Director, Compensation

Website SharkNinja

Our purpose is to positively impact people’s lives every day in every home around the world! We work very hard to provide our consumers with high-quality, exciting 5-star products that make life easier. We thrive on passion and innovation and are looking for great people, with great ideas, who want to build the next big thing and develop while they do.

Our mission to positively impact people’s lives every day in every home around the world allows our employees to be thinkers and tinkerers, designers and doers, creators and number crunchers, makers of things they love. As we continue to grow, we are excited to add a Director of Compensation to our global team.


Reporting to the Head of Global Total Rewards, the Director of Compensation is responsible for leading our organization’s compensation strategy, design, planning, and administration. This role plays a key role in ensuring our pay practices are competitive, equitable, and aligned with our company’s strategic goals. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in compensation management, excellent analytical skills, and the ability to design and implement effective compensation programs that attract, motivate, and retain top talent.

LOCATION: Needham, MA – Hybrid

Here are some of the EXCITING things you’ll get to do:

  • Develop and advance the SharkNinja compensation strategy that is committed to providing a modern, competitive and equitable program that will attract, retain and reward high-performing associates at all levels.
  • Lead projects to support the implementation and standardization of compensation best practices to enhance organization effectiveness.
  • Accurately interpret, counsel, communicate, and educate managers and associates on pay decisions, policy, and practices.
  • Stays current on legislation, trends, marketplace changes, and advances and make recommendations to ensure competitiveness and compliance in all relevant markets.
  • Create short/long-term retention strategies and compelling offers to attract and retain top talent.
  • Lead the design, implementation, and administration of compensation programs, including base pay, variable pay, and equity incentives.
  • Contribute to preparation of Compensation Committee materials for board meetings.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to ensure our compensation practices are competitive and comply with current laws and regulations.
  • Manage salary structures, job classifications, job architecture governance framework and compensation cycles.
  • Provide expert advice on pay decisions, policy interpretations, and job evaluations.
  • Oversee the participation in compensation surveys and analyze survey data to benchmark compensation practices.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication strategies to ensure transparency and understanding of compensation practices across the organization.
  • Lead, mentor, and develop a team of compensation professionals.
  • Be a proactive and results-oriented leader that is able to translate vision into action and effective execution.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of seven years of progressively more responsible experience in the design and administration of global compensation programs.
  • Outstanding organizational, communication (verbal / presentation / written), and interpersonal skills with track record of partnering with and presenting to senior management.
  • Comfortable working with ambiguity and evolving priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Public company experience required, with exposure to executive compensation a plus.


  • As a corporate citizen, learn and support SharkNinja’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategy
  • Be an Ally, find internal Champions
  • Explore SharkNinja’s Employee Resource Groups or volunteer to serve on committees that organize diversity-related events and activities
  • Participate in employee engagement surveys and respond as openly and honestly as possible
  • Become culturally competent; take the time to learn about different cultures, races, religions and backgrounds represented by your colleagues
  • Treat people in a way they wish to be treated rather than the way you wish to be treated 
At SharkNinja, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are vital to our global success. Valuing each unique voice and blending all of our diverse skills strengthens SharkNinja’s innovation every day. We support ALL associates in bringing their authentic selves to work, making an impact, and having the opportunity for career acceleration. With help from our leadership, associates, and our community, we aim to have equity be a key component of the SharkNinja DNA.
YOUR ROLE in leading our SUCCESS DRIVERS & representing our UNIQUE MINDSET
  • Lead us to be “RARELY SATISFIED” 
  • Make things better each day; “PROGRESS OVER PERFECTION”
  • Use your knowledge of our consumer, understand that “DETAILS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE”
  • Deliver something great; “WINNING IS A TEAM SPORT”
  • Be clear and honest, “COMMUNICATING FOR IMPACT” 
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