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Cummins Inc. Retirement Benefits Manager in Nashville, Tennessee

Retirement Benefits Manager


Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

Learn more about this role and how you can begin Working Right .

Our Cummins Business Service Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity in Nashville, Tennessee for a Retirement Benefits Manager. Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading projects.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Plans, develops, and improves employee benefit programs to support and align with the business strategy and objectives.

  • Manages designated plans or plan components ensuring compliance with plan design, company policies and governance and internal controls.

  • Ensures compliance with all legislative and reporting requirements.

  • Serves as an expert resource for human resources and management on assigned benefit programs.

  • Provides advice and guidance on designated employee benefit plans and processes to business leaders and human resources.

  • Monitors benefit program administration effectiveness; leads the design, delivery and monitoring of initiatives, processes and tools that enable the achievement of performance excellence in the design and delivery of employee benefits.

  • Ensures resolution of complex issues and inquiries from employees, human resources, third party providers and other stakeholders.

  • Develops and improves tools and processes to monitor effectiveness of benefits program delivery.

  • Manages the delivery of benefit information and assistance to plan participants; ensures the accuracy and completeness of employee benefits plans, policies and process documentation.

  • Manages the implementation of plan and administration changes.

  • Partners in the creation and delivery of training and information sessions for human resources and employees; partners in the development of communication materials for benefits enrollment and changes.

  • Manages the performance of employee benefits providers; designs processes to monitor and improve performance.

  • Monitors emerging market trends and changes in the regulatory environment and evaluates business needs of assigned programs.

  • Coaches and mentors benefits team members; assigns work according to availability, skills, and developmental needs; assesses performance and provides feedback to direct reports.



Change Management - Applies the Cummins structured process and tool set for engaging individuals and organizations through change to achieve and sustain business results and outcomes.

Compensation and Benefits Administration - Translates Cummins plan design, statutory and tax requirements in the communication and delivery of compensation and benefit programs.

Mobility Administration - Translates applicable policies, taxation, immigration laws, local legislation and internal controls procedures in the delivery of programs focused on the seamless movement of talent.

Benefits Design - Designs and develops programs, policies, processes and tools using appropriate methodologies to advance organizational goals; evaluates market competitiveness, best practice and recommendations for Cummins in accordance with established processes that aid in the design of organizational programs.

Data Analytics - Interprets information relying on knowledge of business or functional frameworks, and leverages analytical problem-solving tools to draw conclusions and communicate meaningful patterns that drive business insights; assesses quality of data as an initial step of the analysis.

Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Financial acumen - Interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.

Global perspective - Taking a broad view when approaching issues, using a global lens.

Demonstrates self-awareness - Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.


  • Minimum eight years of experience in a similar role with minimum three in managing teams.

  • Previous experience with related benefit legislation in US defined benefit and defined contribution plans including ERISA, IRS and Department of Labor (DOL) regulations.

  • Exposure to retirement plans outside the US is a plus.

Required Education, Licenses or Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field or equivalent experience required.

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Primary Location United States-Tennessee-Nashville-US, TN, Nashville, Cummins Business Services

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Dec 12, 2019, 5:39:50 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1900055Q