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Senior Consultant, Executive Compensation & Global Incentives (Contract)

San Mateo, CA – requires travel onsite

SIE PlayStation is seeking a Contract Senior Consultant to manage, support and execute multiple key Compensation & Global Incentive Plan initiatives. Requiring an exceptional level of detail and stewardship, each are considered milestones across overall annual strategic plans. Throughout execution, this role will also serve as a strategic consulting partner to senior business, HR leadership, and internal cross-functional teams. This is a Contract Consultant role with an expected duration of 6-8 months.


  • Lead efforts underway that elevate SIE’s existing Compensation & Global Incentive offerings
  • Lead annual equity planning cycles while working cross-functionally, which can include individual Business Division(s), Internal Communications, HRIS, and People Experience Teams
  • Serve as a strategic compensation consulting partner to assigned global business divisions, which span across the US, UK, and Japan
  • Prepare program management design recommendations including our annual award cycle
  • Prepare executive summaries to secure executive management and Headquarter approvals for equity recommendations
  • Develop transition plans, proposed timelines, and recommended actions that address gaps while aligning with our Global Compensation Philosophy
  • Develop training materials for leaders to empower support for our planning & decisions
  • Develop training and communications materials (ex: Communication Guide, Individual Award Statements) to support leader-led award conversations
  • Partner with HRIS team to configure and implement actions needed to meet planned annual cycle timelines and execution dates
  • Conduct impact assessments, both employee and financial
  • Oversee and support compensation & incentive events
  • Serve as a point of contact for programs and special project efforts


  • 15+ years of corporate and/or consulting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or a related field or a combination of relevant experience, education, and training
  • Strong expertise in a variety of compensation models, structures, and vehicles
  • Exceptionally detail-driven with emphasis on accuracy, coupled with an ability to see the broader picture
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment prioritizing workload and performing multiple tasks under accelerated deadlines
  • Proven senior stakeholder and leadership interaction and management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (especially in relation to senior executives and partners)
  • Excellent organization, planning, and decision-making skills crucial; ability to balance needs of the business and the employees while maintaining compliance
  • Self-Starter and able to work well and communicate effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to travel as needed; expected travel is between 25% – 50% (about 1 week per month)

Desired qualifications:

  • Ideally 3-4+ years in executive compensation design and strategic efforts implementation at a global organization or a consulting firm
  • Experience working across multiple geographies and within a matrixed organization

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At SIE, working with our partners, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location.

Please note that the individual base pay range may vary based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.

In addition, this role is eligible for benefit offerings that include medical, dental, and vision. Click to learn more.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below, this is an hourly rate.

$90—$120 USD

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

Tagged as: Communications, Consulting, Curiosity, Innovation, Leadership, Management, Program Management, Stewardship, Timelines

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