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Employee Compensation Consultant - Associate

May 29, 2015 3:44 PM | Anonymous


Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer's 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. If you thrive on challenge, are passionate about ideas, love solving problems and truly enjoy connecting with people, we encourage you to explore the hundreds of job opportunities available through Mercer. Our core strengths place Mercer in a unique position to help our clients achieve the extraordinary - and extraordinary results require extraordinary people. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital.

The Employee Compensation Consultant will provide guidance, review quantitative and qualitative analyses and research prepared by analysts, work on complex analyses, and draft PowerPoint client presentations that include meaningful conclusions for review by senior consultants on the team. Having a good understanding of project components and process, this position participates as an integral member of project teams by serving as a day-to-day client contact for such project areas as data requests and data management.

To fulfill this role, the Employee Compensation Consultant will:

  • Review financial and compensation data analyses prepared by analysts, ensuring it is accurately calculating desired information.
  • Review and/or develop exhibits based on collected and calculated data. Perform data analysis using advanced dynamic Excel modeling. Understand project components and processes to make sure analyses are correct.
  • Acting as a liaison between Mercer's project team and the client secondary contact, serves as a day-to-day client contact for project areas including data requests and data management.
  • Participate in meetings with clients, including fact-finding interviews and presentations.
  • Write and structure client presentations/reports. Review Excel exhibits in PowerPoint presentations and initial conclusions prepared by analysts. Draw conclusions from the data for project managers' and senior consultants' review.
  • Work closely with project managers and senior consultants on the project to determine the exhibits to be included in the final client presentations which typically involve a high level of customization.
  • Applies computer and research skills to understand financial performance, talent management trends, and pay practices and policies for a particular client and within the broader marketplace.
  • Use Research Insight and public filings to gather financial data.
  • Develop and review peer groups - lists of organizations against which the client organization is compared (e.g., based on revenue, brand, industry, etc.) and/or are the client's direct competitors.
  • Use Mercer's proprietary tools and public filings to gather pay practices and policies. May also research other sources to solicit industry knowledge, company news, competitor reports on industry trends, etc.
  • Provide guidance to project team analysts and ensures timely delivery of work and achievement of project objectives.
  • Typically manages smaller projects and work streams of larger client projects.


  • An MBA, a master's in industrial and labor relations or related degree including significant coursework in finance, economics, statistics, mathematics, human resources (HR) and/or accounting, or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • Two to five years of relevant work experience in management consulting, compensation, finance, human resources or accounting preferred.
  • Project management experience; experience in data analysis, financial modeling and presentation design.
  • Strong analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative, and a strong background in Excel.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with strong attention to detail.
  • Intellectual curiosity, seeking opportunities to develop new skills.
  • Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to work under tight deadlines or changing client needs.

Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, pension and 401K, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. For more information about our company, please visit us at: http://www.mmc.com/. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at: www.mmc.com/diversity



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