Benefits Manager

Allianz Global Investors
  • Job Purpose/ Role

    ***Position location to be determined in New York, NY or Dallas, TX***~crlf~Allianz Global Investors is looking for a seasoned Benefits Manager to join the HR Operations team. The Benefits Manager will support the design and daily administration of Allianz Global Investors US health and welfare, wellness and retirement programs. As a member of the HR team, the Benefits Manager contributes to the development and implementation of a seamless and consistent benefits strategy.

  • Key Responsibilities

    •Manage and own the administration, design, compliance and communication of employee benefits programs such as 401(k), medical, dental, vision plans; life insurance plans; disability plans; FSAs, HSAs, supplemental plans and other wellness programs.~crlf~•Manage all employee leave plans and workers’ compensation claims, including but not limited to FMLA, ADA, military and personal leave; partner with designated third-party vendor, HR Business Partner and manager for all related employee relations and/or ADA accommodations.~crlf~•In coordination with benefits broker and other operating entities, work on benefits plan renewal and evaluate and compare existing company benefits with market surveys and other resources to analyze data and provide recommendations for changes to senior management.~crlf~•Manage open enrollment process - oversee communication and training materials, collaborate with HRIS team to prepare system with plan changes and work with plan providers on electronic file feed updates.~crlf~•Prepare and execute benefits documentation with legal consultation, such as original and amended plan texts, benefits agreements and insurance policies. Instruct insurance carriers, trustees and other external administrative agencies to execute changes in benefits program. ~crlf~•Ensure prompt and accurate compliance in all aspects of the benefits programs.~crlf~•Manage benefits contributions and payments; ensure proper reconciliation and audits including, but not limited to eligibility, provider invoices, funding for 401(k), HSA and FSA contributions.~crlf~•Resolve escalated employee questions and problems by interpreting benefits policies and procedures; ensure quick, equitable, courteous resolution.~crlf~•Comply with federal, state and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; obtaining qualified opinions; enforcing adherence to requirements; and advising management on needed actions. ~crlf~•Ensure all required testing, audits and tax filings are completed on time.~crlf~•Prepare reports as needed by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.

  • Key Requirements/ Skills

    •Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or Finance ~crlf~•5 – 7 years’ experience in benefits design, compliance and administration~crlf~•Knowledge of benefits regulatory requirements in the US~crlf~•Strong analytical and planning skills, with the ability to work well in a collaborative team environment~crlf~•Demonstrated project management experience~crlf~•Excellent verbal and written communication skills~crlf~•Strong financial and technological acumen (HRIS, Excel)~crlf~•Possess sound judgment and reasoning abilities~crlf~•Exhibit strong drive for results and success~crlf~•Possess strong time management and organizational skills~crlf~•Maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships with employees across all levels of the organization

  • Additional Information

    Memberships/other key relationships:~crlf~Manage interface with: ~crlf~•Internal service functions (e.g. Finance, Legal)~crlf~•US HR Business Partner team~crlf~•External providers such as vendors, auditors, market data etc.~crlf~~crlf~Success Criteria:~crlf~•Self-starter with the ability to get things done and multitask~crlf~•Out of the box thinker~crlf~•Customer focused: empathy and understanding of clients’ needs~crlf~•Collaboration with other areas with the willingness to stand up for issues~crlf~•Connect details and subtleties with the bigger business picture and apply necessary strategies ~crlf~~crlf~Allianz Global Investors is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin or disability. Allianz Global Investors hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

  • About Allianz

    Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 88 million private and corporate customers and more than 140,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

    Allianz Global Investors is the asset management subsidiary of Allianz SE. We are one of the world’s leading active asset managers with over 600 investment professionals in 25 offices worldwide, managing more than EUR 500 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.

    Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest long-term, drawing upon our broad and innovative investment expertise, and leveraging resources globally to ensure a superior client experience wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs.~crlf~Active is: Allianz Global Investors~crlf~~crlf~You are committed to creating value for our clients so that they can meet their financial objectives throughout their lives. You embrace a collegial culture based on strong values, take individual responsibility, and are dedicated to mastering challenging tasks. You aspire to make an impact in a diverse, international, technology-enabled and increasingly agile environment. If you feel inspired to elevate the active asset management experience, this is the place for you since,~crlf~Active is: Allianz Global Investors.~crlf~~crlf~

Job Purpose/ Role

***Position location to be determined in New York, NY or Dallas, TX***~crlf~Allianz Global Investors is looking for a seasoned Benefits Manager to join the HR Operations team. The Benefits Manager will support the design and daily administration of Allianz Global Investors US health and welfare, wellness and retirement programs. As a member of the HR team, the Benefits Manager contributes to the development and implementation of a seamless and consistent benefits strategy.

