Compensation Analyst
Nuveen Investments, LLC - Chicago, IL

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Responsible for performing job evaluations, participating in compensation surveys, preparing market analyses, and assisting in the development and implementation of compensation-related infrastructure and administrative processes to support the Firm’s compensation plans and programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties are generally representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive. 

Performs job evaluations to determine FLSA status, and overall job level within the firm. 
Participates in compensation surveys and special studies. Utilizes compensation survey and special study results to benchmark and determine appropriate competitive positioning. Makes recommendations for future action as a result of these analyses. 
Prepares market analyses and provides interpretation of market data. 
Takes lead role in building and maintaining support infrastructure including job families, compensation modeling, reporting and analysis. 
Performs regular bonus pool budgeting analysis for Finance. May also share responsibility for the calculation of commission payments. 
Acts as a resource for job description development. 
Maintains system tracking for payments of guaranteed bonuses, retention commitments, and various other current and future dated compensation. 
Assist in development and execution of the year-end compensation process. 
Prepares materials as needed for presentations regarding compensation initiatives, and compensation committee meetings. 
Assists in the development and administration of equity programs at both the corporate and affiliate levels. 
Assists in the analysis of new/revised compensation programs to determine costs/benefits. Prepare proposals and communication materials for Managers and participants. 
Pro-actively maintains awareness on legislative updates affecting areas of compensation, including executive compensation, wage and hour regulations, and determines impacts or changes to current practices/programs.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: No supervisory responsibilities

Requirements
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: 
Bachelor's Degree (B.A./B.S.) with at least three years of Human Resources experience, focused in the area of compensation. 
Solid understanding of spreadsheet software (primarily Excel) and databases (primarily Access).

INTERPERSONAL/COMMUNICATION/LANGUAGE SKILLS: 
Excellent interpersonal skills in order to effectively respond, provide guidance and influence Managers, Supervisors and other staff. Primary interactions with HR Business Partners, Finance, Legal and HR staff. 
Excellent written and verbal communications skills in order to effectively relay results from analyses and proposals. 
Must possess discretion, tact and judgment in order to deal with highly sensitive and confidential information.

MATHEMATICAL/ANALYTICAL/REASONING SKILLS:
•Excellent analytical abilities to grasp and manipulate data and report-writing for compensation purposes.
•Excellent organizational skills.
•Excellent research skills. Ability to independently define problems, collect data, and make recommendations.
•PC literate in Microsoft Suite products.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Not required, but CCP designation helpful.