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Sr. Director, Compensation

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Date: Jul 17, 2019

Location: Hoffman Estates, IL, US, 60169

Company: CDK

Job Description

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With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.   CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.   


We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organization where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.


From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we’re hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.  

The Sr. Director, Compensation is responsible for leading the design, implementation and ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of CDK’s compensation programs including base salary, incentive compensation, and long-term incentives. Partners with senior leadership to ensure that the compensation design, communication and administration supports CDK’s short-term and long-term business objectives. Compensation programs include broad-based, executive and equity compensation design and implementation. Play the primary business partner leader role for the business in providing “outside in” innovative and consultative approach to compensation and administration. Manages, coach and develops a team of compensation professionals to meet the business strategy needs. Facilitates in the preparing of Board materials and relevant leadership meetings.

Position Responsibilities & Essential functions

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of compensation programs.
  • Works with senior leadership to develop functional strategies to support the short-term and long-term needs of the business.
  • Design and execute on competitive and strategy aligned compensation programs (including all components of pay)
  • Design and implement broad-based, equity and executive compensation programs
  • Prepares materials for the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors
  • Work to ensure that compensation programs and policy are applicable to the current CDK business environment
  • Partner with business partners, talent management, talent acquisition and other HR areas to ensure that compensation programs are aligned across HR
  • Direct, mentor and coach the compensation staff to effective compensation approaches and processes    
  • Recommend and manage annual salary increase and bonus process, including budgets, by collecting market data (general, industry specific, geographic) and model budget proposals. Provide guidelines for linking salary increases to performance levels.
  • Develop and facilitate manager training on how to make and communicate salary decisions to employees.
  • Align with specific business areas to understand business needs and design, execute and administer appropriate compensation solution.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 15 years of progression compensation leadership experience
  • 6 years of management experience
  • Ability to present clearly and concisely
  • Strategic orientation
  • Knowledge and of compensation administration and design
  • Executive compensation experience
  • Experience administering focal review or year-end process
  • Analytical skills and detail orientation
  • Experience designing and executing large scale compensation program changes
  • Experience with compensation design and administration


CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work.  You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on.   That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well.   All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.

At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.  

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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