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Benefits Lead

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Date: Oct 15, 2021

Primary Location: Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

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Position Specific Description

Come join our innovative benefits team, which provides benefits programs for our 15,000 employees and their dependents. This position will focus on improving our benefits processes to gain efficiencies, reduce errors, and improve employee experience. This position will also mentor benefits team members as they obtain their belt certifications and complete Six Sigma projects. Successful candidates will have strong project management skills, experience with Six Sigma, and the ability to work effectively with our benefits team, legal, and IT departments and our external vendors. Candidates should have a strong bias for action and be able to work independently.

Job Overview

Employees in this role serve as a subject matter expert to lead the planning, implementation, and administration of one or more cost-effective benefit programs including life, retirement, medical, dental, vision, workers compensation, disability, time-off, health and welfare plans.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serves as project manager and subject matter expert to lead a team of individuals through planning, design and implementation of various benefit projects
  • Identifies process improvements, prepares analysis and presentations and recommends changes to appropriate leaders
  • Participates in annual renewals, preparing applicable annual government reporting and non-discrimination tests, tracking cost or loss trends
  • Prepares cost analysis of employee benefits
  • Communicates negotiated benefit changes to appropriate parties, including the benefits administrator to ensure that benefit plans reflect negotiated benefit changes
  • Partners with legal counsel, vendors and insurance providers on plan modifications, communication and annual renewals
  • Coordinates the integration of acquired employee benefit programs with existing programs
  • Leads ongoing employee communications such as summary plan descriptions, summary annual reports, Benefits Bulletin, etc.
  • Leads or participates in the annual benefits open enrollment process including plan and employee communication
  • Analyzes benefit programs, external survey data and market trends and develops recommendations for review by management
  • Serves as mentor, coach or project lead to team members
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED
  • Bachelor’s or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience: 7+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s - Business Administration


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Human Resources
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Location:  Juno Beach, Florida 
Other Work Locations:  Florida 
Relocation Provided:  No


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

If you require special support or accommodation while seeking employment with NextEra Energy, please send an e-mail to recruiting-coordinator.sharedmailbox@nexteraenergy.com, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.

NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.


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