Benefits Manager in Chicago, IL at True Value

Date Posted: 1/7/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Do you want to make a significant impact? Do you want to help shape the future of True Value Company's Benefits Programs? True Value has a Benefits Manager role in which you utilize your experience and thought leadership to ensure our competitiveness in the global marketplace.

The Benefits Manager is responsible for the design, implementation and management of all health, welfare, retirement wealth accumulation programs. Leads a team of professionals in the delivery and management of all programs and provides superior project management and communication capabilities to the role. Has a vast knowledge of all technical aspects of benefit program administration which may include, but not limited to medical, dental, vision, life insurance, supplemental insurance, AD&D, STD, LTD, 401K, commuter benefits, EAP, well-being programs, Cobra and more. Manages vendor relationships to ensure that the company is maximizing the services and support of those relationships.

Revolutionize Wholesale and join a high performing Human Resources team. We are a dynamic team committed to driving True Value’s aggressive growth as the only nationally branded hardlines wholesaler that celebrates independent retailers.

Our culture:

• Embraces personal and professional development • Values diverse perspectives • Provides competitive compensation • Committed to volunteerism and community outreach

Your Value = Our Value. True Value.

Position Description

Responsibilities (May perform other duties and responsibilities, as assigned).

  • Develops, implements and manages all benefit programs and ensures that benefits offerings are optimized while concurrently minimizing expenses.
  • Develops and manages all benefits pricing models and manages the overall expense of all benefit offerings. Provides technical expertise and guidance during the course of union negotiations.
  • Works with Finance to review the company-wide benefits budget and is flexible to accommodate changes.
  • Develops and maintains vendor relations with all providers and consultants, ensuring that vendors are delivering to company standards.
  • Provides technical guidance and advice on ERISA matters and all compliance issues.
  • Leads auditing efforts of company programs to ensure regulatory compliance, while working with auditors, consultants, and team to achieve satisfactory results.
  • Leads a team of professionals in the delivery of all benefits, utilizing state-of-the-art technology. Provides team members with coaching and counseling.
  • Acts as the lead for all benefits communication program development

Position Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred or equivalent work experience.
  • Five to seven years of experience, preferably in Benefits and Human Resources.
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Experienced in Benefit audit, compliance, regulatory and tax knowledge.
  • Well-versed in analytics, communications, leadership, negotiations, and regulations.

Licenses & Certifications

  • HR Certification, preferred.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), preferred.

Work Environment: Generally, works in climate-controlled office environment.

Travel: Travel may vary in length and duration.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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