As a not-for-profit organization, Partners HealthCare is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community by leading innovation across our system. Founded by Brigham and Womens Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare supports a complete continuum of care including community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities. Several of our hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and our system is a national leader in biomedical research.
Were focused on a people-first culture for our systems patients and our professional family. Thats why we provide our employees with more ways to achieve their potential. Partners HealthCare is committed to aligning our employees personal aspirations with projects that match their capabilities and creating a culture that empowers our managers to become trusted mentors. We support each member of our team to own their personal developmentand we recognize success at every step.
Our employees use the Partners HealthCare values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk, and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration.
The Manager of Health & Welfare (H&W) Benefits leads the day to day execution of all health and welfare (medical, dental, vision, life, disability, spending accounts, etc.) projects related to strategy, design and compliance. The manager is responsible for ensuring coordination and communication with several groups to ensure potential and actual changes are proactively discussed and agreed to, including but not limited to:
The Director of Employee Benefits, and other members of the Total Rewards Center of Excellence (COE)
HR Shared Services, including Benefit Operations and the HR Support Center
HR Information Systems
The Manager will lead a team of individuals. Key areas of responsibility include ensuring that programs are:
Designed to and ultimately comply with current regulations
Support the organization's strategic objectives
Competitive compared to other organizations
Provide oversight to all H&W related processes, policies and programs
Participate in cross functional teams related to strategic planning and process improvement
Ensure H&W benefit offerings align with overall culture of the organization.
Supporting the development of the benefits budget specific to H&W programs. Reviews variance and engage with Finance to mitigate and manage risk.
Works with H&W consultants and vendors in partnership with HR Shared Services. Negotiates services and costs with vendors to minimize expenses.
Reviews effectiveness of H&W programs and services, and reports these results to Senior Management.
Leads H&W team providing guidance, financial and budgetary direction and people management.
Align H&W benefit program communications with overall HR and organization communication strategies.
Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Management, Finance, Accounting, Actuarial Science, Human Resources or other related field.
Eight (8) or more years of experience in H&W benefits, at least three (3) years in a lead benefits role, including people management.
CEBS certification preferred.
Comprehensive knowledge of state and federal regulations.
Tactical expertise and knowledge of benefits systems, processes and tools gained through a career of increasing responsibility in benefits
Strategic expertise and knowledge of benefits governance, plan design, laws and regulations, related financials, legal, regulatory, and fiduciary requirements, benefit program administration, global risk pooling and enrollment processes.
Experience conducting benefits due diligence and integration for M&A.
Demonstrated experience managing a substantial benefit plan budget.
Requires 3 years of managerial experience.
Strategic thinker with a continuous improvement approach to completing work.
Ability to operate at both a high strategic level as well as taking a very hands-on role in execution.
Track record of implementing innovative solutions.
Strong decision-making and leadership skills.
Ability to build and manage high-performing teams.
Ability to lead change management efforts while respecting the organizations culture.
Excellent business acumen specifically around strategy/program alignment and financials.
Team-oriented with the ability to build deep relationships and earn the respect of others.
Strong presentation and problem-solving skills.
Strong financial and analytical skills.
Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-changing environment.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (ability to speak C-suite language).
Ability to be assertive in working with external vendors.
Must be proactive in identifying problems and swift in resolving them.
Ability to partner successfully with all levels in the organization.
Demonstrate superior organizational and project management skills, including the ability to work independently on projects of high complexity with minimal supervision.
Position is in Assembly Row in Somerville, MA
Partners HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.