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Senior Manager - HR & Benefits

San Diego, CA 92121

Posted: 01/20/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Human Resources Job Number: 535188 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Senior Manager Benefits & Compensation
Direct Hire
Remote
Must Haves:
Bachelor’s degree **not a deal breaker
Management experience
Strong LOA experience
Preferred:
Empathetic, sensitive, kind but also must have the technical experience


Job Summary/Description:
We are seeking a Sr Manager-Benefits and Compensation to work with our Human Resources department.
Responsibilities
  • Establish and Maintain Employee Benefits Program.
  • Oversees leave of absences and workers compensation program.
  • Oversees the Injury and Illness Prevention Program, including Ergonomics Program and ensuring OSHA compliance.
  • Works with Vice President-HR and Talent Acquisition Manager on compensation structure and provides guidance and support on strategy and administrative functions and analysis.
  • Ensure that benefit plans are administered in compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations including, but not limited to, ERISA, DOL, IRS.
  • Oversee the effective communication of the company’s employee benefits plans and program to optimize impact and understanding.
  • Leads, develops and motivates a team of professionals in accomplishing goals associated with the benefits, leave of absence and workers compensation functions and objectives.
  • Reviews and verifies employee information processed by automated human resources information systems (UltiPro) ensuring data integrity with the processing and reporting of benefits data.
  • Management responsibilities:
    • Supervises benefits team engaged in the above functions providing work direction; performance reviews; salary and promotion recommendations; hiring; termination and supports staff in the accomplishment of assigned objectives; projects and goals.
    • Participates in a variety of managerial responsibilities such as (but not limited to): serving on work groups; performing special projects, assignments and reports; preparing communication and attending seminars.
    • Participates in meetings with executive team regarding annual benefits renewal and quarterly 401k meetings.
    • Develops spirit of cooperation and understanding among staff.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field required.
  • At least 10 years benefits administration experience including plan strategy and design, compensation, as well as leave of absence and workers compensation.
  • At least 5 years management experience.
  • Well versed in FMLA, ADA, CFRA and PDL and state specific laws.
  • Knowledgeable of OSHA regulations.
  • Experience with EEOC and DFEH claims.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, time keeping system (Kronos preferred), and Human Resources database (Ultipro preferred).
  • Strong working knowledge of multi state employee benefits including leave of absences, ADA, interactive process, and workers compensation.
  • Strong knowledge of COBRA and other federal and state regulations relevant to Benefit Plan Administration including 401k and Deferred Compensation.
  • Strong communication skills. Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing with tact and confidence in order to explain technical compliance and other sensitive matters.  Must be able to make group presentations.
Core Competencies
  • Demonstrated ability to interact in a positive, respectful manner and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Ability to display excellent customer service to meet the needs and expectations of both internal and external customers.
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal communication skills to identify critical core competencies based on success factors and organizational environment.
  • Ability to effectively organize, prioritize, multi-task and manage time.
  • Demonstrated accuracy and productivity in a changing environment with constant interruptions.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze information, problems, issues, situations and procedures to develop effective solutions.
  • Ability to exercise strict confidentiality in all matters.
Exclusive – No Headstart  – HR National, NE

Salary: $69,200 – 107,100
Additional Compensation: MAYBE could get approval for 5k sign on; senior managers don’t get incentives, Assoc Director (next level up) – up to 5% bonus
Benefits: Full benefits package
Background Check: Yes (full BGC and drug)
Vax requirement: N/A (remote) – unless close to Carmel or Ft. Worth (Hybrid - 1 day/week), then must be vaxxed
Job Location: Fully remote, HQ is San Diego (operate in 44 states)

Why open: Person in the role retired after 10 years

Backstory/Recruiting for candidate insight:
3 main areas: Benefits, Leave administration, Compensation
RANKED: Leave, bens, comp
Three direct report – Sharon Vanterpool (benefits), Chi Oji (benefits), Jessica (ER)
Leaves are top priority; can be challenging – lacking documentation, not communicating
The person running is only 5 months in and still learning
Manager coming in needs to provide guidance
First 90 days – meet team, learn culture, dive into leaves, learn bens, comp can come much later (eventually assigning salary grades, etc) – will evolve to include comp
15-20 years can go higher on comp --- no higher than 120k
Not seeing a lot of strong LOA experience (if manager level, usually have someone reporting to them handle)
Polished, professional, strong phone skills, present well – HIGH EXPECTATIONS
Strategic, but also willing to get in the trenches
** CST PREFERRED (or EST, don’t want PST)
** Be sure candidates are prepped to present well in video IVs
Interview Process: Elizabeth has a full plate; if we are doing IV (f2f) – straight to Sharon and Kristin; pass here – Jessica (ER) and Amanda Knight (AVP) – if Sharon and Kristin are all in, and Jess and Amanda question – probs move forward
1. Us 2. 2 separate HR ASH IV
  • IV Question: Favorite positive leadership story; one that can use improvement
Must see in Marketing Notes:
Management experience
Specific experience with LOA and Benefits
Some idea of soft skills – professionalism, communication, willingness to get in trenches and help in other areas as needed

