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Job Summary

Michigan Medicine’s Compensation Team is growing! We are excited to add an additional Lead Compensation Consultant to our close-knit team of compensation experts who design, implement, manage, and evaluate innovative compensation programs, processes, and practices that support the attraction and retention of the “leaders and best”.

The Lead Compensation Consultant identifies, evaluates and communicates compensation data trends and insights to assist leaders in making data-driven decisions. Consults as a trusted advisor, with client-facing HR Business Partners, Talent Acquisition and Leaders to proactively identify and address compensation opportunities to advance health to serve Michigan and the world. Manages complex projects involving cross-functional teams. Works with a high degree of autonomy in a fast-paced and evolving environment. Reports to the Director, Compensation.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • Market-leading retirement savings opportunities
  • Competitive time-off policies
  • Opportunities to work on a fun team and make an impact



  • Manages compensation programs and processes.
  • Conducts comprehensive compensation analysis to ensure market competitiveness. Influences the decision-making process and outcomes by providing detailed analysis/models, innovative recommendations, and expert knowledge.
  • Leads continuous improvement initiatives ensuring compensation programs remain competitive, efficient and innovative.
  • Partners with the executive compensation consultant to manage all executive compensation administrative processes.
  • Serves as lead compensation consultant for assigned collective bargaining agreement, collaborating with director of compensation and HR labor relations colleagues to develop compensation and benefits related strategies, recommendations and proposals.
  • Monitors federal, state and local compensation regulations. Audits pay practices to ensure compliance with wage and hour laws and regulations and internal pay policies.

Required Qualifications*


  • At least 8 years of progressive broad-based compensation experience, preferably in large, complex organizations.
  • Experience consulting and influencing effectively with internal customers, including business partners and executives.
  • Experience designing and implementing effective and innovative compensation programs and processes.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business administration, finance, economics human resources, or related fields.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

Desired Qualifications*


  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certification
  • Executive compensation experience, health care and/or higher education experience, experience working with labor unions, HR generalist experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of contemporary compensation principles and practices

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.