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Manager, Benefits, Global Brands Group


West Hollywood, United States




Human Resources



Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

The Benefits Manager is responsible for administration of employee benefits. The position provides benefits guidance and assistance to a variety of employees who are geographically disbursed throughout the US. The position will identify inefficiencies and make recommendations related to process improvement and benefits plan design.

Specific Responsibilities:  

  • Administers and manages employee benefits programs such as medical, dental, vision plans; life insurance plans; retirement plans; leave programs; and wellness programs.
  • Handles escalated benefit inquiries and complaints to ensure quick, equitable, courteous resolution.
  • Maintain and administer the leave of absence process with third party FMLA/disability and workers compensation carriers and vendors.
  • Develop benefit information and statistical and census data for internal reporting, actuaries, and insurance carriers.
  • Communicate and build relationships with internal team members, benefit plan consultants, and vendors regarding benefit policies, eligibility and coverage issues, and enrollment procedures.
  • Partner with internal business partners to help streamline processes.
  • Play an active role working with risk management team to reduce and close worker’s compensation claims. 
  • Participate in building out various benefit programs and projects.
  • Conducts both in-person & remote employee benefit seminars during New Hire Orientation and Annual Enrollment.
  • Reconcile benefit invoices.   
  • Support system implementation and conversion within the HRIS, payroll and benefit systems.
  • Assist with employee data management and supports HRIS team to ensure existing and new benefit programs and participants are properly set-up within the system.
  • Plans, develops, and/or participates in area and industry surveys. Analyzes results of surveys and develops specific recommendations for review by management.
  • Conducts benefit portion of New Hire Orientation.
  • Participates in and help supports various audits related to workers compensation and the 401(k) plan.
  • Will participate in the preparation of government filings such as Form 5500, Summary Annual Reports, Non-Discrimination testing, OSHA reporting. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Minimum of 8 years of benefits administration experience and training.
  • Self-starter with the ability to successfully work independently or as part of a team.
  • Ability to analyze, problem solve and clearly communicate to all levels of staff throughout the organization.
  • Ability to maintain close attention to detail in work performed.
  • Experience with HRIS and Benefits Administration systems, with a preference in ADP Enterprise and/or ADP Service Engine.
  • Knowledge of plan provisions and IRS and ERISA requirements.
  • Solid knowledge of California Benefits and Leave laws.
  • Excellent in excel and demonstrate high level of accuracy.
  • Previous experience in a consumer products/ retail organization is preferred. 
  • Ability to organize and review large sums of data.
  • Must maintain the highest level of confidentiality in all work performed
  • Travel required
  • Bachelor’s Degree from four-year College or University
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Certified Benefit Professional (CBP) Certification (Preferred)

GBG USA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About Us

With nearly 6,400 employees across 30 countries, Global Brands Group (GBG) is one of the world’s leading branded fashion accessories, footwear and apparel companies. Through our joint venture with Creative Artists Agency, CAA-GBG, we are also the world’s largest brand management company.  

We design, produce, market, and sell products for a diverse portfolio of international brands including Calvin Klein, Under Armour, Tommy Hilfiger, Juicy Couture, Frye, Joe’s Jeans, Spyder, Cole Haan, Kenneth Cole, Jones New York, Disney and many more. Our focus is to bring these brands to new heights, expanding their category penetration and global reach.

GBG is backed by world-class resources, yet has the entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up. Our leaders foster a culture of creativity, designers create cutting-edge product and everyone is extraordinarily imaginative and collaborative. Here, we inspire each other to innovate and drive our industry forward.