Compensation Manager

Human Resources Austin, Texas


Position at Pathway Vet Alliance

Reports to: Vice President, Talent & Rewards
Location: Austin, TX or Chicago, IL
Full-time, exempt 

We are currently seeking an experienced Compensation Manager to join our fun, passionate, and growing People Operations team. Enjoy a unique opportunity to drive Pathway’s compensation and benefits strategy, design, analysis, and administration. This is a pivotal role responsible for helping shape a compelling employee experience that attracts, retains, and motivates our talent to be change agents for good. Not to mention, we are the fastest-growing veterinary management organization in the country, with ~5,000 employees eager for the meaningful impact this role will create!

Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborating with the People Operations team and senior management to develop a comprehensive total rewards philosophy, including a concrete pay-for-performance linkage
  • Driving org-wide job architecture and leveling, which will serve as the foundation upon which key compensation and talent management programs are built
  • Building internally- and market-competitive salary structures and annual incentive plans; on an annual basis, conducting competitive pay and benefits benchmarking analyses
  • Leading the administration of and analyses for annual compensation cycles
  • Assisting with core People Operations due diligence analyses for target acquisitions
  • Painting a picture of People Operations metrics by preparing charts, graphs, and supporting recommendations for presentations to senior leadership
  • Crafting new (and refining existing) standard operating procedures for compensation processes and policies, aligning to both Pathway’s total rewards philosophy and market practice
  • Leading the preparation and execution of Open Enrollment activities, including benefits renewal strategy recommendations, employee communications and training materials, and data transfers to third-party providers
  • Completing salary survey submissions, as required


  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, or a related field
  • 5+ years of applicable experience
  • CCP, CEBS, PHR, or SHRM-CP certifications a plus
  • Advanced proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word; Workday experience a plus
  • Ability to efficiently manipulate large amounts of data and tell a story with data, which also requires being able to first take a step back to consider the bigger picture
  • Comfort in a fast-paced, rapidly-growing company, with a track record of building and maintaining strong relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Self-starter with high intellect, excellent interpersonal skills, and strong organizational and time-management skills in order to prioritize competing tasks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

People make us tick, differentiate us from competitors, and create value for our hospitals. We recognize the importance of our people and have opened this opportunity to help support our 200+ valued hospitals and their teams. We act as internal support and serve our hospital teams as well as drive the growth of the company overall. At Pathway Vet Alliance, culture is at the forefront of our initiatives. Our mission, vision and values, resonate with our team members and are at our core while we focus on supporting our partner hospitals.