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Manager, Benefits

Bose Corporation
Framingham, MA 01702
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Job Description
Bose is a company built on disruptive innovation - having the courage to challenge the status quo, an unwavering commitment to our customers, and the fundamental belief that anything is possible. We never settle; we have a passion for discovering better ways to help people enjoy the things they love. We need people like you, people with better solutions. If you join us, you'll find the opportunity to do your best work and the freedom to enjoy it. Here, every employee has the opportunity to build their own success and contribute to ours. It's an atmosphere of trust, collaboration, high expectations, and great reward. Our goal is to make your experience exciting and meaningful - a valuable opportunity to contribute to the industry and to Bose.

As the Manager, Benefits and Well-being your claim to fame will be designing and optimizing benefit, wellness and retirement programs that create a quality employee experience that differentiates Bose from our competitors. You will lead an engaged team of benefit and wellness experts, bringing out the best in them each and every day.

Primary responsibilities, include:

  • Provide overall leadership to the benefit and well-being teams including designing, implementing, and managing competitive, innovative, and cost-effective global strategies and programs.
  • Create and drive a benefits strategy grounded in competitive practice and operational excellence that supports building a talented and engaged workforce.
  • Lead annual benefits costing and design efforts, including regular plan reviews in partnership with our benefits advisor and benefit providers. Evaluate administrative costs and pricing of benefit and wellness programs and recommend strategies to provide competitive and cost-effective offerings.
  • Direct management of health & welfare providers to maximize service levels for plan management and participants while negotiating favorable contract terms and conditions. In partnership with internal procurement team, lead contract negotiations and renewals with vendors.
  • Develop compelling communication plans and programs to ensure employees have a clear understanding of the company's benefits and wellness offerings and drive participation and awareness.
  • Manage strong cross-functional relationships with payroll, finance, legal, compliance, communications, IT and other HR colleagues including the global HR teams.
  • Demonstrate a strong customer-focused mindset while ensuring adherence to policies and service delivery.
  • Leverage global benefits broker relationship to provide support to global regional human resource managers. Own the global brokerage vendor relationship to ensure consistent standards across all regions.
  • Facilitate and support Benefit Committee meetings, including setting meeting cadence and agendas, and providing relevant updates and trends around internal and external practices.
  • Develop, track, analyze, and leverage a set of key metrics, processes, and performance indicators that align with organization goals, operational strategies, and plans.
  • Coordinate with counsel to ensure all benefit programs are in compliance with applicable regulatory and legislative requirements, including but not limited to ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, and ACA.
  • Advise on 401(k) and pension plans including coordination of plan testing (Form 5500), plan design, and administration, committee reviews.
  • Initiate and lead benefit-related projects and initiatives involving cross-functional teams.
  • Support and respond to government audits, requests for information, or other inquiries. With the advice of counsel.
  • Develop, maintain, and oversee policy and program development, including those related to the Company's various paid time off offerings.

Required experience:

  • Minimum 10 plus years of progressive Benefits management experience with a global employer.
  • An agent of change, having developed and executed broad plan changes across multiple geographies.
  • Leader with the ability to effectively interact and influence others at all levels in the organization.
  • Skilled collaborator, managing partnerships with vendors, internal stakeholders and outside consultants to achieve results.
  • Able to take initiative, effective at prioritizing multiple projects, and comfortable working in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Analytical thinker with strong financial and quantitative skills to conduct research, analyze data and solve complex problems through fact-based decision making.
  • Extraordinary verbal and written communication ability.
  • Strong coaching, team development and overall leadership skills.
  • A bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance or HR-related discipline.
  • Knowledge of benefits laws and regulations including IRS code, ERISA, PPACA, COBRA, HIPAA.


Bose is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics. For additional information, please review: (1) the EEO is the Law Poster (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf); and (2) its Supplements (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm). Please note, the company's pay transparency is available at http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/EO13665_PrescribedNondiscriminationPostingLanguage_JRFQA508c.pdf. Bose is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application or employment process, please send an e-mail to Wellbeing@bose.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Posted: 2019-11-23 Expires: 2019-12-22
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