Bridgestone Americas, Inc Benefits Administration Manager, Health and Welfare Plans in Nashville, Tennessee

Opportunity Details:


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.

Position Summary:

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

Location US-TN-Nashville

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.