Senior Manager I, Benefits - People - Health & Wel...

Senior Manager I, Benefits - People - Health & Wellness Clinics

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Human Resources
  • Job Function Human Resources
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1356258

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About Walmart Global People

Leaders and individual contributors alike look to our Global People teams to influence strategy, optimize working models and enable the business to achieve results while preserving the fabric that sets us apart and keeps our 1.3M+ associates coming to work every day. By providing the necessary tools and insights, our People professionals operate as partners at every phase of workforce planning, talent management, organizational design and change management. From building communities to preparing Walmart for the future, to be a member of this team is to operate as a vital component to our sustainable success. Together, we think beyond the status-quo and inspire others to evoke positive change. When you join us in Global People, you immerse yourself in our culture, becoming a trailblazer and a true agent of influence.

About the Position: Senior Manager Benefits, People - Health & Wellness Clinics

In this exciting newly created role, the Senior Manager of Benefits, People in Walmart's Health and Wellness Clinics will manage and support the health and welfare plans that are offered to the Associates that work in our clinics. The Senior Manager will have ownership over the health and welfare plans and benefits for this unique and separate entity of Walmart.

The ideal candidate will have experience managing health and welfare benefit plans in a clinical, provider and/or hospital setting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the corporate benefits subject matter expert by analyzing a wide variety of benefits programs; researching and analyzing industry and legislative trends, best practices, current plan usage, labor segments, associate needs, and external competitiveness by segment; assisting in the actuarial review of benefit offerings, forecasting, and investment options; working directly with Finance on short- and long-term cost implications; advising leadership and associates on benefits decisions; managing the design, administration, actuarial, and communication strategies of retirement plans; and proposing possible programs to senior leadership.
  • Leads large-scale roll-outs of new programs and policies affecting associates by identifying market needs; assisting in the development of benefits and remuneration plans, programs, and policies; preparing estimates of resource requirements; leveraging cross-functional teams; coordinating across numerous functions and business units; identifying and mitigating potential compliance issues; managing multiple timelines; defining and communicating expectations for quality outcomes and process standards; identifying trends and tracking progress; investigating and adopting best practices; and providing status reports and updates to senior leadership.
  • Assists senior leadership in developing government and public affairs strategies by analyzing and understanding pending and proposed legislation related to benefits; advising senior leadership of the impact legislation will have on both the company and associates; managing specific deliverables and reports associated with benefits-related legislative activities; and producing reports for divisional and corporate leadership.
  • Manages external provider relations by developing requests for proposals; recommending and executing screening and selection process; negotiating terms and conditions of contracts under the guidance of senior leadership; setting standards for acceptable outcomes; monitoring and identifying performance issues; recommending and executing solutions to performance issues; and establishing and reinforcing desired behaviors and service expectations to ensure accurate administration and compliance with applicable laws.
  • Creates processes and policies to maintain and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations by monitoring and responding to new and emerging benefits legislation; presenting proposed programs to seek approval from senior leadership; preparing and maintaining required documents; executing corporate reporting including annual shareholder disclosure; and assisting in educating cross-functional teams and internal divisions regarding issues and implications to ensure compliance. Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects by identifying customer and operational needs; developing and communicating business plans and priorities; removing barriers and obstacles that impact performance; providing resources; identifying performance standards; measuring progress and adjusting performance accordingly; developing contingency plans; and demonstrating adaptability and supporting continuous learning.
  • Ensures business needs are being met by evaluating the ongoing effectiveness of current plans, programs, and initiatives; consulting with business partners, managers, co-workers, or other key stakeholders; soliciting, evaluating, and applying suggestions for improving efficiency and cost- effectiveness; and participating in and supporting community outreach events.

About Walmart

Fifty years ago, Sam Walton started a single mom-and-pop shop and transformed it into the world’s biggest retailer. Since those founding days, one thing has remained consistent: our commitment to helping our customers save money so they can live better. Today, we’re reinventing the shopping experience and our associates are at the heart of it.  You’ll play a crucial role in shaping the future of retail, improving millions of lives around the world. This is that place where your passions meet purpose. Join our family and create a career you’re proud of.

About Northwest Arkansas

Walmart’s global headquarters are in Northwest Arkansas, ranked consistently in the top 5 best places to live in the country with the fastest growing economy through 2021! The area has transformed from a small town to a center of higher education, culture, commerce and entrepreneurialism. Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, NW Arkansas attracts outdoorsy types with its abundance of state parks, acres of community green space, playgrounds, parks and walking trails. The metro area also boasts a first-class performing arts center, an active local food movement, live music venues and a dynamic festival scene. Join a fast-growing and evolving environment of arts and culture!

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions – while being inclusive of all people.

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, Healthcare Administration, or related field and 2 years’ experience in benefits management, benefits administration, healthcare regulatory compliance, or relevant area OR 4 years’ experience in benefits management, benefits administration, healthcare regulatory compliance, or relevant area.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Benefits, Managing Health and Wellness Operations, Microsoft Office, Supervising Associates

Human Resources - Professional HR (PHR) CERTIFICATION - Certification

Primary Location...

508 SW 8TH ST, BENTONVILLE, AR 72712, United States of America

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer- By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers, and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting, and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, abilities, ideas and opinions- while being inclusive of all people.
Adele Garcia
"Walmart supports their associates. They really are like your second family away from home."
— Adele Garcia, Global HR Operations

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options, including vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans, life insurance and more
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents
  • Parental Leave
  • Pay during military service
  • Paid Time off - to include vacation, sick, parental
  • Short-term and long-term disability for when you can't work because of injury, illness, or childbirth

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to specific plan or program terms. For information about benefits and eligibility, see

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