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Bank of the West Sr Compensation Analyst in San Francisco, California

Sr Compensation Analyst


At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Job Description Summary

Provides mid level creativity and skill in compensation policy, program development and support. Is assigned moderately complex, moderately sized impact projects such as small to mid size organization restructurings, variable pay programs, and corporate mergers & acquisitions. May function as team lead for entry level Compensation Analysts.

Essential Job Functions

  • Interact with all levels of management to help develop, implement, communicate, and administer base and variable pay programs.

  • Partner with management of assigned client groups to interpret compensation policies and provide analysis, advice, education, and solutions to compensation issues.

  • Perform complex cost impact analyses and prepares special analyses, studies, and recommendations on subjects such as pay policies, incentive/sales compensation, bonus plans, and recognition programs.

  • Lead projects to establish market pricing benchmarks, estimated market values, incumbent analysis, incentive program recommendations, annual merit budget, salary structure review, department re-organization etc.

  • Participate in compensation surveys to collect and analyze competitive salary information to determine the company's competitive position.

  • Evaluate jobs to determine classification, market value, salary, and FLSA status using a market-based pay philosophy.

  • Interpret company salary policies and practices and local, state, and federal laws regulating salary practices.

  • Contribute to database management and ad hoc analyses as requested.

Other Job Duties

  • Use creativity to improve current administrative practices and procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of department operations

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Experience

  • Requires deep knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • Typically viewed as a specialist within discipline.

  • May have broad knowledge of project management.

  • Requires 7 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Thorough knowledge of Compensation practices, experience in project management, and familiarity with PeopleSoft Human Resources system or similar systems.

  • Familiarity with variable pay plans; experience in the actual design of variable pay plans a strong plus.

  • Must have experience in participating in established compensation salary surveys.

  • Strong knowledge of legal and regulatory laws related to compensation.

  • Strong interpersonal skills both written and verbal.

  • Strong planning, organizational, project management, analytical, research, negotiation, and presentation skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Access and Excel.

  • Strong planning and organizing skills.

  • Strong problem solving skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication.

  • Strong analytical and research.

  • Intermediate negotiation skills.

  • Intermediate presentation skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Human Resources

Location: United States-California-General CA

Other Locations: United States-California-San Ramon, United States, United States-Arizona-General AZ, United States-California-San Francisco

Requisition ID: 059502