Hours/Week: 40hours Location: US:NY:Syracuse
Minimum Pay Rate:
Relevantexperience and education will be taken into consideration when determiningactual starting pay rate.
OneGroupRisk Management and Insurance seeks a Senior Employee Benefits Consultant.
OneGroup is a team of more than 200 experts and specialistsin more than 70 areas of insurance, risk management, HR and employee benefitswith over 19 locations. We are experiencing rapid expansion through athoughtful, intentional combination of organic growth and strategicacquisition.
We are ONE company, working as ONE team, with ONE focusand ONE mission: to serve each client as our ONE client.
OneGroup is a subsidiary of Community Bank, NA (NYSE:CBU), and is headquartered in Syracuse, NY.
Workwith clients and colleagues to lead strategic initiatives relating to employeebenefits. Provide guidance and direction to clients with complex needs(generally medium to large sized clients). Actively conduct detailedanalyses, lead client meetings and presentations, and oversee clients’ needs. Maintain necessary level of knowledge to lead team projects as well asparticipate as part of team in projects. Participate in salesinitiatives. Represent OneGroup as a leader in our market.
ESSENTIALDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Workwith new prospects and existing clients to develop understanding of their needsand assist with solutions and program recommendations.
-Overseethe completion of any required account set up, including all required contractsand agreements, depending on client engagement type.
-Createand deliver client presentations, work with Boards or Leadership teams.
-Adviseteam on various related projects and participate as contributing member of teamfor client initiatives.
-Providecustomer service with problem solving and troubleshooting for clients andemployees as requested. Ensure that programs perform as expected.
-Assistinternal consultants with existing client servicing and new business leads toprovide direction and coaching.
-Identifyopportunities for new sales or cross selling potential.
-Participatein finalist meetings, as needed.
-Conductresearch and provide best practice information to clients.
-Leadprojects with minimal oversight.
-Effectivelyunderstand the scope of each project to be able to generate a proposal.
-Conductand lead Assessments for clients and provide best practice and benchmarkinginsights.
-Reviewand make recommendations to Executive-level management for improvements toemployee benefit programs.
-Effectivelynegotiate and process timely and accurate renewals. Gather the necessaryinformation for renewals as well as identify new business opportunities. Obtain quotes and provide alternative options as needed.
-Developcomplete understanding of all benefit programs offered and underwritingguidelines of the various employee benefit carriers. Maintain awarenessof new products developed, program changes or laws and regulations that affectbenefit programs and communicate their impact with clients.
-Understandcomplex funding arrangements and use this knowledge to proactively manageclient accounts.
-Handlehigh level client needs independently.
-Fosteran environment that upholds the OneGroup Way.
-Otherrelated duties as assigned.
-FourYear College degree in Business Administration or Human Resources or similar
-Lifeand Health license
-PHRor SPHR, preferred (or SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP)
-Minimumof ten years of progressive Benefits experience
-Thoroughknowledge of Benefits practices, Federal/State laws and regulations
-Abilityto read, analyze and interpret complex documents and situations
-Anorientation toward helping clients identify and solve problems
-Confidencein skills and approach to deliver difficult concepts and solutions
-Creativity,analytical skills and results-oriented nature
-Strongoral and written communication skills as well as organizational skills
-Committedto providing excellent customer service
-Workindependently and be resourceful in supporting projects and tasks as needed
-Successfullymanage multiple tasks/projects, meeting defined deadlines
-Abilityto work effectively and efficiently with team members
-Abilityto successfully coach and mentor employees
-Personal and professional growth Mindset - You value learning and improvement in your workexperiences.
-Big Picture Thinking - You see the whole client and bring yourexpertise and relationships with your team members to the table. You cancreate a difference for your client.
-Transparency - You are receptive to feedback and clear in yourgoals.
-Gratitude - You recognize the people that help you get the jobdone.
Thephysical demands described here are representative of those that must be met byan employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilitiesto perform the essential functions.
-Manualdexterity sufficient for constant use of a keyboard, mouse and telephone
-Speechand hearing sufficient for regular communications
-Visionsufficient for use of a computer monitor and transaction documents
-Abilityto walk, bend, stoop and reach
-Abilityto sit for long periods of time
-Mustbe able to be mobile to include moving around office premises and betweenoffice locations
-Mayrequire overnight travel for client meetings and will require travel locally toclient locations.
HumanResources Contact: Alexandra N. Hamilton
AnEqual Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteranstatus and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
***In order to be considered an applicant, please complete a formal employment application by clicking on the careers link located on our company website.
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