Our People team supports over 1200 team members in over 40 different countries.  Our team is highly technical and thrives on being able to dive into the details, build from scratch and create structure through chaos.  We’re ambitious too.  Grafana Labs is scaling at a rapid pace and we’re evolving our team, our processes and the support that we offer to the business at a fast pace.

The Manager, Compensation is a newly created role. This is an exciting opportunity if you thrive on variety. You will be keen to use your expertise as an analyst diving into highly tactical work; as a people and project manager leading a team of compensation professionals; and as a compensation business partner building relationships and providing consultation to managers and cross-functional leaders on our compensation philosophy, strategy and execution. You will develop creative solutions to a wide-variety of challenges in a fast-paced, highly collaborative, global startup environment.

The responsibilities listed below are a sampling of the projects you would help to support and lead.


  • Provide analytical support and data analysis, preparing ad-hoc and regular management reports for all compensation projects helping to provide transparency and to guide future decision making
  • Develop understanding of current state business strategies and challenges.
  • Model, analyze, iterate, and recommend creative solutions leveraging compensation programs to support recruitment and retention efforts while ensuring a balance between financial impact and return on investment.
  • Lead the compensation team in the day-to-day and project work, coaching, mentoring, and providing support and feedback. Individually and collectively produce impactful results that can be felt throughout the organization
  • Spearhead the annual and mid-year compensation reviews and equity planning processes including timelines, communications, budget, Workday configuration and testing, training, reporting and calibration.
  • Elevate Management team tools and enablement to ensure salary, bonus and equity communications are delivered with maximum impact
  • Manage complex compensation projects and collaborate cross-functionally on key initiatives, including market data analyses and structure reviews for all compensation elements (base, variable/bonus, OTE split, equity) across all geographies.
  • Clearly articulate actionable recommendations based on external trends and best practices while facilitating internal equity across the organization.
  • Create and deliver compensation training, guidance and consulting services to partners, managers, leaders, and individual Grafanistas.
  • Enable audiences on our compensation philosophy, strategy, processes and tools, ensuring they fully understand and are prepared to highlight our competitive rewards to team members and candidates.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable global compensation regulations



  • 5-7 years experience in a global compensation role, with 2-3 years successfully leading high-impact compensation professionals to analyze data, develop creative solutions, and partner with business leaders to provide impactful recommendations
  • Experience with broad-based, sales team, and executive compensation programs in SaaS with startup and publicly traded environments
  • Operate at multiple altitudes, prioritize workload and manage multiple projects and tasks
  • You should have superior analytical and problem solving skills with a strong focus on attention to detail while delivering against tight deadlines
  • Ideally you will have experience of working remotely and/or internationally coordinating with peers and team members globally and understand the challenges and opportunities of remote working and remote communication in a fast paced environment.
  • You will need to be an excellent communicator in all channels (in person, online, in writing) and able to form strong working relationships both in person and virtually
  • You will be highly approachable while successfully being able to provide a customer service approach to your role ensuring that everyone, locally and internationally, views you as a “go to” person
  • You will be in the detail and happy to own your administrative tasks through to completion
  • Must be a team player, highly collaborative, supportive and flexible, open to changes in direction and ready to support our dynamic, quickly evolving business needs.
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation preferred
  • Must be located in either the CST or EST time zone.

In the US, the Base compensation range for this role is $152,000- $183,000.  Actual compensation may vary based on level, experience, and skillset as assessed in the interview process. Benefits include equity, bonus (if applicable) and other benefits listed here.

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