Marsh & McLennan Senior Health and Benefits Consulting Analyst in Vancouver, British Columbia

Responsibilities Analyze vendor renewals to negotiate fair and sustainable rates, expenses, and other charges Provide financial, contract and/or administrative analysis and manage portions of these projects by providing direction to and reviewing work of less experienced analysts Analyze cost drivers by reviewing client's cost/utilization data and looking for year-over-year trends or comparisons to external benchmarks using client data provided in vendor reports or raw data from external databases, and articulate results Analyze the results of plan design benchmarking to provide meaningful recommendations, including cost of the recommendations, to consultants and clients Perform analysis for larger, more complex clients including more in-depth analysis for complex situations that may require additional research or discussion with Mercer subject matter experts Participate in team brainstorming sessions to develop client recommendations Prepare client presentations, including recommendations that will be presented to benefit specialists and human resource leaders within client organizations Develop project management and consulting skills: manage the quality and timeliness of client deliverables, help to develop budgets and billing reports, participate in client calls and meetings as appropriate, and assist with the preparation of clear and concise client-friendly communications Develop advanced understanding of the following, through online training, group sessions, or one-on-one training with others in a more senior role: products, services, and technical tools offered by Mercer; vendor markets including multi-line and specialty providers; basic underwriting and risk management arrangements; budget-setting, rate-setting and evaluation; government sponsored benefits that impact or influence the employer sponsored benefit plans. Qualifications Bachelor's Degree required. Strong verbal and writing skills for complex communications with clients, vendors and colleagues. Strong interpersonal skills for establishing and maintaining good client, vendor and internal relationships. Organized and attentive to details. Good ability to prioritize workload according to volume, urgency etc. Good problem solving skills and financial aptitude. Advanced computer skills for using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook) At Mercer, we make a difference in the lives of more than 110 million people every day by advancing their health, wealth, and careers. We’re in the business of creating more secure and rewarding futures for our clients and their employees — whether we’re designing affordable health plans, assuring income for retirement or aligning workers with workforce needs. Using analysis and insights as catalysts for change, we anticipate and understand the individual impact of business decisions, now and in the future. We see people’s current and future needs through a lens of innovation, and our holistic view, specialized expertise, and deep analytical rigor underpin each and every idea and solution we offer. For more than 70 years, we’ve turned our insights into actions, enabling people around the globe to live, work, and retire well. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. At Mercer, we say we Make Tomorrow, Today . Visit www.mercer.com for more information and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @Mercer Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, 401K, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. For more information about our company, please visit us at: http://www.mmc.com/. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at: www.mmc.com/diversity . Mercer LLC and its separately incorporated operating entities around the world are part of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a publicly held company (ticker symbol: MMC). Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers. R036252-en R036252