Senior Manager I, Benefits - Human Resources

Senior Manager I, Benefits - Human Resources

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Human Resources
  • Job Function Human Resources
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD569856

What you'll do at

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a background in Accounting, Audit or Compliance.
  • Possess strong analytical skills and some knowledge of statistical analysis.
  • SME level knowledge of 409(a) and 401(k) plans.
  • Strong communication skills to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of relevant federal and state regulations and legislation including ERISA, DOL and IRS.


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.

Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates by selecting and training; mentoring; assigning duties; building a team-based work environment; establishing performance expectations and conducting regular performance evaluations; providing recognition and rewards; coaching for success and improvement; and ensuring diversity awareness.

Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by training and providing direction to others in their use and application; ensuring compliance with them; and utilizing and supporting the Open Door Policy.

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.

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, 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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