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Senior Director, Health and Benefits

  • Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
  • FullTime
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Rocket Central is a centralized hub that delivers thoughtful and innovative solutions for Rocket Companies®. We are the center of operations, technology, marketing, HR, legal, strategy and more that propels our companies forward. Here, we’ll give you the opportunity to launch your career and work with various companies, spanning multiple industries from fintech, to auto and real estate. We offer you the tools you’ll need to succeed, no matter what stage you’re at in your career. You’ll be able to master your craft here by working on complex problems in a collaborative culture and challenging yourself to make a real impact.

Apply today to see all that Rocket Central has to offer!

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10 years of experience in benefits/wellness, healthcare or another related field
  • 5 years of leadership experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent expertise in business administration, healthcare, human resources or another related field
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills with ability to learn and work in custom data warehouse

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading a value-based care approach to health and benefits
  • Experience creating and leading creative health and benefits solutions related to onsite clinics, direct to provide relationships and more

Job Summary

As the Senior Director, Health and Benefits, you'll be responsible for the strategic direction, planning, alignment, design and financial oversight of health and benefit plans and programs.


  • Direct the development, implementation and ongoing analysis of the health benefits strategy – including complete plan design, pricing strategy, administration, compliance, communications, implementation and evaluation
  • Lead the design and development of benefits policies, plans and programs that are linked to the enterprise’s strategic objectives
  • Evaluate existing programs through research, surveys and analysis of benefit trends and/or vendor management to ensure they are competitive
  • Formulate and recommend comprehensive benefit plans and policies that are in compliance with government regulations and within budgetary constraints
  • Communicate strategic objectives and program design with senior stakeholders
  • Lead the annual open enrollment process from start to finish
  • Develop and maintain a wellness strategy that nurtures a culture of health with an emphasis on preventive care
  • Partner with consultants, coordinate request for proposals (RFPs), negotiate contracts and select vendors for the implementation of benefits programs
  • Manage relationships with vendors, consultants, internal and external clients
  • Assist with the development of team member communications regarding benefit programs, procedures and disclosures
  • Monitor benefits programs to ensure compliance with internal guidelines and regulatory requirements, adjusting plans and programs as needed
  • Partner with cross-functional teams on risk mitigation strategies related to health and benefits programs
  • Partner with cross-functional teams and internal stakeholders to accomplish initiatives
  • Oversee special projects, including work related to mergers and acquisitions
  • Oversee budget and partner with cross-functional teams to address questions, prepare budgets and present analyses to senior stakeholders
  • Lead the organization’s unique benefit offerings including the multi-disciplinary onsite clinic, digital behavioral health platform, 24/7 telemedicine access and more
  • Partner with leadership to develop a multi-year, value-based care plan for the organization with an emphasis on outcomes and return on investment (ROI)
  • Lead potential vendor RFPs for benefit consultants, third party administrators, employee assistance program (EAP) partners and more
  • Design the overarching health and benefits brand to set the organization up as an employer of choice
  • Foster a culture of seeking and developing new, creative solutions for health and benefits to improve employer value
  • Stay informed of market trends, best practices and regulations to apply to health and benefits programs at the organization

Benefits and Perks

Our team members fuel our strategy, innovation and growth, so we ensure the health and well-being of not just you, but your family, too! We go above and beyond to give you the support you need on an individual level and offer all sorts of ways to help you live your best life. We are proud to offer eligible team members perks and health benefits that will help you have peace of mind. Simply put: We’ve got your back. Check out our full list of Benefits and Perks.

Who We Are

Rocket Companies® is a Detroit-based company made up of businesses that provide simple, fast and trusted digital solutions for complex transactions. The name comes from our flagship business, now known as Rocket Mortgage®, which was founded in 1985. Today, we’re a publicly traded company involved in many different industries, including mortgages, fintech, real estate and more. We’re insistently different in how we look at the world and are committed to an inclusive workplace where every voice is heard. We’re passionate about the work we do, and it shows. We’ve been ranked #1 for Fortune’s Best Large Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance List in 2022, named #5 on People Magazine’s Companies That Care List in 2022 and recognized as #7 on Fortune’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2022.


This is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.

We are proud equal opportunity employers and committed to providing an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all candidates and team members. Employment decisions, including hiring decisions, are not based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. We also provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law.

Rocket Mortgage, backed by Rocket Companies®, means more opportunities for you to carve your own career path forward. From our desire to revolutionize the way people get mortgages to addressing challenges big or small with outside-the-box solutions, we’re not your typical employer. We’ll provide you with everything you need to make sure you’re successful here. 

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