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Northrop Grumman Manager, Health and Welfare Benefits in Falls Church, Virginia

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

The Manager, Health and Welfare Benefits is responsible for leading the administration of health and welfare benefit plans, policies, and programs, including:

  • Manage health and welfare benefit programs and vendors, to include, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, spending accounts and group life insurance

  • Lead Annual Open Enrollment including project management, client acceptance testing, training internal teams on benefit changes, and assisting with communications to facilitate the process

  • Ensure benefit plan is compliant with all legislation

  • Lead annual audits and prepare annual plan filings and notices required by law (e.g., Proxy, FSA nondiscrimination testing, 5500 Filing)

  • Coordinate responses for employee claims and appeals with counsel

  • Manage administrative and process documents with third party administrator

  • Recommend new employee benefit programs and plans

  • Review and revise existing benefits forms, letters, and policies

  • Partner with benefit communications team create and update plan documents

  • Liaison for Payroll, HRIS, and other Human Resource team members



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience with 10 years progressive experience in benefits administration or related field (i.e. Benefits design, compliance and administration) with 3 years of managerial experience

  • Knowledge of benefits regulatory requirements in the USA

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization strongly preferred

  • Ability to effectively communicate sensitive information at all levels

  • Demonstrate attention to detail/accuracy, and adapt to change/balance competing demands

  • Strong analytical and planning skills, with the ability to work well in a collaborative team environment

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects, track the progress of tasks, and complete work within deadlines in a fast-paced work environment

  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Human Resources