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Senior Manager, Benefits and Wellbeing

Walmart

Walmart

Accounting & Finance
Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

About the Global People Team

Leaders and individual contributors alike look to our Global People teams to influence strategy, optimize working models and enable the business to achieve results while preserving the fabric that sets us apart and keeps our 1.3M+ associates coming to work every day. By providing the necessary tools and insights, our People professionals operate as partners at every phase of workforce planning, talent management, organizational design and change management. From building communities to preparing Walmart for the future, to be a member of this team is to operate as a vital component to our sustainable success. Together, we think beyond the status-quo and inspire others to evoke positive change. When you join us in Global People, you immerse yourself in our culture, becoming a trailblazer and a true agent of influence.

About the Team/Position

The Senior Manager, Benefits and Wellbeing will report to the Director, Benefits and Wellbeing reporting under Total Rewards. This team responsible for administration and compliance of the employee welfare plan. The team administers benefits for 1.4 million associates and continuously strives for consumer-grade experience for associates while maintaining compliance and driving Every Day Low Cost.

This role will be responsible for operating the ERISA Administrative Committee and ERISA Appeal Team. This role requires a seasoned professional with extensive experience in employee benefits administration, particularly with ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) compliance and appeals processes. The successful candidate will ensure that all activities are conducted in accordance with federal regulations and company policies, while also driving efficiency and enhancing the overall benefits administration process.

This role offers flexible working hours and flexible time off.

What you’ll bring…

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • Master’s degree or relevant certifications (e.g., CEBS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP) preferred.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in benefits administration, with a focus on ERISA compliance and COBRA administration.
  • Proven leadership experience, with at least 3-5 years in a managerial role overseeing teams.

Skills and Competencies:

  • In-depth knowledge of ERISA and COBRA regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite.

What you’ll do…

Leadership and Management:

  • Lead, mentor, and develop the ERISA Administrative Committee, ERISA Appeal Team, and COBRA administration staff.
  • Establish performance goals, conduct regular performance reviews, and provide ongoing feedback and coaching.
  • Foster a collaborative and high-performing team environment.

ERISA Compliance:

  • Oversee the administration and compliance of all ERISA-related activities, including plan documentation, reporting, and disclosure requirements.
  • Ensure the ERISA Administrative Committee operates effectively and efficiently, meeting all regulatory deadlines.
  • Stay current on ERISA regulations and ensure the company's benefits plans are in compliance with federal laws.

Appeals Process Management:

  • Manage the ERISA Appeal Team to ensure timely and accurate handling of participant appeals.
  • Develop and implement procedures for reviewing and resolving appeals in compliance with ERISA guidelines.
  • Provide guidance and support to the team on complex cases and regulatory requirements.

Policy and Procedure Development:

  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures for ERISA.
  • Ensure documentation is comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible to relevant stakeholders.

Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Conduct regular audits of ERISA and COBRA processes to ensure compliance and mitigate risks.
  • Respond to regulatory inquiries and audits as needed.
  • Provide training and updates to staff and other stakeholders on regulatory changes and compliance requirements.

Reporting and Analytics:

  • Prepare and present regular reports on ERISA and COBRA activities to senior management.
  • Utilize data analytics to identify trends, areas for improvement, and opportunities for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of benefits administration.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process.

Benefits & Perks

At Walmart, we offer competitive pay as well as performance-based incentive awards and other great benefits for a happier mind, body, and wallet. Health benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage. Financial benefits include 401(k), stock purchase and company-paid life insurance. Paid time off benefits include PTO (including sick leave), parental leave, family care leave, bereavement, jury duty and voting. Other benefits include short-term and long-term disability, education assistance with college degrees, company discounts, military service pay, adoption expense reimbursement, and more.

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to a specific plan or program terms. For information about benefits and eligibility, see One.Walmart.com/Health

Equal Opportunity Employer

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting, and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions – while being inclusive of all people.

At Walmart, we offer competitive pay as well as performance-based bonus awards and other great benefits for a happier mind, body, and wallet. Health benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage. Financial benefits include 401(k), stock purchase and company-paid life insurance. Paid time off benefits include PTO (including sick leave), parental leave, family care leave, bereavement, jury duty, and voting. Other benefits include short-term and long-term disability, company discounts, Military Leave Pay, adoption and surrogacy expense reimbursement, and more.

You will also receive PTO and/or PPTO that can be used for vacation, sick leave, holidays, or other purposes. The amount you receive depends on your job classification and length of employment. It will meet or exceed the requirements of paid sick leave laws, where applicable.

For information about PTO, see https://one.walmart.com/notices.

Live Better U is a Walmart-paid education benefit program for full-time and part-time associates in Walmart and Sam's Club facilities. Programs range from high school completion to bachelor's degrees, including English Language Learning and short-form certificates. Tuition, books, and fees are completely paid for by Walmart.

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to a specific plan or program terms.

For information about benefits and eligibility, see One.Walmart.

The annual salary range for this position is $90,000.00-$180,000.00

Additional compensation includes annual or quarterly performance bonuses.

Additional compensation for certain positions may also include:

- Stock

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, Healthcare Administration, or related field and 2 years’ experience in benefits management, benefits administration, healthcare regulatory compliance, or relevant area OR 4 years’ experience in benefits management, benefits administration, healthcare regulatory compliance, or relevant area.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Benefits, Managing Health and Wellness Operations, Microsoft Office, Supervising Associates Human Resources - Professional HR (PHR) CERTIFICATION - Certification

Primary Location...

508 Sw 8Th St, Bentonville, AR 72712, United States of America