• $104,843.33 -160,120.00/year*
  • Minneapolis , MN
  • Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
  • Full-Time

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At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

**Your Role and Responsibilities**

As a Global Benefits Design and Strategy Leader, you will be responsible for the management of Americas IBM Benefits Programs for employees and retirees. Leading a team of 2, you will be leading the development and maintenance of IBM benefits strategy, management of over a dozen vendors, evaluation and implementation of changes to various benefit offering (medical, dental, vision and disability, retirement, and ancillary benefits), monitoring of plan performance, regulations and marketplace trends, and ownership of regional wellness programs.

**Managerial Responsibility**

Develop IBM employee and retiree benefit strategy, policy and eligibility guidelines, including determining the rules and features of the IBM plans.

In line with affordability, approve and sign-off annual program spend and budget.

Responsible for benchmarking plans and programs to ensure they are competitive and cost-effective.

Lead the annual enrollment cycle for IBM US Health Programs, including the annual review of health benefits, negotiating vendors fees, sign-off of plan changes and employee communications.

Approve vendor selection and renewals in line with quality and cost factors, including request for proposal processes, implementations and ongoing operations/financials to improve customer experience, operational excellence and financial results.

Monitor regulatory landscape and plan performance by analyzing plan usage.

Develop and deliver design recommendations based on data analyzed, and measure success of strategies adopted.

Review various participant facing communications, making sure they are accurate and clear to understand, and in line with corporate policies and objectives.

Lead multi-regional wellness team to develop innovative ways to engage employees in health improvement strategies, including the development of a comprehensive and multi-dimensional programs that includes personal wellness, professional growth, fitness & health and mind / body integration.

Prepare executive reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.

Maintains benefits staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.

Manage and evaluate benefits staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.

Develops benefits staff by identifying skills gap, create development roadmap and career planning.

Provides feedback to benefits staff on career guidance, planning and mentoring.

Builds and maintain a productive and supportive work environment allowing team members development opportunities.

**Required Professional and Technical Expertise**

10 years' multinational benefits design experience. experience managing multiple vendors. experience delivering recommendations to senior leadership. experience managing direct reports virtually.

**Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise**

In addition to above, 15 years' multinational benefits design experience

**About Business Unit**

IBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world's most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers.

**Your Life @ IBM**

What matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

**About IBM**

IBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

**Location Statement**

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

**Being You @ IBM**

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
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