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Benefits Manager in Albany, NY at AMRI

Date Posted: 11/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Summary of Role:
As part of the Global Total Rewards team, the role will manage and administer US employee health and retirement-related benefits program, which may include 401(k) plans, insurance policies such as health, prescriptions, life, and disability and leave policies, wellness and well-being programs. The role will have shared responsibility for International Benefits across multiple countries.  The role will manage benefits vendor relationship, open enrollment process, renewal, and delivery of benefits as well as develop and conduct communication to employees. The role will monitor benefits related regulations and market trends to ensure that our programs are current, competitive, and in compliance with all regulatory filings and notices. This role will work hand in hand with the global HR team to develop and drive benefits strategy and programs globally.
 
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Review and analyze US and International benefits programs, track benefits spending, study employee requirements, trends and developments in benefits offered by other organizations and make recommendations accordingly for management review.
  • Complete all necessary regulatory filings and notices, study existing and new legislation; obtaining qualified opinions; enforce compliance, advise management on needed actions.
  • Partner managing International Benefits Brokerage relationship, benefits strategy and renewals across diverse countries with local country HR Leadership to meet and support diverse business needs.
  • Ensure benefit records are accurate and up to date in the record keeping system including new-hires and record changes are reflected timely.
  • Resolves employee questions and issues by interpreting benefit policies and procedures.
  • Develop communication materials to help employees under the benefits offerings and make informed decisions in their enrollment elections.
  • Manage benefit providers and monitor statement of work deliverables on US health & welfare, expatriate health insurance carriers, mobility and relocation vendors
  • Manage Benefits, Leaves, Worker’s Compensation Specialist and cross-train team members and share knowledge on benefits
  • Conduct process improvement analysis and recommend steps to reduce cycle time and improve employee experience in various benefits administration.
  • Work on special projects and other duties as assigned and contributes to team effort for various HR and business initiatives.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Human Resources, Business Administration or Mathematics, Communications or related field
  • 8 years of benefits administration and/or supervisory experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Deep technical knowledge in US benefits and regulations
  • Experience managing US benefits consultants and International Benefits Brokers.
  • Ability to manage a high volume workload and prioritize time sensitive issues
  • Outstanding organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analysis, auditing, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated leadership and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong financial and business acumen
  • Take initiatives, learn on the fly, creative, work well under pressure and deadlines

Shift:  Standard 8

Albany Molecular Research, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address "jobs@amriglobal.com" to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above-referred email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.

AMRI is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address jobs@amriglobal.com to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above referenced email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.