Benefits Manager

South El Monte, CA

$ 84765.00 - $ 110146.00 Human Resources
11/2/2023 7:20:00 AMPST
Job Type: Retail Direct Hire
Minimum Experience: Not Specified
Recruiter Name: Michele Beaver

Job Description


Working onsite with a four day a week 10 hour a day work schedule, The Benefits Manager performs administrative management of various established employee benefit programs including employee wellness activities, group health and welfare plans & programs, recreation programs/activities, employee recognition, 401k, Stock Purchase Plan. The Sr. Wellness and Benefit Specialist is the primary point of contact for employees seeking information and/or guidance on benefits related issues. Will manage and monitor all forms of authorized employee leaves of absence.

Duties also include administration of employee records relating to group benefits in human resource information system (s) in support of payroll, group benefit administration.



  • Administers and maintains company benefits programs. Functions as a liaison between vendors and employees and advises employees on eligibility, coverage, and other benefits matters. Compiles and maintains benefits records and documents.

  • Manages overall day-to-day administration of the benefit programs (including medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurances) and ESPP – Employee Stock Purchase Plan, ESIP- 401(k), including: enrolling, terminating and modifying employee benefit coverage.

  • Notify Payroll Department of employee premium deductions, process employee coverage changes, maintain database of employee coverage; review and approve invoices from insurance carriers for payment. 

  • Point of contact for employees and liaison with corporate personnel and outside trustees for enrollee and participant related matters regarding the 401K (ESIP) plan and Stock Purchase (ESPP).

  • Assist employees with benefit problems using tact, discretion and an expert knowledge of the benefits plans, policies and administrative procedures. Serves as first point of contact for employees regarding benefit questions or requirements, providing necessary forms when requested. 

  • Manage leave of absences (FMLA, PDL, CFRA, WC, etc.).

  • Coordinate the planning, scheduling of significant company recreational activities such as Picnics, Holiday luncheons, Retirement Parties/Luncheons etc.

  • Assist with development and distribution of Benefits communication materials.

  • Advise Managers/Supervisors as to application of policies and procedures related to employee health and welfare programs, and LOA’s

  • Back-up Administrator of ADP/HRB – Employee HR Database system including input, maintenance, and reporting of employee information.

  • Prepare and submit various periodic reports relating to employee salaries, benefits, etc.

  • Provide guidance and direction to more junior department personnel, perform other duties as assigned.

  • Provide support to other HR functions/personnel as needed.

Job Requirements

Required Education

BA/BS degree in a business-related discipline and 5-10 years of related experience or equivalent experience and training.

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