Americas Benefits Strategy Vice President

New York, USA
$133k - $170k
Dec 01, 2022
Dec 25, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Reporting to the Americas Head of Benefits, this position is primarily responsible for all strategic aspects of the BlackRock healthcare benefits program in the Americas. This role will oversee medical, prescription, dental, vision, stop loss, preventive care, wellness and healthcare point solutions. The ideal candidate will leverage their substantial benefits expertise to design and deliver a comprehensive benefits program to over 8,000 employees in the US, Canada and Latin America. This candidate will serve as a key member of the Total Rewards team and will work closely with Human Resources Operations and other internal groups (e.g., Legal, Tax, Controllers, Procurement, Internal Communications) to deliver a best-in-class Total Rewards program and develop an overall strategy for the well-being of our people.

BlackRock's Global Benefits Strategy team's mission is to help our employees thrive in every aspect of their lives. We offer industry-leading benefits so that our colleagues and their loved ones can stay healthy, achieve their personal and financial goals, and be at their best.

The team is dedicated to delivering benefits and resources that create an inclusive "One BlackRock" employee experience. We strive to recognize the unique needs of our colleagues to support their health and well-being and set them up for success.

  • Direct the development and ongoing review of the health benefits strategy in the Americas.
  • Lead the design and development of benefit policies, plans and programs that are linked to BlackRock's strategic objectives
  • Evaluate existing programs through research, surveys, and analysis of benefit trends and/or vendor management to ensure plans are competitive and current. Formulate and recommend comprehensive benefit plans and policies that are in compliance with government regulations and within budgetary constraints
  • Communicate strategic objectives and program design with senior stakeholders
  • Lead the annual enrollment process including obtaining approvals for renewals, managing the execution of renewal decisions with our benefit administration vendor, leading the implementation of benefits changes, coordinating communications materials and events
  • Develop and maintain a wellness strategy that nurtures a culture of health, with an emphasis in preventive care; including managing annual health fairs
  • Work with consultants, coordinate RFP's, negotiate contracts, select vendors and implement benefits programs. Manage relationships with vendors, consultants, and internal and external clients
  • Assist with the development of employee communications regarding benefit programs, procedures, and disclosures
  • Monitor programs to ensure compliance with internal guidelines and country regulatory requirements
  • Partner with HR Operations on risk mitigation strategy across Benefits to put in place controls and documentation processes to minimize associated risk and regularly highlight risks to senior leadership
  • Partner with internal stakeholders including global counterparts, corporate strategy, legal, tax, procurement and communications to accomplish initiatives
  • Oversee special projects that require integration between employee benefits and other HR priorities as well as merger and acquisition activity
  • Oversee Americas budget; work with Total Rewards team to address questions, prepare budgets, and present analyses / reporting to senior stakeholders

  • 5+ years of experience preferred working within a Human Resources Benefits function demonstrating expertise in benefits strategy, design, compliance and operation.
  • Must possess knowledge of human resources operations in a global organization
  • Superior understanding of the components of a benefits program as well as the ability to design and implement innovations within a collaborative environment
  • Strong project management and organization skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills; ability to perform detailed analysis of problems and identify resolutions; understands when and how to escalate issues to manage risk
  • Advanced computer literacy: Advanced Microsoft Office and Excel skills a requirement
  • Results-oriented; successfully handles multiple tasks, takes initiative to improve his/her own performance, works intensely towards extremely challenging goals and persists in the face of obstacles or setbacks while maintaining quality of work
  • Ability to develop relationships with people at all levels of the organization and a broad base of stakeholders
  • Strong communication, presentation, and influencing skills and the ability to deliver exceptional client service
  • Able to thrive in a global and/or virtual work environment where teams may be spread amongst multiple locations
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • The ideal candidate will be a resourceful team player and well-being thought leader who thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interest in and knowledge of benefits, retirement and well-being leading practices

For New York City only: The salary range for this position is $133,000 - $170,000. Additionally, employees are eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, and benefits including heath care, leave benefits, and retirement benefits. BlackRock operates a pay-for-performance compensation philosophy and your total compensation may vary based on role, location, and firm, department and individual performance.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.
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