Senior Rewards Consultant - multiple positions

Marsh and McLennan

Job Description

Mercer is seeking candidates for the following positions based in the Chicago office (would also consider candidates in Dallas, Houston, or Detroit):


Workforce Rewards Consultant


What can you expect?

  • The Workforce Rewards Consultant - Senior Associate is central to our project teams; they manage client projects, draft client presentations, assist in providing consulting advice, and formally and/or informally manage a team of Analysts and Associates, providing feedback, technical review, and development

  • You will plan and manage execution of projects, likely with multiple work streams

  • You will execute project delivery in line with strategic direction from senior consultants

  • You will independently facilitate client meetings and act as a trusted advisor to clients

  • You will identify new business opportunities with existing clients and manage the proposal process


What’s in it for you?

  • Opportunity to grow your career and showcase your talent in a global organization

  • For broad-based rewards consultant, the opportunity to expand your skills to include Mergers & Acquisitions as well as executive compensation

  • Competitive pay and a full benefits package, starting Day 1 (Medical, Dental, Vision, Short- and Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance, Employee Stock Purchase program, and a generous paid time-off allowance); plus a 401k with a fixed company contribution AND a company match, after one year of service


We will count on you to:

  • Prepare project charts and templates using project management tools, estimate hours for the project team, and prepare timelines for project milestones.

  • Serve as an independent project manager for more straightforward projects or work streams

  • Ensure client projects adhere to budget

  • Immediately address out-of-scope issues or budget overruns and manage the client’s expectations

  • Prioritize project activities to manage the workload and meet project deadlines

  • Delegate project tasks in line with individual capability, development needs, and available analyst and associate resources

  • Lead both internal and client project status meetings

  • Serve as a primary client contact and build relationships with clients


What you need to have: 

  • Bachelor's degree

  • At least 5 years' experience in broad-based rewards and compensation

  • Experience consulting for external clients

  • Deep analysis and reporting experience -- skilled in data manipulation and analysis using spreadsheet software, and developing written reports which summarize analysis and provide interpretation in the context of the challenge faced by the client

  • Management knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, and coordination of people and resources

  • Knowledge of compensation principles, e.g., job benchmarking, salary structure design, job architecture


What makes you stand out:

  • Executive compensation consulting experience is highly preferred (executive compensation experience is required for one of the two current openings)

  • The ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously on a variable schedule based on project demand

  • The ability to link compensation challenges to broader business or industry context

  • An active listener -- giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times


Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer’s more than 25,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with 76,000 colleagues and annual revenue of $17 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit https://www.me.mercer.com/. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.


Marsh McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers.


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