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Senior Director, Total Rewards and HR Operations

Root Insurance

Root Insurance

People & HR, Sales & Business Development, Operations
Columbus, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

CURRENT ROOT EMPLOYEES - Please apply using the career page in Workday. This career site is for external applicants only.


The Opportunity

Root is looking for a Sr. Director, Total Rewards and HR Operations to join our Total Rewards Team and lead the development, implementation, and maintenance of our compensation programs. In this role, you will support our Vice President, People in aligning Root’s compensation strategy with the enterprise total rewards vision and serve as a technical subject matter expert to further our mission of attracting the brightest minds and rewarding our employees appropriately. You will also provide leadership to and have responsibility for our benefits, payroll, operations, and executive compensation functions.

In addition, you will partner with the talent acquisition team to create fair, compelling offers for new talent joining Root, as well as consistent market analysis. We’re looking for someone with a passion for streamlining processes and automating wherever possible to create efficient, accurate workflows in a fast-paced work environment and building a competitive advantage through our compensation approach.

How You Will Make an Impact

  • Provide philosophical leadership and expertise around total rewards

  • Lead and execute all market evaluations, recommendations for updates to job architecture and salary structures, and implementation of new compensation programs.

  • Support Total Rewards Team in aligning compensation strategy with the enterprise total rewards vision.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert and collaborator in compensation and benefits and best practices for all cross-functional partners, act as an advocate for pay equity and fair compensation philosophies.

  • Maintain job leveling database across all functional areas.

  • Build and perform detailed reporting to ensure equity across job families and interpret benchmark surveys and relevant market data to ensure market fit.

  • Research and analyze market data to establish the appropriate level and salary for proposed new positions and re-evaluate current positions as needed.

  • Partner with Talent Acquisition Team to create new hire offer packages.

  • Collaborate with the People Team in continuous improvement projects, especially utilizing technology and automation to increase workflows efficiency.

What You Will Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or related quantitative field.

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in compensation or total rewards.

  • Deep expertise in market data, job architecture, pay equity, and other key compensation-related concepts.

  • Experience working with Workday’s Compensation functions.

  • Passionate about pay equity and an advocate of fair compensation philosophy across the organization.

  • Strong analytical capabilities: comfortable working with large datasets and manipulating data to derive strategic insights.

  • Collaborative by nature and can effectively build relationships across functional areas; strong ability to explain technical concepts to business partners and employees.

  • Basic knowledge of federal and state regulations related to compensation practices; willingness to research and stay up to date on changing legal landscape.

  • Detail-oriented with a passion for accuracy.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality considering the sensitive nature of compensation and employee data.

  • Ability to prioritize and be flexible in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.


Don’t meet every single requirement?

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Root, Inc., we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway!

Join us

At Root, we judge people based on the merit of their work, not who they are. If you are passionate about what this role entails and solving real problems, we encourage you to apply. We want to learn about you and what you can add to our team.

Who we are

We’re harnessing the power of technology to revolutionize insurance. Using machine learning and mobile telematic platforms, we’ve built one of the most innovative FinTech companies in the world. And we’re just getting started.

What draws people to Root

Our success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our products are only as good as the people building and promoting them. We want individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and an analytical lens. Ask anyone who works here and you’ll hear similar reasons for why they joined:

Autonomy—for assertive self-starters, the opportunities to contribute are limitless.

Impact—by challenging the way it’s always been done, we solve problems that have a big impact on our business.

Collaboration—we encourage rich discussion and civil debate at every turn.

People—we are inspired by the collection of crazy-smart people around us.