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Sr Consultant, Executive Compensation

Date: Nov 13, 2021

Location: Virtual Worker, IL, US, N/A LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses


Grainger is North America's leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating products and services. Our wide assortment, deep expertise, innovative technology solutions and unparalleled customer service keep customers' operations running and their people safe.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. We have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way at Grainger.


The Senior Consultant, Executive Compensation will support full-cycle planning and analysis activities necessary to execute the Company’s executive compensation programs for non-employee directors, executives and key managers.


Executive Compensation

  • Provide analytical, program, and project support on all executive compensation programs.
  • Helps maintain annual schedule, project-timelines, and documentation related to executive compensation programs which require coordination with various departments.
  • Execute initial research and preparatory work necessary to complete the annual CCOB activity matrix activities such as the following key activities:
    • Propose changes to the global short- and long-term incentive plans for the upcoming year
    • Update comparator group companies in partnership with external consultants, and perform risk review
    • Recommend global merit budgets for approval, review SVP and non-employee director compensation study, and review committee charters
    • Recommend various items for approval including prior year MIP payout, new short- and long-term incentive plans, annual proxy statement, and salary increases and equity awards for SVPs
    • Review ACR results, proxy advisor voting recommendations, and stock ownership compliance
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual proxy and CD&A deliverables, including drafting compensation tables.
  • Prepare analysis and research related to executive compensation programs such as preparation of tally sheets, peer and market benchmarking, share plan usage.
  • Partners with compensation team member to maintain necessary communications and program materials throughout the year.
  • Assist participants and leaders with questions related to executive compensation and long-term incentive program administration.
  • Support employee stock purchase plan and long-term incentive administration in partnership with various departments.
  • Support oversight of Mobility program administration and other Total Rewards continuous improvement initiatives as the need arises.


  • BA/BS or equivalent preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of the concepts and practices of executive and/or broad-based compensation, reward and recognition or equivalent related knowledge in other technical Centers of Excellence such as tax, payroll, and accounting preferred. 
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to draw insights utilizing data and experience synthesizing large amounts of data to identify trends and issues.
  • Demonstrated time and project management skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and attention to detail.
  • Strong Excel and Power Point capabilities.


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.