Director, Benefits & Wellbeing Strategy
City : Toronto, Canada
Category : People & Culture
Industry : Financial Services
Employer : Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan - OTPP
Director, Benefits & Wellbeing Strategy
This is an exciting opportunity for a Global benefits and retirement leader who exhibits a passion for the development and execution of organizational wellness strategies, particularly in the area of mental health and embracing the future of work. This position is accountable to lead, identify, create, manage, and embed Wellbeing for the organization with consideration to local market practices, effective management, oversight, and day-to-day administration. The mandate includes program design, communication, process, insights, and governance efforts across worldwide offices to ensure Ontario Teachers’ remains competitive and aligned with our wellbeing philosophy. This role will manage and conduct research and benchmark studies for programs globally, maintaining a pulse on the external market. This role collaborates closely with colleagues throughout the organization and across global offices to ensure the delivery of high quality, holistic health wellness and retirement programs that are in alignment with our Wellbeing purpose, goals, priorities. They are also responsible and accountable for the effective delivery of the programs, operational and resource management, budget and financial administration, identifying future trends and opportunities, and compliance to ensure that all statutory and regulatory standards are consistently met.
Who you'll work with
As a member of our award-winning People & Culture team, reporting to the Managing Director, Global Total Rewards, you will partner with the People & Culture Business Partners and global senior leaders to build and implement high quality, holistic health wellness and retirement programs that are aligned with our Wellbeing purpose, goals, priorities. You will also have responsibility for a small team of hardworking Wellness professionals.
What you'll do
Provides strategy and thought leadership to the direction of Wellbeing programs for Teachers’.
Recommends and implements wellbeing programs, in alignment with the Wellbeing Strategy
Coordinates and leads planning efforts which includes third-party benchmarking and tapping into global external trends/insights to identify gaps and support recommendations.
Partners and collaborates with cross functional teams to see opportunities for enhanced engagement or entrepreneurial ventures to support the health and wellness of employees.
Manages all aspects of an employee-focused wellness initiatives including program design, employee communications and program administration.
Handles health, life, retirement, and time off programs and policies across 6+ countries including contract renewals, administration, relationships.
Empowers, develops and leads a small team of Wellness professionals and provides coaching to the broader Global Total Rewards team.
Coordinates communications and marketing efforts associated with all aspects of programming including website, print and social media.
Prepares quarterly updates and annual executive report that summarize initiatives, outcomes and value.
Manages relevant external providers (benchmarking, benefit design consultants, etc.)
Performs continuous cost and productivity analyses of wellbeing program initiatives.
What you'll need
University degree, preferably in health sciences or related field
10 years of Global benefit and retirement experience; additional experience considered an asset which may include: future of work, office redesign, broader total rewards, safe business travel and employee mobility, HRIS or crisis management
Deep technical knowledge of benefit and retirement practices, processes, and policies
Current and evolving knowledge of Wellbeing approaches, global trends, issues, and market leading practices in workplace health promotion and health care & retirement programs including the design, development and direction of related programs and services
Ability to manage competing priorities in a constantly evolving environment while maintaining high standards of accuracy, attention to detail and timeliness.
Strong business judgement used to understand business strategies, competitive challenges and the financial impact of HR decisions
Strategic innovative thinking and decision-making skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and a customer-focused mind-set are crucial
Solutions focused with a simple and practical approach
Excellent interpersonal communication skills (oral and written), with the ability to address individual perspectives of those you are advising
Demonstrated ability to create and implement short-and long-term strategic objectives; motivate and develop staff; effectively lead resources; and cultivate strong collaborative relationships.
Executive presence with comfort presenting, articulating strategy and points of view from both in front and behind the scenes.
Demonstrable experience in change management principles related to global strategy development and implementation
Demonstrated commitment to creating a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive workplace culture
What we’re offering
Pay-for-performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentive
Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development
Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage
Retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan
The opportunity to invest back into the fund through our Deferred Incentive Program
A flexible/hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working
Competitive time off
Our Flexible Travel Program gives you the option to work abroad in another region/country for up to a month each year
Employee discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis
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At Ontario Teachers', diversity is one of our core strengths. We take pride in ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create, reflect and embrace diversity of thought, background and experience. Through our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), we celebrate diversity and foster inclusion through events for colleagues to connect for professional development, networking & mentoring. We are building an inclusive and equitable workplace where our talent is respected, accepted and empowered to be themselves. To learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, check out Life at Teachers'.
How to apply
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Functional Areas:People & Culture