Cisco Manager, Benefits - U.S. Healthcare in San Jose, California

Manager, Benefits - U.S. Healthcare

  • Location: San Jose, California, US

  • Area of Interest Human Resources

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest *None

  • Job Id 1242461

What You'll Do

Your expertise in U.S. healthcare will equip you to make design recommendations for Cisco’s health plans that will align with Cisco’s amazing culture. You will also collaborate with global benefit leaders in other regions on global initiatives and take a leadership role with select projects. As you develop personalized, relevant offerings you’ll bring your knowledge of the marketplace (including emerging solutions), your passion for people and their well-being, and an inquisitive mindset to shape what’s possible. You don’t settle for the easy path, and will explore new ideas that hold promise for bringing value to employees, families and Cisco.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand business drivers, market landscape and employee/family needs in order to drive thought leadership, strategy and design of U.S. health and wellness offerings for active employees and retirees.

  • Differentiate portfolio in ways that align to Cisco’s culture and People Deal

  • Optimize current solutions and partner with strategic vendors to identify opportunities to improve the employee experience, address gaps, and creatively solve problems

  • Partner effectively with benefits design team leaders on co-design opportunities – including ACO strategy

  • Proactively identify, co-develop and deliver innovative solutions in partnership with 1) industry coalitions (ie SVEF, PBGH), 2) health and welfare plan partners, and 3) Cisco sales/engineering teams (leveraging Cisco technology when possible).

  • Lead select global projects to drive dialogue, education, and innovation to address critical health and wellness needs, both internally and externally (e.g. mental health stigma, telemedicine using Cisco technology).

  • Understand current and upcoming legislation and its associated impact. Consult with internal and external legal/tax. Conduct analysis and recommend appropriate action.

  • Lead communication strategy to increase awareness and engagement (consulting with benefits comms specialist).

  • Manage dedicated resources from Cigna and UHC and oversee their efforts to drive greater adoption of offerings and improve health outcomes through greater engagement.

  • Lead the team’s annual, bottoms-up U.S. fringe budget process and recommend trade-offs as required.

Who You'll Work With

  • Internal cross-functional teams and individuals (employee services, finance, HR, legal, business leaders, regional benefit leads)

  • External vendor partners, industry experts

Who You Are

Education and Experience:

  • BS/BA degree requiredand12 years of health and wellness benefit design experience

  • Or Masters with 8 years of health and wellness benefit design experience

  • Experience in high tech preferred

  • Global benefits experience preferred

Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated thought leadership in employee benefits, with a focus on health and wellness, for a large multi-national employer

  • Strong executive influence and negotiation skills with the ability to efficiently bring decisions to closure with multiple stakeholders

  • Excellent planning, organizational, communication, and cultural awareness skills, including financial and global business acumen

  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems of significant impact

  • Self-starter and team player with a visionary and pragmatic lens

  • Capable of managing people and leading cross-functional, diverse teams

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

  • We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better.

  • We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.

  • We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

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Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.