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Director of Benefits - US and Canada

Schneider Electric

Chicago, Illinois
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Join Schneider Electric and power your career!

Discover the opportunity to join an international, dynamic, and responsible company that fosters the development of all its people around the world. Every day, we empower employees to achieve more and experience exciting careers. Find out how our values and unique position make Schneider Electric the employer of choice.


The Director of Benefits is responsible for designing, implementing and communicating cost effective and competitive benefit programs to attract and retain employees in the U.S. and Canada.
Essential Functions
Aligns benefit programs to business strategy and objectives.
Recommends changes to senior leaders to ensure benefit programs remain cost effective and competitive, meet the needs of a diverse workforce, and are in compliance with all legal requirements.
Selects and manages vendors to ensure benefit programs are administered properly and in the most cost efficient manner.  Monitors vendor performance in accordance with service level agreements.
Understands all financial aspects of benefit programs including the development of fringe rates and price tags, forecasting, and the impact to the P&L and balance sheet.
Participates in national union negotiations related to benefit programs.
Leads and facilitates rewards committees with fiduciary responsibilities related to administrative and investment matters.
Performs due diligence activities for potential acquisitions, and leads integration activities of acquisitions.
Keeps current on benefit trends in the U.S. and Canada.
Develops annual schedules for plan design, implementation, communications, and financial forecasts.
Coordinates benefit program changes with Rewards Services to ensure administrative capability.
Manages a staff of two benefits professionals, including staffing, performance management, task delegation, work planning and salary review. 
Manages and plans capacity of self and team using project management tools.



A Bachelor’s Degree is required.
A Master’s Degree or Certified Employee Benefits Specialist designation is preferred.
A minimum of ten years experience in the benefits field is required.
Extensive experience in designing health and welfare, retirement income and retiree medical plans is required


Care. Connect. Challenge. Commit.
Our values define our company. Who we are, our customer approach, how we do business, what it’s like to work here, and the kind of people we want to attract and retain. We care for our planet, our customers, our company, our team, and ourselves. We connect to customers and colleagues; we are open and respectful. We challenge others and embrace challenges ourselves. We commit to change by leading the change.


At Schneider Electric, because we value our employees, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision, matching 401(k), training and development opportunities and much more. Join Schneider Electric and together, let’s make the most of your energy.


Schneider Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled

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