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Benefits Manager at Marsh & McLennan Companies in Hoboken, New Jersey

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Job Description:

Marsh & McLennan Companies is seeking candidates for the following position based in the Hoboken office:

Benefits Manager

What can you expect?

As the Benefits Manager you'll be managing our US Retirement Program which serves 50k+ participants (retirees, active employees and beneficiaries). You'll have oversight of the day to day administration questions managed through the plan administrator. The vast majority of questions will be handled by the first level support but the more complex questions will require your review and expertise. Some decisions could have a larger impact to the overall program therefore will require further escalation to the Global Head and benefits committee. You'll need to present your findings and lay out the facts to enable decision making. You'll partner closely with your HR colleagues and cross functional stakeholders to research, evaluate and deliver solutions that can impact the overall retirement program.

You'll report to the Senior Benefits Manager while working in close collaboration with a nine person Benefits team. The first 100 days will be focused on building relationships with the third party administration's team and learn how the US Retirement program operates and its impact to the other benefits like 401k.

What's in it for you?

  • A company with a strong Brand and strong results to match
  • Culture of internal mobility, collaboration and valued partnership with colleagues and a fun team!
  • Employee Resource Groups which provide access to senior leaders across the organization, relevant volunteer/mentoring opportunities and interactions with counterparts in industry groups as well as client organizations
  • Competitive pay (salary and bonus potential), full benefits package - starting day one (medical/dental/vision coverage, STI/LTI, life insurance, generous 401k contributions
  • Eligible for generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, Employee Stock Purchase Plan


We'll count on you to:
  • Manage vendors responsible for the day to day plan administration of the MMC's benefit plans and programs to ensure MMC is administering those plans in accordance with the terms of the plan document and applicable laws (e.g. ERISA and IRS)
  • Recommend plan design changes based on industry experience, stakeholder feedback, and knowledge of best-practices.
  • Plan major design changes with HRIS, vendors and other stakeholders and evaluates downstream impacts for HRIS and other interfaces; prepares functional business requirements/specifications for systems enhancements; facilitates review of systems processing in development and testing environments.
  • Support the Benefits Administration Committee and assists in managing certain fiduciary obligations and delegations; researches, evaluates and drafting responses to ERISA benefit claims and participant inquiries on behalf of the plan fiduciaries; assists in the completion of regulatory reporting (such as Forms 5500,990s, 990-Ts)
  • Manage and maintain processes with respect to certain Company benefits compliance internal and external reporting obligations.
  • Act as subject matter expert with vendors, Compliance, Legal and other stakeholders during contract review process; Manages contract review and execution process.
  • Manage the benefits content on MMC intranet site (Colleague Connect); ensures updates are completed correctly and applicable languages (where necessary).
  • Provide mentorship to less experienced colleagues.


We would like you to have:
  • Benefits experience i.e. H&B, 401k, and/or Retirement
  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Critical thinking skills coupled with sound judgment and problem solving capability


What makes you stand out:
  • Knowledge of Defined Benefits and/or Defined Contribution plans
  • Prior experience working in large matrixed environment
  • Prior experience working for a benefits administrator


Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC) is the world's leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. The company's nearly 65,000 colleagues advise clients in over 130 countries. With annual revenue over $14 billion, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading firms. Marsh advises individual and commercial clients of all sizes on insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions. Guy Carpenter develops advanced risk; reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities. Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Oliver Wyman serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients.

Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, which advises individual and commercial clients of all sizes on insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions; Guy Carpenter, which develops advanced risk, reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities; and Oliver Wyman, which serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients.

Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, 401K, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. For more information about our company, please visit us at: http://www.mmc.com/. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at: www.mmc.com/diversity.

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