Principal Benefits & Wellness Analyst

Req ID:  31803
Travel:  Less than 10%

McLean, VA, US, 22102

Education:  Four-year college degree
Experience:  At least 5 years of experience required
Equivalency:  Combination of education & experience considered

As an integral member of the Human Resources total rewards team, you will own, manage and continue to build our companywide well-being program; you will provide critical support in the management, administration, implementation and strategic direction of the global health, welfare, retirement plans, and other ancillary programs and perks. You will oversee the quality control for the global benefit programs; create new employee and manager training programs and communications. You will use existing and create new metrics in order to help shape the strategic direction of the benefit programs. You have a significant opportunity to grow your health, welfare and retirement business acumen, as well as financial and project management skills.


Are you up to the challenge?

  • You own the global well-being program; manage the platform with the third-party, create challenges, rewards programs, chair the well-being committee and obtain continuous feedback from well-being champions;
  • You are the front-line liaison with third-party partners and insurers and responsible for the correct administration of all programs and their performance;
  • You audit summary plan descriptions for accuracy, manage annual plan audits, recommend changes, manage employee eligibility and payment of invoices;
  • You develop, implement and manage employee communications of new and existing programs;
  • You serve as lead project manager on select projects and interact with internal departments and external partners;
  • You provide strategic direction, with support of leadership, of new programs, changes to existing programs; you use analytics, modeling, third-party partner reports and survey data to support your recommendations of new well-being initiatives and plan design changes to benefit programs and create presentations for leadership;
  • You manage all employee leave of absence programs and interact with your HR colleagues, the medical unit and legal department as needed;
  • You have a high-level knowledge of laws, such as; ACA, ADA, COBRA, FMLA and HIPAA
  • You develop and present presentations to all levels of the company

You should definitely have:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • 5 years’ relevant experience with strategic management of benefit programs, particularly well-being programs
  • Strong individual leadership skills ~  See it…own it…fix it…drive it…
  • Customer interaction, team/matrix leadership, facilitation and communication skills
  • Ability to identify and assess issues and create solutions
  • Ability to develop metrics, work with teams to capture and track data, analyze and make recommendations based on data
  • Ability to analyze & recommend - not just an ability to produce Excel pages for others to analyze
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work with ambiguity

It would be nice if you had:

  • Analytics experience
  • Lots of energy and the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Track record of treating obstacles as challenges to overcome


What it’s like to work with us:

Intelsat is connecting the world and transforming the satellite landscape by reaching beyond the traditional satellite industry. We are defining new products that will open new, profitable markets. To help us reach this goal, you should be a bold thinker who will perform a key role in shaping Intelsat innovation for years to come.

  • We emphasize personal and professional growth
  • Awesome benefits including PTO, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
  • Fun, diverse, and inclusive culture


Other Job Info:

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Job requires ability to sit for long periods of time
  • This role is subject to ITAR; candidates must be a US Person (this includes US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Individual such as an asylee or refugee).
  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Company description: Intelsat is the largest provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. We enable providers of media, telecom and government services to deliver information and entertainment to people at home, in the office or on the move. On a day-to-day basis, Intelsat supplies video, data and voice connectivity in approximately 200 countries and territories for approximately 1,800 customers, many of which Intelsat has had relationships with for over 30 years. Some of the world’s leading media and communications companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and government/military organizations hallmark Intelsat’s customer base. Customers access capacity through extensive service offerings, which include transponder services, hybrid managed services combining satellite capacity and terrestrial facilities, and channel services. #LI-RL1