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Develop, implement, administer, and communicate benefit policies, programs, and procedures. Provide guidance, analysis, and training to HR professionals for applicable benefit plans. Survey industry trends. Act as a liaison between the company and third party benefit providers.

Ensure that all benefits programs adhere to current regulations and support the organization's strategic objectives

Ensure legal compliance of benefit programs, plan documents, reporting and disclosure

Help plan, research and design benefit programs to ensure long term financial success of the organization and deliver competitive benefit programs to associates by incorporating latest developments in the field of health, welfare and retirement plan benefits

Support the project management for annual enrollment and vendor implementations

Act as the liaison for HR Communications and Benefits Administration

Perform a consultative role for HRBPs, business leaders and junior benefits team members

Manage Benefits staff to maintain high level of morale, productivity, and provide developmental opportunities

Maintain active relationship and vendor management with all external consultants, insurance providers and outsourcing service partners

Ensure escalated benefit inquiries and complaints are handled fairly and quickly

Monitor current and expected costs and ensure processes are in place for timely payments to external vendors

Measure plan and program performance and prepare reports for leadership

Assist with the facilitation of provider renewals/RFPs in partnership with Procurement, Finance, Legal and external consultants

Assist in the development and maintenance of Leadership Guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures and Policies

Assist in the daily administration of company-wide benefit plans including relocation policy and education and adoption assistance

Work with Payroll and HR Technology teams to resolve any issues and enrollment discrepancies

Ensure that programs and plans are compliant at an operational level. Oversee benefit related government filings

Ensure that new benefits programs and changes to the existing benefits programs are well communicated to employees and HR community

Perform other duties as requested

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Ability to analyze and interpret data
Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a thoughtful and straightforward manner
Ability to communicate with all levels of management and company personnel
Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
Ability to prioritize and organize effectively
Ability to show judgment and initiative and to accomplish job duties
Ability to supervise and motivate others
Ability to use personal computer and software applications (ie word processing, spreadsheet, etc.)
Knowledge of state and federal laws regarding ERISA, PPACA, HIPAA and FMLA

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related field, or equivalent experience
Certified Employee Benefits Specialist ?CEBS? preferred

Related Work Experience Number of Years
Experience in large company employee benefit programs 5+
Management experience 2+

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