We are currently searching for candidates to fill the following positions:

Senior Consultant
Senior Analyst, Consulting
Associate Analyst, Surveys


 

SENIOR CONSULTANT

We are seeking an experienced, hands-on, adaptable compensation expert to play a significant role in our prestigious compensation consulting practice.  The right candidate will appreciate the advantages of working in a focused, team and results oriented work environment and will tangibly contribute to the success of our established firm.

Our growth has come from trust earned by providing in-depth market knowledge generated from our proprietary Survey reports, keen data analysis and problem-solving capabilities, as well as our high touch and collaborative style.  The successful candidate will embrace and advance this philosophy.

As a lead member of the consulting team, working in close collaboration with the Managing Director, Consulting, the Senior Consultant will:

  • Lead the analysis, project management and delivery of compensation consulting projects that help clients attract and engage key talent
  • Embrace The Croner Company’s established, successful approaches in managing the project life cycle – from concept to delivery, working independently or in collaboration with our enterprising staff
  • Communicate with and influence clients proactively regarding project milestones, challenges, needs and risks; cultivate enduring client relationships that result in repeat engagements, client retention and referrals to prospective clients
  • Guide staff activities, focusing on the quality and accuracy of their analyses and professional development; apply project learnings for continuous improvement in work quality and processes
  • Remain current and facile with compensation concepts, diverse compensation vehicles and regulatory requirements related to compensation

The successful candidate will bring to the role:

  • At least 8 years of analytically-driven compensation consulting experience that has resulted in implementable solutions for clients, including project management, plan design, data analysis, presentation development and client relations
  • Disciplined approach in building, validating and refining datasets and compensation models
  • Excellent writing and oral communication; ability to tell the story from the data
  • Ability to use relevant data sources to develop meaningful findings and recommendations
  • Deep subject-matter expertise in a wide range of areas relevant to The Croner Company’s compensation services and industry sectors
  • Hands-on mastery of analytical tools used in compensation consulting, e.g., MS Excel, PowerPoint
  • A. or B.S.; demonstrated high-level academic achievements; M.B.A., M.A. or M.S., Ph.D. a plus

We invite you to join our enterprising team.  To inquire about this position, please contact Gabriel Barkin at gabriel@croner.biz


 

SENIOR ANALYST, CONSULTING

We are looking for an experienced Senior Analyst to lead the analysis and development of findings and recommendations on a variety of deliverables for our client engagements.  The successful candidate will be intellectually curious and energized by solving complex problems.  The Senior Analyst will participate in project management and in client communications.

This position will reward your proven analytical acumen with an opportunity to grow your career with an ambitious consulting firm.  Working in a boutique consulting firm offers a high-caliber professional opportunity that is not typically available to Analysts in a larger firm. Our sleek, new team-oriented workspace, centrally located in beautiful Marin County, provides an inspiring, collaborative environment.

As a key member of the Consulting Team, the Senior Analyst will be relied upon regularly to:

  • Take a leading role in designing and carrying out analyses for client projects
  • Create presentations of data findings and recommendations to clients
  • Build and manage large and complex models in MS Excel
  • Produce original analyses using advanced Excel functions
  • Quickly and nimbly provide updates and edits to models, reports and presentations
  • Research and organize data from publicly available sources, such as SEC filings
  • Create PowerPoint presentations in support of analysis
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external clients
  • Occasional travel required

Background and abilities required:

  • Five to eight years of increasingly complex analytical experience
  • Consulting firm experience
  • Able to carry out and lead the analysis and delivery of findings on complex consulting projects
  • Able to apply comprehensive knowledge of compensation practices to developing solutions for clients
  • Able to communicate and validate findings to clients in meetings and presentations
  • Able to work independently, contributing to project management of client assignments
  • Able to produce insightful, original analyses with minimal direction
  • Passion for producing excellent analyses for clients
  • High degree of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking ability and persistence
  • Comfortable solving challenges with new or incomplete data
  • Able to synthesize, analyze and present data using multiple software tools
  • Able to prioritize and manage workload; unshakable sense of urgency in responding to deadlines
  • Compulsively accurate; takes ownership of work integrity
  • Proven ability to quickly master new technologies to carry out analytical projects
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Comfortable with the dynamic and fast-paced nature of a consulting business
  • Business or compensation knowledge a plus
  • Proactive in communicating project status and work progress to team and engagement manager at frequent intervals
  • Excellent MS Excel skills
  • Fluency in MS PowerPoint
  • B.A. or B.S.; demonstrated academic achievement; MBA a plus but not required

We invite you to join our enterprising team.  To inquire about this position, please contact Gabriel Barkin at gabriel@croner.biz


 

ASSOCIATE ANALYST, SURVEYS

We are looking for an inquisitive and diligent Associate Analyst with a flexible attitude to join our Survey team.  We offer the opportunity to learn about the digital and entertainment industries and our exciting clients in a collaborative team environment where every employee is valued in the development of our reports and products.  The Associate Analyst will perform a variety of analytical tasks and processes in the development of Croner Company Questionnaires and the publication of Survey Reports.  Our report development cycle includes numerous testing and checking processes to ensure an excellent final published product.  The Associate Analyst will have the opportunity to develop their skills and grow as a contributing member of the team.

Assignments will include:

Questionnaire and Report Development

  • Test formulas and formatting in MS Excel
  • Test and validate data
  • Maintain and update MS Access databases
  • Run existing MS Access macros to transform raw files into desired format
  • Clean and normalize database content
  • Proofread reports and data outputs; systematically check for errors and anomalies
  • Run data sets using existing SPSS syntax

Web Portal Administration

  • Upload and link client files to web portal
  • Web portal assistance: set and retrieve passwords, troubleshoot client-access issues

Research

  • Conduct industry and client research in support of presentations

Database Cleaning

  • Check fields for continuity; normalize data; identify outliers

Background and abilities required:

  • Extreme attention to detail; ability to follow structured processes
  • Flexible attitude: ability to pivot on projects and respond nimbly to client needs and project deadlines
  • Analytical and logical thinking: ability to find patterns or inconsistencies
  • Curiosity about data and findings; taking the initiative to investigate outliers and inconsistencies
  • Comfort and facility with MS Excel, including VLOOKUP’s, pivot tables, exposure to VBA (most of this position’s workday is spent working in MS Excel)
  • MS Excel: intermediate skill level
  • Familiarity with database systems, i.e., MS Access
  • Ability to learn new software, i.e., IBM SPSS, a statistical analysis software
  • Ability to follow procedures and systems independently with minimal supervision
  • One year of general professional work experience
  • A. or B.S.; demonstrated academic achievement

We invite you to join our enterprising team.  To inquire about this position, please contact Gabriel Barkin at gabriel@croner.biz