Senior Benefits Manager

Currently looking for a Senior Benefits Manager to fill an opening with a company located in Wheat Ridge, CO OR Newark, NJ. Interested candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of progressive benefits and related laws experience.   As the Sr. Analyst, you will support the Plan design and administration of US health and welfare, wellness and retirement programs, as well as assist with the day-to-day management of benefit programs.   Responsibilities of the Senior Benefits Analyst:   You will lead all facets of assigned benefit programs and vendors, including:   Monitoring vendor performance and key plan metrics Handling renewals/pricing and strategy as applicable   Documentation and compliance (e.g., SPDs, required filings and notices, contracts, requirements documents, and other plan information)   Leading enhancement/implementation activities   Handling advanced issues Partner with third-party plan administrators and internal business functions (e.g., Payroll, HRIS, HR Business Partners) to provide world-class service to employees   Partner with HR Help Desk to build and maintain knowledge base materials and ensure Tier 1 team is kept current with benefit-trainings and critical updates as needed   Serve as a benefits subject matter expert in order to answer employee, internal partner and vendor inquiries and escalations   Liaise between benefit carriers and employees as needed Assists with merger and acquisition activity and integration of new associates into the Company's benefits programs Assists in the development and implementation of associate communications regarding benefit plans with emphasis on electronic media including web-based applications   Conduct new hire orientations and open enrollment meetings as needed Provide and share insights that drive benefits value and design considerations Work on other benefit-related projects as assigned   Expected travel time between 10-15% per year, as needed for open enrollment, vendor meetings, acquisition integration activities for example        Requirements of the Senior Benefits Analyst:   5+ years of progressive benefits and related laws experience   Bachelor's degree in related field   Demonstrated strong analytical, quantitative analysis and project management skills; experience with benchmarking, communication, plan design, and vendor management.   Experience with Workday HRIS beneficial Experience with successfully working inside a Shared-Service Corporate HR model a plus   Strong computer proficiency including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills, comfortable communicating with higher management   Ability to multi-task and prioritize with a strong attention to detail A highly motivated self-starter, with proven ability to work effectively in a team environment, as well as independently   Ability to enthusiastically maintain relationships with employees, colleagues, and vendors   Strong problem solving skills Good judgment, such as knowing when to escalate an issue   Strong presentation and written communication skills.    PY
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Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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