Siemens Careers

Global Benefits Consultant

Iselin, New Jersey
Human Resources

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Human Resources
Business Unit: Human Resources
Requisition Number: 227967
Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Iselin
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 15%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services. Our support functions are split into two organizations, Corporate Core and Corporate Services. These organizations provide essential services to better enable responsible and profitable growth. For more information, please visit:

Job Description:

Position Overview
The Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures (MA&D) Project Manager is a subject matter expert specializing in US Benefits Programs across Health & Group Benefits (H&GB) and Qualified / Non-Qualified Retirement Plans. This role will be responsible for coordinating all benefits and retirement related activities during the different phases of MA&D processes globally.  Additionally, the role will be responsible for executing MA&D related projects in North America.  This role will collaborate closely with the local Retirement and Health & Group Benefits teams on all MA&D activities and serve as a liaison between the benefits expert function, the business and other support and central functions.  The position reports to the Senior Director of North American Benefits.
Key Responsibilities  
  • Supports Regional Benefits Manager with Corporate Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Divestitures (MA&D) in the regions
  • Collaborates with Siemens’ divisions, internal counsel, finance, global shared services and external providers to support benefits activity related to MA&D activities
  • Provide information for MA&D teams on plans and members for baselining and due diligence of insurable benefits, including comparing the benefit programs of potential acquisitions to those offered by Siemens
  • Collaborates with the internal finance organization to coordinate asset transfers to/from the retirement plans
  • Supports the integration and communication of the Siemens benefit programs for newly acquired employees
  • Plans and leads execution of post-merger integration programs (i.e. coordination of global activities)
  • For carve-outs and divestitures, coordinates all global activities including. baselining, transfer concepts and service agreements
  • Works closely with Global HR M&A as well as Pension M&A teams on all assigned matters, including participation in expert community and project meetings
  • Decides when to involve and manages external resources, and provides reporting to relevant stakeholders
  • Leads and/or supports other global initiatives and projects, as assigned
  • Contributes to further development of global standards, knowledge management, tools and core processes
  • Leads and/or supports global initiatives related to Health & Group Benefits as well as Retirement  
  • Works with an eye toward continuous improvement and proactively provides thoughtful recommendations on streamlining and simplifying MA&D processes, including driving digitalization 
General Requirements:                                                        
  • Bachelor Degree required
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in benefits/pensions related MA&D activities, preferable in multinational or consultancy
  • Business fluent knowledge of English in spoken and written form;  additional languages
    (e.g. German) desirable
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Travel ~10 - 15%;  includes domestic and international travel 
Functional Competencies:
  • Strong project management skills
  • Demonstrated track record in designing and implementing MA&D projects
  • Experience in leading international benefits and pension projects
  • Advanced communication and change management skills
  • Working knowledge of US market trends and legislation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate benefits information across a large organization
  • Strong attention to detail with sound analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to support multiple projects concurrently and prioritize rapidly in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and is team-oriented
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    Other Experience Considered a Plus (not required):
  • Professional qualification (e.g. Actuary) is a bonus
  • Preferable work experience abroad or in international business / project experience
  • Experience in other  areas of Compensation & Benefits desirable
  • Knowledge of global market trends and local legislation beyond the US

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