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Senior Manager, Benefits

Are you our next Senior Manager, Benefits? The Senior Manager, Benefits will provide input into benefits strategy, including plan design and management, benefits costing, compliance, benchmarking, tracking and reporting, implementation, and communication. This person is directly responsible for all North American benefit plans and programs, which will include designing, changing, managing and implementing benefit programs that support the company's and business units' strategic objectives and total rewards philosophies; ensuring benefit programs are compliant and satisfy all legal requirements; and reviewing, managing and providing periodic updates of benefit plans to appropriate groups.  This person may also provide consulting assistance to local Total Rewards leads regarding the employee benefits programs for non-North American locations, as requested, and will design, source, and administer benefits for people on Global Mobility assignments. In addition, this person will develop and execute a communications strategy for benefits in collaboration with the VP, Total Rewards and HR Communications. What will you do? Design, implement, manage, evaluate, and communicate benefit programs for North America to ensure alignment with the corporation's strategy and benefit philosophy, including integration, acquisition, union negotiations, sourcing, and consolidation of benefits.  Provide input into and execute long-term benefit strategies for North America that respond to corporate and business unit needs.  Report/update senior management on changes, outcomes, progress, and costs.  Provide leadership, expertise, guidance, and training as required to Human Resources personnel on legal requirements, compliance, administration, and processes/procedures of corporate-held benefit plans.  Develop metrics for evaluating and reporting corporate-held benefits plans to senior management.  Manage funding arrangements, trust and benefit payments for benefit plans, reimbursements/subsidies, benefits and consulting fees budget, and executive retirements/terminations. Develop and execute a communications strategy for total rewards in collaboration with the VP Total Rewards and HR Communications. Ensure that North American and Global Mobility benefit plans and programs are consistently administered and communicated in compliance with company policies, approved legislation, and local government regulations, including timely filings and notices (i.e. Proxy reporting, PBGC, IRS Determination Letters, 5330s, 5500s, SARs, SPD, etc. for US and equivalent for international locations.)  As the Corporation's HIPAA Privacy Officer, ensure plans are in compliance with HIPAA requirements and provide necessary guidance, training and resources to Human Resources employees and other resources who may handle personal health information. Work closely with HR Services to ensure effective benefits program operations and HR Services representatives have the information needed to respond to employee questions/issues. Identify, select, manage, assess, and collaborate with supplier partners for North American benefits design and programs in a cost effective manner.  Support the VP, Total Rewards during the annual budgeting process and throughout the fiscal year by developing and actively managing the benefits-related components. Act as Secretary of the Global Benefits Committee (GBC) and Global Pension Investment Committee (GPIC) and provide quarterly reports to GBC. Oversee and review annual GBC and GPIC reports with Mosaic's Board of Directors. Ensure GBC is abreast of plan activities; and coordinate efforts and changes with the GPIC. Responsible for reviewing, understanding, and providing recommendations on all employee benefit plans during due diligence or divestiture for North America. Provide research, guidance, and recommendations on other benefit programs, as requested, during acquisitions, reorganizations, and/or mergers to ensure implications are identified and assessed for North America. Consult and provide advice to non-North American locations, as requested,  on the design, sourcing, and administration of employee benefit programs in those locations. Other job duties and projects as assigned. What do you need for this role? Bachelor's Degree required. Human Resources or related areas preferred. Master's Degree preferred. Finance, Accounting, Employee Benefit Law, or related areas preferred. 8+ years of progressively responsible professional work experience in benefits, specifically retirement and health/welfare programs, preferably with a Fortune 500 company 3+ years of managerial experience. Proven experience supporting a multi-business unit organization at the corporate level, managing multiple, complex projects and priorities with tight deadlines, and managing a benefits staff. Extensive knowledge of US and Canadian retirement, health and wellness laws/regulations, compliance, and processes, including ERISA, HIPAA, and regulatory requirements. Experience in successfully managing, developing, designing, and implementing strategic benefit programs, including the integration of plans resulting from mergers, acquisitions, and/or consolidations, in support of corporate and business unit needs.  Proven track record of effectively and proactively finding efficiencies, reducing costs, and increasing quality in benefits area. Experience in successfully managing, developing, designing, and implementing strategic benefit programs, including the integration of plans resulting from mergers, acquisitions, and/or consolidations, in support of corporate and business unit needs.  Proven track record of effectively and proactively finding efficiencies, reducing costs, and increasing quality in benefits area. Proven experience in Microsoft Office environment (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). CEBS preferred. Experience implementing and/or maintaining HRIS systems, especially Workday preferred. Results oriented and strong personal accountability with demonstrated ability to execute and achieve plans Strong strategic mindset and planning skills Strong business and financial acumen Strong project management and organizational skills with high attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple priorities Strong program and supplier management skills Intellectually curious and creative with a track record of delivering innovative ideas and creative problem solving Flexible with an ability to adapt to a continually changing environment Collaborative; excellent interpersonal, partnering, influencing, and conflict resolution skills with an ability to work effectively in a matrixed organization Proven leadership skills, particularly in the Benefits arena; successful in developing people around them Demonstrated analytical and decision making skills with sound judgment Excellent verbal, written, listening, and presenting communication skills with the ability to present to diverse audiences, including executive-level management Ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information in a professional manner Well networked with other Benefits professionals, associations, and supplier groups in the US/North America Ability to converse in multiple languages is desirable (especially Portuguese) Ability to travel domestically and internationally 10-20% of the time 26152
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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