Senior HR Generalist

Fargo, North Dakota
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Jul 14, 2018
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Swanson Health Products in seeking an experienced senior-level HR Generalist to join our team. Qualified candidates will have extensive benefits experience including knowledge of self-funded benefit plan administration, compliance expertise, and a considerable employee relations background. The Senior HR Generalist will also have responsibilities for on-boarding, employee engagement, vendor relations, and management of special projects as needed.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview right away. Application deadline is 7/23/18.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Provide expert advice, coaching, and recommendations to assigned customer groups providing advice that follows company policies and procedures while considering compliance and legal ramifications.
  • Communicate provisions of benefit packages by way of benefit booklets, new employee orientations, and annual policy renewal meetings.
  • Serve as primary contact for plan vendors and third-party administrators. Coordinate transfer of data to external contacts for services, premiums and plan administration.
  • Assess and give advice to supervisors and managers on methods and approaches to resolving employee benefit problems, FMLA and ADA compliance.
  • Advise individuals regarding eligibility and coverage for company benefit programs.
  • Evaluate and revise internal processes to reduce costs and increase efficiency.
  • Assist in development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures.
  • Document and maintain administrative procedures for assigned benefit processes. Ensure compliance with applicable government regulations. Ensure timeliness and accuracy of required reporting and fees.
  • Coordinate daily benefits processing utilizing benefits administration software for things such as enrollments, COBRA, terminations, changes, beneficiaries, disability, accident and death claims, rollovers, distributions, loans, hardships and compliance testing.
  • Gather employee data and oversee the processing of monthly billings and the preparation of vouchers for payment of administrative fees for all group plans.
  • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management, and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer service.
  • Conducts self in the presence of customers and community so as to present a professional image of SHP.

Competencies Required:
  • Customer service oriented
  • Experience in employee relations
  • Experience in compliance with all HR procedures and processes
  • Experience in benefit administration
  • Experience performing research and ability to produce targeted information from research and reporting
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build relationships with customer groups
  • Experience prioritizing and managing a variety of tasks
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite
  • Must be extremely professional and work well in a fast pace environment
  • High level of respect for confidentiality

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Education and Experience Required: Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of generalist experience. Or; an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and duties of the job as listed above.

Equipment and Software Used:
  • Bswift
  • Mozart
  • Millennium Payroll Software
  • JIRA
  • Microsoft Office Products
  • General office equipment

Physical Demands: 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 a qualified individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position as required by state and federal law.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds - occasionally
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time - continuously
  • Ability to work at a computer with focus for extended periods of time - continuously
  • Ability to present in front of a large group of people - occasionally