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Global Head of Benefits, Seattle, WA (US)

United States
Status completed
Tags Compensation & Benefits


Date posted

09 May 2019

The Company

We are once again very pleased to be partnered with our client, a world recognized leader in the not for profit sector. Our client is guided by the belief that all lives have equal value, and pride themselves in being ‘impatient optimists’ whose purpose is to work to reduce inequity. Their vision is to ensure a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life. A key need has arisen in this organization to hire a dynamic Head of Benefits.

The Role

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Global Compensation and Benefits, the Head of Benefits leads and manages the organization’s world-class global benefits programs (health, welfare, retirement, leaves) which includes: the development of innovative global benefit plans, effective management and compliance of the global benefits programs, budget development and tracking with a focus on cost stewardship, supplier management including new supplier identification, implementation, and contracting. In this role, the Head of Benefits will lead the development of world-class global benefit plan design recommendations, using available data to identify trends, working with and managing global consultants, and understanding the global employee benefits landscape for new innovative ideas. This includes the development of executive-level presentation materials and documents to support any recommendations. He/she will be responsible for leading wellbeing and health management program development with a focus on improving employee health, including the integration of medical programs (including on-site health clinic), health management, wellness, and leave and disability programs. In partnership with Finance, this person will lead the work effort for determining annual global benefits budget, for tracking monthly benefits spend, and identifying areas for effective cost stewardship. The Head of Benefits will work closely with internal and external legal counsel to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. This role is also responsible for developing and managing innovative employee wellbeing and health management programs that are aligned to the mission to provide every person with the opportunity the live a healthy and productive life.  

The Individual

We are seeking an established Senior Benefits expert with a minimum of 7 years of experience. A strong business acumen and understanding of the global benefits function. In-depth knowledge of global benefit trends, best practices, and regulatory issues. One who has understanding of and ability to integrate benefits into a total compensation offering to employees. Strong oral/written communication and presentation skills. The ability to build strong relationships and credibility with clients and key decision makers. Someone who is solutions oriented, proactive and identifies new ways of working, has strong influencing skills, and the ability to articulate a point of view with tact and confidence. Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) along with excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to develop and gain support for ideas. Bachelor’s or other advanced degree with 7+ years of experience, or equivalent experience.

At a Glance
  • Job Function
    Compensation & Benefits
  • Industry
    Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
  • International Coverage
  • Global revenue
    US$1 Billion and under
  • Solid Report To
    Deputy Director, Global Benefits and Compensation
  • Potential upsides
    Mission driven organization that is world renowned. Great exposure across the HR department and exposure to the executive leadership team.
  • Potential challenges
    Ever changing environment where one needs to be resourceful and nimble to adapt to the evolving culture.
  • Job Reference

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