Employee Health & Benefits Consultant / Project Lead - Richmond
Marsh & McLennan Companies - Richmond, VA

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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 Employee Health & Benefits (EH&B) Consultant will act as project lead for a large significant client and/or support the lead consultant in managing other client relationships.. The consultant interacts with clients and develops relationships, is involved in developing strategies to meet clients' needs, and takes on the role of a trusted advisor. The consultant will also manage projects and lead teams in researching, analyzing, and evaluating medical, dental, life and disability benefits plans and programs.

To fulfill this role, the EH&B Consultant will act as project lead for a large significant client and additionally will:

  • Demonstrate project management and consulting skills such as: participate or lead the consulting team in developing the overall strategy to address the client's needs; manage the scope, quality, timeliness and budget of multiple client deliverables; develop budgets and billing reports; facilitate and participate in or lead client calls and meetings; delegate to and review project work of more junior colleagues which includes review of financial, contract, and administrative analysis; provide direction to analysts and other team members in the preparation and delivery of clear and concise client presentations
  • Conduct market research on industry competitors, products, trends and macro market forces.
  • Provide high level financial, contract and/or administrative analysis and review of the work of junior staff. Provide guidance and training to junior staff on this analysis.
  • Perform data analysis that may involve use of the Mercer's internal financial tools
  • Review internal compliance and client disclosure requirements, external vendor contracts, summary plan documents (SPD's) and employee communications to ensure alignment with client expectations and legal requirements
  • Manage ad-hoc client requests including problem-solving on administrative and operations issues
  • Act as a subject matter expert in Health & Benefit products, services, technical tools, and vendor/carrier markets. Includes developing relationships with vendors in order to understand and compare products and services being offered and recommend solutions to clients. Understand underwriting and financial techniques and intranet resources such as H&B MercerLink by participating in training courses, online learning, or through learning from more experienced colleagues
  • Develop and maintain personal and working relationships with key client stakeholders to transition into the role of a trusted advisor and facilitate the sharing of advice and information relevant to the client, developing new and expanded business, and gain client referrals.
Qualifications

BA/BS preferred

Demonstrated experience in project management and market research

Excellent interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills

Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a demanding work environment

Ability to partner and lead teams to deliver project objectives; ability to work independently and on a team

At least five years of H&B or related experience

Required to obtain and maintain appropriate licenses as required by state regulations and Mercer policies

Knowledge of MS Office Tools (Excel, PowerPoint)

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:

http://www.mmc.com/

. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at:

www.mmc.com/diversity

.

Job

Consultant

Primary Location

US-VA-Richmond

Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates

are equal opportunity employers

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