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Regional Benefits Leader NAM

Country/Region:  US
Job function:  HR

Regional Benefits Leader 
Princeton, NJ / USA 

The Regional Benefits Leader will lead the North America strategy, design, implementation and day to day administration of US group health and welfare programs as well as Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution (401K) plans.


At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.


Your key responsibilities
• Strategy and administration of the Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit programs (401 (k) and pension) 
• Benefits vendor and consultant selection and relationship management

• Ensure compliance with all legal requirements of various employee benefits programs such as workers compensation, and FMLA. 

• Coordinates preparation and filling of required reports, ie ERISA, 5500s, Summary Plan Descriptions 

• Manages annual benefits open enrollment process

• Participates in merger and acquisition due diligence as required and leads benefit integration for any future acquisitions.
• Provides support with reductions in force by coordinating production of severance letters and benefits upon termination notices


We bring
•  A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally;
 • A firm belief that working together with our customers is the key to achieving great things;
•  A space to grow by encouraging and supporting curiosity and an open mindset 
• The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose;
• Barrier-free communities within our organization where every employee is equally valued and respected – regardless of their background, beliefs, or identity;
•  An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future


You bring
• Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field. 

• At least 8 years of experience in HR with emphasis on Benefit Strategy and Administration;  Preferred:  CEBS accreditation      
• Excellent understanding of benefits design, benchmarking, and market analysis.
• Strong knowledge of labor laws and regulations related to benefits 

• Strong analytical, problem-solving and verbal and written communication skills
•  Ability to take complex concepts and processes and make them simple 


Important notes
This job title is temporary and will be adjusted once the job grading structure for the new Group will be adopted (covering among others: grades’ design, job evaluations, calibration, and job titles’ nomenclature). Until these adjustments are finalized, current compensation packages will be grandfathered for those whose new position turns out to be graded lower than their current position. This temporary period will last not more than 24 months for the legacy DSM Executives or legacy FIR SLT members, and not more than 12-18 months for all other employees from the moment the candidate moves into their new position.


Our recruitment process

Interested in this position? Please apply online by uploading your resume in English via our career portal by September 28, 2023.  Please reach out to the hiring manager, Tammy Hudson, or the recruiter, Magali Tassera, if you have any questions regarding the position.

Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

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