Key Responsibilities

•Manage and own the administration, design, compliance and communication of employee benefits programs such as 401(k), medical, dental, vision plans; life insurance plans; disability plans; FSAs, HSAs, supplemental plans and other wellness programs.~crlf~•Manage all employee leave plans and workers’ compensation claims, including but not limited to FMLA, ADA, military and personal leave; partner with designated third-party vendor, HR Business Partner and manager for all related employee relations and/or ADA accommodations.~crlf~•In coordination with benefits broker and other operating entities, work on benefits plan renewal and evaluate and compare existing company benefits with market surveys and other resources to analyze data and provide recommendations for changes to senior management.~crlf~•Manage open enrollment process - oversee communication and training materials, collaborate with HRIS team to prepare system with plan changes and work with plan providers on electronic file feed updates.~crlf~•Prepare and execute benefits documentation with legal consultation, such as original and amended plan texts, benefits agreements and insurance policies. Instruct insurance carriers, trustees and other external administrative agencies to execute changes in benefits program. ~crlf~•Ensure prompt and accurate compliance in all aspects of the benefits programs.~crlf~•Manage benefits contributions and payments; ensure proper reconciliation and audits including, but not limited to eligibility, provider invoices, funding for 401(k), HSA and FSA contributions.~crlf~•Resolve escalated employee questions and problems by interpreting benefits policies and procedures; ensure quick, equitable, courteous resolution.~crlf~•Comply with federal, state and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; obtaining qualified opinions; enforcing adherence to requirements; and advising management on needed actions. ~crlf~•Ensure all required testing, audits and tax filings are completed on time.~crlf~•Prepare reports as needed by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.

Key Requirements/ Skills

•Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or Finance ~crlf~•5 – 7 years’ experience in benefits design, compliance and administration~crlf~•Knowledge of benefits regulatory requirements in the US~crlf~•Strong analytical and planning skills, with the ability to work well in a collaborative team environment~crlf~•Demonstrated project management experience~crlf~•Excellent verbal and written communication skills~crlf~•Strong financial and technological acumen (HRIS, Excel)~crlf~•Possess sound judgment and reasoning abilities~crlf~•Exhibit strong drive for results and success~crlf~•Possess strong time management and organizational skills~crlf~•Maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships with employees across all levels of the organization

Additional Information

Memberships/other key relationships:~crlf~Manage interface with: ~crlf~•Internal service functions (e.g. Finance, Legal)~crlf~•US HR Business Partner team~crlf~•External providers such as vendors, auditors, market data etc.~crlf~~crlf~Success Criteria:~crlf~•Self-starter with the ability to get things done and multitask~crlf~•Out of the box thinker~crlf~•Customer focused: empathy and understanding of clients’ needs~crlf~•Collaboration with other areas with the willingness to stand up for issues~crlf~•Connect details and subtleties with the bigger business picture and apply necessary strategies ~crlf~~crlf~Allianz Global Investors is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin or disability. Allianz Global Investors hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

About Allianz

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 88 million private and corporate customers and more than 140,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Allianz Global Investors is the asset management subsidiary of Allianz SE. We are one of the world’s leading active asset managers with over 600 investment professionals in 25 offices worldwide, managing more than EUR 500 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.

Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest long-term, drawing upon our broad and innovative investment expertise, and leveraging resources globally to ensure a superior client experience wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs.~crlf~Active is: Allianz Global Investors~crlf~~crlf~You are committed to creating value for our clients so that they can meet their financial objectives throughout their lives. You embrace a collegial culture based on strong values, take individual responsibility, and are dedicated to mastering challenging tasks. You aspire to make an impact in a diverse, international, technology-enabled and increasingly agile environment. If you feel inspired to elevate the active asset management experience, this is the place for you since,~crlf~Active is: Allianz Global Investors.~crlf~~crlf~


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