Benefits Specialist

Confidential Company  •  San Mateo, CA and 2 other locations

5 - 7 years experience  •  Biotech/Pharma

$80K - $110K
Posted on 12/07/17 by Salman Arif
San Mateo, CA
5 - 7 years experience
Biotech/Pharma
$80K - $110K
Posted on 12/07/17 by Salman Arif

As a Benefits Specialist II, you will: 

• Work with and report to the Senior Manager, International Benefits, to implement new benefit programs and improvements and enhancements to existing benefit programs; 

• Provide subject matter expertise in worldwide employee benefit programs and processes; 

• Provide worldwide benefits database user support, including the setup of new user accounts and basic user training on new and existing functionality; 

• Effectively communicate the Company's benefit programs in regard to plan options, policy features, enrollment and other requirements; 

• Design and distribute easy, user-friendly communication materials for orientations and our Company intranet; 

• Work with our Payroll team to ensure all benefit-related deductions and reporting of taxable benefits are correct; 

• Troubleshoot deduction or eligibility issues; 

• Manage third-party service providers, including the review of statements of work and conducting vendor searches; 

• Provide ongoing support to develop and champion onsite employee benefit events; 

• Participate in benefit surveys to collect and analyze competitive information to determine the Company's competitive position; 

• Ensure that benefits plans are administered according to plan provisions; 

• Assume responsibility for compliance with all Company and regulatory guidelines; and 

• Assist with vendor implementations, and other special projects as needed. 

Your Professional Profile: 

• 4+ years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree; 

• 2+ years’ experience with worldwide benefit programs with an understanding of the complexity of business on a worldwide scale; 

• Embrace cultural and individual differences with empathy and work with the nuances of specific local cultures to make informed decisions; 

• Demonstrate a balanced company and client-focused approach to problem solving; 

• Prioritize daily issues, tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment; 

• Contribute as a collaborative team member with excellent attention to detail and strong sense of urgency and follow through; 

• Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and telephone communication skills; 

• Demonstrate ability to handle confidential employee information with discretion and good judgment; 

• Strong analytical skills, experience with reporting and data analysis; 

• Proficiency in Excel, Word and Power Point is required; and 

The Benefits Specialist II position is located in Foster City, California and may require occasional international travel.

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