Senior International Benefits Manager @ Walmart From 2005 to 2008 (3 years) Bentonville, ArkansasHuman Resources Consultant @ Towers Perrin From 2002 to 2004 (2 years) Southfield, MichiganActuarial Analyst & Associate Actuary @ Watson Wyatt From 1986 to 1999 (13 years) Southfield, Michigan & Toronto, OntarioDirector—International Benefits @ TE Connectivity Onboarded to direct all aspects and activities related...
Senior International Benefits Manager @ Walmart From 2005 to 2008 (3 years) Bentonville, ArkansasHuman Resources Consultant @ Towers Perrin From 2002 to 2004 (2 years) Southfield, MichiganActuarial Analyst & Associate Actuary @ Watson Wyatt From 1986 to 1999 (13 years) Southfield, Michigan & Toronto, OntarioDirector—International Benefits @ TE Connectivity Onboarded to direct all aspects and activities related to the design, planning, and administration of the company’s international health, welfare, and other benefits programs. Ensured plans were in compliance and adhered to corporate governance while managing vendors, vetting programs, and leading initiatives to improve benefits trends, streamlining processes, and enhance the employee experience. • Oversaw all benefits programs for all of the company’s non-U.S. entities; addressed the needs of 80K employees spanning 49 countries. • Partnered with HR business partners and stakeholders in the alignment of global benefits strategies with overarching corporate HR vision and mission; drove the creation of the groundwork for each business to be sustainable and competitive in its individual market. • Served as a member of the M&A team.• Engaged in integration initiatives in the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Switzerland; results delivered market competitive, cost-effective programs that provided a $7M savings annually.• Implemented an efficient approval process utilized in vetting major benefits programs; built in appropriate levels of governance and gained approval from senior leadership.• Led a Compensation and Benefits initiative during a 4-month assignment to China in 2010; partnered with leadership teams in refining strategy, developing and introducing integrated healthcare and retirement programs for Chinese nationals and foreigners, and unified benefits country-wide. From 2010 to 2011 (1 year) Berwyn, PennsylvaniaSenior International Benefits & Compensation Manager @ Walmart Promoted to hold responsibility for the design and implementation of long-term benefits programs for 15 retail businesses operating under the Walmart International corporate umbrella. Oversaw vendor management processes alongside human resources responsibilities related to due diligence and integration during M&A activities. • Held accountability for broad-based benefits and incentive programs serving 350K employees in Canada, China, Japan, Russia, and the United Kingdom.• Directed the annual global positioning benchmarking and compensation review processes; results aligned programming with the business strategy.• Liaised with C-level executives and the Board of Directors in the United States and in international settings to build and promote consensus. From 2008 to 2010 (2 years) Bentonville, ArkansasOperations Manager & Consultant @ Towers Perrin From 1999 to 2002 (3 years) Southfield, MichiganSenior Director of Global Benefits @ Uber Director of International Benefits @ Dell Tasked with leading all aspects of international benefits management while establishing a global framework for all business lines operating outside of the United States after a large-scale merger that impacted the company. Provides subject matter expertise when developing operational strategies, administering budgets, creating and implementing programs, and engaging in strategic planning. Offers dynamic leadership, coaching, and mentoring to team members. • Spearheads benefits initiatives that address the needs of 80K employees operating in 84 countries; centralizes all processes from individual regional operations and administration to a corporate location. • Leads a team of 8; oversees all hiring, onboarding, managing, and developing of direct reports.• Creates and implements the Department’s infrastructure; manages all approval processes, finance and accounting pull-through, and other frameworks.• Experienced significant efficiency gains through the creation of a benefits management system and broker partnerships in the handling of renewals, program roll-out, and more. From 2018 to September 2020 (2 years) Austin, TexasDirector—Global Benefits @ General Mills Recruited to lead the strategy, design, ongoing review, and implementation of global benefits programs used by 40K employees and their dependents. Drove strategies and initiatives by exercising governance oversight. Partnered cross-departmentally when appropriate and ensured programs remained market competitive, cost effective, legally compliant, and aligned with the company’s global reward and benefits philosophy and business needs. • Evaluated the business, existing offering, team construct, and processes; developed a “state-of-the-benefits” SWOT analysis and generated consensus from key leaders.• Restructured the U.S. benefits strategic guidelines for reapplication to medical, retirement, and well-being programs; consulted with stakeholders and implemented transformative practices to enhance employee engagement and realize substantial financial gains. From 2015 to 2018 (3 years) Minneapolis, MinnesotaDirector—Global Benefits @ TE Connectivity Responsibilities were expanded a third time during tenure with the company to finally include oversight of the U.S. Health & Wellness and 401(k) programs in addition to all previous roles and duties. Held full global responsibility over a functional area that covered 50 countries and encompassed 90K employees. • Refined the strategic direction of the benefits program and ensured compliance with medical plans after the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).• Promoted the simplification and consolidation of medical-related vendor partners to achieve the delivery of an “Extraordinary Employee Experience.” Endeavors improved education and communication processes and resulted in higher employee engagement. • Led medical and disability vendor consolidation across 5 sites in France and completed the first phase of benefits integration; results offered an annual savings of $600K with the promise of future savings being multiplied as other benefits were redesigned.• Suspended the United Kingdom Defined Benefit pension plan in 2013; net present value savings of $40M were reapplied to the bottom line. • Introduced Lean Culture; began implementation of TE’s Operating Advantage to the benefits function. From 2012 to September 2015 (3 years) Berwyn, PennsylvaniaDirector—International Benefits, Global Retirement & Wellness @ TE Connectivity Approached to increase responsibility in the form of U.S.-defined benefit pension plans and Wellness initiatives in addition to the existing duties of the previous role. • Supervised the development of an Emerging Market Compensation and Benefits Strategy for India; leveraged the tactic when executing a “lite” approach for Mexico and the Czech Republic.• Selected and managed the implementation of BenTrack, a Towers Watson proprietary software; platform delivered a repository for provisions and financial information related to benefits programs associated with all legal entities. • Charged with directing optimization efforts that included multi-national pooling, global employment company, and captive reviews.• Championed the redesign and consolidation of the global business travel accident and business travel medical plans; results simplified and reduced costs associated with the plan while delivering compliance with “admitted insurance” requirements in relevant jurisdictions. From 2011 to 2012 (1 year) Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Senior International Benefits Manager
2005 to 2008
Human Resources Consultant
2002 to 2004
Actuarial Analyst & Associate Actuary
1986 to 1999
Southfield, Michigan & Toronto, Ontario
2010 to 2011
Senior International Benefits & Compensation Manager
2008 to 2010
Operations Manager & Consultant
1999 to 2002
Senior Director of Global Benefits
Director of International Benefits
2018 to September 2020
2015 to 2018
2012 to September 2015
Director—International Benefits, Global Retirement & Wellness
2011 to 2012
What company does Ronald Drayton work for?
Ronald Drayton works for Walmart
What is Ronald Drayton's role at Walmart?
Ronald Drayton is Senior International Benefits Manager
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Ronald Drayton works in the Information Technology and Services industry.
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