Do not submit:
ASH has a list of states they DO NOT RECRUIT FROM due to BGC delays/inability to verify:  CO, CT, DE, HI, IL, ME, MT, NV, NJ, NY, Puerto Rico, WA; also Portland, OR and Philadelphia, PA
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Client Job Title: Senior Manager-Benefits & Compensation

Interview Process: All virtual; We will do an initial screen, then two rounds with two members of HR team
Hours: standard 8am – 5pm (local hours)
Industry: Healthcare, Health & Wellness, Insurance
Company Size: 1510 regular employees
Team Size: 3 direct reports (Sharon – bens, Bens spec, Victoria – LOA) + comp analyst; full HR team is 32
Company Information:
American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) is one of the nation’s premier independent and privately-owned specialty health organizations offering technology-enabled enabled services for benefits management, including clinical programs for musculoskeletal health, fitness programs, and well-being solutions for health plans, employers, associations, and others. ASH administers benefits for more than 52 million members nationwide and offers member self-pay fitness programs for more than 460 million eligible members. With offices in Carmel (Indianapolis), IN, San Diego, CA, and Fort Worth, TX, ASH has over 1,500 employees.

Software:
MS Office
Timekeeping (Kronos preferred)
HR database (Ultipro preferred)
Sharepoint, OneDrive
Teams

Job Details:
This job has been posted a WHILE and their internal TA team has been working on it. They’ve interviewed 30 people and reviewed 1000 resumes. GAH
Been posted on their website, indeed, LI
They’re aware compensation is a challenge - *MAY* be able to flex up to $115k but would have to have the years and experience to support

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Senior Manager Benefits & Compensation
Direct Hire
Remote
Must Haves:
Bachelor’s degree **not a deal breaker
Management experience
Strong LOA experience
Preferred:
Empathetic, sensitive, kind but also must have the technical experience


Job Summary/Description:
We are seeking a Sr Manager-Benefits and Compensation to work with our Human Resources department.
Responsibilities
  • Establish and Maintain Employee Benefits Program.
  • Oversees leave of absences and workers compensation program.
  • Oversees the Injury and Illness Prevention Program, including Ergonomics Program and ensuring OSHA compliance.
  • Works with Vice President-HR and Talent Acquisition Manager on compensation structure and provides guidance and support on strategy and administrative functions and analysis.
  • Ensure that benefit plans are administered in compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations including, but not limited to, ERISA, DOL, IRS.
  • Oversee the effective communication of the company’s employee benefits plans and program to optimize impact and understanding.
  • Leads, develops and motivates a team of professionals in accomplishing goals associated with the benefits, leave of absence and workers compensation functions and objectives.
  • Reviews and verifies employee information processed by automated human resources information systems (UltiPro) ensuring data integrity with the processing and reporting of benefits data.
  • Management responsibilities:
    • Supervises benefits team engaged in the above functions providing work direction; performance reviews; salary and promotion recommendations; hiring; termination and supports staff in the accomplishment of assigned objectives; projects and goals.
    • Participates in a variety of managerial responsibilities such as (but not limited to): serving on work groups; performing special projects, assignments and reports; preparing communication and attending seminars.
    • Participates in meetings with executive team regarding annual benefits renewal and quarterly 401k meetings.
    • Develops spirit of cooperation and understanding among staff.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field required.
  • At least 10 years benefits administration experience including plan strategy and design, compensation, as well as leave of absence and workers compensation.
  • At least 5 years management experience.
  • Well versed in FMLA, ADA, CFRA and PDL and state specific laws.
  • Knowledgeable of OSHA regulations.
  • Experience with EEOC and DFEH claims.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, time keeping system (Kronos preferred), and Human Resources database (Ultipro preferred).
  • Strong working knowledge of multi state employee benefits including leave of absences, ADA, interactive process, and workers compensation.
  • Strong knowledge of COBRA and other federal and state regulations relevant to Benefit Plan Administration including 401k and Deferred Compensation.
  • Strong communication skills. Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing with tact and confidence in order to explain technical compliance and other sensitive matters.  Must be able to make group presentations.
Core Competencies
  • Demonstrated ability to interact in a positive, respectful manner and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Ability to display excellent customer service to meet the needs and expectations of both internal and external customers.
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal communication skills to identify critical core competencies based on success factors and organizational environment.
  • Ability to effectively organize, prioritize, multi-task and manage time.
  • Demonstrated accuracy and productivity in a changing environment with constant interruptions.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze information, problems, issues, situations and procedures to develop effective solutions.
  • Ability to exercise strict confidentiality in all matters.
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