Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • Sr Specialist Benefits

    Job Locations US-CA-Anaheim
    Primary Posting Location : City
    Primary Posting Location : State/Province
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    Full Time
    Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)
  • Summary

    Senior Specialist Benefits


    At the Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! The Senior Benefits Specialist is accountable for performing the administrative functions for the Company's benefits programs, including health and welfare plans, 401(k), leave of absence and relocation policies, in compliance with ERISA, HIPPA, COBRA, OSHA, and applicable Federal and/or State employment laws.


    Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!


    The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.


    Job Duty


    Benefit Plan Administration

    • The Sr. Benefits Specialist administers and communicates the company’s benefits (health and welfare) in regard to plan options, policy features, enrollment and regulatory requirements.
    • Maintain a current "senior" level understanding of Company's benefit plans and trends, program offerings and regulatory benefit requirements
    • Tier II EE resolution and support
    • Provide guidance to Company's multi-state Associates, acting as a liaison between third-party benefit vendors and Associates and advise employees on eligibility, coverage, and other benefits matters in a clear and concise manner; Assistance to employees and/or dependents in resolving escalated benefit issues or corrections to benefit plans or enrollment. 
    • Audit and analyze Associate benefit changes or updates in payroll system and with third- party vendors. 
    • Maintain the Benefit website including changes, upgrades, design of new pages and/or third-party benefit links.
    • Assist in the coordination, facilitation, and communication of Open Enrollment.
    • Compiles and maintains benefits records in associate files and completes documents including court orders and State forms. 
    • Train and mentor Benefits Specialist
    • Delegate tasks when appropriate


    Supervisory Responsibilities


    Direct Reports

    - This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports


    Indirect Reports

    - May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports


    Travel and/or Driving Requirements


    - Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job 


    Minimum Qualifications


    The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

    Education Level: (Preferred):   Associate's Degree or equivalent job-related work experience


    Field of Study/Area of Experience:  Human Resources Management or Business Administration


    - 3-5 years of experience administering health and welfare benefit programs


    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    • Working knowledge of ERISA, DOL, IRS, FMLA, HIPAA, PPACA, ADA
    • Solid knowledge of fundamental issues surrounding health and welfare and savings (401(k)) programs
    • Human Resources generalist experience a plus
    • Interpersonal savvy and ability to develop peer relationships
    • Ability to plan by incorporating good problem-solving skills and prioritizing to obtain results
    • Must exhibit managerial courage, excellent communication skills
    • Strong analytical and financial skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite – spreadsheets, word processing, presentation development
    • Oracle, PeopleSoft, ADP or other HR system experience required


    Environmental & Physical Requirements


    Office / Sedentary Requirements: Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.


    Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.


    Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

    Important Information

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.


    The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.


    The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance.  All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.  Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.


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