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Compensation Manager

Human Resources / PeopleWorks
Dallas, TX
September 14, 2022

Compensation Manager

Coppell TX


What does it mean to be a BrinkerHead? We play like a team, take pride in our culture and seek every opportunity to make people feel special.  Life is short. Work happy.

At Brinker, we connect, serve and give to create the best life for our Team Members, Guests and community. Through our cultural beliefs, Brinker empowers its Team Members to positively impact our 4 Key Results: Engaging Team Members, Bringing Back Guests, Growing Sales and Increasing Profits.

Brinker International is an equal opportunity employer; we foster an inclusion environment that promotes respect, diversity of thought and success for all

Job Summary

The role of Manager of Compensation will help design compensation strategies and programs to ensure business and talent alignment. This role will provide technical and analytical expertise, as well as leadership on key processes and projects.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working with the Human Resources team and business leaders to help design, implement, communicate and administer compensation programs that align talent with the business goals and strategy.

The Manager works across boundaries to innovate and execute the Compensation Strategy to positively impact our 4 Key Results: Engaging Team Members, Bringing Back Guests, Growing Sales and Increasing Profits. This position will report directly to the Director of Compensation for Brinker.

Your Key Job Functions

  • Design and manage reward programs that are aligned with business objectives and talent strategy, linking pay to performance, while partnering with Finance in setting goals and monitoring performance levels of incentive plans.

  • Administer and maintain broad based base pay management including salary structures

  • Oversee the participation in salary surveys and analysis of survey data to conduct job evaluations and market studies

  • Lead the annual salary planning, budgeting, tools, and processes

  • Consult with and influence both peers and relationships inside and outside of Human Resources

  • Monitor accounting, tax and other compensation related laws, regulations and trends to ensure internal program compliance and effective designs

  • Manage compensation plans to meet regulatory compliance and governance/audit requirements, consult with legal resources and stay informed of developing legislation and its potential impact.

  • Partner in the design of effective compensation-related communications and program rollouts

  • Participate and lead a variety of projects as needed in support of competitive compensation programs and initiatives.

What You Bring to the Team

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, HR Management, Accounting, Finance, or similar discipline. 

  • At least 3 years of direct professional level experience, and at least 2 years of direct supervisory experience.

  • CCP, PHR, SPHR preferred.

  • Ability to effectively operate with high energy and flexibility in a fast-paced constantly evolving team environment.

  • Data driven mindset- ability to influence, drive decisions and lead discussion utilizing data.

  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, analyze, listen, clarify, solve problems and work independently.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint skills required. 

  • Restaurant/Retail operations experience preferred.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong influencing skills.



Why Brinker

  • Competitive salary

  • Every team member working at the Restaurant Support Center (aka Brinker headquarters) eligible for annual bonus

  • Generous dining discounts at Brinker owned brands

  • A choice of competitive healthcare plans, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match and generous holidays and vacation programs

  • Onsite gym plus opportunities to increase your wellbeing with onsite Yoga and boot camp programs

  • Other WellBeing (Physical, Financial, Career, Social, and Community) programs and initiatives to help you create the #BestLife

  • Work/Life/Fun balance in a casual and collaborative work environment

  • Team members enjoy company-wide events and celebrations


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