approach to align with market trends, business strategy, and Papa John's culture• Manage all activity related to published compensation surveys throughout the year and audit survey output, market trends and competitive pay positions to ensure Papa John's salary plans meet overall company goals and objectives• Partner with HRBPs to develop, evaluate, and align individual positions and job levels to Papa John's career framework and compensation structure, in order to provide a clear path to succession• Ensure Papa John's compensation plans comply with legal and other regulations and manage processes and controls to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies• Partner with finance and legal counsel on SEC-related matters related to Executive compensation, including proxy development, annual Compensation, Discussion, and Analysis, and Board preparation materials for Compensation Committee meetings• Oversight of all investment or retirement equity administration, including Papa John's 401K and NQDC plans, work closely with our legal and finance teams to ensure compliance• Partner with Finance on equity administration, grant documentation, reporting and transaction processing, and stock issuances for long term incentives• Reconcile invoices related to compensation programs and proactively manage relevant vendors, auditors, and consultants contracts

Benefits• Lead, implement and administer all health and welfare benefit programs and initiatives ensuring competitive, sustainable, cost-effective plans and programs for Papa John's • Establish and manage compensation and benefit related budget, prepare accruals and provide audit support as necessary. Work closely with finance to ensure adequate levels of coverage remain in the health care reserve quarterly • Preparation of internal and external reports related to benefits and wellness plans• Lead the annual open enrollment process for Papa John's and its eligible subsidiaries. Working with vendors to ensure a smooth process for all team members• Reconcile invoices related to benefit programs and proactively manage relevant vendors, auditors, and consultant relationships and related contracts• Ensure ongoing analysis and evaluation of services, coverage, and options available through insurance and investment companies to ensure programs best meet the needs of the organization• Prepare and review annual NDT and 5500 filings and monitor plans for continued compliance.• Manage, coach and develop staff in both compensation and benefit groups to establish priorities, delegate responsibilities, identify resources, and ensure high quality and timely work product and execution of good customer service to team members• Ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations including but not limited to the Affordable Care Act/Health Care Reform, ERISA, HIPPA, FMLA, GINA, IRS, DOL, HHS, etc.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The below requirements may be substituted for an equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

COMPETENCIES To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions

Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results

*Motivating Others: Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; can motivate many kinds of direct reports and team or project members; can assess each person's hot button and use it to get the best out of him/her; pushes tasks and decisions down; empowers others; invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility; makes each individual feel his/her work is important; is someone people like working for and with

*Conflict Management: Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; good at focused listening; can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise

*Business Acumen: Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace

*Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty

*Organizing: Can pull together resources (people, material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner.

*Planning: Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into theprocess steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results

*Directing Others: Is good at establishing clear directions; sets stretching objectives; distributes the workload appropriately; lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner; maintains two-way dialogue with others on work and results; brings out the best in people; is a clear communicator

*Organizational Agility: Knowledgeable about how organizations work; knows how to get things done both through formal channels and the informal network; understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures; understands the cultures of organizations


FUNCTIONAL SKILLS• Proficient personal computer skills i.e. Word, Excel, Office 365, Internet, PeopleSoft, or similar software package/HRIS system required. Must be able to create and manipulate excel spreadsheets• Thorough knowledge of compensation theory and practices as well as relevant federal, state and local laws• Must have experience and working knowledge of compensation and benefit survey systems and processes• Experience with equity administration platforms • Experience preparing and presenting Compensation Committee materials for quarterly meetings• Strong presentation and facilitation skills• Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required


Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or other related discipline required • Ten or more years progressive Benefits and Compensation experience required• Five or more years management experience required• Professional certification(s) such as Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Certified Benefits Professional (CBP), Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) or HR Certification (PHR or SPHR) desired


While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The team member frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The team member is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, repetitive use (or motion) of arms and hands, bend and stoop, and lift up to 10 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONSWorking conditions are normal for an office environment.Occasional travel required.Must be able to maintain confidential information at all times.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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