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Director, Total Rewards & Payroll (Closed)

Date Posted: 8/27/2020

Job #1576496
Boston, Massachusetts

Title: Director, Total Rewards & Payroll

Location: Boston, MA

Lucas Group Job ID: 1576496

Role Overview: Lucas Group is working on a retained search with a diversified, industry leader in the greater Boston area for their head of Total Rewards & Payroll. Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Director of Total Rewards and Payroll will manage a team and will be responsible for providing strategic thought leadership and execution in compensation, benefits, payroll, and HRIS.


  • Design compensation programs that effectively align with the organization’s business goals, while ensuring consistency across multiple lines of business
  • Design and develop a base and variable pay plans, job grading, and merit programs
  • Manage the benefits program domestically at the highest level, taking into consideration how benefits impact the company culture.
  • Provide training, coaching, and guidance to the Total Rewards & Payroll team
  • Manage benefit providers, brokers, and financial consultants; develop new ideas, recommend changes, and oversee delivery.
  • Promote employee understanding of benefit plans at all levels of the organization.
  • Oversee management of the HRIS system and payroll processes.
  • Monitor the regulatory landscape to ensure the ongoing compliance of programs, plans, processes, and practices in the areas of compensation, benefits, and HRIS.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, relevant advanced degree(s) and/or certification(s) preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in Total Rewards experience
  • Payroll experience required
  • Experience leading compensation and benefits programs focused on driving business results.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to effectively manage teams and projects.


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