Benefit Realization Consultant (Project Portfolio Consultant)

The Company:  Aflac Columbus
The Location: 

GA, US, 31999

The Division:  U.S. FP&A
Job Id:  4548

Salary Range: $70,000 - $160,000

Remote/Hybrid/On-Site: Hybrid


We’ve Got You Under Our Wing

We are the duck. We develop and empower our people, cultivate relationships, give back to our community, and celebrate every success along the way. We do it all…The Aflac Way.


Aflac, a Fortune 500 company, is an industry leader in voluntary insurance products that pay cash directly to policyholders and one of America's best-known brands. Aflac has been recognized as Fortune’s 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity and as one of World’s Most Ethical Companies by


Our business is about being there for people in need. So, ask yourself, are you the duck? If so, there’s a home, and a flourishing career for you at Aflac.



What does it take to be successful at Aflac?

  • Acting with Integrity
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Pursuing Self-Development
  • Serving Customers
  • Supporting Change
  • Supporting Organizational Goals
  • Working with Diverse Populations


What will you be doing in this role?

  • Working knowledge of financial calculations such as Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA), Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), etc.
  • Working knowledge of statistical data analysis and statistical quality control with the ability to convey these to all levels of employees, paired with the ability to prepare statistical studies and trend analysis using internal and external information to demonstrate relevant changes or improvements
  • Excellent presentation, oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills to effectively interact with Aflac’s senior management, and internal and external business contacts
  • Strong project management and practice development skills
  • Knowledge of Agile Methodology preferred
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience and proficiency using Microsoft Office software, including intermediate proficiency using Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Project or Visio
  • Advanced proficiency using Excel is required
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Knowledge of budgeting and expense control to plan, implement, and minimize expenditure of funds while maintaining and improving quality standards
  • Ability to exhibit and maintain professionalism in accordance with corporate standards


Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting, business administration, actuarial science or a related discipline
  • Six years of professional job-related work experience

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience


Education & Experience Preferred

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification
  • Experience in the insurance industry



  • ≤ 10%


Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Applies Aflac’s Benefit Realization Framework to strategic and non-strategic initiatives to proactively identify, quantify, calculate and track the realization of benefits used to justify the return on investment; identifies financial and non-financial benefits; identifies and monitors benefit triggers, dependencies, and initiative execution to ensure planned achievement.
  • Partners with Financial and Analytics teams, as well as business stakeholders, to quantify value, identify assumptions and dependencies, and calculate expected financial benefits; maintains an understanding of initiative expenses; creates benefit models and CBA models to include (as needed) NPV, ROI, and IRR for all initiatives; continually monitors initiative execution; consults with initiative owners to adjust targets, as needed, to align with execution timelines
  • Provides insight on streamlining processes or growth opportunities; consults on operational improvement opportunities in order to optimize potential value
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with business partners; works with impacted business units to gain commitment to financial benefits; produces methods to identify and validate non-financial benefits through direct or indirect metrics/KPIs
  • Gathers and analyzes data and reports that pertain to the organization's initiative portfolio and completes reports summarizing activities and trends; reports results to various governing bodies; consults, as needed, in strategic and tactical operational plans to ensure achievement of company and departmental goals
  • Works with senior leaders to lead the establishment and maintenance of the Aflac Benefit Realization Framework and related activities; provides actionable analysis to drive decision making, accounting for complex inter-dependencies and scope/quality management
  • Prepares visualizations of data and conducts meetings with leaders (including executive leadership) to discuss and review findings
  • Performs other related duties as required


Total Rewards

This compensation range is specific to the job level and takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to: education, experience, licensure, certifications, geographic location, and internal equity. The range has been created in good faith based on information known to Aflac at the time of the posting.  Compensation decisions are dependent on the circumstances of each case. This salary range does not include any potential incentive pay or benefits, however, such information will be provided separately when appropriate. The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $160,000.


In addition to the base salary, we offer an array of benefits to meet your needs including medical, dental, and vision coverage, prescription drug coverage, health care flexible spending, dependent care flexible spending, Aflac supplemental policies (Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity offered at no costs to employee), 401(k) plans, annual bonuses, and an opportunity to purchase company stock.  On an annual basis, you’ll also be offered 11 paid holidays, at least 10 days of prorated PTO to be used for any reason, and, if eligible, state mandated sick leave (Washington employees accrue 1 hour sick leave for every 40 hours worked) and other leaves of absence, if eligible, when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being. Aflac complies with all applicable leave laws, including, but not limited to sick and safe leave, and adoption and parental leave, in all states and localities.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus GA