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Manager of Executive Compensation

Southwest Airlines Co. Dallas, TX

  • Posted: November 23, 2021
  • Full-Time

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Manager of Executive Compensation is responsible for providing leadership to Team of professionals charged with administration and execution of executive compensation at Southwest Airlines. 


Work Activities/Context:

       Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.

       May perform other job duties as directed by Employee's Leaders.

       Oversees daily activities of Executive Compensation by managing and prioritizing the obligations of the team, assigning tasks according to individual strengths, making critical and timely decisions, ensuring quality of performance and providing coverage when necessary in order to maintain Team productivity.

       Collaborate with Legal, Financial Reporting and Internal Audit departments on all matters related to PSP compliance, Proxy reporting and Compensation Committee governance

       Initiate and develop strong business relationships throughout the organization to consult on program initiatives, gain insight and identify opportunities for education and engagement with executives.

       Oversee the documentation of executive compensation administration, including, but not limited to policies, processes, guides, reports and presentations. 

       Coach, mentor and develop members of the Executive Comp Team by providing guidance, developing individual goals, suggesting career opportunities, sharing constructive feedback and facilitating crucial conversation in order to assist team member sin reaching their fullest potential and prepared them for the next level of responsibility. 

       Manage individual performance by setting and communicating expectations, ensuring results, and providing feedback in order to promote growth and develop a strong succession plan.

       Participate in and lead, when appropriate, project teams by providing subject matter expertise and guidance.

       Collaborate with Manager of Compensation for the delivery of a comprehensive compensation strategy that is consistent and appropriate for evolving business operations.

       Manage the preparation of Compensation Committee materials for Senior Management including, but not limited to agendas, calendars, presentations, analyses, and recommendations

       Keep informed of trends in executive compensation and advise Senior Leadership as needed on marketplace and regulatory developments and their applicability to ensure competitive market positioning in line with marketplace trends and internal budgetary consideration



Required: High School Diploma or GED

Required: Bachelor's Degree



Required: 8        Years compensation experience, with at least three years of executive compensation experience for a public company required.

Preferred: 2       Years of Leadership experience

Preferred:          SEC reporting, including Proxy disclosures, required.  Familiarity with stock plan administration preferred


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Work Style:

 Ability to adapt to communications to a variety of audiences

 Ability to establish credibility and rapport

 Ability to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously with frequent interruptions and time constraints

 Ability to influence without authority

 Ability to convey technical information to non-technical audiences

 Ability to work cross-functionally with other departments

 Proficiency in statistical data analysis methods

 Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and statistics

 Advanced skill in Excel including pivot tables, chart, graphs, v-look up, etc.

 Ability to identify trends or patterns in complex data sets

 Ability to create custom reports & dashboards

 Ability to make independent decisions

 Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations

 Ability to mediate difficult situations to constructive conclusions

 Creative thinking skills

 Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems


Other Qualifications:

 Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.

 Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.

 Must be at least 18 years of age.

 Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.

Employment Type: FULL_TIME

Southwest Airlines Co.


2702 Love Field Dr

Dallas, TX
75235 USA



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