Manager Total Rewards - Benefits
Alliant Energy

Des Moines, Iowa

Posted in Oil and Gas

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Job Info

Bring YOUR energy to Alliant Energy!

At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build stronger communities. We are passionate about powering beyond the market challenges of today, while powering what's next in energy. When our employees say "I am energy", it means they take pride in the work we do when disaster strikes, as well as all the days in between. We want you to be safe, happy and healthy. That's why we prioritize safety, offer volunteer opportunities and provide competitive pay, comprehensive health and retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement and paid time off.

Looking for an opportunity to make a significant impact on reward strategies and contribute to a company's overall success? We have a unique opportunity for a Manager Total Rewards - Benefits to join our team!

In this highly visible role, you will develop, execute strategies, and lead a team to support Alliant Energy's philosophy regarding benefits programs and deliver services that enable business success. You'll ensure we are in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures regarding all benefits offerings. By actively participating in these initiatives, you will contribute to shaping our organization's rewards strategy, ensuring alignment with industry best practices and regulatory standards.

Our ideal candidate has experience with benefits administration, strategy and design, vendor management and compliance. A strong process improvement mindset along with the ability to analyze data to drive business decisions is also strongly preferred.

This is a hybrid-remote position reporting to the Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Des Moines, IA or Madison, WI office. Candidates must reside in Iowa or Wisconsin.

What you will do

  • Performs all leadership duties including, but not limited to, hiring and rewarding talent, fostering an inclusive and safe workplace, partnering with employees to set clear goals and expectations, providing timely and specific feedback on performance, developing improvement plans to address performance gaps, addressing conflict with care and respect, identifying opportunities for growth and development, embracing and modeling a mindset of lifelong learning, ensuring employees report to work fit for duty, adhering to our Code of Conduct and modeling Alliant Energy's Core Values at all times.
  • Designs, implements, and administers benefit programs - e.g., pension plans, life, health and disability insurance, voluntary benefits, post-retirement welfare and well-being that are cost-effective and provide excellent competitive positioning. Monitors trends and developments in the market to ensure plan designs are competitive.
  • Monitors the changing legal landscape and ensures benefit plans are administered consistently and in accordance with plan documents, and applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Monitors benefit related costs and develops and implements effective cost-management strategies to mitigate rising costs.
  • Manages vendor relationships to develop strong partnerships and high performance; holds vendors accountable for service failures.
  • Collaborates with the HR team to develop a strong partnership with union leadership and membership to ensure a positive employee experience.
  • Develops strategies for educating the organization on benefit offerings to encourage effective management of employee cost and optimal benefit usage for well-being.
  • Partners collaboratively across the organization to ensure there is an understanding and appreciation for the value of our benefit offerings as well as how the need to and process required to adhere to laws and regulations.
  • Engages in other duties as needed that support Alliant Energy's Values and helps deliver on our Purpose to serve customers and build stronger communities.

Education Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree Human Resources, Business Administration, Economics, or related area. Preferred

Required Experience
  • 7 years progressively responsible experience working with benefits and retirement plan administration.
  • 3 years progressively more responsible management experience.
  • Previous experience being accountable for the design and management of benefit plans.

Other Requirements
  • Promotes and supports diversity initiatives and equal employment opportunity.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to develop short- and long-term strategic plans and translate those plans into action.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated financial skills such as budgeting and basic accounting.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer software programs (e.g., e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and project management).

Key Skills
  • • Benefits Administration • Benefits Strategy • Benchmarking • Data Analysis • Data Visualization • Employee Benefits Design • Regulatory Compliance • Stakeholder Management • Storytelling • Vendor Management • Leadership

Our people are passionate about what they do, the product they sell, and the customers they serve. If you're looking for an opportunity to be a part of a work family that values collaboration, innovation and dedication, we're the right company for you.


It's not just what we do; it's how we do it.

Live Safety. Everyone. Always | Make Things Better | Care For Others | Do The Right Thing | Act For Tomorrow | Think Beyond. Be Bold

Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.

The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Alliant Energy and subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Applicants in need of a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please email

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