Benefits Manager Job, Remote or Seattle, WA
Location: Seattle, WA or Remote
Experience: Senior Level, Management
Education Requirements: Bachelors Degree
Are you an experienced benefits professional who has a passion for ensuring benefit compliance requirements are met and stakeholders are educated about the plans and programs available? This is a great leadership opportunity for someone seeking to lead a small team, partner with key stakeholders and make an impact!
This role is responsible for partnering with our benefits administration teams and other key stakeholders to ensure our U.S. and Canadian benefit plan offerings are compliant with federal, state/provincial, and local regulatory requirements and Weyerhaeuser policies. This position is also accountable for ensuring required compliance communications are distributed timely and accurately, as well as leading the production of content creation for benefit plan changes and general benefit plan education.
This position reports to the Vice President of Compensation, Benefits, & Shared Services. The preferred location for this position is Seattle, WA but this role is open to remote work-from-home accommodations for the right candidate, provided you are currently based (or are planning to move to) one of the following states Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington. This role is not open to those who live in other states or countries.
Key job responsibilities * Partner with benefit administration teams, legal, finance, tax, internal and external auditors, and other key partners to ensure benefit plans and programs are compliant with regulatory requirements and internal policies. * In partnership with benefits leaders, make recommendations for plan design, integration/implementation, funding options, and identify opportunities to improve plan performance and reduce unnecessary costs. * Provide insight and guidance to benefits leadership, governance committees, and senior leaders on compliance considerations and risks of plan changes. * Accountable for accurate and timely government reporting and meeting compliance requirements for U.S. and Canadian benefit plans (defined contribution, defined benefit and health & welfare plans). Annual filings include multiple Form 5500s, PBGC forms, Master Trust filings, Summary Annual Reports, SMMs, Affordable Care Act reporting, and numerous Canadian filings. * Maintain complex legal plan documents. Research and coordinate changes to plan provisions. * Accountable for ensuring required compliance communications are distributed timely and accurately and * Leading the team responsible for creating and distributing all benefits related communications to employees, retirees, HR professionals and company leaders. * Responsible for the successful completion of required audits for all qualified benefit plans, working closely with compliance analyst, internal and external audit teams. * Monitor and ensure compliance of non-discrimination testing for Section 125 Cafeteria Plans and defined contribution plans and confirm accuracy of results. * Lead activities for and participate on Joint Pension Boards as a Trustee. * Managing team budget and payment of plan expenses from various sources. * May manage or support department tasks associated with company-wide projects or initiatives * Responsible for leading a team, including activities such as setting goals, planning work, supervising work, evaluating job performance, and conducting salary reviews. * Other duties as assigned. * Bachelor's degree in business, finance, HR, or related field. * 10 years of combined experience in benefit plan compliance, governance, and plan and policy development. * 8 years of proven leadership experience. * Deep knowledge of benefit plan regulations (i.e., ERISA, COBRA, ACA, HIPAA, etc.). * Proven history of collaborating effectively with people across a large, complex organization. * Advanced analytical and critical thinking skills. * Experience with complex and high-impact projects and programs. * Proven ability to build and maintain strong working relationships and partnerships. * Deep knowledge of employee benefit plan design, along with the associated complexities of plan administration, associated payroll processes, regulatory requirements, and benefits program taxability. * Excellent written and verbal communications skills - ability to interface with all levels of the organization and influence business leaders. * Experience with HRMS/HCM systems About Weyerhaeuser We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We're serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference. We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us. Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. Inclusion is one of our five core values and we strive to maintain a culture where all our people feel a sense of belonging, opportunity and shared purpose. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and supporting an equitable and inclusive environment that inspires people of all backgrounds to join, stay and thrive with our team.