Benefits Engagement Specialist

BAE systems is searching for a Benefits Engagement Specialist to work in our Benefits COE. This position is located in Arlington, VA and reports to the Director of M&A and Projects. Responsible for promoting company-sponsored benefits to employees, integrating a variety of traditional and social media channels that resonate with employees and help them understand and value a broad range of company-sponsored benefits that deliver the business strategy. In conjunction with Corporate Communications, create a comprehensive Health & Welfare Annual Enrollment communications campaign to explain and promote benefit plan changes and drive employee engagement. Responsible for messaging, design, content and delivery of communications developed internally or by third party vendors.

Duties and responsibilities:

Develop and manage enterprise-wide benefits communications annual calendar that promotes employee engagement and work/life balance

Formulates strategic health, time off, and financial wellness communications strategy

Formulate and execute an enterprise-wide communications strategy for benefit integration or significant benefit changes, including integration or separation of acquired or divested businesses

Manage vendor relationships, including their role in planning and executing major engagement campaigns, developing key messages and content, production and quality processes, and approval of final products, delivery channels, and recipients

Ensure goal and accuracy of messaging through internal and external collaboration

Campaign is tailored to reflect unique business strategies, messages and benefit differences.

Write or edit, produce and deliver targeted or broad-based health and financial benefit and wellness communications with content that is consistent, appealing, inspiring, transparent and understandable to the end user, despite complexity of benefits and changes. Ensure compliance with branding guidelines. Benefit plans include:

Retirement plans, including 401(k) Plan, pension plan and related services (i.e., investment assistance, account management, retirement processes, etc.)

Health &Welfare plans

Deferred Compensation plan

Time Away from Work plans

Voluntary Benefits

Examples of communications include:

Electronic communications – email announcements, eCards, Intranet postings, Social Media channels

Websites – Resource Center Portal, vendor managed externally-provided benefit websites, including anew hire pre-enrollment website

Paper communications – brochures, postcards, cover letters

Meetings –PowerPoint presentations for use in online and in-person meetings

Manage consistency of messaging and information flow across vendor websites

Socialize communications and engagement plans/documents and synthesize input from business stakeholders across all sectors

Through management of internal resources and third party vendors, develop timely, targeted communications to educate employees on how to effectively use their health care and retirement dollars, and time away from work benefits

Develop and manage project plans, budgets, and timelines; create a suite of project management tools that can be tailored to fit a broad range of projects

Represent the Benefits COE with both Sector and Inc. HQ communications groups to ensure alignment and integration

Manage third party vendor partners (engagement process through delivery)

Evaluate the effectiveness of communications campaigns. Determine criteria, capture and track data, identify most successful channels and best practices, document lessons learned and related process improvements, and formulate and implement recommendations for future health and retirement benefits campaigns.

Minimum Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience Required Skills and Education

Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Strong project management, organizational and independent problem-solving skills

Ability to handle multiple and competing demands in a fast-paced environment

Demonstrated effective use of traditional and social media employee engagement channels

Ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines

Ability to work independently

Demonstrated ability to work across functions and organizational layers, including with senior management

Experience in managing vendor partners

Preferred Skills and Education Experience working in an HR environment

Experience in the defense and aerospace industry

Background in print and electronic communications, including effective layouts that drive engagement

About BAE Systems, Inc. BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. People are the greatest asset in any Company. BAE Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression EEO Career Site Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities . females . veterans . individuals with disabilities . sexual orientation . gender identity . gender expression


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