Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • Director Benefits

    Job Locations US-CA-Anaheim
    Primary Posting Location : City
    Anaheim
    Primary Posting Location : State/Province
    CA
    Primary Posting Location : Country
    US
    Requisition ID
    2018-190836
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Category
    Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)
  • Summary

    Director Benefits

     

    At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking a talented Director of Benefits who will be responsible for evaluation, program design, implementation, communication, and execution of employer-sponsored health and welfare programs. Ensure benefit and leave of absence plans and programs remain competitive, innovative, comply with regulations, are delivered in a cost-effective manner and support the overarching Human Resource and Corporate objectives. Manage a team that is responsible for administering health and welfare and leave of absence programs.

     

    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!

     

    What we offer:

    • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
    • 401(k) with company match
    • Training and Career Development
    • Generous Paid Time-Off 

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop and design benefit programs to support Company’s Culture of Health and Corporate financial objectives and work to reduce overall plan expenses without eroding competitiveness.
    • Work with Finance to ensure adequate estimates, forecasts, and calculations for budget planning and tracking.
    • Lead and develop a team of benefits and wellness professionals in the communication, execution, and administration of all benefits plans.
    • Manage the Benefits function to ensure that all plans are in compliance, communicated and administered in accordance with plan provisions.
    • Manage staff and provide direction on the ongoing administration of benefit and wellness programs, ensuring compliance with all government regulations related to benefits programs, including ERISA reporting and disclosure requirements, FMLA and HIPAA, IRS, DOL, SOX, Health Care Reform, etc.
    • Manage the negotiation/renewal of contracts with third-party providers ensuring cost-effectiveness, performance results, and appropriate service levels; hold periodic vendor meetings to monitor performance and compliance with contracts; review vendor market and look at new products/vendors.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required
    • 8+ years of experience in managing national health and welfare and leave of absence programs
    • 3-5 years demonstrated supervisory and associate development experience
    • Applicable certifications such as CEBS highly desired
    • Knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to federal and state tax code
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; good interpersonal and team building skills

    Responsibilities

    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.

     

    Position Summary                               

                       

    The Director Benefits is responsible for evaluation, program design, implementation, communication, and execution of employer-sponsored health and welfare programs. Ensure benefit and leave of absence plans and programs remain competitive, innovative, comply with regulations, are delivered in a cost-effective manner and support the overarching Human Resource and Corporate objectives. Manage a team that is responsible for administering health and welfare and leave of absence programs. 

     

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

     

    Benefits Program Management

    • Develop and design benefit programs to support Company’s Culture of Health and Corporate financial objectives and work to reduce overall plan expenses without eroding competitiveness.
    • Partner with internal resources on the implementation of effective communication plans regarding benefits programs.
    • Set and manage the annual budget for employer-sponsored plans.
    • Work with Finance to ensure adequate estimates, forecasts, and calculations for budget planning and tracking.
    • Oversee the design and delivery of tools to boost employee self-service and utilization of benefits services.
    • Lead and develop a team of benefits and wellness professionals in the communication, execution and administration of all benefits plans.
    • Responsible for on-going benchmarking of best practices/trend scalability and develop tools/ways to measure program success and ROI.
    • Develop/establish metrics to determine department/benefits effectiveness and efficiencies.

    Compliance

    • Manage the Benefits function to ensure that all plans are in compliance, communicated and administered in accordance with plan provisions.
    • Determine how current and developing legislation and regulations affect benefit practices determining impact on the company and assist in developing company responses to changes.
    • Manage staff and provide direction on the ongoing administration of benefit and wellness programs, ensuring compliance with all government regulations related to benefits programs, including ERISA reporting and disclosure requirements, FMLA and HIPAA, IRS, DOL, SOX, Health Care Reform, etc.

    Vendor Management

    • Manage the negotiation/renewal of contracts with third-party providers ensuring cost effectiveness, performance results and appropriate service levels.
    • Establish vendor metrics and continually review/assess financial data.
    • Manage benefit plan vendors including the outsourced benefits administration vendor. Hold periodic vendor meetings to monitor performance and compliance with contracts. As needed, review vendor market and look at new products/vendors. If changes to current programs are required, responsible for entire process from RFP phase through implementation.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

     

    Direct Reports

    Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

     

    Indirect Reports

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

     

    Travel and/or Driving Requirements

    • Travel is an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is not an essential duty or function of this job. 
    • Travel up to 10%

    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: (Required)    Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

                                         

    Field of Study/Area of Experience: 

    • 8+ years of experience in managing national health and welfare and leave of absence programs
    • 3-5 years demonstrated supervisory and associate development experience
    • Applicable certifications such as CEBS highly desired

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    • Knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to federal and state tax code
    • Analytical and research Skills
    • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Conflict management skills
    • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
    • Strong prioritization skills
    • Skill in supervising to include delegating responsibility, training and evaluating performance
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment
    • Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained
    • Team building Skills
    • Decision making skills
    • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

    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. 

     

    Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

     

    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.

    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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