- Set pay and benefits structure across an organization
- Manage relationships with benefit vendors, insurance agencies and investment firms
- Ensure compliance with federal and state regulations
- Prepare, monitor and operate within benefit budget
- Oversee distribution of pay and benefits for employees
A Benefits Manager will enhance and maintain customer focus through delivery of benefit services and HRIS. Administer all benefit plans through open enrollment, group employee meetings, and individual counseling. Conduct new hire orientation, change in status, open enrollment, retirement, leave of absence, workers’ compensation, and other related events. A Benefit Manager provides trend information, interpretations, alternatives, and analytical support. Collaborates and coordinates with external departments and other areas to ensure proper execution of benefits plans/programs and related policies. They must also research plans to ensure the best and most appropriate benefits plans for their specific company. A Benefits Manager must stay up to date on all government regulations and market trends to ensure proper execution of benefits programs. A Benefits Manager is a crucial function or organizations of all sizes, in any industry who offer their employees benefits of any kind, including retirement plans, leave policies, wellness programs, and insurance policies such as health, life, and disability. Due to the analytical nature of this role, skills such as attention to detail, data analysis and organization are key. A successful Benefit Manager will also possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with professional presentation skills. Merit HR has recruited and placed Benefits Manager roles across the Bay Area and Beyond. A Benefits Manager role usually requires a bachelor’s degree and five years of related work experience.