HR M&A Compensation Manager

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Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 73 million accounts in more than 100 countries. With multiple successful products, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the cryptoeconomy and increase economic freedom around the world.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance because we play as a championship team. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):

  • Own HR M&A diligence, with a focus on compensation and equity, in partnership with key Leadership, HR, and Corporate Development stakeholders
  • Conduct and manage buy-side HR diligence and pre-integration activities across multiple concurrent transactions, both domestic and international
  • Build and negotiate thoughtful compensation and incentive proposals for target teams in partnership with HR leadership and Corp Dev teams
  • Ensure quality and consistent analysis of target company data to identify risks and exposures across HR, including equity, retirement/pensions, change in control, severance, Section IRC 280G, and collective bargaining agreements, etc
  • Drive and champion continuous improvement of our HR due diligence processes to drive excellence across deal execution and integration
  • Create and enhance scalable diligence playbooks and best practices, leveraging automation and repeatable innovation when possible

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • Global HR knowledge, including 4+ years of compensation and/or diligence expertise in high-intensity technology, management consulting, or financial services environments with M&A exposure
  • Expertise building effective and measurable incentive and retention strategies across multiple cross-border geographies 
  • Knowledge of global labor requirements and restructuring programs and ability to work with outside advisors to assess compensation structuring implications and options
  • Passion for building and improving highly cross-functional processes with a knack for delivering tangible results and working across teams to unblock bottlenecks
  • Strong project and program management skills, including the ability to prioritize and multitask and to flex and pivot nimbly in response to evolving business needs
  • Excellent stakeholder management, relationship building, problem solving, negotiation, prioritization, and communication skills
  • High integrity and the utmost discretion

Nice to haves:

  • Understanding of M&A strategies, including exposure to various types of deal structures (e.g., equity, asset, acquihire, JV, strategic investment, etc) across multiple jurisdictions
  • Expertise developing HR deal budgets and crafting inputs to LOIs
  • Experience in startup culture 
  • Expertise in companies with a global, distributed workforce



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