Benefits Consultant in Hoffman Estates, IL at Sears Holdings Corporation

Date Posted: 5/25/2018

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    3333 Beverly Road
    Hoffman Estates, IL
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Job Description

Req/Job ID: 926869BR
Employing Entity: Sears Holdings Management Corporation
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Human Resources
Store ID: 58491: Sears Holdings Management Corp

The Benefits Consultant is responsible for the all company benefit plans communications including health and welfare plans, defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans, a stock purchase plan, and various voluntary benefit offerings. This position is responsible for administration of the company Stock Purchase Plan and Employee Assistance Plan and member of the benefits department legal compliance team.

Job Requirements

• Serves as expert Benefits communicator and administrator as well as benefits strategy team member.
Supports day-to-day administration necessary to keep benefit plans in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
• 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 Company's benefits offerings.
• Oversees relationships with multiple external vendors, ensuring adherence to established performance standards are administered in accordance to their provisions and making suggestions for service improvements and efficiencies.
• 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.

• Minimum of 2-5 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

• CEBS or comparable certification preferred