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Forrester Commissions Analyst in Cambridge, Massachusetts

At Forrester, we’re trusted to work on trailblazing, mission critical problems that business and technology leaders face today. That’s why we’re always looking to empower talented individuals to perform at their best every single day. We’re proud of our community of smart people and vibrant voices who come together to do what’s right by our clients and each other. Our success is driven by curiosity, courage and customer obsession. The confidence and drive to be bold at work. Join us and build an extraordinary future.

About This Role:

The Commission Analyst balances both processing of variable compensation and high levels of engagement with primary stakeholders in this process. This position blends analytical thinking and internal client obsession, requiring a balance of discipline, attention to details, and empathy. This role entails a high level of discretion and confidentiality along with innovative thinking and a desire to solve problems and needs a high-energy individual willing to grow.

Job Description:

  • Process variable compensation in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Understand and leverage system reporting and queries and provide reporting as required.

  • Respond to queries and concerns from stakeholders.

  • Administer the compensation system (Incent).

  • Collaborate with the operations team within the business on ongoing processes.

  • Liaise with internal clients to ensure understanding of compensation guidelines/policies.

  • Act as liaison with internal IT department on system-related requirements.

  • Provide ad hoc reporting, analysis, and modeling, as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree with three to five years of related experience.

  • The ability to drive system improvements and automation in the areas of compensation and reporting through: 1) exceptional Excel skills and 2) experience with database reporting tools.

  • Experience with Xactly Incent.

  • Accountability for areas of responsibility and ownership of tasks and processes;understanding the implications and consequences of decisions.

  • Strategic thinking and approach to projects and work.

  • Experience with database reporting tools.

  • Success in managing multiple deadline assignments with multiple individuals representing a broad range of personalities.

  • Personal rapport with senior-level employees.

  • Strong organization and great attention to details.

  • A dynamic, proactive individual with sense of professionalism and creativity.

We’re a network of knowledge and experience leading to richer, fuller careers. Here, we’re always learning. Whether you want to hone your strengths or discover new ones, Forrester is the place to go for it. It’s a place where everyone is given the tools, support, and runway they need to go far. We’ll be right there beside you, every step of the way.

Let’s be bold, together.

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Here at Forrester, we welcome people from all backgrounds and perspectives. Our aim is for all candidates to be able to fully participate in Forrester’s recruitment process. If you would like to discuss a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to accommodationrequest@forrester.com .

Forrester Research, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

At Forrester, we’re bold. We make big moves, transform businesses, and define the future. We’re the people who challenge, who innovate, who dare to discover. We’re a community of smart people and vibrant voices coming together to do what’s right by our clients and each other. Our success is driven by curiosity, courage, and customer obsession. Here you can be bold at work. Join us and build an extraordinary future.

With you, we’re not just bold. We’re bold, together.