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  • Benefits Manager

    Allied Beverage Group
    # of Openings
    Human Resources
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Allied Beverage Group, the leading wine and spirits distributor in the state of New Jersey, is looking for a Benefits Manager to work from our Carlstadt location. 


    Provide support in functional areas of Human Resources with a concentration in health benefits management, compliance updates, FMLA, Workers Compensation, disability, ACA, wellness,  and special projects. Benefits Manager will be responsible for analyzing, designing and administering all employee benefits programs, such as medical, dental, life and disability insurance plans and 401k plans. They will analyze the company’s existing benefits programs and suggest modifications in order to ensure that the company’s programs remain competitive.  Will be responsible for educating the human resources team and associates about benefit packages and administering leaves of absences.  Maintain professional and technical knowledge through educational workshops, publications, networks, and participating in professional societies. Achieve financial objectives by analyzing variances, benefit budgets, and reviewing expenditures. Participate with others in strategic developments primarily involving workers compensation, benefits renewal, and wellness programs.


    • Involved in the development of benefit programs while reviewing employee requirements to design appropriate benefits for the organization
    • Support’s management decision making through analyzing benefit trends, claims data and projecting future costs
    • Study benefit options and proposals while obtaining advice from benefit consultants
    • Ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements; enforce adherence to requirements and effectively communicate to management
    • Provide resources for benefit related questions and problems
    • Offer guidance on benefit self-service enrollments for new hires and during annual enrollment
    • Process terminations in ADP/carrier sites and conduct a benefits exit interview (includes deceased employees – life insurance claim forms)
    • Manage all carrier sites with enrollment/ terminations and maintain a working relationship with benefit providers.
    • Ensure all benefit classifications are up to date and accurate for both union and non-union employees
    • Reconcile benefit accounts by approving billing statements, generating the necessary back up, and submitting to accounting for timely processing.
    • Provide benefit education for employees and dependents through the preparation of annual meetings, individual and virtual meetings, and conference calls
    • Update plan designs in the appropriate systems when required ADP, COBRA, FSA, HSA)
    • Coordinate and set up seminars (health education, credit reports, counseling, etc.)
    • Conduct benefit orientations for new hires and transfers as well as benefit exit interviews
    • Assist employees with benefit related correspondence as it relates to retirement (proof of coverage, Social security, Medicare)



    • Minimum:  Must have excellent computer and internet skills. Proficient in word and excel. Experience with ADP Workforce Now a plus. Knowledge of benefits, policies/procedures and HR Law updates. Must be proactive, and possess good oral and written communication skills in order to draft recommendations for senior management and explain benefits packages to associates.  Should possess strong analytical skills, be a team player; work independently, and have strong investigation and negotiation skills.   
    • Preferred: Bachelor degree preferred or equivalent experience.  7- 10 years HR Benefits experience. Must be able to pay attention to detail, be a good listener, work independently, proactive, and make sound judgments on difficult issues that may arise. Time management is very important as well as keeping all information confidential.  Bilingual Preferred.



    EEO Statement

    Allied Beverage Group is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics.



    Allied Beverage Group will be relocating its' offices to Elizabeth, NJ in the first quarter of 2019.  Candidates must be willing to commute to our new location.




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