Benefits Lead Americas Benefits Lead Americas …

in Heathrow, FL
Permanent, Full time
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in Heathrow, FL
Permanent, Full time
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Benefits Lead Americas
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The opportunity:

Finastra is currently seeking a Benefits Lead (Americas) to join our amazing HR team. Reporting to Global Head of Benefits & Mobility, this position is responsible for benefits programs in our America region, with a focus on US and Canada. This position will have oversight of the benefit programs including health, welfare, life and disability, DC and DB pension plans as well as the wellness initiatives.

We see this as a superb opportunity into a stretching and career enhancing role. Accordingly, the ideal candidate should be forward thinking, dedicated and detail-oriented with a strong desire to work with awesome people in a highly collaborative environment. The role can be based in Lake Mary (FL), Norcross (GA), Austin (TX) or Toronto (Canada) offices as a base location.

What youll do:

  • Oversee the US and Canada annual enrollment process including set-up, communications, carrier preparation and local broker management.
  • Actively coordinate cross-functional teams including, but not limited to the following: People Services, Legal, HRIS, Communications, CSR, etc.
  • Provide management planning and control information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing employee benefit data and trends.
  • Track and manage the regional benefits budget, providing regular updates to the senior leadership team
  • Work with external consultants/brokers to manage the design, development, pricing, and implementation of new and existing benefit programs within the assigned region:
    • Prepare, analyze and deliver reporting and cost projections to support the recommendation of benefit plan changes and ensure program governance
    • Lead the annual plan renewal processes, including evaluation of costs, design reviews, data requirements and communications. Co-ordinate the planning, organizing and directing the activities related to annual enrollments and changes to existing benefit plan design, changes in processes etc.
    • Develop and deliver comprehensive communication material/training documentation for new and existing benefit programs
    • Act as the escalation point for internal and external inquiries relating to benefit plans, policies and procedures and advise management on resolving benefits issues
    • Monitor benefit trends in the business environment and stay abreast of applicable benefits legislation. Research, analyze and interpret existing and proposed statutory requirements governing benefits plans and recommend appropriate course of action.
  • Completing special projects on various benefit and budget matters as needed

What youll need:

  • At least 6 years of experience managing US benefits (Canadian and international benefit experience is a plus, but not a must)
  • A demonstrated ability to prioritize in a complex environment with multiple tasks and tight deadlines and with a high degree of change and ambiguity
  • Strong organizational skills and follow-through on commitments and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and employee relations skills with understanding of the importance of confidentiality
  • Ability to work with multi-functional areas
  • Strong background working data using Excel or other widely used systems

As a Benefits Lead (Americas), you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful candidate should be able to employ solid leadership skills (such as organizing, planning, problem-solving and decision-making) in order to motivate other colleagues to deliver a great employee experience.

We cannot wait to meet you!


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability please contact your recruitment partner.


Posted YesterdayFull timeREQ0820_0016358 Finastra: Who are we?

We are one of the worlds largest fintechs, with a team made up of over 10,000 superstars, serving more than 8,500 customers across 130 countries.

Were an energized bunch, who love to be at the forefront of innovation. We make it our mission to develop and stay ahead of the latest trends and technology. Our goal? To put customers at the core of what we do and to deliver solutions that drive transformation and unlock the potential of people and businesses.

How do we do this? With a heritage and portfolio spanning the entire banking sector, we have used our expertise to create a unique platform-based approach for the world of financial services. Partnering with global players like Microsoft, Accenture, Salesforce and more, to create an open and inclusive development environment. An environment that cultivates ideas, maximizes creativity, and enables innovation.

We believe that the future of finance is OPEN. By focusing on OPEN collaboration, supported by our OPEN platform, our OPEN ecosystem and an OPEN and inclusive culture, we can be OPEN for good. Together, we can ensure financial inclusion and open innovation for everybody.

The Future is OPEN.

Our Mission and Vision:

Our vision is to unlock the potential of people and businesses by creating the #1 open platform for innovation in the world of financial services.

Our mission is the journey we are on to deliver this vision, and we are well underway, having launched in 2019. Already recognised as a secure, industry-leading cloud platform, weve partnered with the largest and most vibrant partner and developer ecosystems to create a hugely scalable environment that fosters collaboration and rapid innovation for all.

Inside Finastra, our ambition is to be the most loved and inclusive fintech in the world. Our people across the globe are diverse, talented and open. And we are always looking for the most creative and inspiring minds to join the team. Whoever you are, youre welcome at Finastra. Come and join us - make our home your home and open up the world of finance!

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