Under general direction, administer and manage the operations of various employee benefit programs to include health, life, disability, unemployment, employee assistance, retirement savings, and the like.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Administer the overall benefit program strategy for the Company; execute the strategy as directed.
Administer and manage the operation of various employee benefit programs; analyze, develop, implement, and evaluate relevant policies and procedures; advise senior management on the program operations, including premium rate determinations and significant administrative issues.
Ensure all benefit programs are compliant with statutory and regulatory requirements to include applicable reporting, disclosure, and educational requirements (i.e., 5500’s and 1095/1094).
Manage and maintain all benefit enrollment/administration systems; ensure systems and information resources are up-to-date, available, and easily accessible.
Manage the preparation and distribution of benefit program information and enrollment materials.
Report on benefit offering effectiveness; understand the market norms for benefit programs; conduct utilization analysis and make recommendation to management on program enhancements.
Consult with insurance brokers to obtain trend data, benefit and plan design offerings, as well as costs; respond to insurance proposals and make recommendations for benefit offering changes; collaborate with the contracted employee benefits broker in the design and actuarial review of benefit programs.
Communicate benefit program information to employees; assist employees in understanding available benefit choices and options available; serve as an advocate on behalf of the employee to resolve semi-complex to complex issues.
Prepare and manage the annual budget for all benefit programs; maintain and evaluate financials and program cost; prepare specifications and review contracts for provider and employee benefit program services; manage internal and external audits of various benefit programs.
Develop and maintain a strong business partner relationship with payroll, finance, company stakeholders, service providers, contracted consultants, benefit brokers, and Third Party Administrators; ensure the Company its employees and it’s shareholders are provided high level of service both internally and externally.
Monitor claims administration and assist in settling or resolving claim settlements as necessary.
Manage and maintain benefit program records; build, maintain, and provide reports as required or requested.
Maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of benefit plan/program trends, standards of practice, as well as legal requirements and proposed changes.
Actively participate on a non-voting basis in the company’s Retirement Committee.
Other duties as deemed necessary.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field.
Minimum Work Experience:
Three (3) years of progressive experience developing and administering employee health and benefit programs.
License(s) / Certification(s):
Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources, Certified Benefits Professional (CBP), and/or SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of employer benefit program standards of practice.
Knowledge of U.S. federal and state statutory requirements governing benefit programs (i.e. COBRA, HIPAA, FMLA, and PPACA).
Knowledge of U.S. federal and state employment law as well as other relevant statutory requirements.
Knowledge of multi-state benefit program strategies.
Knowledge of benefit administration systems/solutions.
Knowledge of and proficiency using an HRIS and payroll solutions (i.e., SuccessFactors and ADP).
Proficiency using a Personal Computer (PC) to include Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Strong mathematic skills and the ability to conduct a complex statistical analysis.
Financial management skills and the ability to monitor and proactively manage a significant budgetary expense.
Strong contract negotiation skills and the ability to provide business partner engagement opportunities which are both service and financially equitable.
Strong project management skills and the ability to effectively coordinate multiple complex projects.
Time management skills and the ability to effectively meet the needs of the business.
Good communication skills and the ability to communicate in English effectively both verbally and in writing.
Interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain positive business relationships with persons of varying personalities both within and outside the company.
Ability to represent the Company in a positive and respectful light both externally in the community and in professional engagements.
Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.
Ability to work in a constant state of alertness.
Additional Salary Information: Eligible for Annual Bonus Plan at 15% of annual earnings, and based on company performance.
The W.C. Bradley Co., founded in 1885, is a privately owned company headquartered in Columbus, Georgia. Founded as a “cotton factoring” business, the company heritage includes operating diverse businesses in the textiles industry, farm implement manufacturing, row crop and livestock production, wholesale supply businesses meeting the needs of industrial and building contractors, retail businesses ...in outdoor sports equipment and licensed sports apparel, and barbecue grill manufacturing.The W.C. Bradley Co. is dedicated to its team members, the community, and to its reputation for quality and value. Today, it is comprised of the following companies focused on home and leisure products and services: Char-Broil, Zebco Brands, Lamplight, and W.C. Bradley Co. Real Estate.The W.C. Bradley Co.’s worldwide headquarters are located on the Chattahoochee River in historic Uptown Columbus in renovated buildings dating from 1885, which were previously used to store cotton and other goods for the company’s businesses. Throughout its history, the company has transitioned through different businesses and industries, keeping itself in sync with market and consumer demands.In the early 1900s, W.C. Bradley joined Ernest Woodruff and other investors in purchasing the Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia. Serving as Chairman of the Board until the late 1930s and remaining on the Board until one year before his death in 1947, Mr. Bradley contributed to the growth of the Coca-Cola® brand as one of the most recognized “brand names” in the world. The Bradley-Turner Foundation, using contributions from the company’s success, supports the community and region through many different programs and facilities funded in whole or in part by foundation donations. The foundation is one of the largest charitable foundations in Georgia.The goal of the W.C. Bradley Co. is to continue its leadership position as a multi-brand supplier of high quality consumer goods and services focused primarily on the home and leisure lifestyle markets. Strategically, the W.C. Bradley Co. is committed to building on its current strengths and competencies and further developing them as a platform for seeking new opportunities.The W.C. Bradley Co. — strong traditions, with a proud past and a promising future.