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RELX Corporate
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The U.S. Benefits team is responsible for effectively delivering a competitive and cost-efficient slate of benefits to over 12,000 U.S. RELX employees in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.

 

This is an important position at a critical time for RELX HR which is focused on realizing the right balance between business autonomy and strategic Centers of Excellence including CoEs for Reward, Talent Development and Talent Acquisition that will create more harmonisation and opportunities for synergies and sharing best practice. HR has invested in sophisticated tools to continuously improve its analysis of data and decision-making capabilities as well as to improve operationalization of reward processes and benefit choices. There have been significant changes in the benefits offering in the U.S. over the last few years so ever more thoughtful and commercial direction and leadership is required to ensure continued improvements, employee satisfaction and cost efficiency in this environment.

 

The successful candidate will partner with key stakeholders, including executive leadership, the Reward and Talent Acquisition CoEs, integration HR leaders, and others to ensure that all programs and integration activities support the organization's strategic objectives, are competitive, cost effective and in compliance with legal requirements. This candidate will also take the lead role in M&A activity, including due diligence exercises and the creation and execution of the benefits integration plan.

 

High-level relationships are critical for success in this role. A strong emphasis will be put on an overall strategic approach for benefit design and positioning of the company offerings to improve the effectiveness of recruiting key talent and onboarding acquisitions. A strong understanding of current and potential future issues impacting international corporations and knowledge of government regulations impacting our business would be an important plus. Deep U.S. benefits experience with proven success in change management skills and strategic initiatives are essential.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the benefits due diligence efforts on Merger & Acquisition targets as well as divestiture initiatives
  • Coordinate and lead onboarding strategy for acquired employees, including recommending adjustments to increase integration
  • Oversee the HR Solution Center to ensure timely and accurate issue resolution and accurate and timely transactional processing
  • Effectively translate institutional goals into meaningful benefits and HR service strategy
  • Ensure the benefit programs design and overall strategy enhances RELX Groups employment value proposition and meet the needs of our population
  • Work closely with leadership to ensure the benefit programs and initiatives align with financial goals
  • Work closely with the Communications Manager to develop a multi-channel approach to effectively communicate programs to leadership, the HR community, faculty and staff
  • Effectively audit benefit plans and information, as well as the transactional volume of the solution center
  • Assist the Head of US Benefits on the development and execution of a systems and reporting strategy that maximizes the department?s use of information and analytics to make good business decisions

 

Education:

  • Master's degree preferred, bachelor's degree in a related field required.
  • Must have a strong foundation in benefits design and strategy, with at least 10 years of experience working in a leadership position ideally in a corporate organization.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Deep knowledge of the regulatory aspects of all benefit plans (Health & Wealth); ability to stay abreast of developments in a dynamic legislative environment
  • Understanding of the behavior drivers for health care, savings and retirement decisions
  • Experience communicating to employees benefit information and changes to benefit offerings
  • Experience analyzing M&A activity for financial and perceived benefit structure differences
  • Demonstrated proficiency partnering with and influencing business leaders; ability to drive towards consensus with a divergent group of stakeholders
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Sound business judgment and financial acumen
  • Strong understanding of and established relationships in the benefits market-place
  • Proven success in developing a high-functioning team of professionals 
  • Highly developed and effective leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to handle challenging and ambiguous situations with a calm and assured approach
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality; strong ethics, integrity and judgment


RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. We help scientists make new discoveries, lawyers win cases, doctors save lives, and executives forge commercial relationships with their clients. We help insurance groups offer customers lower prices by assessing risk better, and save taxpayers and consumers money by enabling governments and financial groups to detect fraud. RELX Group employs approximately 29,000 employees and is present in more than 250 locations in 34 countries. Our customers are using our products every day to advance science, improve medical outcomes, enable better legal decisions, evaluate risk, forge business relationships and gain business insight. We put the highest priority on recruiting, developing and retaining outstanding people. Our managers are directly responsible for the development of their people. We recognize and reward achievement. We enjoy what we do and we celebrate success. We empower our people to maximize their potential and contribution. We respect our people and believe in open and honest communication. We behave in an ethical and principled manner. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. RELX Group is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or accommodations@relx.com.

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