Overview The Benefits Manager will be responsible for the development and design of the benefits plans and programs for company and its subsidiaries. This role will join a team-oriented and employee centric people function that will leverage their benefits expertise, leadership and project management skills to manage all benefits programs. This position plays an important role in attaining company’s people strategy by enabling alignment with people goals and operational processes.
Essential Functions • Be the driver of all things benefits to include education of the field HR Team and communication to team members • Directs the ongoing evaluation of programs and oversees the design of improvements as needed • Recommendations/ modifications to benefits programs, compliance, policies and procedures • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; obtaining qualified opinions; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions • Effectively collaborates with other departments and vendors to ensure execution of benefit programs • Monitors trends and introduces market best practices for programs to company • Reporting on program utilization, costs, effectiveness and recommends changes • Design, plan and administration of self-insured health plans • Design, plan and administration of fully insured group life insurance programs, retirement programs including 401(k), voluntary benefits and other employee/retiree benefit programs • Manages 401(k) program and ensures all contributions are made in an accurate and timely manner • Manage Leave Management vendor to include FMLA, ADA and other leave programs • Directs preparation and distribution of written and verbal information to inform employees and managers of benefits and related policies
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities And Physical Requirements
• Bachelor Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in benefits • Minimum of two (2) years of leadership experience • Ability to consult with employees at all organizational levels and lead significant changes • Ability to clearly and concisely convey complex details both verbally and in writing • Knowledge of social media and multi-channel communication is desired • Broad knowledge and experience related to computer systems and technologies, strong problem-solving and analytical skills, and the ability to think logically. • Proficient in Microsoft Office; expert in Microsoft Excel