fairlife, LLC Total Rewards Manager in Chicago, Illinois
fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that produces nourishing and great-tasting milk-based products made using a patented cold-filtration process that removes some natural sugars while concentrating the protein and calcium naturally found in real cows? milk.
Our line of delicious, lactose-free fairlife® products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk, which has 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk; fairlife® with DHA, ultra-filtered milk with DHA Omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health; fairlife YUP!®, a line of flavored milks; Core Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife® nutrition plan?, a nutrition shake to support one?s journey to better health; and the newly launched fairlife® creamers, coffee creamers designed to help enhance your coffee experience; and the newly launched fairlife® Light Ice Cream, a line of creamy, frozen desserts. In partnership with The Coca-Cola Company®, fairlife ultra-filtered milk and Core Power high protein shakes are distributed throughout the United States (U.S.) and Canada; all other fairlife products are available in the U.S.
To learn more about fairlife and its collection of products, please visit fairlife.com.
job purpose: As a trusted partner within the HR team, the Total Rewards Manager will lead the design, structure, and delivery of all Benefits Management and total rewards strategies within fairlife. This position will serve as the point of escalation on complex issues and is responsible for ensuring program governance and compliance.
Management, assessment, delivery and compliance of compensation and benefit programs including health, wellness, 401k, base salary, and short-term incentive programs
Evaluate the effectiveness of local programs to ensure they are relevant and legally compliant. Design and implement necessary changes or improvements
Analyze new and/or existing plans and programs to determine market competitiveness, ease of administration and value to fairlife and our associates
Partner with VP, Human Resources to establish the annual benefit strategy and plan designs; ensure program is highly competitive and cost-effective
Plan, design, and implement company-wide Wellness Programs. Responsible for implementation and measurement of success
Lead the annual open enrollment process, system testing, and employee communications
Develop measurement and feedback mechanisms to monitor and evaluate effectiveness of HR, plans, programs, processes, and tools
Manage external provider relationships (brokers, healthcare carriers, consultants) ensuring high service standards, flawless delivery, and value of services
Partner with Payroll to ensure eligibility tracking and related workflows are well established and audited
Guide the annual merit and short-term incentive cycle with HR Business Partners; responsible for data quality, communication of timelines, and manager calibrations to ensure recommendations are aligned with performance
Support job evaluation, job offer recommendations, promotional increases, and salary structure maintenance in partnership with HR Business Partners
Manage the annual pension valuation process, ERISA audits, 401k non-discrimination testing, Form 5500s, and all plan compliance and filings
Act as resource and escalation point for employee or HR inquiries relating to benefit issues, questions, or procedures
Continuously assess HRIS platforms for efficiency; manage system implementations and upgrades
Bachelor?s Degree in related field required; Master?s Degree preferred
5+ years of experience managing benefits and retirement plan programs
Strong experience in benefit plan design, trend analysis, and assessment
Experience supporting an annual compensation cycle (system set-up, merit guidelines, process flows, reporting, etc.)
Experience in compensation design (salary structures, merit matrices, market assessment)
In-depth knowledge of employee benefit plans, practices, vendor management, plan design assessment and employee communications
Strong understanding and experience in leading compliance practices relating to benefit programs including government filings, disclosures, ERISA and nondiscrimination testing
Experience with designing hourly compensation programs
Knowledge of HR systems and data interfaces. Previous experience with ADP preferred
Exceptional communication and analytical skills, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
Able to manage daily priorities while driving the larger benefits and rewards strategies
Operationally excellent, process driven, structured approach
Collaborative, creative, and collegial approach to teamwork and problem solving
Highly detailed-oriented, with the ability to translate complex processes into easily understandable action items
Ability to handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
position location: Chicago, IL
reports to: VP, Human Resources
travel requirements: 10%
fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.
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