Compensation Analyst

| Chicago, IL, USA
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Argo Group is a leader in specialty insurance with a vibrant culture built on respect, equality, wellness and opportunity. We’re an innovative organization that’s small enough to be agile and big enough to make a difference in our industry.  

Our flexible workplace is continuously evolving to ensure all employees feel: 

  • Comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. 
  • Confident that they will be treated respectfully. 
  • Recognized for their performance and provided with equal opportunities to succeed. 

At Argo, skill meets opportunity. If you’re wired to raise your hand and ask, “Where can I help?”, you’ll thrive with us. 

Argo Group is a leader in specialty insurance with a vibrant culture built on respect, equality, wellness and opportunity. We’re an innovative organization that’s small enough to be agile and big enough to make a difference in our industry. Our hybrid workplace is continuously evolving to ensure all employees feel:
• Comfortable bringing their whole selves to work.
• Confident that they will be treated respectfully.
• Recognized for their performance and provided with equal opportunities to succeed.
At Argo, skill meets opportunity. If you’re wired to raise your hand and ask, “Where can I help?”, you’ll thrive with us.
At Argo Group, you can make a direct impact while working in an organization small enough to be agile and big enough to make a difference. We ask you to bring a growth mindset and a desire to share your unique perspective with our dynamic teams.
Argo Group (NYSE: ARGO), a global multiline underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market, offers a comprehensive line of high-quality products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of our clients. We foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity and design thinking, relies on innovation and agility, promotes collaborative service delivery, frequent, integrated communication, and authentic recognition of excellence. View the latest Investor Presentation and Argo News & Insights to learn more about us.

A Brief Overview

Oversees the daily transactional review of compensation-related inquiries and requests. Provides recommendations and develops and implements employee compensation structure changes. Evaluates job families and job levels to ensure appropriate leveling. Involved in special projects such as: upgrades to the JDX job description database software, MarketPay salary survey software, and CompXL software; enhancements to current compensation processes; and evaluates new compensation programs. Works in partnership with the rest of the Human Resources team to ensure that compensation and incentive programs are competitive in the market.

 

What We Need:

  • Bachelor's Degree Human Resources, Business Administration or related field required.
  • 1-3 years Compensation administration,
  • Experience in an analyst or similar capacity with compensation programs and systems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite - Expert in MS Excel.
  • Strong attention to details/accuracy.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of compensation principles and procedures.
  • Proficient in using HR related software.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Familiarity with job evaluation and job analysis systems.
  • Workday proficiency strongly preferred.
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or progress towards certification.

How You Will Make an Impact:

  • Conduct annual benchmark survey matching & participation.
  • Complete job evaluations for appropriate job family and level placement.
  • Assist in the annual market analysis and make recommendations to maintain competitive salary ranges.
  • Review and make recommendations for compensation packages to maximize retention and ensure internal pay equity and alignment with Argo’s Compensation Framework.
  • Complete quarterly pay equity analysis and report findings to HR Talent Partners.
  • Manage MarketPay system including uploading/maintaining survey data results for market data analysis.
  • Manage the job descriptions in JDXpert.
  • Administer the annual merit cycle including partnering with compensation team in pre-planning, prepping the launch in the CompXL tool, and processing and auditing of payout files.
  • Manage LTI vesting administration & reporting in E*TRADE  including issuing Annual LTI Agreements and processing cash releases.
  • Generate compensation reports for data audit and analysis purposes.
  • Provide project support in ongoing Compensation initiatives.
  • Assist in the development of compensation education and training materials.
  • Partner with the internal audit team and complete annual SOX audit requests.

Physical Demands

Unless otherwise specified below as an essential function of the job, this role generally operates within a standard office environment (on-site, remote or hybrid), requiring the use of a PC and other related office equipment.

 

Argo Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Argo Group complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Benefits Department at [email protected] or 210-321-8400.

PLEASE NOTE:  At this time, Argo Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization for this position.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Argo Group, please contact our Benefits Department at 210-321-8400. 

To all recruitment agencies:  Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not forward any resumes to Argo Group employees.   Argo Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. is an underwriter of specialty insurance products in the property and casualty market. Argo offers a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of businesses. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brookfield Reinsurance Ltd. Argo and its insurance subsidiaries are rated ‛A-’ by Standard and Poor’s. Argo’s insurance subsidiaries are rated ‛A-’ by A.M. Best. More information about Argo is available at www.argogroup.com.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 

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Our Benefits

Developing our employees professionally and personally strengthens our organization.
Argo Group offers an attractive Total Rewards package that includes:

  • A culture that recognizes performance and empowers employees to excel, offering competitive compensation and merit driven profit sharing.
  • Flexible workplace policies that support employee well-being include compressed hours, flex-time, job-sharing, remote work, sabbatical leave, and holiday hours.
  • Comprehensive health, wellness, and financial planning options that employees can tailor to meet their personal and family needs.  In addition to traditional health and wellness plans, benefits include dental, disability, life insurance, medical, and vision insurance, matching 401(k) retirement savings, generous paid time off (21 days of PTO, 11 paid company holidays, 3 floating holidays and a paid voluntary day), paid caregiver and parental leave, paid bereavement, jury duty/court appearances, and military (up to 14 days) leave, employee assistance program (EAP), and an array of voluntary benefits.  
  • Argo Academy, a digital and instructor-led platform that offers continuous learning and professional development – Training magazine lists Argo among the Training "Top 125" Companies.   Argo encourages career mobility and continuing education to pursue and maintain professional and industry designations, in addition to traditional university and higher education programs.
  • An inclusive culture that develops and sponsors diverse teams, encourages cross-functional engagement and collaboration, builds community through employee resource groups (ERGs), and provides an environment that welcomes ongoing dialogue, creative innovation, professional and personal development.
  • Active community outreach and volunteer programs.
  • A generous Employee Referral program that results in approximately 25% of all new hires annually.
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