Senior Compensation Consultant

Freddie Mac
McLean, VA
Jun 17, 2019
Jun 27, 2019
Full Time
If you are an energetic and proactive HR professional with a passion for spreadsheets and a desire to advance your compensation knowledge, we are your next destination employer! Join us, Freddie Mac's Compensation team, to develop, implement and administer compensation solutions for your assigned client groups.

Your Work Falls into Three Primary Categories:

  • As a compensation subject matter expert (SME), proactively provide guidance to internal business clients when compensation issues or trends emerge. Have a strong foundational understanding of the business area and jobs being performed. Partner with HRBP and Talent Acquisition groups to keep up-to-date on changes in the market that may impact divisions
  • Meet with clients on an ad hoc basis to solution for organizational changes, new jobs, hard-to-fill roles, compression issues, promotion recommendations, retention inquiries, and other scenarios
  • Ensure market pricing matches are appropriate and suggest edits as better matches become available. Communicate challenges, changes and impacts with clients and leadership

Annual Compensation Planning
  • Lead Annual Compensation Planning as the Project Manager, owning the project plan and managing resources
  • Act as liaison with various partners and stakeholders including key business leaders, Workforce Technology, Talent Acquisition, Payroll and the HRBP team
  • Create and deliver all communication & training, configure Workday inputs and budgets, manage Workday trouble-shooting and planning questions, provide reporting and analyses to planners and HRBPs, maintain controls with audits, and collect and deliver final results to division leaders and CEO

Customer Service
  • Participate in the development of compensation policies, programs, services and tools that improve process and efficiency with a focus on delivering a high level of customer service
  • Provide accurate, comprehensive and easy-to-interpret analyses and reports to clients. Ensure documents are client-ready and secure. Be accessible, and manage expectations for resolutions and follow-up
  • Work on complex ad-hoc requests and initiatives for clients and internal partners


  • 5-7 years of Compensation experience
  • College Degree or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in Excel
  • Ability to listen, develop a consensus, and make appropriate recommendations and decisions
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Success in managing multiple demanding projects
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Innovative thinker with strong communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • CCP (Certified Compensation Professional) or work toward certification is preferred

Keys to Success in This Role:
  • Experience managing an annual merit cycle from start to finish
  • Curiosity to learn and ask questions
  • Ability to influence decisions with business leaders
  • Intellectual agility and interpersonal flexibility
  • Sensitivity to deadlines and knowing what to prioritize
  • Ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships inside and outside of HR
  • Prior experience with Workday and MarketPay

Top Three Personal Competencies to Possess:
  • Customer Focus - Personally engage with customers (clients) to learn and deliver on their needs
  • Partnership - Build trust and strong partnerships through my own and my team's actions
  • Drive for Execution - Treat obstacles as challenges to overcome, not excuses

Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.

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