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Manager, Benefits - International
Company: Constellation Brands Location: Victor, NY
Job Category: Human Resources Career Level: Employee
Salary Range:

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This position will oversee the operation of the company's non-US, international benefits programs. Assists with the selection of benefit plan partners including plan vendors, benefits consultants, brokers, and necessary legal assistance. Recommends new and/or improved plans or design approaches. Manages the implementation and administration of the retirement savings benefits and health & welfare programs as aligned with the company philosophy and practice. Ensures compliance of all programs with various local, provincial, federal governmental regulations. This role requires both a strategic and hands on tactical approach in order to be successful.

Current Regions/Countries in Scope:
•    North America: Canada.
•    Latin America: Mexico, Barbados, Puerto Rico
•    EME: United Kingdom, Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland.
•    APAC: China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore.

Key Responsibilities:
•    For these geographies, of which Mexico is the largest (2,500+), responsible for the effective administration of benefits plans and programs for employees, including medical, dental, vision and disability plans, life insurance, Retirement, EAP, governmental and company leave programs.
•    Act as the primary liaison with Italy and New Zealand HR teams for employee benefits associated systems, governance, design and administration.
•    Develops and enhances the international benefits governance model for supporting International locations, with primary focuses on strategy, financing, development, integration and communication of benefits programs, including health, life, disability, retirement, vacation/personal time, leave of absence management as well as other miscellaneous benefits programs.
•    Performs market research, competitive analysis and participates in relevant local surveys to obtain benchmarks and to ensure adequate understanding of local market dynamics and developments ensure programs are market competitive
•    Assists with strategic direction of the International benefits and health & well-being programs using in-depth knowledge of product offerings, industry and regulatory trends, behavior based benefits design principles and Constellation’s culture and business environment.
•    Manage 3rd party partners including broker/consultant relationships, insurance providers and retirement plan administrators and facilitate contract review, negotiation, renewal and make recommendations to management.
•    Ensures optimal financing of international benefit programs (e.g. fully insured vs. self-insured, recommendation of stop-loss programs, multinational pooling arrangements, etc.).
•    Develop and maintain benefits financial analysis reporting including trend, expense management/invoices and prepare annual benefits budgets.
•    Coordinate Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Plan retirement plan audits, actuarial valuations, and financial reporting in Mexico and Canada.
•    Lead communications planning, design, execution and ensure consistency with Employer Branding and Total Rewards framework. Promote understanding, including written, oral, electronic, and audio-visual approaches.
•    Serve as the resident expert, stay current and ensure compliance with International laws. Partner with HR, finance, accounting, payroll, tax, legal and other stakeholders to successfully ensure benefits programs are compliant with country, region and local legislation and/or employment laws.
•    Leverage Workday HR Technology, along with local payroll systems, in developing an international approach manage/administer international benefits.
•    Partner with payroll firms and global payroll function to ensure timely and accurate deductions and contributions.
•    Serve as a key resource in coordinating activities and present material at international board meetings and other benefits related committees.
•    Participate in both the due diligence and integration phases of M&A projects.
•    Partner to with key stakeholders on Union negotiations.

Apply on Company Website:

•    Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with a focus in HR or quantitative program.
•    4-7 years of US and/or International benefits administration/management or consulting experience (Mexico program experience preferred).
•    Advanced understanding of defined benefit plans, plan formulas and actuarial valuations.
•    Certification by a benefits professional association desired (CEBS, CBP).
•    Strong project management skills and executive presence.
•    Strong understanding of benefit plan design principles.
•    Expertise in standard tools such as MS Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word
•    Bi-lingual proficiency with the Spanish language preferred.

Core Competencies:
•    Communicating effectively – Speaks, writes and listens effectively; tailors communications to effectively reach intended audience; keeps others informed and encourages 2-way dialogue.
•    Building relationships & teamwork – Develop and maintain positive relationships; open to others viewpoints; fosters trust, collaboration and positive rapport.
•    Constituent focus – Dedicated to meeting expectations; proactively understands constituents.
•    Initiative and results orientation – Strong sense of urgency; Proactive, focused on outcomes and takes responsibility; persists in the face of obstacles and does what it takes to achieve objectives.
•    Planning & organizing – Separate important from the unimportant and focus on those that create the greatest business impact; prepares for challenges and manages time to maximize productivity and results.
•    Role expertise – Effectively demonstrates the technical knowledge and skills necessary to effectively perform all responsibilities in the role; stays up to date on industry and market advances affecting the role and function; seeks opportunities to improve systems and processes.

ADA Physical/Mental/Workplace Requirements:
•    Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs.
•    Sitting, working at desk/personal comp

Contact Information
 Company: Constellation Brands 
 Reference Code: 6760 
   Country: USA 

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