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Apple Compensation Programs Business Partner in Cupertino, California

Compensation Programs Business Partner

Cupertino,California,United States

Corporate Functions

At Apple, our number one resource is our people. As a Compensation Programs Manager, you will help lead the design, development, communication and administration of global pay structures and incentive plan compensation programs. When it comes to attention to detail, leading projects, deadlines, communications, and ideas in different time zones, you’ve got it under control. This position will partner with Compensation Business Partners as well as team members from Finance, Recruiting, Systems teams and other People team functions to deliver effective and innovative compensation programs in alignment with Apple’s Global Compensation Philosophy.

Key Qualifications

  • Ideal candidate will have achieved a track record of consistent success leading Compensation programs, with 7-10+ years of demonstrable experience at a multi-national company.

  • Experience in High-Tech and/or Consulting industries preferred.

  • Experience with crafting, developing and maintaining compensation programs, 
including incentive design programs and pay/ salary structures.

  • Deep knowledge of competitive market pay practices and compensation design strategies.

  • Proven team orientation with collaborative style. Flexible demeanor and a strong ability to get involved in details while maintaining wider view.

  • Strong influencing skills with the ability to communicate clearly and confidently when working with others.

  • Independent, self-starter with the ability to successfully balance multiple priorities and manage ambiguity in a sophisticated matrix structure.

  • Excellent process management, planning and organizational skills. Resilient and determined to ensure projects and results are achieved.

  • Robust analytical skills and business sense, with an ability to see the implications of actual and planned activities, contributing to management decisions.

  • Proven track record to learn on the fly and maintain composure in a fast-paced environment.

  • Pragmatic, quick-thinking, and results oriented, with a solid bias for customer service.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Additional language skills a plus.

  • High integrity and ethics in handling confidential information.

  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence.

  • Exceptional Excel/spreadsheet skills.

  • Experience with Workday preferred.

  • Both domestic & international travel may be required for this role.


Manage, design and coordinate various incentive plans, including Apple’s executive bonus plan, Retail leadership bonus plan, and other incentive plans. Help maintain and develop processes to keep global pay/salary structures updated based on internal and external market data and in alignment with Apple’s compensation strategy. Perform analytics from internal and external sources and proactively provide recommendations regarding incentive programs and salary structures. Develop a network of Compensation professionals for ongoing knowledge of pay practices and shifting trends. Lead strategic projects while also managing routine activities Provide ad hoc support and develop strong cross-functional partnerships to 
support business needs

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (MBA a plus)

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

  • At Apple, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $166,900.00 and $250,400.00, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.Apple employees also have the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder through participation in Apple’s discretionary employee stock programs. Apple employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, and can purchase Apple stock at a discount if voluntarily participating in Apple’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You’ll also receive benefits including: Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits, a range of discounted products and free services, and for formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, reimbursement for certain educational expenses — including tuition. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation.Learn more (https://www.apple.com/careers/us/benefits.html) about Apple Benefits.Note: Apple benefit, compensation and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program.Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

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