Global Benefits Manager

Location: Columbus, OH
Date Posted: 03-24-2018
Are you an expert in Benefits Management/Administration?  Do you want to be part of an innovative and progressive company that believes in providing its customers with quality products and service, and at the same time caring about its employees?  If so then we may have the right position for you.
 
One of our best clients which is a provider of leading innovative manufacturing solutions and products.  They are looking to add a Global Benefits Manager to their team in the Columbus Ohio area.  This individual will be responsible for leading the development of and the administration of global benefits for the company.  The manager provides benefits processes, policy and program recommendations to the VP of HR.  This position will work closely with the Global HR team to agree on benefit priorities and ensures alignment between the benefit programs and the company’s business strategy.  The Global Benefits Manager will also be responsible to assist the HR team in a total rewards package including compensation and bonus programs.
 
Main Responsibilities
  • Manage the administration of all employee benefits programs in a global environment.
  • Serve as subject matter expert for benefits programs and collaborate in the design, implementation and administration of global benefits offerings.
  • Recommends benefits programs to management by studying employee requirements and trends and developments in benefits offered by other organizations.
  • Ensures the integration and alignment between compensation, benefits and other total rewards programs
  • Supports management's decision making by analyzing benefit options and predicting future costs.
  • Complies with global, federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; obtaining qualified opinions; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Maintains benefit records by developing recordkeeping systems; initiating new-hire benefits; recording changes.
  • Identify vendors, define service level agreements and metrics for benefits programs
  • Handle elevated employee benefits inquiries and resolve complaints when applicable.
  • Responsible for annual open enrollment programs.
 
Required Competencies
  • Fluent in English both orally and written.
  • Exceptional leader, able to align and motivate teams to achieve his/her vision without using direct control.
  • Deep understanding of benefits
  • Negotiation skills
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Able to strike the right business tradeoff between certainty vs. speed.
  • Able to thrive in ambiguity and able to use ambiguity as an opportunity to drive change.
  • Acts and thinks like a business owner
  • Clear understanding of business drivers and how they impact the financial performance of the business
  • Customer-centric mindset
Education and Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree (B.S.) from a four-year college or university in Business Administration, Finance or Human Resources is required, Master’s Degree is preferred
  • 5 years’ experience in Benefits administration.
  • Experience in Human Resources for a global organization preferred.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of benefits programs from strategy to execution.
  • Compensation experience a plus; Global experience preferred.
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