Analyst, Compensation

Location: Holt Renfrew - Toronto - Corporate Store Support Centre (60 Bloor Street West, Suite 1100)
Department: People & Culture
Cosmetic/Brand Line:
Work Status: Full-Time
# of openings: 1
Project #: 12352


At Holt Renfrew, our purpose is to inspire a life of style. We achieve this by living our Brand Spirit; demonstrating Holts’ values:

  • Passion - Own it
  • Excellence - Elevate every moment
  • Warmth - Open to the world and
  • Unity - One team. One Holts.


The Analyst, Compensation/Total Rewards provides analytical and administrative support in the development, implementation and monitoring of all Total Rewards activities for Holt Renfrew. The Analyst provides extraordinary service to internal clients by analyzing and monitoring programs, upholding data integrity and through timely responses to queries and escalations.    


Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Build effective partnerships with major internal contacts, i.e. executives and management across the organization
  • Supports the Manager, Total Rewards by providing analysis and recommendation on program design and market competitiveness
  • Provide analytical and administrative support for major plan processes including but not limited to:
    • Cash compensation programs including, commission, market analysis and job evaluation
    • Bonus/Incentive programs for all levels of eligible participants
    • Benefit & Wellness programs including annual re-enrollment activities
    • Retirement Savings Plans
    • Absence Management
  • Support the annual reward cycle, including forecasts and modelling of budgets and accruals for STIP and merit programs, ensuring data readiness data analysis for all bonus calculations
  • Develop, maintain and update communication & training materials for all Total Rewards activities across the organization i.e. guides, plan documents, marketing collateral, webinars etc.
  • Prepare standard and ad-hoc reporting for all Total Rewards programs
  • Perform audits on Total Rewards related processing to ensure compliance with internal and external standards including legislation changes and market movement
  • Identify and recommend opportunities for the improvement of processes and policies related to Total Rewards to enhance the performance and understanding of programs and to reduce administration
  • Keep pulse on market trends and ensure awareness of Total Rewards related legislation changes
  • Respond in a timely and accurate manner to inquiries and escalations
  • Assist in the development of critical paths and the roll out of all related projects and programs
  • manage the annual compensation survey submission process by participating, reviewing and analyzing survey data and results


The ideal candidate:

  • Post-secondary degree in a related field equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of successful analytical experience in a retail organization
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and customer service skills
  • Confident and effective communication (written & verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)


The measures of success: 

  • Contribution to financial objectives
  • Individual objectives linked to the achievement of department goals
  • Feedback from internal and external clients

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