Total Rewards Leader in Oak Brook, IL at Athletico

Date Posted: 1/2/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Mission Statement and Core Values

Athletico’s sole purpose is to provide exceptional, progressive, and cost-effective fitness, performance and rehabilitative services through personalized care that emphasizes education and prevention of future injury.  This is accomplished through building on our core values of patient/client satisfaction, accountability, teamwork and continuous improvement, which are the foundation for our unique culture.

Position Summary

The Vice President of Total Rewards will be responsible for directing the organization’s Compensation and Benefits functions and establishes compensation and benefits related programs.

This individual will lead the Compensation and Benefits team and will be responsible for implementing new and improved Compensation and Benefits processes and policies that are scalable solutions to support a fast-growing company.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • In consultation with other members of the HR Leadership team, develops a compensation philosophy and a benefits package that assist the organization in meeting its business objectives.
  • Evaluates market data, industry trends, and best practices, seeking opportuntiies to enhance the competitiveness of the compensation and benefits programs.
  • Participates in compensation committee meetings as required.
  • Leads the benefits committee
  • Evaluates and selects data vendors, consultants, brokers, and advisors and negotiates contracts, seeking to balance competetivenss with cost control.
  • Oversees annual compensation and benefits processes, including market pricing, salary reviews, incentive plan administration, open enrollment and related activites or communications.
  • Ensures plan complicance with relevant regulatory/legal standards and statutes.
  • Leads and directs the work of the other employees, including responsibility for personnel actions including hiring, performance management, and termination.
  • Contributes to strategic planning, direction, and goal setting for the department or function.
  • Recommends policies, practices, and procedures that have a significant impact on the organization.
  • Perform other duties as required


Education and Experience:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business discipline or equivalent work experience.
  • MBA or other related graduate level degree preferred.
  • Requires a minimum of 10 years of experience in both Benefits and Compensation functions
  • Minimum of 5 years of previous supervisory experience.
  • Extensive experience designing and implementing multiple, complex, and diverse Compensation and Benefits solutions.
  • Familiarity with federal, state, and local labor and employment laws, including all federal reporting requirements (EEO-1, AAP, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience working with cross-functional teams with strong collaboration and customer service skills.
  • Successful track record of strong project management across a series of competing projects.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills across all levels of the company including C-suite; ability to manage by influence.
  • Strategic mindset with a willingness to be hands on and ensure operational excellence.
  • Proven success in roles involving HR data, reporting, and analytics, emphasizing conducting Compensation data analysis and successfully deploying quality Benefits and Compensation programs.

Essential Qualifications:   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. 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.

  • Ability to focus attention on determining what can be done to make progress
  • Ability to develop personally and professionally
  • Ability to foster a sense of teamwork and cooperation while working with others
  • Ability to understand and determine priorities, effectively manage time and develop work plans in order to accomplish tasks and/or projects
  • Ability to motivate, develop, and mentor staff in order to optimize their performance
  • Ability to clearly organize and effectively convey information

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently

Physical Demands:  The physical demands describe here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear
  • Possess the ability to fulfill any office activities normally expected in an office setting, to include, but not limited to:  remaining seated for periods of time to perform computer based work, participating in filing activity, lifting and carrying office supplies (paper reams, mail, etc.)
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to feel, and reach with hand and arms
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20-25 pounds 
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding)
  • Travel may be required

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Internal office
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low

Athletico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics