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IBM NA Pension and Ancillary Benefits Design and Strategy Leader in Armonk, New York


At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a trusted advisor for pensions, leaves, life and other ancillary employee benefits design and strategy in the US and Canada

  • Support renewal of insured pension and ancillary benefits programs in North America

  • Develop financial wellbeing campaigns in North America

  • Co-create with employees, legal, labor relations and D&I to develop content for employee communication and benefit policies

  • Practice best practices in governance leaders updated on how changes in regulations impact IBMers and IBM benefit offering

  • Serve as an executive influencer able to prioritize and negotiate projects with key stakeholders

  • Support development of metrics to evaluate benefits and claims performance, and identify opportunities for improvement in the IBM offerings for pensions, ancillary benefits and financial wellbeing

  • Develop Surveys, Convert demographics and benefits data into meaningful insights to leadership

  • Positive leadership able to engage and co-create effectively with other parts of the organization when developing new benefit offerings

  • Communicate areas of concerns that need to be addressed by stakeholders across business and HR leadership

  • Able to manage complex projects independently

  • Able to manage vendors, actuaries and consultants

Primary Skills

  • Ability to identify key people risks, analyze financial costs of people risk and uncertainty, develop data driven products

  • Ability to develop business case support benefit design changes

  • Strong project, time and stakeholder management

  • Able to communicate effectively to clients, leadership, peers and stakeholders in multicounty environment

  • Executive Influencer with consulting background

  • Positive leader

  • Curious

  • Able to thrive in agile environment

  • Able to independently identify problems to be solved, and then create user centric solutions that are easily communicated to all target audiences

  • Having product development actuary background for pensions and ancillary benefits (preferred)

  • Global benefits consulting experience is a plus.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Technical Skills

  • Knowledgeable in US and Canada pension, leaves, Life, and other ancillary programs

  • Knowledgeable in multinational pooling and global underwriting is a plus

  • Microsoft Office: Excel, Power Point, Word.


  • 5+ year of experience in US HR Benefit or

  • 5+ year of experience in US pension, US benefit consulting

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise


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Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.