HR-Health & Welfare-Lead Consultant

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Job Description

The Health and Welfare team, part of the Benefits, Design, and Planning team, is responsible for creating and managing innovative benefit options that attract, engage and retain employees to the Enterprise. The Health and Welfare team collaborates and consults with leadership, business clients, HR Business Partners and other HR partners to identify, develop and implement strategic enterprise initiatives that impact benefits and talent management strategies.

The HR Health & Welfare Lead Consultant is responsible for delivering core benefit design & planning initiatives to all plan participants by applying professional judgment, knowledge, experience and a broad perspective. The individual will be responsible for select aspects of benefit plans and programs including vendor management, compliance, project management, strategic planning and design and communication. In addition, the individual will be responsible for implementing, managing and developing innovative solutions that support the business unit strategy and design by applying thought leadership and their subject matter expertise. This includes project planning, execution, timing, functionality, quality, communication, and cost. Plans and Programs may include (but are not limited to) health, time away life, disability insurance and culture of wellbeing.

The individual will work with internal and external vendor resources to deliver participant services and is responsible for the following:

Vendor Management

Effectively manage medium/large size vendor relationships or provide a significant role in the management of a large/complex vendor.

Ensure all vendors are adhering to statement of work, service level agreements and contract terms including costs and out of scope fees. Take appropriate corrective action as necessary to ensure adherence contract provisions.

Participate in performance review sessions, audits and developing contract requirements and performance standards.

Provide appropriate and timely feedback to management and/or vendor and make recommendations for process improvements.

Assist in the preparation of Request for Proposals and participate in the scoring and development of recommendations for selections.


Ensure all plans and programs are compliant with ERISA and applicable federal and state laws. Take appropriate corrective action as necessary to insure compliance.

Fulfill all filing requirements and employee notices.

Following law changes or design change, lead the updating of all appropriate plan documents, policies and administrative procedures. Coordinate all required changes with vendors.

Develop proactive and appropriate communication to participant and internal business partners following law or design changes.

Project Management

Manage implementation of medium to large scale projects; implements strategic change.

Develop, manage, and execute project plans; including managing project resources and budgets. See project through to completion.

Lead and execute the development of project documents, status reports and measurements.

Reach out, support and collaborate with other HR units or business units.

Strategic Planning/Design

Understand in detail how the individual strategies link to the overall business unit strategy.

Participate in the design of benefit programs/plans that are cost effective, competitive and attract/retain quality employees.

Participate in benchmarking processes to evaluate competitiveness of plan design features.

Analyze and interpret medical trends and data in order to plan/design health and welfare plans and programs; may revise current practices to lead innovation in service and delivery.

Job Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Finance or related area

Experience: 5+ years of related work experience

Professional with strong organizational, communication and administrative skills

Advanced knowledge of Health and Welfare plans

Advanced analytical skills

Intermediate/advanced vendor and project management skills

Ability to work independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations

Ability to integrate deep subject matter expertise by having industry experience in benefits and in-depth knowledge of operational processes

Ability to provide influence and authoritative advice

Advanced time management skills including ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize and organize

Strong business writing skills

Ability to establish, manage and leverage relationships with internal and external partners

Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Suite of business software and knowledge of SAP

Creative thinking and problem solving

Intermediate understanding of HR strategy, policies and integration points

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that's just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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