Director, Global Compensation at Beyond Meat

El Segundo, CA

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At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.

The Director of Global Compensation is both strategic and tactical in nature and will involve working as a project leader, a collaborator partner, and a team member. The Director of Global Compensation will focus on bringing excellence and to establish thoughtful compensation solutions that fuel an agile, innovative, collaborative, high-performing, and mission-oriented people culture.

The successful candidate will lead and drive our compensation strategy and tactics with an innovative approach and a continuous improvement mindset. This person will continue to evolve the compensation philosophy and design. You will design programs and initiatives that match Beyond Meat’s maturation journey as a company and reflect its value proposition and culture. You will bring thought leadership and thought partnership to the People Team to provide our employees with a fulfilling and rewarding experience. You will show a keen interest and understanding of the competitive environment for attracting, developing, and retaining talent. You will build on our current compensation programs with the goal of building data-driven, robust, scalable tools, and processes to serve our people and organization.


    • Lead the strategic design, implementation, communication, and administration of the company’s compensation programs, including equity and executive compensation programs 
    • Develop quarterly Human Capital and Compensation Management Committee materials
    • Lead annual survey participation, and serve as the point of contact for all vendor questions and survey renewals 
    • Maintain global salary structures and incentive programs 
    • Conduct job evaluations for new roles, and work with business leaders to review ad-hoc job inquiries 
    • Lead the annual compensation review and planning processes, ensuring risks and opportunities are articulated and addressed
    • Review and continuously improve reward & recognition programs that best fit with the organizational culture, priorities, and changing business needs 
    • Recommend and implement changes to current plans and policies to stay current with laws, trends and competitors 


    • 10+ years of progressive compensation experience, some of which must be within a public company setting
    • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred
    • Technical proficiency in compensation design and development, short- and long-term Incentive plans, People-related legal and finance issues 
    • Experience working in global, publicly traded organizations is required 
    • Experience with compensation surveys/vendors and market pricing tools 
    • Experience in a fast-paced environment and demonstrated ability to scale, drive, and manage multiple projects and initiatives in a fast-paced environment, with a focus on operational excellence
    • Experience with employee relations and demonstrated ability to drive employee engagement
    • Understanding of the FLSA, ADA, FMLA, ACA, compliance with ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, and other relevant People-related policies and laws is desirable, with a demonstrated ability to research and understand compliance is a must 
    • High energy proactive style who naturally follows up and follows through 
    • Strong business acumen and business process orientation
    • Robust communication and executive influencing skills 
    • Capable juggler who is willing and able to handle multiple responsibilities, multiple stakeholders, competing priorities, and tight timelines 
    • Demonstrated ability to understand business objectives and translate into people solutions, particularly in total rewards strategy and programs 
    • Solution-oriented problem-solving skills with rigorous decision-making skills 
    • Agile working style, with structured and pragmatic thinking and comfortable working with ambiguity and fluidity
    • Demonstrated ability to learn and understand a business and drive rewards that support business goals
    • Must be a team player
    • Must be willing to roll up your sleeves and work in a lean organization structure
Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship.

The starting annual base pay for this role is between USD 180,000 and 200,000.  The actual base is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs and market demands.  The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. The role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, and benefits. 

Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

Please note that Beyond Meat has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. All U.S. employees who (a) physically enter a Beyond Meat facility in the United States, (b) represent Beyond Meat at work-related events, including but not limited to trade shows and product demonstrations, or (c) physically enter customer or potential customer sites in connection with their work for Beyond Meat must take all necessary steps to be Fully Vaccinated as a condition of employment, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.

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