• Senior Principal Executive Compensation Consultant

    Location US-MA-Burlington
    Job ID
    Human Resources - Compensation / Benefits
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Company Overview

    At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them.  We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.


    Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.




    Job Summary

    The Senior Principal Executive Compensation Consultant will report directly to the Senior Director of Total Rewards. This role will support Broad-Based Compensation with a focus on executive compensation.
    The successful candidate will need to distill data into executive level presentations.  Executive presence, multitasking, effective prioritization and a sense of urgency are all very important skills for this role. 


    Number of Years of Work Experience:

    • 5-8 years progressively responsible experience in compensation, including the design and administration of compensation programs on a global basis.

    Principal Accountabilities:

    • Responsible for support of the preparation and administration of all Compensation Committee materials.

    • Support the drafting of the Company’s Proxy Statement including assistance with the Compensation Discussion & Analysis (CD&A).

    • Understand and assess the Company’s total rewards programs vs. the peer group and other innovative and high performance organizations. Propose and integrate new programs and features that help support our business goals and align with our overall compensation philosophy.

    • Support the annual performance management and compensation planning process for VP+ population, including benchmarking elements of compensation, proposing guidelines and drafting recommendations.

    Support of the Company’s executive and broad-based long-term incentive program design, budgeting, compliance and communications. Partner with broad-based compensation team to ensure compliance and accurate communications during annual grant process.  Includes modeling of equity and compensation programs.

    • Oversee Company’s LTI administration.

    Consult and partner with HR Business Partner Leaders, Executive Search, and other stakeholders to develop compelling compensation packages and secure the appropriate approvals.

    As needed, assist in due diligence issues for potential acquisitions and manage the integration of any acquired companies as it relates to executive compensation plans, evaluating and combining plans as appropriate


    Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for secure


    Required Skills:

    • Demonstrated experience solving complex compensation issues through quantitative and qualitative analysis.
    • Advanced excel skills required
    • Experience developing & delivering presentations including executive summaries to various audiences including senior management team and/or divisional leaders. 
    • Excellent analytical skills including advanced spreadsheet capabilities in Excel.
    • Experience in publically traded companies
    • Experience with equity design
    • Experience in executive compensation
    • Expertise with Access Database design
    • Leadership and teamwork skills with a sense of urgency.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Business, Human Resources or similar field. Masters Degree preferred. CCP helpful.


    Additional Information

    Nuance offers a compelling and rewarding work environment. We offer market competitive salaries, bonus, equity, benefits, meaningful growth and development opportunities and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our continuing success.


    Nuance Communication Inc.  is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement is available here. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 781-565-5000 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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