Americas Benefits Specialist

  • Bain & Company Inc
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 06, 2021
Full time Other

Job Description

Position Summary:

WHAT MAKES US A GREAT PLACE TO WORK:

We are proud to be consistently recognized asone of the world's best places to work, achampion of diversity and a model of socialresponsibility. We are currently ranked the #1consulting firm on Glassdoors Best Places toWork list, and we have maintained a spot in thetop four on Glassdoor's list for the last 12 years.We believe that diversity, inclusion andcollaboration is key to building extraordinaryteams. We hire people with exceptional talents,abilities and potential, then create anenvironment where you can become the bestversion of yourself and thrive bothprofessionally and personally. We are publiclyrecognized by externalparties such as Fortune,Vault, Mogul, Working Mother, Glassdoor andthe Human Rights Campaign for being a greatplace to work for diversity and inclusion,women, LGBTQ and parents .

Responsibilities & Duties:

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

The Specialist, Americas Benefits will provide program administration for the full suite of Bains benefit programs for assigned offices in the Americas region. The role will focus on employee issues and questions relating to: medical, dental, life and disability insurances, 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, FMLA/leave of absences, and workers compensation.

  • Act as main point of contact for administering benefits programs in assigned offices, including medical, dental, life, disability insurances, 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, FMLA/leave of absences, and workers compensation.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for all new hires regarding benefits-related matters, includingconducting orientations for all benefits-eligible employees, coordinating the completion of new-hire paperwork,answering employee questions, and effectively resolving claims issues
  • Facilitate the annual open enrollment process, including answering and resolving employee questions and issues andorganizing annual benefits fair to promote employee understanding and use of benefits.
  • Coordinate maternity, medical leave, short term disability and other accommodation processes; meet with employees, communicate as necessary with supervisor, gather necessary paperwork, ensure HRIS is accurate. Team with local HRM and regional benefits on accommodation and tricky issues as they arise.
  • Work with regional Benefits Senior Manager to ensure that Bain policies and programs are compliant with state and local laws and regulations
  • Act as primary contact with miscellaneous benefit vendors (Zipcar, Equinox, Manicube, parking administration, etc); advertise corporate programs and discounts to employees. Negotiate annual contracts when applicable.
  • Ensure all Workday entries for benefits enrollments, changes and leave of absence/status changes are entered and approved in the system on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate annual health fairs, including working with vendors and attending the fairs
  • Work with Benefits Senior Manager to develop and implement regional training program for other local office Benefit Coordinators (training, experience sharing, annual meeting)
  • Process benefits related to departing employees (COBRA, departing benefits, etc)
  • Work with local HRM to help facilitate local wellness initiatives
  • Assist with special projects
  • Other duties as position or circumstances dictate
Qualifications:

ABOUT YOU:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required
  • 2-4 years of experience; experience working in professional services and/or HR is preferred. Bain experience also preferred.
  • Deep knowledge of local benefit and leave of absence laws/programs preferred
  • Ability to work with all levels within the organization and apply good judgment in resolving sensitive/confidential employee benefit and leave of absence issues.
  • Exposure to 401(k) and benefits administration required.
  • Strong oral and written communication, detail-orientation, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with human resources or finance systems. Use of Workday system is a plus.
  • Ability to deal appropriately with highly-confidential information.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

Applicant must have received, or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and be fully vaccinated (established 2 weeks following final dose) by date of employment with Bain & Company to be considered for U.S. based job subject to required accommodation process.

ABOUT US:

Bain & Company is a global consultancy thathelps the worlds most ambitious changemakers define the future.Across 59 offices in37 countries, we work alongside our clients asone team with a shared ambition to achieveextraordinary results, outperform thecompetition and redefine industries. Wecomplement our tailored, integrated expertisewith a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators todeliver better, faster and more enduringoutcomes. Our 10-year commitment to investmore than $1 billion in pro bono services bringsour talent, expertise and insight to organizationstackling todays urgent challenges in education,racial equity, social justice, economicdevelopment and the environment. Since ourfounding in 1973, we have measured oursuccess by the success of our clients, and weproudly maintain the highest level of clientadvocacy in theindustry.

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