Willis Financial Consultant/Placement Specialist in Dallas, Texas

The Company Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

The Business Human Capital and Benefits High-performing institutions cultivate and grow talent, carefully balancing costs and rewards. From employee benefits to executive compensation, we take a rounded perspective, based on leading-edge thinking, data, analytics and software, unearthing new ways to motivate people, foster wellbeing and implement solutions that work.

The Role As a Health and Benefits Financial Consultant, you will work beside some of the industry’s top consultants while you progress toward becoming a thought leader of the future. You will have immediate exposure to real client assignments which will draw on your imagination and creativity as well as your ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and present results. These experiences will help build your technical knowledge and overall industry expertise.

You will partner with consultants to provide support on projects through:

  • Performing financial analyses, including developing pricing, creating employee contribution strategies, modeling plan design alternatives, and calculating reserves
  • Analyzing and comparing vendor products, services, and contracts Responsibilities:

  • Work with clients, carriers, vendors and service team to manage the time-line for marketing projects and annual renewals

  • Review marketing results to ensure consistency with requested proposals and modify if needed
  • Negotiate renewals with carriers and vendors
  • Contribute to client deliverables; including spreadsheets and presentations reflecting results and options
  • Prepare competitive benchmarking analysis of benefit plan designs
  • Assist with special projects as needed
  • Increase efficiency within client teams by identifying ways to improve processes
  • Build relationships internally and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams
  • Comply with Willis Towers Watson Excellence Management (WEM) program Size & Complexity of Clients:

  • Fully-insured and self-insured clients

  • Multi-state
  • Typical size: 100 to 5,000 employees Travel:

  • Air travel for client meetings required

  • Driver's license required (for client travel) ​ Qualifications:

  • 1 to 5+ years of financial/analytical work related to group insurance and/or employee benefits programs preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in mathematics, economics, statistics, finance, insurance, public health, health management or any major with significant quantitative course work
  • State Life and Health license required within 90 days of employment
  • Work experience that demonstrates strong technical and/or client service skills (analyst type of internship preferred)
  • Underwriting experience a plus
  • Passion for solving problems and sharing solutions to exceed the standards of the client
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work independently, but also cooperatively in a close team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Excel
  • Availability to travel on an as needed basis

Job Title: Financial Consultant/Placement Specialist

Job Function: Placement

Date Posted: 7/14/2017

Location: Dallas, TX

Employment Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Number: JO-1707-21483