The Benefits Specialist is responsible for using project management, continuous improvement, and HR knowledge to identify HR gaps and design solutions to support cross functional teams and business operations. This role will assess and anticipate HR-related needs while developing integrated solutions. Use change management principals to successfully take concepts through implementation, and sustainability. Support various HR programs and practices; including elements of the employee lifecycle, helping manage the HRIS system, and compliance. Be a visionary with progressive ideas to fully support unique HR projects and initiatives. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion, and safety.
Typical Duties / Responsibilities:
• Prompt, regular, and dependable attendance• Facilitate HR transactions including but not limited to changes in compensation & benefit enrollment and changes.• HRIS - support the maintenance of human resource records and employee files ensuring completion and accuracy of details pertaining to benefit plan enrollment to ensure compliance.• Assists with design and implementation of employee benefit programs to attract and retain talent. Coaches end-users on use of online HR technology and self-service tools.• Assists employees in understanding the organizations benefit programs.• Follow up with internal and external customers on requests that require research and ensures resolution/closure for each request• Act as a liaison between the organization and third-party benefits providers.• Use in-depth human resources knowledge to assist HR and Management in interpreting and consistently applying policies, programs, and processes.• Explains HR policies, procedures, laws, and standards to new and existing employees• Developing and Conducting training sessions for respective area of responsibility.• Gather, consolidate, and draft information for internal and external correspondence, presentations, and reports (standard and custom) with precision, accuracy, and a keen eye for detail.• Perform data analysis and provide recommendations to the HR team.• Serve on project teams, which may include leading teams, leading meetings, spearheading initiatives, and representing HR on cross-functional teams.• Draft personnel announcements and coordinate communication plans.• Serves as an employee relations specialist, providing professional, courteous, and continued support to all team members on a timely basis. Available to interact with employees across all shifts.• Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues, especially as it relates to the organizations benefit programs.• Conducts initial interviews and gathers information for employee relations matters such as harassment allegations, work complaints, or other concerns; informs appropriate HR staff when additional investigation is required.• Responsible for offboarding tasks, as it pertains to benefits administration.• Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with internal customers to promote quality customer service.• Assist with internal communication including service awards, sympathy notices, and birth announcements.• Leads and/or supports the planning and execution of special events such as open enrollment, organization wide meetings, employee recognition events, wellness, and holiday parties• Additional assignments as deemed necessary by management
• Bachelor's degree (Human Resources or Business preferred) and at least 2 years of manufacturing plant human resources experience OR at least 5 years of progressive manufacturing human resources experience required.• Proficient HRMS system experience required, Cloud-based, such as UKG preferred• Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite required• Advanced proficiency in MS Excel strongly preferred• Current PHR or HR-related certification strongly preferred• 3 years of experience required in, Health and Welfare Benefits and 401(k) plan administration, including carrier negotiations• Experience with MS collaborative platforms, such as SharePoint and Teams, preferred.• Supervisory experience preferred
Why is This a Great Opportunity
Our client company brings secure career positions with real growth opportunities combined with a very desirable work environment and culture (based on employee feedback and surveys). They have a great team atmosphere!
Also, they are THE global leader in their multi-billion dollar industry so they have a leadership position when it comes to the technology development and manufacturing of their various products.