Human Resources Benefits Manager
Guaranty Bank - Brown Deer, WI

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Guaranty Bank is seeking a Human Resources Benefits Manager! Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President of Human Resources, this position is primarily responsible for designing, implementing and managing employee benefit plans. This includes recommending multi-year strategies, evaluating costs and effectiveness and full compliance for all benefit related activities.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be a complete list of all the duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents. Duties, responsibilities and expectations may be added, deleted or modified at any time at the discretion of the supervisor.

Develop short and long-term benefit plan designs that guide the allocation of assigned resources toward the fulfillment of predetermined goals.

Analyze and evaluate services, make strategic recommendations, assist with negotiating contracts, implementation, and plan effective communication strategies for all benefit, wellness, and retirement programs.

Ensure compliance with plan documents, required notices, and any required postings.

Plan, execute, and analyze an annual benefit survey and enhance programs accordingly.

Consult with brokers and vendors concerning plan operations and assists in issue resolution where necessary, including management of the plan appeals processes.

Review and analyze all plan data to assess patterns and trends and recommend plan changes or amendments. Implement approved changes or amendments.

Plan and manage the annual renewal process including budget planning, recommending changes to senior leaders, and overseeing the annual enrollment process.

Perform tasks required by the vendor management policy and guidelines.

Lead and mentor the administrative staff, directing priorities, assessing resource allocation, regularly providing performance feedback, and guiding continual process improvement efforts.

Manage the leave of absence process for all Guaranty Bank employees ensuring compliance with applicable laws, coordination with benefit programs and payroll. Educate HR staff on legal developments and help guide decision making regarding FMLA and other leave related issues.

Provide guidance on disability laws and regulations and provide support to HR Business Partners and managers when accommodating disabilities.

Create quarterly and annual Affirmative Action reports, including an annual compensation report, and present to the EVP of Human Resources and highlight areas of significance requiring action plans.

Maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information per HIPAA requirements and also including medical documents, claims information, and data related to other HR staff or executives.

Perform special assignments as directed by the EVP of Human Resources or other members of senior management.

Participate in the administration of the company’s 401k plan including audit and testing.

Manage the company Wellness Program, including identifying appropriate vendors, and managing the vendor relationship.

Assist with employee questions regarding leaves of absence, medical benefits, and other company perks.

Assist with coordination of Worker’s Compensation claims by providing guidance to the HR Business Partners and managers, analyzing and reporting on company trends and costs, and managing the vendor relationship.

Minimum Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Competencies

Ability to negotiate persuasively to produce positive outcomes.

Ability to demonstrate a strong desire to satisfy one's internal and external customers by displaying superior customer services skills.

Ability to instill trust and confidence from others.

Ability to exhibit professional written and verbal communication at all times.

Ability to build and maintain work relationships and contacts needed to effectively address issues and obstacles.

Ability to delegate responsibility and work to others.

Ability to provide helpful, behaviorally specific feedback to others.

Ability to provide effective coaching and regularly meet with employees to review development progress.

Ability to recognize the need for new or modified approaches.

Ability to recommend cost-effective approaches to integrate technology into the workplace to improve or streamline processes, when appropriate.

Ability to engage in continuous training and learning to maintain current professional knowledge and skills.

Ability to willingly accept constructive criticism and suggestions from co-workers.

Ability to collaborate across boundaries and business units to solve issues.

Ability to perceive the impact and implications of decisions.

Required Level of Education

Bachelor's degree in HR or related experience.

Required Minimum Years of Experience

Five years of progressively responsible employee benefit plan experience including regulatory compliance, plan design analysis and recommendation, plan change initiatives and vendor management.

Two years of responsibility for managing FMLA leaves and compliance.

Two years of responsibility for managing Affirmative Action plans.

Additional Required Skills, Knowledge, Abilities

None

Required Licenses, Certificates, or Registrations

None

Preferred Qualifications

The education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below are valued, but not required to perform this job successfully.

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities, Licenses, Certificates, or Registrations

PHR, SPHR, and/or CEBS Preferred.

Physical Demands & Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

Adjust Focus - Ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus (i.e. shifts gaze from viewing a computer monitor to compare data at close vision).

The employee in this position will be required to: regularly (more than 2/3 of time) sit, use hands, talk, hear ; and occasionally (less than 1/3 of time) reach with hands and arms, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment

Noise Level: Moderate - less than 85 decibels (i.e. business office with computers and printers, light traffic, riding in truck, receptionist area)

Exceptional Employee Benefits

Competitive Pay

Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Coverage

Flexible Spending Accounts

Life Insurance & Accidental Coverage

Short-Term Disability Coverage

Long-Term Disability Coverage

Paid-Time Off & Company Paid Holidays (Salary and Hourly employees only)

Retirement Plans – 401k

Employee Discounted Loan Rates

Tuition Reimbursement Program

Anniversary Awards

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employee Referral Bonus

Adoption Assistance program

Women, minorities, veterans and disabled workers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Skills

Required Experience

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