Farmer Brothers Company

Benefits Analyst

Job Locations US-TX-Northlake
Job ID
2018-1999
Category
Human Resources

Overview

Under general supervision, the Benefits Analyst administers benefits programs and assists in the Human Resources Operations.  Administer the following programs: group health, life, wellness, disability, and Leave of Absence administration.  Responsible for working collaboratively, in an advisory role with HR Business Partners or directly with employees to address inquiries related to company offered benefit programs.  Additional responsibilities include communicating with and educating employees on benefits.  The Benefits Analysts assists and owns the benefits related projects geared toward operating efficiency, automation, standardization and ensuring the company maintains a competitive posture and attracts and retains quality human capital.

Responsibilities

  • Primary contact to provide benefits program consultation and support to HR Business Partners, all level of employees, and retirees. 
  • Point of contact for issues with benefits carriers.
  • COBRA Administration.
  • Lead the Leave Management Program.
  • Administer, audit and ensure that payment of all group health, life and disability billings are accurate and within the parameters of eligibility.
  • Assist in the design, development and implementation of employee communications, educational efforts, benefit enrollment events, and management of electronic information for all group insurance programs. (e.g. Employee Self Service: Online Enrollment, Open Enrollments, Annual Health & Safety Fair, and Employee Census Data, etc.).
  • Support and/or assist with assigned HR Operations initiatives and process. 
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, and Federal regulations related to benefits. 
  • Own and manage benefits using related HR systems (e,g. JDE and carrier portals,..)
  • Liaise with HR Business Partners, People Leaders, and Payroll on group health, life, disability, pension, retirement and Leave of Absence issues. 
  • Maintain all classification-specific benefits programs. 
  • Work with employees who are considering Retirement to provide them with the Farmer Bros. internal procedures, plan administrator requirements, etc.
  • Responsible for maintaining/auditing data in HRIS systems to ensure accuracy and integrity of the data, under general supervision. 
  • Assist in the Company's Annual Benefit Renewal Strategy, in conjunction with the benefits broker in assessing whether changes in coverage or cost sharing should be made.
  • Responsible for internal communication of HR initiatives. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in HR Management preferred.
  • 1-3 years benefits and HRIS experience.
  • Minimum of three (3) years operating Windows and associated Microsoft Office applications, including: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.
  • Team oriented problem solver who takes ownership and be accountable of their work.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively, while handling frequent interruptions. 
  • Detailed-oriented to ensure quality work. 
  • Self-motivated individual.
  • Ability to read, understand and retain working knowledge of procedures and company documents. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills an positive, professional, articulate and friendly.
  • Meets deadlines, follows through on commitments and delivers on promises.
  • Exhibits familiarity and comfort with systems used to collect and analyze information. 

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