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Benefits Manager in Hoffman Estates, IL at Sears Holdings Corporation

Date Posted: 5/10/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Req/Job ID: 974727BR
Employing Entity: Sears Holdings Management Corporation
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Human Resources
Store ID: 58491: Sears Holdings Management Corp

The Manager, Benefits must have a depth of knowledge in benefit administration which includes; annual enrollment, health & welfare, statements of work, negotiating contracts, compliance with state & federal regulations, COBRA, statutory FMLA and vendor RFPs.

Individuals with superior communication skills and a history of successful interactions with the employee population, vendors and senior leadership will bode well in this role. Experience managing others to ensure a high functioning team is critical.

Folks who thrive in a fast-paced environment, enjoy challenges are agile and masters of time management would enjoy and excel in this role! If you resonate with this opportunity (or know someone who would) please submit your application for formal consideration.

We look forward to connecting with all qualified candidates.

Job Requirements


• Serves as expert Benefits communicator and administrator as well as benefits strategy team member.
• Ensures that the Stock Purchase and Employee Assistance plans are administered consistently, efficiently and in accordance with the formal plan documents and all applicable laws and regulations.
• Reviews external trends in plan design and administration; work with the strategy team to provide recommendations to improve cost-effectiveness and competitiveness of the SHC's benefits offerings.
• Oversees relationships with multiple external vendors, ensuring adherence to established performance standards.
• Participates in benefits-related employer coalition strategy and administration meetings.
• Manages all aspects including drafting and distribution of all company benefits communications.
• Performs supervisory functions, including but not limited to, making employment decisions regarding hiring, promoting, demoting and terminating, conducting performance appraisals and coaching and developing associates.


• Bachelor's Degree
• Minimum of 7-10 years benefits experience with mid-sized or large multi-state employers
• Experience with administration of health and welfare plans, defined benefit pension plans and 401(k) plans
• Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to employee benefits, including ERISA, PPA, PPACA, HIPAA and COBRA
• Broad familiarity with benefits providers
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to handle multiple priorities
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Project management skills
• Demonstrated ability to partner and communicate with senior leadership