Senior Benefits Manager

United States of America, California, South San Francisco
United States of America, Indiana, Indianapolis
United States of America, Arizona, Tucson

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The position:

You are a well rounded and versatile benefit professional that will work on a highly innovative, dynamic, collaborative and employee-focused team.  You are responsible for developing and managing benefit programs and initiatives that are offered nationally to our 24,000 US Roche and Genentech employees and their eligible dependents. The position focuses primarily on employee health and welfare programs and strategy such as Wellbeing, Time Away, Family support benefits, and disability and disease prevention initiatives and strategy.   The position will also participate in emerging initiatives and projects within the Benefits arena, monitoring changes in competitive practice among leading companies and participate on cross functional projects within the People & Culture organization.  You will work closely with your fellow colleagues on the Benefits team as well as partner with colleagues from People & Culture, Corporate Communications, Environmental Health & Safety, People Support Solutions, Employment Law, and Employee Relations across all Genentech and Roche affiliates.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage employee health and welfare programs and strategies in the areas of Health, Wellbeing, Family support, Disability and Disease prevention/management initiatives.

  • Manage Time Away programs including Vacation, Holiday and Sabbatical including responding to evolving needs such as COVID-19.

  • Drive program and vendor performance enhancements, program optimization, process simplification, employee engagement and communications, and data insight analyses. 

  • Review cross program data and metrics for insight on measuring program outcomes, engagement and improvements. Use data analytics to formulate recommendations on program enhancements as well as identify any not delivering anticipated ROI / value.

  • Design and promote wellbeing promotion / disability prevention programs and benefits related to physical and mental wellbeing.

  • Provide program and policy interpretation for People Support Solution, onsite nurse staff and outsourced vendors as needed.

  • Provide Benefit program education and awareness presentations to employees and/or manager groups.

  • Monitor and understand benefits industry trends and best practices, and bring forth recommendations for consideration to deliver on our Employee Promise

  • Participate in other projects and initiatives as needed.


Who You are:

  • 8+ years of Benefits program management and vendor management responsibilities

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

  • Experienced in and working knowledge of ERISA, HIPAA, GINA, FMLA, CFRA, PFL, and other Benefit regulations and legislation

  • Able to perform well within a matrix environment with a high degree of collaboration and partnership

  • Innovative, curious and able to draw connections

  • Agile, flexible and adaptable

  • Analytical with good attention to detail

  • Inclusive and experienced in collaborating, partnering, and supporting diverse populations and cultures

  • Solution and data oriented 

  • Able to connect, leverage, influence and contribute to and learn from peers, leaders and stakeholders to achieve business outcomes

  • Strong project manager

  • Effective communicator

  • Excited to work in an environment that encourages bold thinking and for a company that is striving to be the place where people want to work, thrive and make a positive impact on society

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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