Total Rewards Professional
ID: 507867
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Project Work
Category: Business Transformation
Remote: Yes
Min. Salary: $125 / Hour

We are seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Total Rewards Professional to join our team. As a Total Rewards Professional, you will play a pivotal role in designing, implementing, and managing our clients’ comprehensive total rewards programs, ensuring that they align with their strategic goals and attract, motivate, and retain top talent. Your expertise in compensation, benefits, and recognition strategies will be crucial in supporting the overall employee experience and fostering a positive work culture.

As a Catena Solutions consultant, you will have access to industry-leading benefits, including medical/dental/vision, 401(k) with match, long/short-term disability, pet insurance, career and holiday rewards, and more! Catena is a leading consulting firm, based out of Chicago, that provides solutions for our clients throughout the US.


  • Compensation Strategy: Develop and implement competitive and equitable compensation structures, including base salary, incentives, and bonus programs. Conduct salary benchmarking and market analysis to ensure the organization remains competitive in attracting and retaining talent.
  • Benefits Management: Oversee the design and administration of employee benefits programs, such as health insurance, retirement plans, wellness initiatives, and other voluntary benefits. Evaluate the effectiveness of existing benefits and recommend enhancements or changes to meet the evolving needs of our diverse workforce.
  • Performance Management: Collaborate with HR and leadership teams to develop performance appraisal systems and merit-based reward systems that recognize individual and team achievements while reinforcing company values and objectives.
  • Recognition Programs: Design and manage recognition and rewards programs to acknowledge outstanding employee contributions, promoting a culture of appreciation and engagement.
  • Compliance and Governance: Ensure total rewards programs are compliant with relevant legal and regulatory requirements, maintaining a thorough understanding of labor laws, taxation, and reporting obligations.
  • Communication and Education: Effectively communicate total rewards programs to employees, ensuring they have a clear understanding of their benefits and compensation packages. Conduct regular training sessions to keep HR and management teams informed about total rewards updates.
  • Data Analysis: Utilize HR analytics and data-driven insights to assess the effectiveness of total rewards programs and identify areas for improvement. Make data-backed recommendations to optimize rewards strategies and drive employee satisfaction.
  • Vendor Management: Collaborate with external vendors and consultants to enhance total rewards offerings and negotiate cost-effective contracts.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field. Master's degree or relevant certification (e.g., Certified Compensation Professional - CCP) is a plus.
  • Proven experience in total rewards management, compensation, benefits, and recognition programs within a fast-paced corporate environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of compensation theories, benefit regulations, and best practices in total rewards strategy.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret data and make data-driven recommendations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, capable of engaging with stakeholders at all levels and presenting complex concepts in a clear manner.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and compliance, ensuring all rewards programs adhere to legal standards and internal policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to change, prioritize multiple tasks, and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in HRIS systems and HR-related software.

Join our team of dedicated professionals and contribute to shaping a rewarding and fulfilling work environment for our clients.


Catena Solutions specializes in supporting supply chain organizations with their business initiatives including digital, financial, human capital, and supply chain transformations. Our team of consultants have expertise in the areas of Change Management, Communications, Cost & Margin Optimization, Data Management/Visualization & Analysis, Organizational Design, Project Management, Total Rewards, and Workforce Planning. It is Catena Solutions’ practice not to discriminate against any employee or applicant because of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or sexual preference, pregnancy or maternity, genetic information, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you have a disability or handicap and would like us to accommodate you in any reasonable way, please inform your recruiter so that we can discuss the appropriate alternatives available. Catena Solutions is part of the Advanced Group, a talent acquisition and management, consulting, outsourcing, and professional services organization.

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