Senior Director, Compensation

Location: Atlanta, Georgia Job Number: 1710805 Brand: Cox Enterprises


The role of the Compensation Department of Cox Enterprises, Inc. is to oversee compensation across the enterprise to ensure internal equity and external competitiveness.  The corporate team is responsible for executive compensation across the enterprise, including officer pay, long-term incentives, and corporate level annual incentive plans.  It also designs and administers all corporate perquisite programs as well as broad-based compensation at the parent company.

This position leads a team of seven professionals and has primary accountability for the departmental objectives.  It reports to the Vice President, Benefits, Compensation and HR Technology Services for Cox Enterprises and will be a key liaison for multiple divisions.


This role will have accountability for the following:

Design & Administration

·Design and administer long-term incentive plans for Cox Enterprises and its divisions

·Partner with Cox divisions to design annual incentives for key businesses

·Partner with the divisions on all officer transactions; e.g., new hires, transfers, promotions, separations

·Oversee the perquisite program and/or the corporate recognition program

·Interact with payroll, finance, accounting, and legal departments

·Lead communications efforts around compensation programs in partnership with Cox’s Communications team

·Develop pitch and sell ideas to senior Cox leaders that benefit the organization

Team Leadership

  • Manage daily activities of the compensation department
  • Lead a team of several analysts and/or managers
  • Create performance and development plans for all direct reports and oversee staff development
Drive collaboration across the team and divisional compensation partners

  • Ideal candidate has at 7-10 years compensation experience, including consulting and internal roles
  • Executive compensation background preferred; incentive design in particular
  • Clear executive presence
  • History of effective people management
  • Customer service orientation
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment, and establish relationships
  • Good financial acumen; analytical and creative problem solving skills; strong attention to detail
  • Trustworthy; maintains confidentiality
  • Proven communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to multi-task and manage conflicting priorities under tight deadlines
  • CEP and/or CCP designation a plus
  • Experience with PeopleSoft, Oracle Fusion, and/or Kenexa’s CompAnalyst a plus

About Cox Enterprises

Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms).

The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim. Through Cox Automotive, the company's international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, please visit

Organization: Cox Enterprises

Primary Location: US-GA-Atlanta-6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Executive

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing