Director, Executive Compensation and Equity Administration


Parsippany, NJ, US

Property Name:  Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way
Req Id:  23640

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is now seeking a Director, Executive Compensation and Equity Administration to join our team at the Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way location in ParsippanyNew Jersey.

Why Wyndham?

By joining Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, you will play an integral role in our mission to make hotel travel possible for all. You’ll be part of the largest hotel franchise company in the world, where we strive to deliver the best value to our owners and guests. Most importantly, you’ll be entrusted to live our unique Count on Me culture, set by our core values of integrity, accountability, inclusive, caring and fun. At Wyndham, we provide all team members the opportunity to grow through best-in-class training and career development, leadership training, mentorship opportunities and educational support.  Supporting our team members is a top priority, which is why we offer competitive compensation and benefits, vacation, team member appreciation days, workplace flexibility and much more.  At Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, we value and embrace a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion that supports team members of all backgrounds and experiences. We can’t wait to welcome you!

The Role

The Director of Executive Compensation & Equity Administration is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing executive compensation programs and administering equity compensation programs within the organization. This position requires a deep understanding of compensation strategies, market trends, and regulatory compliance to ensure competitive and effective executive compensation practices. The Director collaborates with cross-functional teams, including HR, finance & accounting, legal, tax and others to design and administer executive compensation plans that align with business goals and attract, motivate, and retain top executive talent.

What you'll do

Executive Compensation Strategy:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive executive compensation strategy aligned with the organization's overall compensation philosophy and business objectives.
  • Directly supervise one Manager level resource primarily dedicated to equity administration and other ad-hoc executive compensation analysis and reporting needs.
  • Conduct research and benchmarking to ensure competitive positioning of executive compensation programs in the market.
  • Regularly monitor industry trends, best practices, and regulatory requirements to inform and enhance the compensation strategy.

Executive Compensation Program Design:

  • Design, evaluate, and modify executive compensation programs, including base salary, short-term and long-term incentives, equity-based compensation, deferred compensation, and executive perquisites.
  • Collaborate with external consultants and internal stakeholders to assess and recommend appropriate executive pay structures, bonus targets, and performance metrics.
  • Ensure that compensation programs are aligned with corporate governance guidelines, regulatory requirements, and shareholder expectations.

Compensation Governance and Compliance:

  • Oversee compliance with applicable laws and regulations related to executive compensation, such as Section 16, 162(m), 409A, and other reporting and proxy disclosure requirements.
  • Review and interpret executive compensation provisions in employment agreements, contracts, and equity plans.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging legal and regulatory changes impacting executive compensation and make necessary adjustments to ensure compliance.

Executive Compensation Communication and Education:

  • Develop and deliver clear and effective communication strategies to educate executives and key stakeholders on compensation programs, policies, and processes.
  • Provide guidance and support to HR and management teams in communicating compensation-related matters to executives and employees.
  • Participate in shareholder engagement activities related to executive compensation matters, including proxy disclosure and Say-on-Pay votes.

Compensation Analysis and Reporting:

  • Conduct comprehensive data analysis to evaluate the effectiveness and competitiveness of executive compensation programs.
  • Prepare and present reports, summaries, and recommendations to senior leadership and the Board of Directors regarding executive compensation decisions and program performance.
  • Collaborate with finance and accounting teams to ensure accurate and timely reporting of executive compensation expenses, disclosures, and financial metrics.

You'll be successful if you have

  • In-depth knowledge of executive compensation practices, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and market trends.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, with the ability to interpret complex compensation data and financial information.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex compensation concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple priorities, stakeholders, and deadlines.
  • High ethical standards and the ability to maintain confidentiality in handling sensitive compensation information.
  • Professional certifications such as Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP) are a plus.

Required Qualifications/Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, finance, business administration, or a related field. Advanced degree (e.g., MBA, JD) is preferred.
  • Extensive experience (typically 8+ years) in executive compensation design, implementation, and administration, preferably in a large corporate setting.



Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest hotel franchising company by the number of properties with approximately 9,200 hotels across over 95 countries on six continents. Through our network of approximately 872,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the hospitality industry. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the world in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham employs more than 2,000 corporate team members worldwide who are dedicated to the Company’s mission of making hotel travel possible for all. Supporting thousands of franchisees and a growing global portfolio of 24 hotel brands—think household names like Wyndham, La Quinta, Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8—Wyndham team members are a widespread group of individuals with diverse interests and backgrounds. Our unique Count on Me culture, commitment to flexibility and core values of Integrity, Accountability, Inclusivity, Caring and Fun are just part of what continues to make Wyndham an award-winning best place to work.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


Job Location: Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way22 Sylvan WayParsippanyNew Jersey  07054
Employment Status: Full-time

What we expect from you

You will play an important part in our mission to make travel possible for all by:

∙ Being responsive, respectful and delivering great experiences to our guests, partners and communities.

∙ Foster an inclusive environment where individuals feel empowered to bring their authentic selves to work and share their diverse perspectives.

∙ Bring your best every day and strive to exceed expectations in all you do.

What you can expect from us

With Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, you can expect a fulfilling career to include:

∙ Growth opportunities through best-in-class training and career development, leadership training, mentorship opportunities and educational support.

∙ Competitive salary and benefits.

∙ Team member benefit programs that focus on nutrition, exercise, lifestyle management, physical and emotional wellness, financial health, and the quality of the environment in which all team members work and live.

∙ A Culture of Diversity & Inclusion - Our inclusive culture infuses different perspectives that reflect our diverse customers and communities around the world.

About Wyndham

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the champion of the everyday traveler.  Every day, we work to make hotel travel possible for all. With more hotels than anyone else, we offer the largest and widest collection of hotel experiences in the world. So wherever and however people travel, Wyndham will be there to welcome them.