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Apr 10

Benefits Manager - McLane Company


Edited: Apr 10


JOB SUMMARY / GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This position is responsible for managing the organization's employee benefits program including but not limited to group medical, dental, vision, life, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) and related coverages. Interfacing with consultants, vendors, and others as necessary. The supervision of the Benefits Department teammates.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.  Either directly or indirectly, a teammate in this position must have the ability to: * Proactively work to reduce costs, improve or enhance benefits program to increase teammate satisfaction or improve processes to increase customer satisfaction, to support company goals. * Supervise the funding, reporting, auditing and reconciliation process of health and welfare and retirement programs.  This includes the payment of invoices, and budget preparation. * Provide fiduciary responsibility over all plans including review and response to all plan appeals. * Lead and manage projects, provide direction on McLane benefit strategies, establish priorities and manage multiple priorities. * Provide direction to and manage relationships with several third-party vendors and broker. * Remain current on legislative and IRS changes relative to plan regulations and procedure to ensure compliance.  * Ensure all plan documents and summary plan descriptions are current, correct, in compliance and distributed. * Implement smooth transitions to new benefit programs. * Develop or contribute to the development of teammate communications. * Provide direction of subsidiary benefit plans, and integration of their teammates into the McLane plan, where applicable. * Manage and enhance each year the open enrollment process. * Lead a team of four teammates ensuring each team member receives development opportunities. * Communicate well with all levels of the organization, including Executive Leadership. * Manage the annual benefit planning process and make recommendations to executive team.

MINIMUM SKILLS AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A teammate in this position must: * Have a bachelor's degree with 5 years experience in benefits. * Have leadership abilities, can communicate both verbal and written, have a professional attitude and appearance, a highly organized individual with a strong self confidence, multi-task oriented decision maker who can plan for success. * Have strong MS Office skills including Word and Excel. PowerPoint will be useful; PeopleSoft experience preferred. * Must be willing to travel as requested.

* Be able to work with and communicate with many different reporting level groups, including managers, VPs, Presidents, RVPs, peers, and subordinates. * Be experienced in managing staffs with a background in hiring, training, motivating and resolving employee relations issues. *  Be able to write reports, business correspondence, procedure manuals, intra-company memos and outside correspondence. *  Be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, vendors, and teammates. *  Be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. *  Possess strong analytical and communication skills with a proven ability to work effectively in a team environment. * Be able to successfully pass an education verification, drug screen and criminal background check.

WORKING CONDITIONS: * Office environment.

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