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Sr. Benefits Manager

  • Location: Cambridge, MA
  • Type: Temp to Hire
  • Job #5027

Senior Benefits Manager, Human Resources

Job Description

Our Client Company is looking to hire a Senior Benefits Manager to join the Human Resources team in Boston, MA.  The Senior Benefits Manager is responsible for the benefit administration of all U.S and Canada (“NA”) benefit program to include employee communication, day to day benefit administration and works closely with our Benefit team and Employee Services team to manage existing benefit programs as well as the research and proposal to Senior Management of annual renewal changes.

Key Responsibilities:

-Responsible for overall administration and compliance for all NA benefit programs including, medical/dental/vision plans, LTD, STD, 401(k), wellness, etc.

-Educate and mentor all HR Associates to guide them in their communications with NA employees in relation to the employees benefit plans.  Manages communication efforts and tools for employees to be well informed of their benefits.  Also serves as primary contact for employees related to more complex benefit issues and handles the administration of FMLA and Disability issues.

-Primary contact with Benefit consultants and plan providers to ensure efficient administration of benefit plans.  Research, analyze and recommend new benefit programs for Company to remain competitive and manage costs related to benefit plans.  Implement programs providing effective communication and training to employees.

-Position is responsible for the vision, analysis, research, communication, and administration of strategic employee benefit programs, and the processes associated with supporting these programs.  Ensures that these programs support the company’s growth strategy, business objectives, and talent acquisition and retention goals; while maximizing total compensation value and responsibly managing the Company’s investment.

-Responsible for management of the systems and technology to support the benefit plans.  Works closely with Payroll, HRIS and Employee Services as it related to benefits.

-Conducts budgeting and financial analysis of employee benefits programs. Monitors high cost claims, targets problem claim areas.  Ensure adequate estimates, forecasts, and calculations of expenditures in benefits for budget planning and tracking.

-Manages existing disease management and wellness programs as well as analyze effectiveness of programs and research/recommend new initiatives.

-Ensures compliance with governmental regulations related to benefit programs and labor law, including ERISA, FMLA, and HIPAA.  This includes required testing and audits and SOX compliance.

-Ensure proper day to day administration of benefit changes and enrollments are processed by the payroll team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an HR emphasis and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 6 years of progressive related benefit experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CBP, CEBS, CCP certifications a plus.
  • Strong functional expertise in benefits program design and administration.
  • Excellent analytic skills
  • Working knowledge of government regulations that apply to benefit programs (ERISA, FMLA, COBRA, HIPAA, HCRA).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to interpret contractual language into easily understandable text; comfortable in group presentations and negotiations.
  • Strong software skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and HR systems.

*Company Information

Our Client Company creates new possibilities in medicine. Our team discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapies so people with serious diseases can lead better lives. Founded more than 20 years ago in Cambridge, MA, we now have ongoing worldwide research programs and sites in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada and are consistently recognized as one of the industry's top workplaces by leading publications such as Science Magazine, The Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, San Diego Business Journal and The Scientist.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law and will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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