Clearwater Paper manufactures quality consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, hard roll tissue, bleached paperboard and pulp at manufacturing facilities across the nation. The Company is a premier supplier of private label tissue to major retailers and wholesale distributors, including grocery, drug, mass merchants and discount stores. In addition, the Company produces bleached paperboard used by quality-conscious printers and packaging converters. Clearwater Paper's employees build shareholder value by developing strong customer partnerships through quality and service.
At Clearwater Paper, we have made it a priority to build a clearly defined workplace culture that is consistent companywide. Key aspects of our culture include:
Clear Values. We embrace and practice integrity, openness and candor; environmental responsibility; a commitment to quality; and a focus on customers.
Continuous improvement. We believe there are always opportunities to raise the bar and get better. We engage our employees in improving both the business and their performance.
Performance driven. We are focused on winning together and on delivering results.
Our customers’ success and our success requires everyone to do their part, whether we are finding new ways to be profitable or reducing our environmental footprint. If you are looking for teamwork, a sense of purpose, and a leading company that is growing fast, we are looking for you.
Strategic, thought leader responsible for the direction of the enterprise benefit and wellness programs; including design, implementation, management, communication, compliance, and evaluation of programs. Ensures programs meet budgetary, legal and company culture requirements. Develops, recommends and installs approved, new or modified plans and related policies and supervises administration of existing plans. Provides oversight for annual benefit processes, vendor management, benefit system design and compliance. Lead benefits and wellness team to ensure company objectives and development of team are successfully achieved.
Establish strategic direction for benefit programs (including health, welfare, wellness, life, disability plans, and retirement plans) for employees at all levels of the organization in support of company objectives
Partner with external resources (e.g., consultants and vendors) to identify, select, communicate, and implement best solutions
Lead the team responsible for administering, analyzing, and modifying programs to ensure programs are providing optimum ROI
Manage the budgeting and annual renewal process for programs to include plan design, vendor negotiations, communications, and enrollment initiatives
Maintain knowledge and ensure company compliance to legislation and SOX compliance impacting benefit programs (ERISA, ACA, HIPAA, FMLA, etc)
Manage analysis and reporting processes required for compliance with Federal, state, and regulatory agencies such as IRS, DOL, PBGC, while maintaining an on-going awareness of competitive practices through participation in competitive surveys and attending educational seminars
Collaboration with other functional areas in the company (e.g., finance, legal, risk management, etc.) to investigate innovative programs, to determine feasibility in terms of cost, risk to the company, and legal implications
Provide consultation to HRBPs, employees, and management regarding program communication, administration, and issue resolution
Partner with labor relations to ensure strategic objectives are met, particularly during contract negotiations
Provide oversight and leadership for effective communication of programs and facilitate training employees in benefits offerings, tools, systems and processes
Participate as SME during mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
Direct a team of professionals in strategic and tactical company initiatives
Responsible for team staffing, training, development, and performance management
Ensure company has appropriate benefit policies, procedures, and documentation in place, are adequately communicated, and employees comply
Partner with internal audit to ensure on-going compliance for all plan offerings
Partner with the Payroll/HRMS team on understanding HR systems for capturing benefit elections and deductions, dependent information, reporting capabilities, and vendor interfaces (enrollment and termination), etc.
Partner HR systems configuration to facilitate plan enrollment, coverage, etc.
Responsible for external (vendor-provided) web tools and portals; provide end-user training and issue resolution as appropriate
Bachelor’s Degree required
Minimum 10 years’ demonstrated experience in benefit design, analysis, team management, vendor relations
CBP, CEBS, GPHR, or other certification desired
Experience working with all levels of the organization, from C-suite down
Experience working with labor unions, particularly in plan design and administration
Strategic leader skills; able to serve as company’s SME on benefit programs and strategies
Strong program and vendor management skills
Strong financial, analytic, and problem solving skills
Excellent verbal and written communications skills; able to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion
Demonstrated team leadership skills
Must be organized, self-starter, and possess excellent follow-through
Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and influence at multiple levels with the organization
Ability to create an environment embracing our Core Values
Solid understanding of legislative landscape and emerging trends regarding benefit programs
Must be a creative problem solver with innovative solutions to support organization direction
Demonstrated ability to make data driven decisions