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Head of Total Rewards

Company: Spero Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Job Description:

Spero Therapeutics (Nasdaq: SPRO) is a multi-asset clinical stage biopharmaceutical company in Cambridge, Mass. We are highly committed to advancing novel treatment approaches for bacterial infections with a world-class team of biotechnological and biopharmaceutical experts. The company has a pipeline of novel and highly differentiated antibacterial and rare disease product candidates focused on the unmet needs of patients with multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacterial infections. Spero's lead product candidate, Tebipenem HBr, is an oral carbapenem currently being evaluated in a pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections. Spero is also advancing SPR720, its oral antimicrobial agent in development for the treatment of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) pulmonary disease, a rare orphan disease. Spero's third product candidate, SPR206, is an IV-administered agent being developed as an innovative option to treat MDR Gram-negative bacterial infections. We sincerely believe that our novel product candidates will have meaningful impact on patient health and significant commercial applications for the treatment of MDR infections in both the hospital and community settings. General Scope and Summary of Role The Head of Total Rewards, HR Operations & Systems is responsible for leading and managing the design, implementation, communication, and ongoing evaluation of our total rewards strategy and programs and operational work processes.--Additionally, you will be responsible for assessing and evaluating our HR technologies that enable and empower P & C and our People. -- You will ensure that Spero Therapeutics's compensation, benefits, equity, and other rewards programs are forward-thinking and competitive, support the delivery of our desired employee experience, and align with the Company's culture and business strategy.--You must be comfortable working in a purpose-driven, collaborative culture at both the strategic and tactical levels, thinking longer-term while rolling up your sleeves to execute the details.-- What You'll Do

  • Lead, manage, and administer the compensation and benefits function to ensure programs such as broad-based compensation, equity, bonus programs, recognition, health, and wellness benefits are competitive, valued, and aligned with Spero's business strategy and financial plans.--
  • Identify and propose modifications and enhancements to our total reward programs to address our employees' changing needs and the competitive environment for talent in our industry.
  • Partner with Head of Talent Acquisition on developing offers that are competitive and equitable.--Provide guidance on total compensation and equity.
  • Support the Head of People & Culture on executive compensation analyses and preparation of materials for the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Partner with Commercial Operations and Finance to design sales incentive plans aligned with Spero's business objectives and talent strategy while ensuring consistent and market-driven compensation levels.
  • Develop and deliver communications that help our employees appreciate and value their total compensation package benefits, base, bonus, equity, time off, etc.); create total rewards statements and materials.
  • Manage and provide oversight for benefits brokerage Partner for renewal and the open enrollment process, including partnering and negotiating with external vendors, preparing communications for employees, and working with the P & C team to ensure employees are well informed and engaged. Oversee the management and execution of the 401k plan, including all compliance and fiduciary activities, Leader of the fiduciary committee.
  • Collaborate with the P & C team and IT to identify technology and system needs that support a growing company.--Develop a proposed plan for selecting and implementing applications and systems to enable data-driven decision-making and reduce manual processing.--Partner with IT to ensure systems and tools are compatible.
  • Remain current on industry trends, best practices, compliance, new/progressive processes, etc., that enable Spero Therapeutics to achieve higher organizational excellence levels. What You'll Need
    • BA/BS Degree in Human Resources, Business, or other relevant area is required, MA degree preferred, CCP, Certified Compensation designation
    • A minimum of 15 years of diverse experience and progressive responsibility in compensation, benefits, and HR systems and applications, with at least five years in a compensation management role within pharmaceutical/technology-centric environments.
    • Thrives working in a highly collaborative work culture, history of successfully partnering with the P & C team, employees, and internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
    • Demonstrated ability to successfully execute in a high growth environment with limited infrastructure.
    • Possess both strategic capabilities with a "roll up your sleeves approach." This is a leadership position in a small, growing company requiring hands-on execution.--You will have the ability to build a team over time.
    • Strong project management and prioritization skills to effectively manage and drive multiple projects and initiatives in a fast-paced environment.
    • Strong technical proficiency with HR systems and MS Office tools, including advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills required.
    • Understanding of and experience with equity plans and different types of equity vehicles for publicly traded companies.
    • Expert understanding of SEC, SOX, tax requirements, and all other government regulations apply to compensation, benefits, and equity . Spero Therapeutics offers competitive compensation, including stock options. Our comprehensive benefits package includes self-managed time off, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and a health savings account.--We offer flexible work options, commuter benefits, and/or free parking near our office in Cambridge. The following questions are entirely optional. To comply with government Equal Employment Opportunity and/or Affirmative Action reporting regulations, we are requesting (but NOT requiring) that you enter this personal data. This information will not be used in connection with any employment decisions, and will be used solely as permitted by state and federal law. Your voluntary cooperation would be appreciated. Learn more . Invitation for Job Applicants to Self-Identify as a U.S. Veteran
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