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Title:  Senior U.S. Benefits Manager


Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089

Requisition ID:  32762


Are you data-driven?  We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice.  We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.


We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business.  With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.

Job Summary

NetApp is seeking a Senior U.S. Benefits manager with extensive experience in U.S. benefits. This role reports to the Sr. Director of Total Rewards and will manage a staff of experienced benefits professionals. This role will oversee the implementation and administration of US benefits plans, programs, policies and processes and help to drive global benefits philosophy. If you are an energetic, collaborative, motivated leader who loves to innovate, have the ability to think strategically and are looking to join a fast-paced and fun team, this is the opportunity for you.


  • Design, develop and implement market competitive US benefits programs that align with company Total Rewards strategy and scale for growth
  • Keeps current on market trends, business challenges, and priorities by gathering competitive market data
  • Oversees and project manages the annual open enrollment preparation and activities, including reviewing open enrollment materials and employee communications
  • Actively manage benefits vendors relationships by reviewing performance and addressing opportunities for improvement on a timely basis
  • Partners and supports in the day-to-day administration and maintenance of the benefits vendor, health plans and insurance companies, to ensure flawless benefit administration and to support the NetApp employee experience
  • Evaluate current benefits programs and develop recommendations for consideration. Provide feedback regarding trends in employee concerns and issues
  • Partners in regular meetings with internal business partners (e.g., Finance, Payroll, and HR) and external partners (e.g., consultants, vendors) to improve the administration of NetApp’s programs
  • Assist with plan and program compliance and legal requirements and provide day-to-day interpretation and problem resolution
  • Remains current on all government regulations involving payroll and benefits, including Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, ERISA, HIPAA, ACA and other statutory regulations
  • Supports the preparation of government filings such as form 5500 and Summary Annual Reports
  • Help drive consistent Total Rewards philosophy and practices in US, EMEA, APAC and LATAM
  • Seek opportunities to develop, motivate and engage the team
Job Requirements
  • Ten plus years of U.S. benefits experience including plan design, program management, vendor management, administration and communications.
  • Five or more years of people managing experience
  • Bright, highly motivated, fun individual who thrives in a rapidly changing, fast paced organization
  • Excellent communication, project management and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative style to effectively build relationships with HR business partners, cross-functional teams, external vendors and any other key stakeholders
  • An Executive presence with the ability to influence senior management and work across all levels of organization. Ability to prepare and deliver executive level presentations
  • Proven ability to motivate and develop your team
  • High integrity with positive customer service orientation
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, SAP Success Factors HCM
  • Experience in international benefits is valuable but not required.
BS/BA degree or equivalent related experience. 10+ years -- plus add additional experience requirements needed if you were to fill an open requisition, i.e., knowledge, skills, and abilities.


So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us!  Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.  Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts and fitness centers. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  


Join us and see what empowerment can do. 



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