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Benefits Manager

Company: Point B
Location: Chicago
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Firmwide Operations at Point B delivers internal and external results through leadership, process, people, and technology while supporting employees in delivering their best for our customers. Our operations team includes roles focused on People & Culture, Executive Talent, Risk & Legal, Finance, Travel & Events, Communications & Change Management, IT & Facilities, and Marketing. Working across these disciplines we create the foundation from which Point Bers discover and grow their careers.What makes Point B different? An employee-ownership model that gives you a voice in directing your career and building our company. Diverse leadership opportunities to expand your skills, along with the support needed to deliver great results. A unique culture that recognizes the importance of flexibility and collaboration. Point B has been consistently recognized as one of the best places to work by Fortune - magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Consulting - magazine, - and many others.The Benefits Manager manages the operations and administration of Point B's health and welfare programs and qualified retirement programs while ensuring the highest level of quality and customer service for our associates. The Benefits Manager must understand the benefit marketplace and the needs of Point B's associates. This individual leads the Benefit Specialist team. WHAT YOU'LL GET TO DO:Serves as the primary contact for escalated benefit issues within Point B Supports the development and execution of the benefits strategy using available data and working with and managing the external benefit consultant team Provides recommendations on how the benefits strategy can evolve to respond to a changing landscape while enhancing the employee experience and effectively managing cost Develops recommendations for new benefit plans or modifies existing plans to maintain company's competitive position in the labor market Researches and stays up to date on health and welfare benefits and qualified retirement plan industry trends Manages benefit design approval process Leads initiatives to improve benefit policies and procedures ensuring compliance Works closely with external benefit consultants to manage vendor RFPs and identify vendors that align with Point B's benefits strategy Manages vendor relationships and performance Engages on behalf of employees with benefit vendors to resolve issues Manages benefit rhythm of the business activities including annual open enrollment and maintaining compliance Spearheads employee benefit, ESOP, and 401k communications and education efforts in a way that enhances understanding of the benefits available and their value Advises managers and employees on interpretation of benefit policies and practices Solicits and acts upon employee and dependent feedback as appropriate In conjunction with external benefit broker team, oversees insurance renewal In conjunction with 401k Plan administrator, manages annual 401k Audit and compliance requirementsIn conjunction with ESOP administrator and Point B Finance Team, manages the Annual ESOP processes, audit, and compliance processes Partners to support leave management and employee relations Serves as an "Expert User" of Point B's benefit enrollment system(s) Makes hiring, promotion, compensation, and termination decisions for the Benefit Specialist team Develops leaders through performance management, consistent feedback, and development opportunities that help them achieve their professional goals Develops employees' professional skills and provides career mentorship Grows and develops personal leadership skills Builds and manages a versatile team that can share information and quickly and effectively pivot to meet emerging business and operational needs; in stills a Point B mindset in the team Upholds and models our leadership and culture tenets and values and participates in firm culture activities to connect regularly with other Point Bers (e.g., FW Ops meetings, Geo meetings) Actively engages in Point B's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts WHAT WE OFFER: The opportunity to affect the learning approach for our firm's futureThe chance to impact the journey of our employees' growth and developmentAn environment that encourages you to identify new opportunities and the support to make it happenThe opportunity to build and be part of a fun and collaborative culture with teams that are as passionate about their communities as they are about their workWHAT WE EXPECT YOUVE ALREADY DONE:B.A. or B.S. degree Minimum 7 years of experience within HR including a deep understanding of the Healthcare and Employee Benefits space Experience in designing, building, and administering benefit programs Experience in HRIS systems preferred Experience managing cross functional workflows Strong executive presence and leadership capabilities with the ability to influence senior leaders and other key stakeholders THE KIND OF PEOPLE WE LOOK FOR:Innate problem solvers who want to grow in a flexible, collaborative cultureThose who have a growth mindset regarding training, practice, and evolving their skillsVersatile people who thrive on variety and challengeSuccessful in ambiguous environments Desire to and ability to learnPassion for Point B's Mission, Vision, Values & CultureGets it done brand and attitude Ability to travel occasionally Ability to work from home Ability to work non-standard work hours as necessaryProlonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computerYOUR OFFICE HOME BASE:Any Point B Office Location#ep#LI-PBINTRIGUED TO LEARN MORE?When you apply for this role, your information will be personally reviewed by our talent acquisition team (not by a robot). You can expect to hear back from us with feedback if we think there could be a fit and what next steps look like.ABOUT POINT BPoint B is a consulting company dedicated to helping organizations with critical initiatives in the areas of customer engagement, growth investments, workforce experience and operations excellence. Our diverse set of experts spans 13 U.S. locations, with international reach via our partnership with Nextcontinent. We've helped global organizations of all stages and sizes achieve sustainable success by focusing on the humans at the center of change. What makes Point B Different? Our Founding Purpose and Values of our firm. Be part of a fun and collaborative culture with teams that are as passionate about their communities as they are about their clients Employee Ownership - Giving you a voice in directing your career and building our firm Benefits - Our comprehensive package includes competitive base pay and an annual bonus, complete health benefits including an option for 100% employer paid premium for medical, vision and dental coverage for employees, ownership shares through our ESOP, self-directed time off and moreWork-Life Balance - A unique culture that recognizes the importance of flexibility and collaboration. Our local and national model empowers you to choose the life you want Award winning - We are proud to be named a Best Workplace in the US by Fortune magazine, Best Workplaces for Millennials, and Best Workplaces for Women. Hear more about why people love working at Point B on GlassDoorWe are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Keywords: Point B, Chicago , Benefits Manager, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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