This position is responsible for planning, developing, and managing the administration of a variety of employee benefit programs such as health and welfare, retirement, wellness, and leave of absence programs. This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal, state and local regulations and the accuracy of employee benefit data, enrollment, and financial transactions. The Sr. Benefits Manager will also provide recommendations for or lead as assigned, the design, development, communication, implementation, and administration of the organization's benefit plans.
- Manage the day to day administration of employee benefit programs including, but not limited to, health benefits, life and disability insurance, medical savings programs, qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation programs, and leave of absence programs.
- Evaluate and compare employee benefit programs against the competitive landscape, evolving legislation, and internal business needs; make program recommendations for review by senior management; and lead the implementation of new programs or vendors as directed.
- Develop policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employee benefits regulations; prepare government and participant reporting; maintain knowledge of evolving benefit law; and recommend changes to programs and plans to minimize risk.
- Develop and monitor administrative procedures that result in the accurate enrollment, payment, and processing of employee benefit transactions; develop and monitor internal data audits; work collaboratively with finance and systems management in areas of financial recordkeeping.
- Manage the selection, training and development of benefits staff responsible for administering benefit programs.*
- Develop and maintain program cost and performance metrics for use in evaluating program effectiveness and identifying opportunities for enhancements.
- Develop and execute employee communication strategies, methods, and materials to enhance employee understanding of, and engagement with, benefit programs.
- Oversee open enrollment process including technical administration, vendor coordination, and the development of a targeted communication strategy.
- Work collaboratively with vendors to deliver benefits to employees; monitor and evaluate vendor performance and participate in vendor selection projects.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Minimum of 7 years of related experience.
- Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience.
- Bachelor’s degree - Business Administration, Human Resources, Organizational Management
- Relevant work experience can be substituted for education - 7 years
- Pre-Employment - Certificate in human resources or employee benefits such as SPHR, CEBS, CCP or similar professional designation.
- Experience designing, managing, and administering a variety of employee programs, including, but not limited to medical insurance, life and disability programs, and both defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans.
- Strong familiarity with federal, state and local regulations impacting the design, operation, and administration of employee benefit programs.
- Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions, and make actionable recommendations.
- Ability to communicate complex and sensitive ideas and information, verbally and in writing, to individuals at all levels within and without the organization.
- Ability to persuade and influence others where no direct authority exists.
Physical Demands & Working Conditions:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
- Reaching Forward Occasional (<33%)
- Climbing Stairs Occasional (<33%) (ft maximum height)
- Lifting Occasional (<33%) (lbs maximum weight)
- Reaching Overhead Occasional (<33%)
- Finger Dexterity Frequent (34-66%)
- Hand/Eye Coordination Frequent (34-66%)
- Stooping Occasional (<33%)
- Bending Occasional (<33%)
- Sitting Constant (>67%)
- Standing Occasional (<33%)
- Walking Occasional (<33%)
- This job requires the visual ability to perform detailed work at close distances (computer screens, accounting ledgers, using measurement devices).
- This job regularly requires verbal communication of detailed information to others either by phone or in person.
- Must be able to speak and read the English language.
- Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers (Repetitive motion).
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer