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Groupon People Team

Head of Compensation

  • Warszawa / Chicago / Dublin / London / Remote - United States of America
  • People
  • Full Time
  • Added


Groupon is an experiences marketplace that brings people more ways to get the most out of their city or wherever they may be. By enabling real-time mobile commerce across local businesses, live events and travel destinations, Groupon helps people find and discover experiences––big and small, new and familiar––that make for a full, fun and rewarding life. Groupon helps local businesses grow and strengthen customer relationships––resulting in strong, vibrant communities. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success.

The Global Head of Compensation is accountable for the design and development of compensation and programs, including the delivery and communication of these programs. They are responsible for ensuring that programs are aligned with leadership direction, market results-orientated, fair and in compliance with established policies, procedures and legislative requirements.    

In this role you will have autonomy and can make a meaningful impact. We're curious, fun, a little intense, and kind of obsessed with helping local businesses thrive. Does that sound like a great way to grow your career? Let's get into the details.

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Direct the compensation function and ensure programs are results-orientated, balanced and achieve desired behaviors and results that are closely aligned to Groupon's business strategies.

  • Manage cyclical compensation programs including cash and equity awards.

  • Own and maintain the company’s compensation and job structures

  • Drive for simplification of processes, including salary range creation, position recommendations and effective communication and training on new and existing compensation programs.

  • Collaborate on the development of agenda topics and material development for the HR and Comp Committee of the Board of Directors and manage the process and timeline for Committee preparedness.

  • Lead, with strong collaboration with Legal and Finance, the annual development of the Compensation Discussion and Analysis corresponding executive compensation and pay versus performance tables in the Company's proxy statement.

  • Closely collaborate with various internal groups - legal, tax, communications, investor relations and others as needed - on a variety of issues pertaining to equity and incentive compensation.

  • Manage, hire, develop, engage and coach a team of compensation professionals.

We're excited about you if you have:

  • Strong business acumen; a solid understanding of the financial, legal and tax implications of the various global compensation alternatives to ensure they are  effective and compliant.  Strong understanding of Sales focused compensation plans.

  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities that requires strong project management, task management and decision-making skills. Hands-on approach required.

  • Excellent analytic and financial skills, including reduction in cost/risk and optimizing department budget.

  • A highly motivated leader of people, programs and ideas with high integrity. Pro-active and performance results oriented and capable of operating successfully in an e-commerce environment.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Business or related disciplines required, or equivalent experience. 

  • A minimum of 4 years of diverse compensation experience in a consumer-centric environment.

  • Exposure to international compensation programs preferred.

  • Knowledge of relevant market trends and practices.

We don't believe in a 'perfect' candidate because we believe in recognizing and fostering the full potential of every individual. If you believe this is a role that you'll be excited to work in every day, want to be a part of a diverse and inclusive culture like ours, and will be relentless about helping Groupon transform to reach its full potential, please apply.

Groupon’s purpose is to build strong communities through thriving small businesses. To learn more about the world’s largest local ecommerce marketplace, click here for the latest Groupon news. Plus, be sure to check out the values that shape our culture, guide our strategy and make our company a great place to work. And just don’t take our word for it. Hear from real Groupon team members, learn more about our inclusive employee groups, and check out our benefits. If all of this sounds like something that’s a great fit for you, then click apply and let’s see where this takes us.

Groupon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualifications for employment, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment are based upon the ability to perform the job. Equal-employment opportunities are provided to all applicants and employees without regard to race, creed, religion, color, age, national origin, sex, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, military discharge status (excluding dishonorable discharge), veteran status, citizenship status, or other legally protected status. We are all responsible for maintaining this policy. Groupon is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may email us at hraccommodations at If you have concerns related to Groupon’s equal employment opportunities, you may contact Groupon’s Ethics Reporting Service Ethicspoint.

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