Director of Compensation

Full Time
Human Resources

Compensation Director – Brilliant Earth 

Position Overview: 

Brilliant Earth is searching for a Compensation Director to oversee the compensation philosophy, program and strategy, with goals of fairness, maintaining a competitive market stance and achieving our business goals. Reporting to the SVP, HR, you will act as a strategic business partner across the organization and have a tangible impact on the continued growth strategy of the company.  


  • Develop a compensation philosophy and administer policies and procedures to ensure that the compensation philosophy and programs support business objectives, are fair and competitive and legally compliant.  
  • Manage nationwide base pay, short and long-term incentives and the annual compensation adjustment process in support of remote & onsite workforce, and corporate and retail / warehouse staff.  
  • Manage the equity-based long-term incentive compensation program, including design, compliance and day to day operations 
  • Participate in the creation of materials for review and approval by the Compensation Committee / Board of Directors.  Support the Legal team in the development of the executive compensation section of the annual Proxy statement.  
  • Partner with HR & Talent Acquisition teams to proactively adjust programs to address changing employment and recruitment markets.  
  • Provide a framework and guidance for base, short and long-term compensation for offers, promotions, annual reviews and internal transfers.  
  • Manage statutory and internal compensation reporting, ensuring compliance and equity.  
  • Develop total compensation analyses and modeling, in partnership with FP&A, to support our compensation philosophy and manage to budgets.  
  • Utilize multiple data sources, including surveys, competitor analysis, and compensation benchmarking platforms to develop competitive strategies and ensure market competitive base and variable pay programs.  
  • Stay abreast and provide guidance for compliance with applicable employment-related federal and state requirements regarding employee pay. Provide leadership and compliance with federal and state FLSA requirements. 
  • Collaborate with leaders across the organization to present insights and develop competitive and equitable compensation plans for every function and level of the organization.  
  • Support the development and design of a best-in-class recognition program. 


  • 10+ years’ experience in HR, with 7+ years’ focus in compensation 
  • Demonstrated experience developing and continuously improving compensation programs and procedures 
  • Robust analytical abilities, detail orientation and organizational skills 
  • Experience identifying through an analytical approach and onboarding compensation tools and resources 
  • Deep experience with HRIS applications; Oracle HCM (including Compensation Module) preferred 
  • Working knowledge of sales compensation design and administration best practices 
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization 
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve and prioritize time effectively to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, high-growth environment 
  • Understanding and embracement of diversity, inclusion and belonging principles 
  • Interest in socially and environmentally responsible organizations and products 
  • Bachelor’s Degree 

What We Offer  

At Brilliant Earth, we’re passionate about the employee experience. That’s why we offer an excellent training program and endless opportunities for career growth! In addition, we offer competitive salaries and a robust benefits package, including:     

  • Equity Compensation. You will play an important role in the growth and success of the company. RSU awards allow us all to share in these successes.   
  • Insurance. Medical, dental, and vision insurance kick in on the first day of your 2nd month!    
  • 401k match. We know that saving for the future is important. That's why we offer a generous 401k match.    
  • Open PTO Policy. We know it’s important to recharge and relax.  
  • Disability and Life insurance. 100% employer-paid.    
  • Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits.    
  • Continued Education. Company-sponsored learning in leadership, professional skills, diversity & inclusion, and access to tuition reimbursement for role-specific trainings.     
  • Employee Discounts. As an employee at Brilliant Earth, you’ll receive a generous discount on our jewelry.    
  • Wellness Benefits. We offer access to exclusive discounts on gym memberships and more, as well as an Employee Assistance Program for 24/7 access to counseling.    
  • Giving Back and Volunteer Opportunities. In addition to our giving back programs, our teams support local initiatives and spend time together by volunteering.    

About Brilliant Earth:   

Brilliant Earth is one of the fastest growing e-commerce jewelers in the world, and a global leader in ethically sourced fine jewelry. Founded in 2005, we have been featured in Time, The Knot, Forbes, and Refinery29, among many other media outlets. We are a group of dedicated team members with a common goal of creating a more sustainable, transparent, and compassionate jewelry industry. 

We are searching for bright and passionate people who are excited to make an impact from day one and grow with the company to take on greater responsibility over time. We are hard-working team players that welcome challenges and rise to any occasion. Our community of collaboration, respect and encouragement is fostered by frequent team events, cross-departmental meetings and celebrating our wins, big and small. Brilliant Earth team members bring a top-notch attitude and a willingness to help each other grow. For more insight into our work environment and culture, and to hear from our employees,  check out our profile on the Muse!    

Everyone at Brilliant Earth has a voice – we want to hear yours! If you are interested in growing with Brilliant Earth, send us a resume and cover letter letting us know why you are interested in joining our mission and our team. Please include a sentence about your favorite shape of diamond.  

Brilliant Earth recognizes the value of diversity and inclusion on our team, as we work together to reinvent fine jewelry in a thoughtful and modern way. At Brilliant Earth, we celebrate each other – our successes, the lessons along the way, and the unique perspectives each individual brings to our team. It is our intent to maintain a work environment and hiring process which is free of harassment or discrimination because of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal, State or local laws. We are committed to complying with all Federal, State and local laws providing Equal Employment Opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations.  



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