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Benefits Director
Ref No.: 18-00184
Location: Stamford, Connecticut
SEARCH Group Partners, a premier recruiting firm, is seeking experienced Benefits Director for client of ours located Stamford, CT.   This position will lead planning, administration, communication and financing of employee health and wellbeing benefits for approximately 9,000 employees in North America.
Here are a few things you'll likely find yourself doing in this role...
  • Lead planning, development, communication, financing, and delivery of competitive, cost-effective health, Rx, dental and vision benefit plans for U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada
  • Manage health, Rx, dental and vision plan vendors with focus on excellence in executing health plan benefits and delivering leading-edge health improvement tools and services in support of Client’s health and wellbeing strategy
  • Collaborate with external consultants to develop health and wellbeing strategy recommendations, considering industry benchmarks, financials and health outcomes
  • Lead open enrollment planning, administration and communications; support acquisition due diligence and integration of acquired employees to Clients' plans
  • Partner with Finance to develop and track health plan financials; identify issues and develop action plans to aggressively manage emerging trends
  • Serve as escalation resource for employee health and wellbeing issues; conduct root cause analysis and drive vendors to continuously improve
  • Participate in vendor selection and implementation. Ensure vendors provide high quality and technically innovative processes, excellent customer service and adhere to contractual obligations. 
Here's what you need to have...
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Finance or related field is preferred.
  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) or similar benefits designation and/or coursework preferred.
  • 15+ years of experience in Health & Welfare plan management, strong understanding of the financial side of benefits (including reconciliations) and related laws and understands the complexities of Wellness programs & analytics related to them for cost efficiencies.
  • In depth experience benefits and retirement program is required.
  • Experience managing the H&W vendors to monitor the financial operations of the plans along with performance guarantees and other plan metrics.
  • Strong leadership and management skills as demonstrated by employment in positions of progressive responsibility and expertise
  • Proven ability to be analytical and handle large volumes of data effectively.
About SEARCH Group Partners:
SGP provides professional talent acquisition and consulting services. The services we offer include temporary, temporary-to-hire, permanent placement, executive search, consulting, interim management transitions, on-site solutions, outsourcing, talent development and human resources. SGP believes in and understands the importance of investing time into both our clients and candidates. We know what it takes to forge successful, professional, long-lasting relationships and partnerships. We represent an exclusive network of professionals and take the time to get to know every one of our clients and candidates personally. 

At SEARCH Group Partners, we celebrate and support diversity and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer. In order to comply with federal regulations, we maintain records of the race and gender of applicants. For this reason and this reason only, we ask that you indicate your gender, race and ethnicity. If you do choose to answer these questions, this information will not affect your being considered for employment opportunities for which you are qualified.