Sr. Director, Sales Compensation and Measurement

| Chicago

What We'll Bring

At TransUnion, we have a welcoming and energetic environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. We are consistently exploring new technologies and tools to be agile. This environment gives our people the opportunity to hone current skills and build new capabilities, while discovering their genius.

Come be a part of our team – you’ll work with great people, pioneering products and cutting-edge technology.

What You'll Bring

Strong business acumen with a comprehensive knowledge of sales performance drivers.

Possess high levels of strategic, analytical and conceptual thinking with the ability to convert those concepts into transparent, well thought out tactical execution plans.

Develop and communicate a strong vision that inspires and gains stakeholder confidence.

Excellent logical and creative problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail with no inaccuracies.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to simplify complex messages and influence ideas and initiatives throughout all levels of the organization with the appropriate deportment and respect in every interaction.

Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, critical projects, without losing momentum on longer-term priorities.

Professionalism, consistency in accountability and authenticity at all times, with all levels of the organization.

Self-motivated and committed on all dimensions to deliver high quality results in a collaborative team environment.

Education / Experience

A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) is required; graduate degree is strongly preferred.

15+ years of line of business management, sales leadership, sales operations, sales compensation and/or sales performance management experience a must.

10+ years as a director (or higher) leading large teams in a complex, progressive sales environment.

Proven track record in leading strategic change in a global organization preferably in a public technology company exposed to financial services.

Experience in developing short and long term strategic plans, with ability to move seamlessly between strategic planning and tactical execution

Experience with sales compensation/ performance automation tools, including Xactly and SPM tools.

Experience with leading complex vendor selection (benchmarking) and ongoing program management. 

Self-starter with results-orientation in pursuit of innovation and business growth.

Expert knowledge of the MS Office suite of products, Tableau, Alteryx.

Industry-recognized credentials, such as PMP, Six Sigma, etc. are strongly preferred.

Impact You'll Make

The Senior Director of Sales Compensation and Measurement for U.S. Markets has the responsibility to optimize sales resource deployment, drive behaviors aligned to our corporate and sales strategies, and reward for differentiated performance.

The Senior Director will be responsible for leading the disciplines within Sales Comp and Measurement, including:

Sales Compensation Plan Strategy and Design– lead our sales incentive plan strategy with emphasis on designing and improving sales incentive plans. The work in this area will to reflect the corporate and business unit strategies, measuring plan effectiveness with deep and regular analytics, and working with the Sales Compensation Administration and Sales Performance Measurement & Analytics areas to develop recommendations for plan design changes to optimize the performance of and investment in our direct sellers’ production. In this role, there will be strong collaboration with Finance Accounting/Commission, Finance, HR and Legal teams. This team will support the development of a global best practice around commission design, platforms and technology.

Sales Performance Measurement and Analytics – lead data science projects and other analytically-based improvement programs to optimize resource deployment. This can include projects related to sales performance management and sales coaching, quota allocation, territory segmentation, market coverage planning, exception request analysis, etc. This business area conceptualizes data projects and converts them to applicable data modeling and advanced algorithms that solve complex problems. The body of work from this area develops analysis that substantiates recommendations that influence how sales incentive compensation is paid and plan design is rationalized. This team will support the development of a global model for sales comp analysis, leveraging TU’s broad based of analytics resources.

Sales Compensation Administration – lead the administration of the sales incentive plans across all of US Markets and other sales teams. Administration includes the technological support and execution of sales incentive plans through our sales comp system of record, Xactly. This function will also be required to manage the governance, and its supporting process management to establish consistent and transparent procedures of the end to end compensation process, including exceptions and controls. This team will collaborate with Sales and Finance organizations globally to determine the most optimal sales administration management for each sales team.

The Senior Director, Sales Compensation and Measurement will need to build internal credibility and demonstrate consistent and cooperative leadership with the Executive team, Sales leadership, Finance, HR and other key stakeholders. The Senior Director, Sales Compensation and Measurement will also be required to build and maintain a 3-year Sales Compensation and Measurement roadmap that leads to operational execution and integration with our existing systems and sales technology (i.e. Salesforce.com, Xactly, SPM tools, etc.). 

Be a member of the U.S. Markets Finance team that supports the financial management of resources for the lines of business, sales teams and support groups.

Lead the overall strategy and tactical execution of sales performance management with monthly reporting and quarterly business reviews to measure and review progress towards objectives.

Establish strategic relationships and act as an expert partner to our executives, sales leaders, HR, and Finance across TransUnion to understand complex business drivers and interactions.

Lead, engage and excite direct and indirect teams to set priorities, drive results and find success even during ambiguous times across multiple work streams.

Be flexible, adaptable and balanced in managing urgencies while delivering high quality output.

Perform ROI and other financial analyses on investment plans to help drive informed decisions.

Efficiently lead and drive change through effective collaboration and change leadership at all levels in the organization.

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Location

555 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661

What are TransUnion Perks + Benefits

TransUnion Benefits Overview

At TransUnion, our associates are our greatest asset. However, we understand that work is only one part of our associates’ lives. We recognize the importance of providing a healthy balance between work and home because that’s really where being a force for good starts.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We provide U.S.-based associates with a Volunteer Time Off day each year which can be used to donate time outside the office to a cause that matters to them. We also offer a matching gift program.
Partners with Nonprofits
TransUnion partners with non-profits such as Child Rescue Coalition and Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE).
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
TransUnion has a Community and Associate Services Team (CAST), which is responsible for planning events, such as our annual holiday party, take your child to work day, company BBQ, and more!
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We offer virtual yoga and meditation, fitness classes and sponsored races.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
15% discount on TU stock twice a year
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
We offer a matching gift program for associates who choose to make financial contributions to their selected causes. TransUnion will match up to $2,000/ yr for each associate.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
[email protected] provides backup childcare and eldercare for TU associates.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Annual holiday party, company BBQ and take your child to work day
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
We provide U.S.-based associates with a Volunteer Time Off day each year which can be used to donate time outside the office to a cause that matters to them.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
We offer associates globally 1:1 career coaching with our career advisor. Additionally, we have various mentorship opportunities across areas of the business as well as across levels.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Start your day at TU by grabbing an Intelligentsia coffee or a tasty, hot breakfast from our onsite café. Head up to your workspace where you'll get down to business amidst the inspiring backdrop of beautiful downtown Chicago. Brainstorm onsite with team members in a variety of colorful huddle rooms or collaborate cross-functionally with our offices around the world via video conference, Skype or our intranet. Check things off your to-do list as you continually make progress on key business initiatives. Need a quick break? Challenge your colleagues to a game of ping-pong, pool, foosball, pop-a-shot or Mario Kart in one of our three onsite game rooms. Ready to hit the gym? We have one right downstairs complete with a personal trainer and a selection of free instructor-led fitness classes. Keep your energy up. Take a conference call at one of our walking or bicycle desks. Then attend the quarterly town hall to hear from the TU leadership team on progress in the current quarter and plans for the next. After a day of innovation, wind down in one of our massage chairs or join your colleagues at North Avenue for a game of league volleyball, sponsored by TU!

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