Total Rewards Manager


Burlingame, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Post Date: 02/27/2021
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  • Company Address: 831 Mitten Rd, Burlingame, CA, 94010

About Color

Color’s mission is to help people lead the healthiest lives that science and medicine can offer. We launched in April 2015 with a simple, affordable genetic test to help people understand their risk for hereditary cancer. In 2017, we added coverage for hereditary heart conditions. Between them, cancer and heart disease constitute the two biggest causes of death worldwide. In September 2018, we introduced a new health area, medication response, to help people understand how their genes may influence response to certain medications.

Job Description

Recently named by Rock Health as the 'Best Digital Health Company to Work For,' Color is a leading healthcare technology company. Color makes population-scale healthcare programs accessible, convenient, and cost-effective for everyone. Color works with health systems, employers, and national health initiatives around the world including the million-person All of Us Research Program by the National Institutes of Health. 
Since March 2020, Color has mobilized to repurpose core parts of its infrastructure for a massive COVID-19 response and helped fundamentally change the access model for COVID-19 testing across massive public health programs (including the City of San Francisco and community-based efforts in Oakland), major U.S. employers, and universities. For more information about Color and its response to COVID-19, visit
If you are not sure that you're 100% qualified, but are up for the challenge - we want you to apply!
We are looking for top talent to join our People Operations team as a Total Rewards Manager. You will use your expertise to lead all compensation processes including, determination of competitive base and variable pay, merit, promotions, and equity. If you enjoy working cross-functionally to solve problems using data and organization planning; along with the desire to thrive in an ambiguous, fast-paced, and dynamic environment, this might be the role for you.

How You’ll Contribute:

    • Design and optimize compensation initiatives
    • Develop flexible and competitive market-based total rewards programs
    • Use benchmarks to elevate our understanding of our compensation competitiveness, and evolve over time to meet the changing landscape of total rewards
    • Identify potential opportunities, make recommendations, and provide leadership for internal and external offers to attract and retain top talent
    • Determine effective executive compensation practices - Work with the Legal and Finance team as well as the Compensation Committee and the Board’s Compensation Consultant to design, update, communicate and disclose executive compensation plans
    • Implement compensation systems, tools, and processes
    • Partner with People Operations, Recruiting, Finance, and Leadership to understand needs related to compensation
    • Provide perspectives, develop solutions, and education regarding total rewards
    • Develop a comprehensive, effective communications strategy to share compensation information

Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:

    • BA/BS degree and 5+ years demonstrated experience in total rewards, compensation, or related fields like Finance
    • Demonstrated compensation experience in the following areas: executive compensation, base salary, market pricing, variable pay and performance management, job evaluation, and data analysis
    • Experience in research and cost modeling
    • A track record of identifying problems and using strategic skills to drive appropriate solutions
    • Desire to use consultative, influential, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to meet independently with senior leaders and present with confidence, impact, and influence
    • Ability to handle shifting priorities and multitasking to deliver results and meet tight  deadlines
    • Experience with vendor selection and RFPs
    • Experience with HRM software
    • Strong expertise in quantitative analysis in Excel. - Strong communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation)
    • Detail orientation and a high degree of organization skills.
    • Strategic mindset - comfortable thinking in short (one to two weeks ahead), medium (one to three months ahead), and long-term (one year plus) segments.
    • Curiosity - A craving for innovation, working in creative environments, and constantly looking to challenge the status quo.

Nice to Have:

    • MBA
    • Benefits administration experience including knowledge of health and welfare plans, Leaves, time off practices, and retirement plans
    • High growth organization experience
    • Tech and/or healthcare industry experience
Color is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Color prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Color conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

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