Bridgestone Americas, Inc Benefits Administration Manager, Health and Welfare Plans in Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company.
Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries.
The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.
Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.
The Manager of Benefits Administration will be responsible for the oversight of the day-to-day administration and operation of the Bridgestone Health & Welfare related plans and management of benefit analysts. This individual will work in partnership with the Benefits Administration Manager and vendors to ensure a high level of service to Bridgestone plan participants. The successful candidate must have a passion for excellence in service delivery, coaching and developing teammates, and the ability to work successfully in a fast paced team environment.
Manage, coach and develop team of Health & Welfare analysts and senior analysts
Ensure efficient and effective operations and processes of the medical, dental, vision, life insurance benefit plans, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts and other plans
Assess processes and established desk top procedures and continually make process improvements for standardization and efficiencies
Develop and document regular controls and practices to validate the accuracy and efficiency of processes
Manage annual open enrollment process, including project management and coordination with internal communications partners
Work closely with benefits strategy team to implement plan design and rate changes
Ensure vendors perform at high level of service and according to service level agreements
Develop and monitor monthly reporting of analytics and performance of all health and welfare benefit plans and vendors
Oversee the completion of required annual plan audits, communications and filings
Research and resolve benefit issues pertaining to plan and regulatory compliance including COBRA, ERISA, FMLA, and other federal and state insurance laws
Oversee all benefit compliance related activities and projects
Collect, develop and review Summary Plan Descriptions, Plan documents and summaries to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
Facilitate the completion of annual required filings and communications around compliance
Manage ad-hoc projects as needed to support benefits administration
Bachelor’s degree and 5 or more years of experience in senior health & welfare benefits administration role
Working knowledge of health & welfare benefits administration, and the legal and regulatory environment
In depth knowledge of benefits compliance subjects and required annual filings
Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
Ability to make large scale presentations to senior leaders and colleagues
Strong research and analytical skills
Full functional advanced knowledge of Excel and MS Word
Preferred experience managing benefits team
Preferred experience working for large national employer
Employee Type Regular Full-Time
Degree Preferred 4 Year Degree
Requisition ID 2017-113906
Posted Date 7/12/2017
Zip Code 37214
Functional Area Human Resources
Category Human Resources
As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy of Bridgestone to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.