Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer's 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. If you thrive on challenge, are passionate about ideas, love solving problems and truly enjoy connecting with people, we encourage you to explore the hundreds of job opportunities available through Mercer. Our core strengths place Mercer in a unique position to help our clients achieve the extraordinary - and extraordinary results require extraordinary people. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Marsh & McLennan Companies
(NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital.
The Senior Health & Benefits International Consultant will support the lead international benefits consultant in managing the work with large multinational clients on a range of international benefits issues and projects, and will be the lead international benefits consultant on smaller clients. They will work with local Mercer benefits specialists around the world and provide advice on the benefit programs in place for non-US subsidiaries of multinational clients. This may involve developing client strategy, interfacing directly with clients and developing vendor relationships. As an individual contributor, this person will manage and grow his or her own portfolio of international accounts and may also do general international consulting. To fulfill this role, the Senior Health & Benefits (H&B) International Consultant will:
Be accountable for the day to day management of the activity of local brokers and consultants around the world in relation to our Global Benefit Management clients (i.e., clients that appoint Mercer as their broker for insured benefit programs globally)
Take ownership of all client deliverables including the global tracking report, recommendation summaries, periodic reporting to the client, and answering client queries
Provide advice and support to other international consultants and clients on a range of other international benefits projects such as retirement design and funding, competitive benefit analysis, benefits for start-up operations, expatriate benefit design and program renewal/rebidding
Oversee and manage the compilation of global benefit inventories for multinational clients which includes gathering and compiling information on current benefit programs around the world and comparing against benchmarks.
Provide recommendations on changes to benefit programs as appropriate
Understand and demonstrate project management and consulting skills such as: managing the quality and timeliness of client deliverables; helping to develop budgets and billing reports; participating in client calls and meetings as appropriate; delegating to and reviewing project work of more junior colleagues; and assisting with the preparation and delivery of clear and concise client-friendly communications
Be the “go-to” person for clients on significant multi-country projects or as the lead international consultant on small-mid size multinational clients
Liaise with Mercer consultants around the world to draft responses to client questions on non-US benefit issues.
Deliver client-ready communications on technical subject matter.
Take an active role in developing specific areas of intellectual capital (as identified by the global group) Provide mentorship and training to more junior international benefit consultants
Minimum ten years of relevant experience required
Superior analytical, strategic planning, communication, and listening skills
Excellent organizational and project management skills
Proven management skills in leading large, complex projects
Ability to manage, motivate and mentor more junior level staff
Knowledge of MS Office Tools (Excel, PowerPoint)
Excellent analytical, organizational, planning, and interpersonal skills
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a demanding work environment
Ability to work independently and on a team
Very familiar with international benefit issues
Must have or work to obtain relevant state insurance license
Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, pension and 401K, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. For more information about our company, please visit us at:
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Marsh & McLennan Companies is a global professional services firm providing advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and...