Benefits Specialist
Grand Rapids, MI 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description
General Information

Country: USA

State: Michigan

City: Grand Rapids

Office Location: 901 44th Street SE - - - - -

Date posted: 22-Nov-2021

Business Function: Human Resources

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular


Who we are:

Steelcase was founded as an office furniture maker, and we've evolved into the global leader in workplace solutions. We apply our insights to the intersection of space, technology, and furniture, helping individuals and teams in leading companies around the world have a better day at work.

We pursue innovation, strive for sustainability and develop insights in every part of our business. Watch this video to learn more about us.

Why people choose to work with us:

Let's start with the cool workspace-after all, that's our business. But that's just one of the ways we help people like you do their best work. We support curiosity and critical thinking, we accept wellbeing in its broadest sense and we provide mentorship and support at every step of your career journey.

What you will be doing:

  • Steelcase is looking to hire a Subject Matter Expert for our global benefits team! You'll be the lead corporate benefits liaison for all businesses outside the U.S. and have oversight of our global operating model.
  • Your responsibilities may include the following:
  • Leading the Steelcase global operating model, providing stewardship and governance of programs globally
  • Partnering with local country HR or business leads in analyzing current programs, developing strategy and proposals, and managing renewal processes
  • Driving execution of global benefit and wellbeing projects, including support on M&A due diligence, international benefit policies, etc.
  • Developing subject matter expertise on international benefit practices and compliance
  • Keeping up-to-date on benefit trends
  • Providing benefits support for expatriate programs
  • Maintaining relationships with global brokers and consulting partners
  • Working within a complex matrix-management structure

Who you are:

  • You are strong in project management, analysis, and change management.
  • You're an effective communicator (oral and written) who is confident building positive relationships and working relationships with businesses, and communicating at all levels of the organization and across different cultures
  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Highly ambitious and results oriented
  • Self-starter able to work independently
  • Flexibility to work across different time zones


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3 years of benefits experience
  • Experience working with international benefits is preferred but not required
  • Consulting experience a plus
  • Experience performing benefit plan benchmarking & cost analysis, handling insurance renewals, and conveying technical information & recommendations to management
  • Established track record of managing projects & processes
  • Experience performing research and technical analysis, and building financial business case for benefit proposals

Your Future Team:

You will partner with HR, mobility, and business leads outside of the US, along with outside brokers and consultants. You'll report to the Director - Benefits. This is an individual contributor role.

Steelcase Inc requires all employees and contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. All US employees, regardless of work location, must receive and show documentation of their completed COVID-19 vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption. New hires must become compliant with the COVID-19 vaccination policy by December 8, 2021. Employees may apply for a medical or religious exemption, but anyone approved for an exemption will be subject to continued masking and other protocols applicable to those who have not been vaccinated.

Steelcase provides employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, genetic information, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or veteran status and bases all employment decisions only on valid job requirements.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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