28 days old

Senior Total Rewards Analyst - Benefits

Bel Brands USA
Chicago, Illinois 60606
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

You know our brands, The Laughing Cow, Babybel, Boursin, Kaukauna, Merkts and Price's, which elicit smiles across America. They are daring, responsible and deliver dairy goodness. As you imagine, this mindset is contagious! Bel Brands USA is part of an international family company, which has led an ambitious growth strategy for 150 years and is today the world's third largest branded cheese company. If like our 12,000 employees globally, you want to have an impact in an entrepreneurial and demanding company, and share smiles around the world, dare to live the Bel experience!

Be you. Be ambitious. Be Bel.

Bel Brands USA has been named Chicago's "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" for 10 years in a row. The company is headquartered in Chicago and operates three manufacturing plants in Little Chute, WI, Leitchfield, KY, and Brookings, SD.


Job Description Summary

The Sr Rewards Analyst is responsible for Bel’s benefit and retirement programs.  Assist in developing innovative strategies and programs that are aligned with the business objectives.  This position reports to the Senior Total Rewards Manager and involves a high degree of interaction with vendors, employees and managers.  Will provide support to site HR staff on any employee benefit programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage all benefit programs including: day to day administration, invoice processing, leave management, annual analysis of benefit offerings, vendor management, open enrollment, 401(k) audits.
  • Manage communications inclusive of approval of benefit and retirement materials.
  • Conduct weekly and monthly meetings with broker and carriers.
  • Responsible for managing annual filings for benefit and 401(k) plans.
  • Ensure plans meet current and future requirements of the Affordable Care Act regulations and legislation.  Responsible for timely filings.  Ensures statutory compliance with FMLA, ADA, COBRA, ERISA and HIPAA legislation. 
  • Recommend and implement benefit plan and process changes. Revise and update benefit plan documents. Research, analyze, and report the impact of state and federal laws on the benefits plan design and administration.  Identify trends and opportunities to modify and improve benefit programs, policies and procedures and manage costs.
  • Manage benefit administration system implementation.  Responsible for keeping information current and maximizing system that meets employees need.
  • Co-lead the Wellness program.  Identify and create initiatives consistent with the mission and vision of the Wellness Program.
  • Identify tools and other resources to assist site HR find efficiencies in processes.


Qualifications and Competencies

Minimum degree and required:

  • Minimum 5 years of benefit administration required. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Human Resources, Business Management, or related field.
  • Industry-specific certification (PHR, CBP, CEBS, CCP) preferred.

Specific skills/competencies required:

  • Thorough understanding of state and federal regulations relating to benefit plans and all applicable laws relating to benefit administration (including COBRA, HIPPA, and ERISA), and can effectively work within company policies and state/federal laws.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills required
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously, organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines. Requires strong oral, written and communication skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills.  Must be client- focused at all times, exemplifying a professional and friendly presence.
  • Able to handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be assertive and accountable for actions and results. 

Performance Expectations: Confidentiality, quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, and thoroughness of work performed;  Must have high level of standards of ethics and trustworthiness by establishing collaborative relationships to build trust and achieve objectives and goals;  maintain the integrity of confidential business and product information; ability to communicate effectively and develop good working relationships with other employees is essential to accomplish goals and objectives of the department;  Must be professional in all confidentiality matters, issues and records, performing at the highest ethical standards.  Use discretion and independent judgment within the scope of the position. Must be able to move the team toward common goals and work to resolve any issues amongst the team

Must be forward thinking with the ability to plan/coordinate tasks and prioritize with efficiency. 

Working Conditions:  Work is performed largely in an office environment.  Hours of work will generally be during regular business hours with at least 40 hours a week. At times there will be some variation in work hours due to special projects, deadlines and other concerns. Occasional travel may be required.

The physical demands 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.

Bel Brands is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Bel Brands also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also Bel Brand’s policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.

Bel Brands is committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities and veterans. If you need an accommodation or assistance in using the website, please call 312-462-1500.


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Chicago, Illinois 60606

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