DST Systems Senior Compensation Professional in Kansas City, Missouri

The speed of technology. The influx of data. Shifting regulations. Increased customer expectations.

That's where you'll find DST, helping clients find opportunity in ever-changing and complex customer, business, and regulatory requirements. Mastering complexity is a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon.

If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

Job Description:

Organizational Overview

Global Human Resources is responsible for implementing DST's People Strategy which is a unique set of investments focusing on attracting, building, energizing, and rewarding a workforce who can most effectively execute DST's business strategy. This organization involves Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Associate Relations, Organizational Effectiveness and Shared Services.

Role Overview

Senior Compensation Professionals consult with business management to research the most complex scenarios that affect associate job titles and/or pay. They partner with Executives to explore and investigate compensation concerns, identify root causes and propose fiscally responsible solutions that may include pay, rewards, and/or other forms of Human Resource-driven initiatives. They research industry best practices related to various forms of compensation rewards and analyze the feasibility of implementation for the company(s) in which they support. Senior Compensation Professionals manage a variety of projects and may lead peers in various compensation-related initiatives. They may also lead and/or mentor less experienced associates in daily support activities.


  • Partner with business management in defining appropriate job hierarchy through the development and maintenance of job documentation.

  • Evaluate and recommend the classifications of jobs and ensure conformance with wage and hour laws/regulations.

  • Participate in 3rd party compensation-related market surveys and with discretion, compare and analyze results to assess market competitiveness for the company’s pay structures.

  • Perform impact analysis, assess affordability, prepare executive proposals for movement of pay structures, and lead the project for implementation.

  • Administer and/or lead others in the administration of various pay-related programs, including but not limited to annual focal/merit review cycles, incentive awards, bonuses, analysis and submission of various regulatory and/or audit reports. etc. They may also lead initiatives to design and develop new and/or revise current reward related programs, compensation policies, or practices.


  • 5 or more years of Compensation experience, or combined HR & Compensation experience. 7+ years of experience preferred.

  • Experience in variable compensation, sales compensation, and executive compensation is required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or related field is required.

  • Demonstrated successful project leadership preferred, specifically in compensation design creation and implementation.



Kansas City Missouri

DST is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace please click here and here. DST is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at PeopleCenter@dstsystems.com for assistance.

DST Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, DST helps companies master complexity in the world’s most demanding industries to ensure they continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements.

We work with companies in some of the world’s most demanding industries where rapid shifts in consumer, regulatory, and technology trends are increasingly affecting how our clients do business. For them, keeping up in a landscape of constant change is becoming more and more complex. Through our technology, strategic advisory, and business improvement solutions we work with clients to help them stay ahead of and capitalize on customer, business, and regulatory change.

Mastering complexity is not an end-state. It’s a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon. If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.