• Compensation Specialist

    Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/19/2018 9:42 AM)
    # of Openings

    Role Overview


    At Cortland Partners, you map the story of your success. We don't adhere to the status quo, we love outside industry perspective, and we thrive on exploring possibilities and reimagining solutions. As an innovative leader in multifamily, our high performance continues to drive exponential growth – and we invite you to join us on our journey towards real estate excellence. With tools and guidance to sharpen your skills, you can forge your own career path, love what you do, and let it show.


    As Compensation Analyst, you are responsible for the corporate compensation and performance management programs, ensuring that Cortland is competitive and able to attract and retain top talent.


    Roles You'll Play



    • Guide the development of compensation rewards, incentive, and recognition programs
    • Execute the business plan for compensation
    • Participate in salary surveys for North America
    • Work closely with Talent Resource leaders to understand compensation needs
    • Complete validation of annual incentive calculations
    • Support Talent Resources’ overall business strategies
    • Develop and document procedures to streamline processes and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements


    • Partner with leadership to establish world-class compensation programs; consistently document processes and strategies
    • Assist department heads with compensation-related questions and projects
    • Participate in ad hoc projects and analysis
    • Create and deploy a plan for career pathing all roles and departments within the creation of a global implementation framework
    • Assist other Talent Resources functions with data analysis utilizing ATS, HRIS, and LMS
    • Drive the implementation and process documentation of market pricing tool (PayFactors)
    • Partner with Talent Resources to provide timely and relevant compensation data as new roles are created or current roles are redefined


    • Participate in salary-planning activities including data analysis, feedback to business partners and managers, and preparing materials for approval meetings
    • Conduct market analysis of company jobs to determine competitive positioning of pay programs and compensation
    • Evaluate Cortland’s jobs, documenting responsibilities, and requirements in job descriptions
    • Assist in creating spreadsheets for equity grants and performance increases
    • Prepare sophisticated compensation projection models using Microsoft Excel for projected growth


    Our Vision of What Success Looks Like

    • Thanks to your research and analysis, you ensure our compensation is competitive in the marketplace so we can hire top talent – and retain it!
    • You are highly sought after as a valued business partner for both data and recommendations by all levels and departments within Cortland.


    Your Building Blocks of Success

    • Stellar 5+ years of real estate experience
    • Strong 2-5+ years of compensation experience required; global compensation experience a plus
    • Bachelor’s degree in finance, real estate, business, or similar field; Master’s degree and CCP preferred
    • Compensation or HR Certification a plus
    • Demonstrated contract negotiation, project management, and management of variable compensation experience; salary banding experience preferred
    • Experience on an implementation of a market pricing tool such as Payfactors
    • Excellent quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills; ability to create financial models
    • Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and concisely about all areas of compensation
    • Ability to work effectively with different roles and personalities
    • Superb organizational and strategic planning skills
    • High degree of confidentiality and organizational sensitivity
    • Ability to work well in a dynamic team environment and independently with minimal supervision
    • Ability to concurrently manage multiple tasks, meet tight deadlines, and work well under pressure
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio
    • Experience with SAP-based programs in; working understanding of UltiPro, Mercer Method, and PayFactors preferred
    • Ability to travel and work nights and weekends when closing a transaction


    The Foundation of Cortland Partners


    At Cortland, we create, reimagine, and manage apartment communities for residents nationwide. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, we have communities and regional offices all over the country, as well as overseas. From product design and procurement to general contracting and property management, we do it all – to make sure our communities are the perfect setting for living life to its fullest.


    Our success is fueled by our belief in a better life – where hospitality is always a given, each detail is worth a second thought, and every open door is a new opportunity to go beyond expectations. We come to work every day to create possibilities for people – possibilities that translate into superior living spaces and experiences designed to inspire our residents, associates, and investors to live a better life focused on what matters most to them.



    Cortland Partners is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud to support and celebrate diversity in the workplace. We are committed to equal consideration for all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you have a disability and need an accommodation or assistance with the application process and/or using our website, please email talentresources@cortlandpartners.com or call 404.965.3988.


    Cortland Partners is a drug-free workplace.


    Cortland Partners participates in e-verify to verify the employment status of

    all persons hired to work in the United States.


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