Consultant - Reward/Retail
Hay Group - Dallas, TX

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For more than fifty years, Hay Group has redefined the way businesses view their human resources. And in the process, we've seen a change in the way HR departments are perceived -- as a partner in providing management with results to pressing company-wide challenges.

Hay Group is one of the world’s largest human resources management consulting firms. We can provide you with exciting client challenges at the largest firm in the world specializing in reward analysis and design. You will work with people and tools that are unmatched in consulting. We seek reward professionals with retail experience who are energized by a creative, fast-paced environment. Successful candidates will have 6+ years of relevant business experience combined with strong interpersonal and consulting platform skills.

Principal Accountabilities:
  • Leverage one's own expertise and in-depth knowledge of the reward practice area to best advantage in the design and execution of project work
  • Lead marketing activities, including identification and closure of business development opportunities of varying complexity and scope
  • Manage and coordinate major compensation consulting projects in terms of people, budget and work plans to ensure a cohesive effort and satisfied clients
  • Development of one's own skills and those of junior associates through managing, mentoring and teaching to ensure continuous enhancement of technical expertise, project management and consultation skills
  • Establish credibility as a senior consultant with colleagues and senior managers within the firm

The ideal candidate should have:
  • Six to 8 years of technically challenging reward consulting experience, ideally gained through working for a management consulting firm - this should include innovative knowledge of the design and implementation of total remuneration components such as base pay, short and long-term incentives, and to a lesser degree benefits and perquisities
  • Retail industry experience, either through consulting, or working in industry
  • Intimate understanding of how the culture of an organization will impact the strategy and philosophy behind compensation program design and implementation
  • A fundamental appreciation of how the measures incorprated into the performance managemnt process (both the "What" and the "How") directly impact compensation program design
  • Experience in utiling innovative approaches in helping organizations determine their compensation strategy and philosophy
  • Polished presentation skills; able to present complex ideas in a clear and articulate fashion, and therebny, inspire client trust and intimacy
  • Strong management, analytical, planning and communication skills, and equally important, outstanding business acumen with a global perspective
  • The perspective of a solid strategic thinker with organizational development and problem solving experience
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills; - A collegial, teamwork-driven operating style that enables him/her to effectively interacts with all levels of the organization
  • An intellectual curiosity, desire to seek new challenges and ability to think ahead
  • The seasoning, experience and credibility to work effectively as a senior consultant to clients
  • A strong work ethic and a personal commitment to excellence
  • A high degree of self-confidence
  • Competency of being pragmatic, results-oriented, with a strong sense of urgency
  • Managment skills including strong administrative skills such as project/time managment, planning and organizing
  • Networking skills
  • Capability of managing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to further establish the company's reputation as a trusted advisor in all areas of human resources consulting
Preferred Education/ Certifications
  • MBA, or other advance degree in additon to an undergraduate degree in an appropriate curriculum from a recognized college or university
  • Ability to travel and work at client locations (up to 50%).


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