Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Benton Harbor


Requisition ID: 34253

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Respect, integrity, diversity and inclusion, teamwork and the spirit of winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of the world's leading major home appliance company.

Function Overview
The Global Leave Sr. Manager (GLM) serves as the subject matter expert on all leave of absence programs and provides backup support for the strategic management of the organization's other benefit plans. The Global Leave Sr. Manager will take an innovative, holistic, and integrated approach to work-life strategies. This role is responsible for collaborating across service lines as well as other operational and functional areas.
This person will be responsible for the ultimate delivery of “high touch” people experiences related to leave matters, including the experience delivered during new hire onboarding communication of benefits, responding to escalated cases related to employee leave issues, and general work / life balance programs for the company. This role is critical in ensuring compliance with all benefit regulatory and reporting matters, maintaining up-to-date benefit plan documents, firm leave policy documents, managing vendor relationships, and providing exceptional internal support across our organization.
Job Responsibilities
Become knowledgeable and supportive of the strategy and business priorities of the organization and ensure alignment of leave management strategy to those of the company
Uses data and metrics to make critical decisions; identifies patterns and reports findings & trends
Supports the execution of Whirlpool's strategy by providing leadership, creative vision and project management in the design, implementation and administration of an integrated leave strategy that includes traditional leave benefits as well as innovative strategies like wellbeing, mindfulness and work-life integration strategies that support the “whole self” and align with and support our employment brand proposition
Create and own strategy and process (in conjunction with HR Operations), including family medical leave act, short term and long term disability (FMLA/STD/LTD) and other leave areas, to ensure compliance with all protected and non-protected leave requirements
Responsible for processes related to all leave policies
Responsible for the integration of leave with all of the other relevant employee benefits
Coordinate quarterly vendor review process
Coordinate root cause problem resolution with other functions including corporate safety, manufacturing operations, HR Operations and other groups as necessary
Manages plan compliance risk management and other regulatory compliance matters
Partners with operations service delivery leaders to ensure effective and consistent messaging of programs to partners, employees, and new hires
Manages, mentors, and coaches staff within his/her scope
Ensures quality in the delivery of all products
Implement effective communication and education strategies with leadership and employees regarding holistic work/life solutions and total rewards aligning with the employment brand
Ensures compliance with federal and state regulations and firm policies surrounding leaves of absence
Ensures competitiveness of leave policies while driving towards top quartile performance in overall cost
Continually evaluate the effectiveness of the leave programs, practices, and procedure
Responsible for vendor’s process and lead analysis on vendor performance and selection of new vendors
Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree in HR or related field
7+ years in HR Benefits
5+ years in a strategic health and welfare, leave management role
Preferred Requirements
Master’s degree HR or related field
PHR or SPHR certification
Experience in implementing leave management strategies
Experience in defining and implementing detailed leave management business processes
Strong verbal and written communication & presentation skills
A reputation for discretion, integrity, judgment, responsiveness, strong attention to detail and common sense
Experience functioning as a leave manager, ideally in a matrixed environment within a services industry a plus
Experience in managing, mentoring and developing a team of health & welfare practitioners
Proficient in Google apps (Google docs, etc.)
Ability to thrive in a culture that is collaborative, service-oriented, and consultative a pragmatic approach to business partnership and operations
Experience in prioritization and negotiation with demonstrated ability to be effective in supporting multiple business leaders/ partners working across different business units
Operationally focused with the ability to think creatively and deliver tactically
Metrics-focused with ability and history of using analytics to solve problems and develop solutions

About us

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world's leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 65 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2018. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.

At Whirlpool Corporation, we believe that all people matter. Celebrating diversity and including thousands of perspectives empower us to create products that blend into every concept of home. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

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