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Position Summary:

The Director of Benefits directs all aspects and activities related to the design, financial planning and administration of the Company‚Äôs health, welfare, wellness, leave and other non-retirement benefit programs. This role also directs the operations of the Belk Benefits Call Center.  This includes establishing and revising policies, procedures, internal controls, functional/technical system reviews and improvements.   Ensures plans are in compliance with all ERISA and other regulatory requirements.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Responsibilities & Essential Functions

  • Direct development/execution of all non-retirement benefit programs, strategies, plan design, audits, policies, benchmarking, and financial objectives
  • Lead initiatives focused on improving benefit trends, streamlining the process, plan costs and improving the experience for associates
  • Performs audits on benefits program to ensure effectiveness, payroll costs and company costs are aligned.
  • Maintain relationships and partner with third-party providers, actuarial experts, brokers, and benefits consultants to ensure appropriate underwriting and pricing of our Health & Welfare programs.
  • Serve as internal expert to management and associates related to health, welfare, and leave program policies and procedures
  • Provide for effective and timely communications to plan participants (i.e. associates handbooks, SPDs, SMMs, etc)
  • Provide for the proper maintenance of benefits records and plan documents necessary for plan administration
  • Ensure compliance of plans and programs with governmental regulatory agencies.
  • Develop/manage annual benefit plans budgets, monthly variance analysis, business impact analysis
  • Serve as liaison between benefits governance committees, the consulting firms, insurance companies, and other agencies supporting the ongoing administration of the plans.
  • Ensure that all non-retirement benefit related contracts are current, complete and accurate.
  • Direct the data process required by internal and external sources (i.e., claims data, open enrollment, leave of absence, etc.).
  • Drive compliance and operational excellence with regard to internal & external audit requirements, corporate policies, and procedures including SOX governance
  • Lead continuous improvement and integration of benefit processes; Troubleshoot escalated benefit plan issues
  • Evaluate and maintain systems related to plan administration; Propose requests for system improvements and maintenance
  • Coach, mentor and provide leadership development and training to the benefits team and members of the Total Rewards team 
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with your team, total rewards team, corporate/division/store/DC HR, and corporate/field associates.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Special HR/Audit/Tax projects and other duties as assigned.
  • All employees are expected to be in compliance with government and corporate laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Bachelors degree and/or equivent years of experience
    Specific Degree: Healthcare Management, Business, HR Management
  • Specific Training: HIPAA
  • 10 or more years of applicable experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to understand technical/functional aspects of HRIS systems
  • Ability to articulate business requirements and understand project documents
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong Inter-Personal/Customer Service Skills
  • Strong Verbal & Written Communication Skills
  • Change Management
  • Strategy Development
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