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Manager, Health & Welfare

ID de la oferta JR - 129452 Ubicación Deerfield, Illinois, Estados Unidos (Remote) Additional locations United States of America - Remote Categoría de Trabajo Human Resources Fecha de publicación 04/11/2024

Vantive: A New Company Built On Our Legacy

Baxter is on a journey to separate our ~$5B Kidney Care segment into a standalone company. Vantive* will build on our nearly 70-year legacy in acute therapies and home and in-center dialysis to provide best-in-class care to the people we serve. We believe Vantive will not only build our leadership in the kidney care space, it will also offer meaningful work to those who join us.

At Vantive, you will become part of a community of people who are focused, courageous and don’t settle for the mediocre. Each of us are driven to help improve patients’ lives worldwide. Join us as we revolutionize kidney care and other vital organ support.

*Completion of the proposed separation of Kidney Care from Baxter into a standalone company (to be named Vantive) remains subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions.

Your role:

The Manager, Health & Welfare Benefits will lead the design, implementation, adminstration, surveys, and special projects for benefit plans and leave programs for the US and Puerto Rico with possible future expansion to Canada. You will report to the Director, Global Benefits.

What you'll be doing:

  • Lead development and implementation of plan design.
  • Communicate ongoing, changed, and new benefit designs.
  • Review and analyze program data, market trends, and business input to identify areas for improvement and recommend plan changes.
  • Responsible for administration of the organizations’ health and welfare plans and leave programs, including vendor management, data integrity and issue resolution.
  • Manage external vendors, including defining requirements, ensuring the transmittal of accurate and timely data to and from vendors.
  • Guarantee adherence of the company’s benefit programs, including FMLA, state and local paid leave programs, HIPAA, ACA, Plan 5500 filings, etc.
  • Monitor benefits to lead compliance and competitiveness.
  • Assess day-to-day administration ensuring that benefits are delivered as designed and plan issues are resolved on a timely basis.
  • Resolve employee questions and problems by interpreting benefit policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to achieve results.
  • Guide internal staff.
  • Provide Global Benefits support as needed.
  • Review new/revised benefit plans and benefits proposals in accordance with global benefit guidelines.
  • Maintain broad based knowledge of benefits offered, costs, market practices and legal requirements.
  • Oversee global benefits cost and design database.
  • Provide Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures benefits support.
  • Work with sensitive information confidentially.

What you'll bring:

  • Advanced technical knowledge of benefit plans, including ERISA, COBRA, and other relevant laws.
  • Strong financial, analytical, and decision-making skills.
  • Critical thinking and business insight.
  • Strong project management and presentation skills including a history of leading and driving projects to completion.
  • Advanced communication, influencing, relationship management, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to operate in a global matrix environment.
  • Strong relationship management.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and collaborate across the organization.
  • 5+ years of related benefit plan experience.
  • HCM and Kronos experience preferred, but not required

Baxter is committed to supporting the needs for flexibility in the workplace. We do so through our flexible workplace policy which includes a minimum of 3 days a week onsite. This policy provides the benefits of connecting and collaborating in-person in support of our Mission.

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. The estimated base salary for this position is $104,000 to $143,000 annually. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position. We may pay more or less than of the anticipated range based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change. Individual pay is based on upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. This position is also eligible for a discretionary bonus. For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply and are selected for an interview.


The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the link here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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