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AT&T Lead Benefits Consultant in New York, New York

At AT&T our amazing people, combined with a culture that thrives on collaboration and creativity, are the foundation that create a great place to work. We empower our people to push the limits of what’s possible, driving groundbreaking innovation each and every day. We’re redefining the future of entertainment and mobile communications, and we’re ready for you to play a big part in that future too.

Overall Purpose: As a Lead Benefits Consultant, you will be a subject matter expert responsible for Administration of retirement benefits. You will manage assigned third party benefit administrators including their overall performance, compliance with benefit plan and operational requirements, change management and problem resolution. You will work creatively with internal and external organizations to improve and, as necessary, customize operational processes. You will manage assigned projects, develop analysis from plan data, engage internal and external resources as directed. You will request and analyze detailed data/assumptions from various resources so as to provide input and assessment of proposed or implemented benefit changes.

You must be able to read and interpret benefit plans, evaluate plan designs for implementation, review/draft vendor contracts, and have general knowledge of ERISA, IRC, DOL and other legal or regulatory requirements. You will be familiar with SAP based payroll systems and be able to manage the flow of employee data from AT&T subsidiaries, departments, and payrolls to external vendors. You will perform financial or operational analysis of benefit plan performance.

Supervisory: No. However in some cases may provide training or mentoring to less experienced staff, and may provide feedback for the evaluation

Education: Typically Bachelors of Arts degree and Bachelors of Science degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: Typically 5 - 7 years of supervisory or professional experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Strong project management skills

  • Excellent leadership and analytical abilities, as well as excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are essential

  • Qualified candidates should have the ability to deal with ambiguous and complex problems and business situations

  • Effective problem solving skills

  • Ability to mediate and communicate persuasively to all levels of leadership

Desired Qualifications:

  • •Four year degree in Business, Human Resources, Math or Actuarial Science•Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS), Certified Benefits Professional (CBP), Project Management Professional (PMP) and/or a Masters degree in Human Resources, MBA or Finance are a plus•Third party benefit administrator experience and mastery of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Project is desirable