MassMutual Financial Group Business Consultant in Enfield, Connecticut

Since 1851, MassMutual’s commitment has always been to help people protect their families, support their communities, and help one another. This is why we want to inspire people to Live Mutual. We at MassMutual value diversity and inclusion. We’re people helping people.

A career with us means you will work alongside exceptional people and be empowered to reach your professional and personal goals. Our employees are the foundation of what makes MassMutual a strong, stable and ethical business. We seek and value unique and varied perspectives and experiences because we believe we are stronger when all voices are heard. We invite you to bring your bright, innovative ideas to MassMutual as we continue to help millions of Americans rely on each other.

Together, we’re stronger.

Description

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POSITION SUMMARY

The Pension Buyout Business Consultant is responsible for analyzing, testing and implementing systematic parameters to support plan provisions for new and existing Pension Buyout plans. The Business Consultant works with business partners to define and interpret the rules that need to be applied to the client’s data during the initial installation of the plan and implementation of plan amendments and plan changes for the ongoing Pension Buyout business. The Business Consultant works closely with the Retirement Services' systems and business units to troubleshoot technical issues relative to information exchange activity for both new business and existing Pension Buyout plans.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Business Consultant will be required to understand how our products and systems operate in order to effectively manage daily calculation activity.

  • Analyze, test and implement systematic parameters to support plan provisions for new and existing Pension Buyout plans.

  • Work closely with Retirement Services' systems and the DB business units to troubleshoot technical issues relative to benefit activity.

  • Work with Retirement Services Systems partners for scripting requests.

  • Implement plan changes for the ongoing Pension Buyout business ensuring that all changes maintain the integrity of the system in the administration of the plan.

They must be knowledgeable in the interpretation of individual pension plan provisions, as well as in the application of these provisions as they relate to programming the pension buyout calculation system.

  • Assist in developing and determine impacts to the business for regulatory or discretionary changes.

  • Ensure the system is in compliance with all past and current regulations.

  • Identify the standard business rules that need to be applied to the client’s data.

  • Assist the New Business team to define the business rules that need to be applied to the client’s data during the New Business conversion process.

  • Assist in various departmental projects as needed

They must be knowledgeable around departmental workflows and be able to handle routine plan and participant level calculation questions from business partners and clients.

  • Help in verifying validity of technical enhancements and assist the business in submitting work tickets as needed for benefit calculation system fixes (i.e. control file tickets).

  • Mentor and train associates both existing and new hires on the benefit calculation system.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with Defined Benefit plans

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Creative thinking

  • Self-starter who can work in a team environment, as well as independently

  • Industry Knowledge – need to understand all regulatory items that affect a participant’s calculation and the application of that provision by the calculation system.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks successfully

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • In 2019, job location required in Massachusetts (Home Office – Springfield MA)

  • Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel will be helpful – ability to use simple formulas and data management functions preferred

  • Experience with FIS applications – OMNI DBEN helpful, but not required

  • Experience with SQL and relational databases helpful, but not required

  • Experience with Lynchval LVADMIN systems not required but a plus

  • 2 or more Years of experience in the Defined Benefit Pension Plan business preferred

Ranked No. 93 in the annual FORTUNE ® 500 Ranking (FORTUNE ® Magazine, June 2018) and recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It’s more than our company structure – it’s our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources, and rely on each other when it counts. At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.

CORE VALUES

Focus on the Customer: We understand our customers well and look for every opportunity to deliver an experience that is clear, easy, personal, human, empowering and trustworthy.

Act with Integrity: We deliver on our promises by being open, honest and humble and by adhering to the letter and spirit of applicable laws, rules, regulations and company policies.

Value People: We respect and learn from each other’s diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas. We engage and develop people to their greatest potential.

Work Collaboratively: We work together to achieve results by actively listening, seeking, understanding and creating solutions as a unified team driving toward one company, one culture, one brand.

Achieve Results: We focus on winning by exceeding expectations and getting better – everyone, every day.

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MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

At MassMutual, we’re fostering an inclusive and dynamic environment where our employees are valued for who they are and can build successful careers. For us, diversity and inclusion is more than a goal, it’s the only way forward.

• 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (2018)

• National Association for Female Executives Top Company for Executive Women (2018)

• Disability Equality Index® (DEI) Best Place to Work for Disability inclusion (2018)

• Working Mother Media 100 Best Company (2017)

• Military Friendly Employer (2018)