Descartes Unites the People and Technology that Move the World
The need for efficient, secure, and agile supply chains and logistics operations has become ever more critical and complex.  By combining innovative technology, powerful trade intelligence and the reach of our network, Descartes helps get goods, information, transportation assets, and people where they’re needed, when they’re needed. 

We’re one of the most broadly deployed logistics and supply chain technology companies in the world. More than 22,000 customers around the globe use our cloud-based solutions to transform the way they move inventory and information to enhance productivity, better serve customers, thrive competitively, keep pace with evolving regulations, and respond to rapidly changing market conditions. Descartes is publicly traded (Nasdaq:DSGX, TSX:DSG) with headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and offices and partners around the world. With record financial performance for more than 16 years, we lead the industry in innovation investment. Every day, logistics service providers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and other logistics-intensive businesses of all sizes rely on our scale, stability, and comprehensive solution footprint to move what’s most important to them. Learn more at

We’re growing fast and invite you to join our amazing team. 

The Senior Compensation Analyst will be primarily responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the global total rewards function, ensuring accuracy, efficiency, and compliance with our overall total rewards strategy at Descartes.  This role will have a heavy focus on compensation systems management. This position will play an important role in executing compensation programs and providing support to the global HR team on compensation-related matters. Reporting to the Director of Total Rewards, this position will support total rewards initiatives across North America, LATAM, EMEA, and APAC.


  • Lead implementation and administration of compensation related systems including the SuccessFactors Compensation Module. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to configure the system and ensure smooth implementation and roll-out. Provide comprehensive training and ongoing support to employees. 
  • Oversee the administration of our equity compensation program in Shareworks, ensuring accurate record-keeping, timely grant processing, and compliance. 
  • Lead global compensation survey submissions. Participate in salary surveys and benchmarking studies to gather market data and assess the competitiveness of our compensation programs, providing recommendations for adjustments as needed.
  • Provide support for job architecture initiatives. Create and maintain job descriptions for job families and career paths. Support the creation of competency frameworks.
  • Stay abreast of global legislation on pay equity and transparency, ensuring our practices remain compliant with regulatory requirements.
  • Develop comprehensive analytics on global total rewards including compensation analytics and benefits.
  • Collaborate with global HR team on M&A initiatives such as reviewing compensation during due diligence and post-close integration. 
  • Serve as a backup to the Director, Total Rewards for payroll approvals and strategy. 
  • Support ad-hoc projects on various aspects of total rewards including benefits and payroll management. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Finance, or related field, and relevant certification (e.g., CCP, GRP) is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in compensation administration and operations, preferably in a multinational organization. Experience in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is a plus.
  • Experience with SuccessFactors compensation module or similar HRIS platforms.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills, with the ability to interpret complex data to make informed decisions on total rewards strategies and effectively communicate outcomes. 
  • Strong adaptability to evolving business needs, with a proven track record of flexibility and agility.


Location: This is a remote opportunity, open to applicants authorized to work in Canada.#remote #LI- Remote


Salary Range: $75,000 to $85,000 CAD  “Compensation information provided is a good faith estimate for this position only. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills as well as the years of experience you have. Similar positions located in different geographic regions will not necessarily receive the same compensation.” 

Join Us
As we scale, we’re looking for new doers, collaborators and innovators to join Descartes in uniting the people and technology that move the world as the Global Leader in Logistics and Supply Chain Technology. We’re entrepreneurial, hardworking, geeky-in-a-good way problem solvers. Guided by our values, we nurture a TEAM focused culture that invests in people and creates opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum of career paths. We prioritize work-life balance and foster an environment with the space to take ownership, to be heard, and to carve a path for your individual accomplishments to help drive our success. At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best idea wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory.

Descartes also has a deep sense of environmental responsibility. Learn more about how we helped our customers save over 552,000 metric tons of CO2 in 2020 by reducing fuel and paper consumption:  Join a team that’s committed to working with customers to conserve resources and enhance sustainability.

If you feel you have 70% of the qualifications we are looking for, and Descartes sounds like the team and the mission you want to be part of, apply now. We can’t promise it will be a fit, but we do promise to consider your experience.


Through COVID-19, we implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview and onboard candidates by video using Microsoft TEAMS. We record interviews and use them strictly for quality assurance, training and general record keeping purposes. Should you have any questions about this process, please connect with our hiring team in advance of scheduled interviews. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together. 


We are an Equal Employment employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please review our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics at Descartes is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. Applicants in North America with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can email us at [email protected]. Provide your name and contact information along with the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process. Your request will be responded to as soon as possible. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


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