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Manager, North America Health Benefits Programs

Date:  Feb 6, 2023

Denver, CO, US (United States)

Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont ( is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company has approximately 24,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at Newmont's core operations in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru and Suriname. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont's industry leading performance is reflected through high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.

About this role

What you will be responsible for?

This is a key position in the Benefits Center of Excellence (COE) that is responsible for the strategy, design, communications, compliance and governance of the U.S. and Canada health plans and benefits systems. This position works closely with multiple key partners in the business including the HR Service Center, supply chain, payroll, IT, site HR, HRBPs, etc. to provide expertise and direction as needed. 

Your role will consist of

Here is a snapshot of what your day to day will look like:

•    Administering health benefit plans and systems in Canada and the U.S. including vendor management, establishing performance standards, and negotiation of contract renewals with vendors in partnership with Supply Chain and consultants. Coordinates the administration of health plans to ensure compliance in a streamlined and efficient way and acts as the escalation point for the HR Service Center.
•    Project Manager for health benefits projects in Canada and the U.S. Responsibilities include business case development, scope definition, project planning, resource allocation, stakeholder management, risk management, budget and change management.
•    Project Manager for annual open enrollment in Canada and the U.S.
•    Coordinates annual strategy process for Canada and the U.S. including planning, benchmarking, evaluation of current benefit trends and alignment with Newmont goals to develop presentations and recommendations for executive approval and annual budget. 
•    Ensures Newmont is in compliance with all health benefits laws and regulations in Canada and the U.S. by completing filing requirements, monitoring the legal landscape for new laws and changes to existing laws, partnering with internal and external legal counsel and consultants on developing/modifying Newmont programs, processes and ensuring administration in accordance with the law. 
•    Leads Canada and U.S. health benefits requests for proposals (RFPs) for benefits services including identifying vendors to include in the bidding process, crafting questions, evaluating proposals, summarizing comments, attending finalist presentations, and managing subsequent implementation.
•    Assists with the development of a multi-year global benefits strategy roadmap ensuring competitiveness, cost effectiveness and legal compliance. Analyzes other employer benefits, benchmarking surveys and employee preferences to propose options/alternative design features and make recommendations aligned with business strategy.
•    Builds, updates and posts communications for plan participants ensuring information is easy to access, easy to understand and relevant to their needs at points in time. 

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Your training, skills, and experience checklist

Here is what we would need to see from you!


Undergraduate degree in Human Resources or Business Administration preferred. 


•    Prior experience working on Canada and U.S. employee benefits preferred.
•    Minimum 8+ years of relevant experience. 
•    Mining, construction, utilities, or other heavy industry experience is preferred. 

Skills and Abilities:
•    Ability to coordinate robust benefits plans and programs in Canada and the U.S in a fast paced environment.
•    Understanding of Canada and U.S. benefits concepts and laws.
•    Must be detail oriented with strong analytical, mathematical, and process flow skills.
•    Knowledge of budgeting concepts and techniques are preferred.
•    Validated project management and vendor management skills.
•    Confirmed strong verbal and written communication skills.
•    Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders.
•    Validated effective customer service skills.
•    Ability to prioritize and prioritize multiple tasks in a demanding work environment.
•    Must have ability to efficiently use MS Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
•    Experience with Benefitfocus and Sun Life systems preferred. 

Working conditions and location

Where you will be located!

•    Preferred location is Denver, United States or Vancouver, Canada; but we may be open to other locations in Canada or the United States.
•    Must be able to sit, use computer and telephone equipment for extended periods of time.
•    Position may be required to periodically travel to the corporate office in Denver, CO, USA, or operational sites in the U.S. and Canada. 

The salary range offered for this role is $100,640 - 132,090. The salary range is tied to the Colorado market for jobs performed in Colorado. The salary offer to the successful candidate will be based on job-related education, training, and/or experience.  The salary offer will not be based on a candidate’s salary history at other jobs, and by law, Newmont will not seek information about salary history, and candidates should not share such information with Newmont.   


This role will be eligible for participation in a discretionary annual bonus program, pursuant to which an employee may be awarded a percentage of their salary based on the company’s performance and their own individual performance. 

Newmont offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package to support physical, mental, financial and emotional wellbeing. This role will be eligible for the following benefits:  Medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; health savings accounts; life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; short and long-term disability; 401(k) program with company match; pension; financial planning; employee assistance program (EAP); adoption assistance; dependent scholarship program; tuition reimbursement; paid holidays and paid time off; paid family leave; matching gifts; and discounts on home, auto and pet insurance.  All bonuses and benefits are subject to the applicable eligibility and program/plan terms and may be modified or terminated at Newmont’s sole discretion.


Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination is a critical tool to fight this pandemic and protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live. With the wide availability of vaccines in the United States, if you are offered this position, you will have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to being hired.  This requirement will be subject to an exemption process, as required by law.  Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.

Nearest Major Market: Denver