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Director Benefits (Dallas, TX) (Hybrid) (Manufacturing & Production)
Dallas, TX 75201
Recruited by: Josh Slimmer | Recruiter | Jericho HR Group See all my Jobs

  • Hiring Company: Jericho HR Group
  • Industry: Manufacturing & Production
  • Compensation: to be determined
  • Expires: Sep 01, 2022
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Job Description

The Sr. Manager / Director Benefits will be responsible for developing, managing and administrating a comprehensive employee benefits program designed to attract and retain qualified employees, and to ensure that the company’s benefit strategy, policies are internally equitable, externally competitive, legally compliant, financially responsible and supports the broader organization’s vision, values and promise. This leader will administer Health & Welfare and Retirement programs that help employees achieve measurable improvement in employee heath, productivity and healthcare costs, and financial wellness. Additionally, the Sr. Manager / Director Benefits will oversee and manage external service provider relationships and partners with internal key stakeholders to ensure benefits programs meet employee and business needs.

• Identify program enhancements that incorporate the company’s strategic objectives, satisfy legal requirements, and achieve a balance between market practice, employee needs, and the company’s ability to fund such programs. Work with external consultants and professional industry organizations to understand and benchmark market practices in order to maintain competitive plans.
• Develop and administer programs that promote employee health and well-being including weight reduction, smoking cessation, early detection, immunization and other related programs.
• Ability to lead an internal team and external vendors in all administration activities.
• Ability to partner with service providers (e.g., consultants, administrative partners, actuaries, trustees) and other functions (e.g., HR, finance, communications) to resolve issues and recommend innovative solutions.
• Ensure plans are administered in accordance with plan, IRS, and ERISA rules. Ensure compliance including government filings and required participant disclosures (i.e., Form 5500’s, Annual Funding Notice, PBGC, proxy circular, SARs, SPDs).
• Ensure that plans are administered according to service level agreements and the appropriate customer service is being provided to plan participants.
• Oversee the annual benefits planning and open enrollment processes to ensure all key tasks are completed, employee communication is timely and all supporting administrative processes are tested and satisfy employees needs and expectations.
• Be subject matter expert and partner with Internal Communications to enhance participant understanding, create awareness and drive engagement. Communicate and educate on the value of the company’s benefit plans so as to encourage each to become better consumers of the benefits available to them.
• Perform financial analysis and reporting in response to standard, ongoing business requirements as well as in response to ad hoc needs.
• Participate in M&A due diligence processes and integration activities (post-close) to ensure smooth transition for employee participants
• Maintains the competitiveness and cost effectiveness of the company’s benefit plans.
• Research issues / questions as they arise and works with consultants and benefits providers to provide resolutions or recommendations for handling matters that relate to employee benefits, payroll deductions, or vendor interface issues.
• Work with HRIS team to ensure data integrations accurately capture plan requirements and conduct appropriate system testing and audits as necessary; troubleshoot file feed errors, when needed.
• Conduct ROI analysis of program outcomes.
• Serve as a liaison between HR, Legal, Audit, Finance & Accounting for all Benefits matters
• Organize Health & Welfare Committee and Retirement Planning Committee meetings; serve on both Committees and provides support, as needed, for these Committee Chairs Additional duties as assigned by leadership.

Qualifications:
• 8+ years relevant experience with the ability to manage and operate at both a strategic and hands-on level
• Bachelor’s degree required; Master's degree or CEBS preferred
• Deep knowledge of US health and welfare, and retirement plans and legal requirements
• Significant experience managing vendor relationships, specifically working with consultants, program administrators, and actuaries
• Strong customer service and interpersonal skills. Ability to develop strong working relationships within the Benefits team and with HR Directors, cross-functional teams, and external vendors
• Demonstrated financial analysis skills with ability to complete cost-benefit analysis and develop recommendations from the analysis
• Able to manage multiple, complex projects simultaneously (superior organization and planning skills)
• Strong capability using Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
• Knowledgeable about the technical aspects related to file feeds and system interfaces with carriers and other benefit partners
• Team-oriented and collaborative
• Ability to learn and apply new concepts effectively in a fast paced, challenging, dynamic and evolving global environment
• Light domestic travel to plant locations may be required periodically throughout the year