Senior Retirement Benefits Specialist for Cummins in Nashville TN 
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Senior Retirement Benefits Specialist


in Nashville TN

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 Global 401k & Pension Department delivers reliable, high performing service 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 Senior Retirement Benefits Specialist. Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading projects.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

Position Overview:

Provides support for the design of employee benefit programs, which may include health, welfare, and retirement plans. Leads the delivery of employee benefit plans, programs, and procedures.


  • Assists in the design and implementation of employee benefit strategies, policies, plans and processes.
  • Leads the delivery of employee benefits plans to employees; resolves issues and addresses employee questions; may manage benefit plans through 3rd party providers.
  • Leads the implementation of initiatives to improve the overall effectiveness of employee benefit processes and plan delivery.
  • Consults with line human resources on benefit program design and administration issues.
  • Partners with internal and external vendors on resolution of service issues and effectiveness of program operation.
  • Researches emerging market trends and changes in the regulatory environment; conducts external and internal research and summarizes results for management review.
  • Reviews compliance with governmental guidelines, applicable laws and regulations and proposes actions as needed.
  • Assists in the development of communication materials for benefit enrollment and changes.
  • Audits plan participation in human resources system of record; facilitates the necessary resolution process of findings.


Skills and Experience Required:

  • Training Delivery - Instructs learners in a manner that engages and adjusts to individual and group needs resulting in knowledge, skills and abilities that can be applied on the job.
  • Human Resources Data Management - Acts on people data to ensure completeness, accuracy and compliance with company policy and legislative requirements.
  • Compensation and Benefits Administration - Translates Cummins plan design, statutory and tax requirements in the communication and delivery of compensation and benefit programs.
  • Payroll Administration - Translates company policies, tax and legislative requirements in the delivery of accurate and timely employee payments and reporting; ensures compliance with applicable regulations and internal control procedures. 
  • 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.
  • Decision quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
  • Drives engagement - Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.
  • Interpersonal savvy - Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.
  • Demonstrates self-awareness - Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Optimizes work processes - Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Support plan design with Corporate partners and lead implementation, as assigned, of Cummins sponsored retirement plans, including both defined benefit and defined contribution retirement arrangements on a global basis.
  • Lead the administration of retirement plans, by applying expertise, and in compliance with plan design, government regulations and legal requirements by working with regional CBS (as needed), CBS Mobility, Corporate Compensation and Benefits, Corporate Pension Treasury, Line HR, vendors, actuaries and outside counsel as assigned.
  • Lead the consultation of retirement communication, education, training, and information sessions for all employees, Line HR, and CBS departments as assigned on a global basis.
  • Lead the CBS Nashville team in supporting the regions with determining and facilitating resolutions for complex plan qualification issues, compliance reporting, development of standardized tools and processes, and support fiduciary responsibilities and liabilities as assigned globally in support of global service owner role.
  • Lead the support for plan data integrity with vendors and internal Cummins departments (Global Payroll, IT, Global Mobility, and Line HR) as assigned.
  • Lead work to maintain SOX compliance and establish/adhere to internal auditing procedures globally as assigned.
  • People management; ability to coach, develop and motivate with the ability to prioritize and collaborate globally in a matrix organization with a commitment to expand understanding and working knowledge of related benefit legislation for multiple countries.


Education, Licenses, 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 bylaw. 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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