Senior Compensation Analyst in Cleveland, OH at Key Bank- Corporate

Date Posted: 6/18/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    100 Public Square
    Cleveland, OH
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Job Description


Compensation: With limited guidance, facilitates compensation program strategy, design, implementation, and administration. Collaborates with internal partners providing necessary tools and information in order to make informed decisions regarding compensation. Works on issues involving employee base pay, and short and long-term incentives.


  • Completes job evaluations, reviews job descriptions, and benchmarks internal positions. Recommends grade placements and compensation targets when appropriate. Performs annual market pricing reviews while understanding client’s / industry strategy and understand our competition and how business works to inform recommendations.
  • Supports the analysis, design, and implementation of incentive plan designs. Partners with Finance, Human Resources, and Business Executives in the review and/or redesign of incentive compensation plans.
  • Owns quarterly IC effectiveness process including review meetings with Finance, Risk and HR partners to evaluate IC plan effectiveness and appropriate balance of risk and reward in alignment with the enterprise Sound Compensation program.
  • Partners with HR and Finance on the annual compensation process. Completes analytics and presents findings to HR partners and business clients to ensure pay practices align with Key Compensation philosophy.
  • Analyzes compensation data in order to determine trends, anomalies, and gaps. Utilizes analytical insights to develop and present meaningful recommendations to business clients.
  • Maintains and keeps current job codes and market matches.
  • Challenges the ‘status quo’ and is always looking for better and more innovative ways to solve problems.
  • Provides tools for base pay administration and generates compensation reports quarterly, annually, and upon request.

  • Ensures compliance with relevant regulations and laws, including GRC and RCSA . Monitors legislative developments that relate to compensation and benefits.
  • Supports the various Management & Board Committees.
  • Oversees the development and execution of compensation and benefits communications. Supports the Total Rewards philosophy and framework.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Leadership: Regularly provides project management, or team leadership to a group of employees but does not have formal supervisory responsibility. Leading and directing is restricted to monitoring work and providing guidance on escalated issues. Most of work time is spent performing many of the same duties they are leading.

Critical Thinking / Analysis to Insights: Work is substantially complex, varied, and regularly requires the selection and application of technical and detailed guidelines. Independent judgment is required to identify, select, and apply the most appropriate methods as well as interpret precedent. Supervision received typically consists of providing direction on more complex projects and new job duties and
priorities. Abilitiy to independently solve problems and challenge the status quo.

Business Acumen: Strong business/financial knowledge; understands client’s / industry strategy; knows our competition and how business works. Continued growth of industry knowledge and practice.

Presentation Development & Delivery: Demonstrated presentation development; tailors message as needed; audience includes LOB clients, Key’s employees and management. Clear thinker and can communicate complex content.

Client Interaction / Relationship Building Skills: Developing relationship-building skills with mid to senior level management and cross-functional teams

Consulting / Influence: Demonstrating influencing skills through analytical insights and developing and presenting meaningful recommendations. Demonstrates ability to build trust and credibility.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • 3 years business experience; HR, Compensation or Finance experience preferred
  • Strong MS Excel and Powerpoint skills
  • Finance and business acumen
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Strong organization skills with attention to detail
  • Able to operate in a matrixed environment, receiving direction from both direct manager and indirect Manager
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both verbally and written

KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $134.5 billion at March 31, 2017. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications, and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. KeyBank is Member FDIC.

KeyBank has administrative services in place that help support the business. These include: Finance, Human Resources, Legal, and Marketing. KeyBank’s Corporate Center supports strategic initiatives through multiple teams which provide distinctly different, yet interrelated, disciplines for the KeyBank Leadership team and its business groups. The Corporate Center protects and enhances Key’s brand through thoughtful and deliberate messaging and responsible banking. Our proactive approach and significant expertise engage both internal and external constituents – employees, clients, shareholders, investors, regulators, legislators, community advocates – by adding value, positively influencing their perceptions, and instilling a sense of confidence in Key.


KeyCorp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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