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Senior Director, Global Benefits

Job ID 66856BR USA - Northeast - Home Based
The main responsibility of the Senior Director, Global Benefits role is execution of Parexel’s global benefit and wellness programs. This is a strategic position that will oversee plan administration, communication, system implementation, compliance, and drive the company’s culture around benefits and our total rewards philosophy.

Key Accountabilities:
• Evaluate Parexel’s global benefit programs against market trends and best practices within our industry
• Develop and recommend annual program changes that meet the needs of Parexel.
• Be a key participant on Parexel’s internal compensation committee representing global benefits
• Act as a thought leader driving the company’s benefit strategy and philosophy across all channels of the organization
• Manage relationship with key vendors and third parties, including Parexel’s benefits broker
• Ensure Parexel complies with all benefits compliance, legal requirements and regulatory issues
• Partner closely with finance to understand plan costs and conduct regular benefit cost analysis.
• Lead the design and execution of global open enrollment programs working closely with regional HR teams and vendors
• Ensure compliance with global and local requirements such as ACA, ERISA and HIPPA and local requirements as necessary
• Be responsible for employee communication of all benefit program offerings
• Oversee the management and execution of Parexel’s global retirement and pension programs
• Complete due diligence for any mergers and acquisition activities
• Set the strategy for global paid time off policies and programs including implementation into Workday
• Provide oversight on Parexel’s leave of absence programs globally, including working with local HR and legal teams to review policy


  • Strong understanding and knowledge of the global benefits market and best practices
  • Experience in leading multiple aspects of Benefits for a global company (Americas, EMEA, and APAC)
  • Solid understanding of global benefit and pension laws, processes, compliance, and regulatory requirements
  • Exemplary business acumen and presentation skills with the proven ability to interact with leaders on a regular basis
  • Act as a change agent to drive Parexel’s Total Reward’s Philosophy
  • Innovator with the ability to streamline process and utilize technology for best practices
  • Proven ability to manage a team of benefits professionals
  • Strong communicator and team player
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • 12+ Years’ experience in Employee Benefits and Human Resources
  • 5+ Years’ experience in Global Benefits, People Management, and retirement plan administration
  • M&A experience desired
Education - Degree in business or other relevant work experience in Human Resources and Global Benefits

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