Lead Compensation Analyst

Req ID:  30788
Travel:  None

McLean, VA, US, 22102

Education:  Four-year college degree
Experience:  At least 5 years of experience required
Equivalency:  Combination of education & experience considered



Your role in helping us shape the future:

You will play a lead role on the high performing compensation team with the design, development, implementation, compliance, administration and communication of global companywide compensation programs.  The role focus is on providing analytical and consultative support to the HR Business Partners and companywide management.  You will own the administration and help drive the design of the sales incentive compensation plan.  The right individual for this role will help influence compensation and rewards program changes to meet current and future business needs.  Role success requires strong attention to detail and ability to balance multiple projects with data-driven decisions.


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Vets and Disabled


Are you up to the challenge?

You will work in a complex corporate environment that is exceptionally fast-paced, high volume, precision-based that demands ongoing ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities. 

We like to cross-train and knowledge share, so you’ll have lots of opportunity to learn about our portfolio of compensation and HR programs.


Can you drive these processes?

  • Provide guidance, consultation and education to HR Business Partners to solve compensation-related business problems (e.g., internal and external equity issues, benchmark new jobs, challenging offers, department reorganizations)
  • Responsible for administering the company sales incentive plan; prepare quarterly materials for sales incentive plan committee, participant quota and payout statements
  • Partner with sales operations, revenue assurance, finance and sales management to ensure accuracy and relevance of sales incentive plan payouts based on vetted achievement
  • Implement Callidus sales incentive plan software; participate on project team testing, configuration and rollout to sales leaders and participants
  • Participate in compensation related projects which involve development of new or revision/redesign of existing compensation processes/tools
  • Develop incentive plan cost models to reflect plan design changes and manage accruals
  • Manipulate data to identify themes, patterns, correlations and statistics for program design
  • Provide analytics support and data analysis on projects and human resources metrics
  • Prepare data for executive compensation disclosures including the annual proxy
  • Seek opportunities to improve processes, policies and service levels across the HR function
  • Collaborate with HR team members on special cross functional projects, as assigned


You should have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Finance, Economics, or other business-related field
  • Five years of professional experience in compensation; well versed in HR principles and best practices in compensation including job analysis/evaluation
  • Experience building compensation models
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to conduct and interpret complex analyses and data, and provide insights
  • Minimum one-year experience administering sales incentive compensation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and proven ability to translate quantitative insights to non-quantitative audiences
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel for analysis of data
  • Demonstrated track record of handling sensitive information with discretion
  • Ability to handle multiple projects / tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines


It would be nice if you had:

  • CCP desigation
  • Executive compensation experience
  • International compensation experience
  • Callidus Software familiarity


What it’s like to work with us:

Join an innovative team that is responsible for transforming the customer experience by creating and bringing to market new products and services based upon globalized connectivity without boundaries. We reach beyond the traditional satellite industry and the broader communications landscape.   As part of the Intelsat vision, we will define new products with the performance, features, and flexibility required to open new profitable markets, drive new revenue streams and ensure the most reliable and secure communications globally. To accomplish our goal, we are looking for bold thinkers who will continue our legacy of innovation for decades to come.

  • We emphasize personal and professional growth
  • Awesome benefits including PTO, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
  • Fun, diverse, and inclusive culture

Other Job Info:

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Job requires ability to sit for long periods of time


  • This role is subject to ITAR; candidates must be a US Person (this includes US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Individual such as an asylee or refugee).
  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Company description: Intelsat is the largest provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. We enable providers of media, telecom and government services to deliver information and entertainment to people at home, in the office or on the move. On a day-to-day basis, Intelsat supplies video, data and voice connectivity in approximately 200 countries and territories for approximately 1,800 customers, many of which Intelsat has had relationships with for over 30 years. Some of the world’s leading media and communications companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and government/military organizations hallmark Intelsat’s customer base. Customers access capacity through extensive service offerings, which include transponder services, hybrid managed services combining satellite capacity and terrestrial facilities, and channel services.