Sr Associate Benefits (JP4345)

Location: Tampa, FL
Date Posted: 06-06-2018
Job Title: Sr Associate Benefits (JP4345)
Location: Tampa, FL 33601
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 6 months with likely extensions
Business Unit: Global Mobility
‚Äč3Key Consulting is looking for an Sr Associate Benefits (for a leading, international pharmaceutical company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA
Seeking a Benefits of Health and Retirement Programs to join the Employee Services organization and will be responsible for interacting closely with colleagues in Human Resources and Finance to provide quality services to staff internally, while collaborating with external partners to ensure a compliant administration of Amgen’s Retirement Programs and Amgen’s US health and welfare benefits. In conjunction with payroll and an outside vendor, this person will support Amgen’s qualified and nonqualified retirement plans which includes but is not limited to: supporting the annual nonqualified retirement plan distributions and coordinate bi-weekly funding process management for retirement plans. The incumbent will also be responsible for coordinating the US annual enrollment process, including system set up organization activities with vendors. 

This person will report to the Benefits Manager based at Amgen’s Capability Center in Tampa, FL. At Amgen, our mission is simple: to serve patients. Our new Tampa Capability Center provides essential services that enable us to better pursue this mission. This state-of-the-art center serves as a base for finance, information systems, and human resources professionals to make a meaningful impact at one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. 
Employee Services group is a newly formed organization intended to provide a more cohesive employee services delivery model. Our service scope includes a wide array of employee touching corporate services ranging from; Staffing Operations, Benefits Administration, Payroll, HR Technology, Learning Operations, Mobility, Travel, Expense and Meetings Management among several others. By bringing these services and activities together under one organization, the Employee Services team aims to improve collaboration, share best practices, innovate and streamline processes in these areas for the entire enterprise. 

Key Responsibilities include: 
o Coordinates changes in benefit policy 
Maintains US benefit documentation updating policy and programs in partnership with Center of Excellence teams 
o Maintains User Acceptance Testing with outsourced vendors 
o Coordinates compliance filings (5500s, etc.) 
o Supports associated audits (SOX etc.) 
o Maintains and updates desk procedures 
o Supports development and distribution of benefits communications 
o Supports implementation of new programs and administrative processes 
o Collaborates directly with external partners to ensure payments to employees while maintaining compliant administration of benefits 
o May assist auditors, both internal and external 
o Responds to employees’ escalated retirement benefits queries while providing excellent customer service to a diverse and demanding customer base 
o Assists the Sr. Benefit Associates with day-to-day duties
TOP MUST-HAVE SKILL SETS: 1. At least 3 years experience in administration of financial plans 2. At least 3 years experience in administration of benefit plans 3. At least 3 years experience in vendor management/administration
DAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide support to Sr. Benefit Associates on routine tasks; provide support on the biweekly funding processes; respond to benefit-related inquires from vendor partners and staff members; special projects as assigned - i.e. locating missing participants, address clean-ups, etc.
EMPLOYEE VALUE PROPOSITION: This is a shared resource across the employee services center. This person will get used in multiple areas. This position has a good chance to extend past 6 months.
RED FLAGS: Bad communication skills; not strong on benefit administration experience
INTERVIEW PROCESS: 30 min phone screens; bring in top 2-3 for in-person interview; available now (limited availability 6/18 to 6/20)
PS -As an approved, preferred staffing vendor for Amgen’s Contingent Workforce Program (contract and temporary positions), we at 3 Key Consulting often have contract job opportunities that are appropriate for your background.
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