Executive Compensation Manager (18 month FTC)



London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Company Description

Wise is a global technology company, building the best way to move and manage the world’s money. Min fees. Max ease. Full speed.

Whether people and businesses are sending money to another country, spending abroad, or making and receiving international payments, Wise is on a mission to make their life easier and save them money.

As part of our team, you will be helping us create an entirely new network for the world's money. For everyone, everywhere.

More about our mission.

Job Description

Wise is looking for an interim Executive Compensation Manager on an 18 month fixed term contract to provide expertise and insight into the the design and delivery of our executive compensation plans, ensuring alignment to our corporate objectives and compliance with the relevant regulatory requirements.

The role will report directly to the Head of Reward & Global Mobility and will be responsible for NED, Board and Senior Leadership remuneration, working closely with key stakeholders and external advisors.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage executive compensation programs, including base salary and equity-based compensation plans for Wise’s senior leaders.

  • Conduct regular benchmarking and analysis of executive compensation against industry peers to ensure competitiveness and alignment with market trends.

  • Support the design and implementation of comprehensive compensation strategies for Wise’s senior leaders, aligning the strategy with Wise’s Mission and external requirements.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert and key point of contact for all matters related to executive remuneration, providing guidance and recommendations to senior leadership and the Board of Directors on reward packages and structures.

  • Lead the preparation of the Remuneration Committee process, including preparation of materials, coordination of the annual plan and meeting agendas and liaising closely with the Head of Reward, Chief People Officer, external advisors and Remuneration Committee Chair.

  • Prepare regulatory submissions including drafting the Director’s Remuneration Report, Remuneration Policy Statement and other required disclosures.

  • Stay abreast of regulatory changes and ensure Wise’s remuneration arrangements comply with all relevant laws, regulations and external requirements.

  • Manage the day-to-day relationships with external vendors, including compensation consultants and legal advisors, to support the design and administration of executive compensation programs.

  • Collaborate and contribute to wider People Tribe initiatives as a subject matter expert on reward.


  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in managing and designing regional and global core and executive compensation policies and practices, preferably within the financial services industry.

  • Strong understanding of executive compensation principles, practices, and regulatory requirements.

  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret data, conduct benchmarking analysis, and make data-driven recommendations.

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with senior leadership and key stakeholders.

  • Proven project management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and initiatives in a fast-paced environment.

  • High level of integrity and discretion when handling confidential information.

Additional Information


For everyone, everywhere. We're people building money without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We believe teams are strongest when they are diverse, equitable and inclusive.

We're proud to have a truly international team, and we celebrate our differences.
Inclusive teams help us live our values and make sure every Wiser feels respected, empowered to contribute towards our mission and able to progress in their careers.

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