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Vice President, Total Rewards

Location: San Jose, CA, United States
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Millions of people experience Synaptics every day. Our technology impacts how people see, hear, touch, and engage with a wide range of IoT applications -- at home, at work, in the car or on the go.

We solve complex challenges alongside the most influential companies in the industry, using the most advanced algorithms in areas such as machine learning, biometrics, and video processing, combined with world class software and silicon development.

Synaptics is looking for a Senior Director of our Total Rewards organization who will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing our organization's compensation, benefits and people technology strategy. You will lead a team responsible for maintaining the foundation and operations of the HR organization as well as developing and implementing innovative and competitive total rewards programs that attract, retain, and engage our employees. This role involves collaborating with cross-functional teams, staying current with industry trends, and ensuring our offerings align with our company's goals and values. This position reports to the Chief People Officer.

The typical base pay range for this position is USD $216,000 - $339,900 per year. Individual pay is determined by many factors including work location, job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. This position is also eligible for a discretionary annual performance bonus, equity and other benefits. Note that compensation listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity or benefits.
Job Duties
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive total rewards strategy aligned with the organization's overall business objectives
  • Oversee the design, implementation, and administration of compensation programs, including collaborating with leadership to design executive compensation plans and equity-based incentives; ensure compliance with regulatory requirements related to executive compensation
  • Utilize data analytics to gather insights, make data-driven decisions, and measure the effectiveness of total rewards programs
  • Recruit, develop, and lead a high-performing total rewards team; act a mentor and coach
  • Educate employees and managers on the organization's total rewards programs, ensuring transparency and understanding
  • Drive the adoption of our HR organization process improvements through accountability and high expectations for excellence
  • Partner effectively with the HRBP team to ensure alignment and relevance of programs to all business groups; foster a continuous feedback loop to support effective communication


  • Deep understanding of compensation and benefits principles, including market analysis, salary structures, incentive programs, and executive compensation; Proficiency in optimizing HR operations processes
  • A strategic mindset to align rewards with the organization's business objectives and drive performance
  • Leadership skills to provide mentorship, clarity and foster a collaborative, continuous improvement and innovative culture
  • Highest professional ethics, integrity, empathy, and professional presence including the unwavering maintenance of business and employee confidentiality
  • Must be analytical and able to make informed decisions based on experience and sound data; solid understanding of financial principles to manage budgets and costs effectively
  • Passion for results: The ability to find creative solutions and generate results; a strong sense of urgency and the ability to infuse that in others
  • Experienced at working effectively across multiple levels and geographies of an organization and building successful cross functional partnerships
  • Able to establish clear expectations, set objectives and bring multiple parties together to drive key initiatives
  • An awareness and sensitivity to the diverse needs and expectations of employees in a multicultural and inclusive global workplace


  • Bachelors degree in relevant field or equivalent
  • PHR or SPHR designation, desired
  • 15+ years of progressively responsible relevant HR experience; 8+ in leadership roles
  • Demonstrated track record in building high performing teams
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple priorities in a quick moving and change oriented environment
  • Advanced communication skills including written, verbal, listening and presentation, also including data integrity and analytical mindset
  • Good judgment, problem solving, decision-making, and influence skills are critical
  • Strong understanding of relevant employment laws and regulatory rules
  • A great teammate who is passionate about developing and being part of a high functioning team and company; demonstrated experience building a great team culture
  • Minimal travel is required

Belief in Diversity
Synaptics is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.