Vice President, Benefits Manager - New York - 9551BR

Reports to the SVP Global Benefits, responsible for managing benefit programs for the America’s and certain global benefit programs as required. Serve a strategic role assisting with developing, implementing and aligning global benefit programs based on the company’s business objectives and strategic goals, while supporting 4 direct reports assisting employees with their day to day benefit needs. Provide some global guidance and consultation upon request by SVP Global Benefits for DB /DC, Health & Welfare, Life, Disability, Voluntary Benefits, Profit Sharing, Rewards a Recognition, ESPP etc. Manage and consult on the development of budgets based on corporate goals, acquisitions, strategic planning and company growth initiatives. Assist in preparation of presentation materials and participate in committee meetings for various countries concerning compliance, plan design changes and cost reduction strategies.

Key Responsibilities
  • Reviews and analyzes the global benefits market to determine employee needs, trends, regulations and practices to develop competitive benefit programs and services to meet the employee and the business goals
  • Maintain current knowledge of benefit industry trends and benefit legislation to insure regulatory compliance and identify trends that could impact the organizations objectives
  • Assists in preparation and distribution globally of written and verbal information to inform employees of benefits programs such as insurance plans, retirement plans, 401k, life, disability and other special sponsored plans
  • Partner with legal, finance, payroll and consultants to ensure benefit plans globally are in compliance with local laws and regulations
  • Manage the multinational benefits insurance pool to leverage better pricing globally and partner with Procurement on benefit plan rate renewals and managing global benefits matrix
  • Assist SVP Global Benefits in providing objective strategic input and guidance to global benefits staff as required, concerning plan design, local compliance and administration
  • Analyze benefit plans to ensure compliance with federal, state, local laws and regulations relating to all aspects of employee benefit plan matters
  • Work with corporate finance and corporate counsel to ensure compliance with benefits-related reporting to external agencies for mandatory reporting purposes to ensure regulatory compliance, for example 10K, Proxy, 5500 as required
  • Manage the Canadian benefits administration process, including working with payroll and corporate planning to calculate annual company contribution
  • Managing administration of Disability and FMLA leaves, sensitive employee data in compliance with HIPPA and PII requirements
  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • 10-12 years of experience in benefits space, particularly in US / Americas (incl Canada and LATAM) - experience with EMEA and / or APAC benefits advantageous
  • Previous experience managing a team
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Leadership
  • Decision Making
  • Financial Management
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Presentation Skills
  • Problem Solving / Analysis
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