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Manager, Benefits and Payroll



Accounting & Finance
Bethesda, MD, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024
We are a mission-driven company with the purpose to enable a safer, more sustainable world!
3E provides a comprehensive suite of data, analytics, and software solutions for enabling and improving workplace & chemical safety, product stewardship, supply chain management and sustainability. With over 35 years of experience, and 15 locations across North America, Europe, and Asia, 3E helps more than 5,000 customers in various sectors to achieve safety, sustainability, and speed to market.
Are you ready to shape the future? Come join us!
The Benefits and Payroll Manager will play a pivotal role in ensuring our team members receive exceptional support through meticulously managed payroll and benefits programs. Integral to our HR Operations team, this role will be charged with the stewardship and administration of our global payroll operations, including: Direct management of our U.S. and Canada payroll and benefits programs; including healthcare, retirement plans, Worker's Compensation, and employee leave programs; Supervise Global Payroll Specialist; Manage external payroll service providers (Global); Maintain seamless collaboration with our finance team to ensure a consistent, accurate payroll process; Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local labor laws and regulations; Continuously improve related processes and procedures with a focus on efficiency, effectiveness, and scalability
This remote opportunity is ideal for a detail-oriented, highly organized individual who is passionate about providing exceptional service to our team members. In championing both operational excellence and employee satisfaction, the Benefits and Payroll Manager will contribute significantly to the positive, productive workplace culture at 3E.

What You'll Do

  • Benefits Administration
  • Drive the evolution of benefits programs by analyzing, benchmarking, designing, and implementing benefits plans that ensure 3E is offering a competitive benefits program to attract and retain top talent.
  • Manage the administration of existing employee benefits plans to include healthcare, life, disability, 401k, FSA, and other company-provided benefits.
  • Create and communicate policies and procedures to ensure compliance and the achievement of equitable and competitive benefits.
  • Oversee the execution of benefit annual renewals and enrollment process, involved in all phases of renewal discussions, benefits communication, and change management plans.
  • Manage open enrollment, including leading and testing system changes, conducting employee meetings, developing communications, and maintaining compliance with government regulations.
  • Manage relationships with brokers and vendors responsible for the administration of the health plan.
  • Prepare government filings, plan audits, and other tax-reporting requirements including PPACA, 5500s, and Medicare Creditable Coverage Notices.
  • Administer leave programs, including FMLA, parental leave, and vacation schedules, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and company policies.
  • Review and process incoming ADA accommodation requests.
  • Payroll
  • Manage the U.S. and Canada Payroll functions, including the accurate processing and reporting of employee payroll, maintenance of payroll records, reporting and payment of taxes, benefits and 401k withholdings, accruals and balances, and investigation and resolution of payroll issues.
  • Ensures compliance with state and federal regulations related to payroll, including regulations related to wages, salaries, fringe benefits, deductions, and disbursements of funds.
  • Leads continuous improvement through the implementation of payroll-related goals and initiatives; establishes schedules and methods for providing payroll services; recommends upgrades to related policies and procedures; prepares various reports on payroll operations and activities.
  • Additional Responsibilities
  • Manage relationships with global external vendors and service providers, including negotiation of contracts and oversight of services provided for both payroll and benefits functions.
  • Responsible for management and administration of 3E’s workers' compensation program, including processing of claims, conducting risk assessments, and maintaining accurate records and compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Conduct compensation reviews, including salary grades, wage structures, and incentive plans to ensure market competitiveness and internal equity. Partner with Global HR Business Partners and management to benchmark roles, review job classifications, and update salary structures.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of regulatory changes affecting payroll, benefits, and employment policies. Ensure all practices are compliant and prepare reports for internal and external audits.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for employee inquiries regarding payroll and benefits, resolving issues efficiently and maintaining high levels of employee satisfaction.

What Makes You A Great Fit

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field is required. Instead of a Bachelor’s degree, an equivalent combination of education and extensive practical experience in benefits administration, demonstrating comprehensive knowledge and expertise in managing benefits programs and payroll processes, will be considered.
  • 5+ years experience in benefits administration and management of benefits programs in the U.S.
  • 5+ years experience in payroll processing and management of the payroll function for U.S.-based payroll
  • Team player who can effectively interact with multiple working styles and work across all levels of the organization, ensuring all stakeholders are informed of critical design, process, and schedule requirements.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills and high attention to detail with large data sets. Ability to draw trends from data and propose creative solutions.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to effectively translate data to varying audiences.
  • Ability to perform successfully in a fast-paced, global, service-oriented environment.
  • Capacity to prioritize across multiple issues and to respond quickly with an appropriate sense of urgency.
  • Nice-to-haves:
  • Experience with payroll processing and management of the payroll function for Canada-based payroll
  • Experience in benefits administration and management of benefits programs in Canada
  • Experience with UKG core and workforce management modules
  • Experience with compensation, analytics systems, and benchmarking surveys
  • Experience with M&A, HR diligence, and integration a plus
  • Able to travel domestically & internationally (10%) including overnight stays
3E is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. 3E is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, age, disability, or any other legally protected status. For applicants who would like to request accommodation please send an email to recruiting@hr.3eco.com
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