Avanir Pharmaceuticals

Manager/Senior Manager, Benefits Administration

Location
Aliso Viejo, CA, United States
Posted
Nov 10, 2020
Ref
R2547
Hotbed
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Manager, Benefits Administration is responsible for administering the Company's total rewards program including but not limited to: Health and Welfare benefits, Leave of Absence, Workers Compensation, Retirement Savings plan.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Management of total rewards programs. Communicate and ensure compliance with benefit programs (health and life insurance, leave of absence, vacation/holidays, 401K, educational assistance, COBRA, compliance, EAP, etc.);
  • Administers company-wide Worker's Compensation and Leaves of Absences programs and ensure compliance with state, local and federal leave laws;
  • Prepares a wide variety of complex written materials for the purpose of documenting processes/programs and issues, reporting, meeting compliance requirements, creating/making presentations, and/or responding to requests;
  • Administers education reimbursement program;
  • Resolves employee questions and problems by interpreting benefit policies and procedures.
  • Expedites delivery of benefits by establishing and maintaining working relationships with benefit providers.
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Conducts benefit orientation to new hires;
  • Performs detailed analysis and audit support;
  • Oversees all governance and compliance with EEOC, ADA, ADEA, ACA, and leave state/federal laws


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Education/ Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field.
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience in HR benefit program management. Experience in pharmaceutical or life sciences industry is a plus.
  • Professional certification in benefits, retirement and wellness preferred.
  • Federal and state regulations and other requirements and practices related to benefits, Healthcare Reform, Retirement, and Leave of Absence Administration.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional customer service focus and perspective. Must be well organized, flexible and responsive with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.).


Physical Requirements:

This position primarily works in an office environment. It requires the ability to sit or stand for long periods of time and frequent walking. Daily use of a computer, phone, office equipment and other computing and digital devices is required. May be required to stand for extended periods when facilitating meetings or walking in the facilities. Some local travel may be necessary, so the ability to travel by plane, operate a motor vehicle and maintain a valid Driver's license and/or effectively navigate public transportation is required. While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee must be able to read and respond to interoffice communications as well as effectively participate in meetings. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to lift up to 20 lbs., pull, push, carry, handle or feel. The employee is required to carry, handle items, reach with arms and hands, to stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear. Mental demands may require prolonged concentration, reading comprehension, understanding and interpretation of concepts, ideas and philosophies. The physical demands of the position described herein are essential functions of the job and employees must be able to successfully perform these tasks for extended periods. Reasonable accommodations may be made for those individuals with real or perceived disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job described unless such accommodations would cause Avanir an undue burden.

Work Environment:

While performing the responsibilities of the job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the job holder will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job unless such accommodations would cause Avanir an undue burden. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving carts, mechanical equipment (copiers, computers, coffee machines) and vehicles. May be subject to smells and odors. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. The passage of employees through the work area is average and normal.

EEO Statement:

As an equal opportunity employer, Avanir Pharmaceuticals is committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal access to employment opportunities, regardless of sex, race, age, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, pregnancy, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation transgender status, gender identity, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All Avanir Pharmaceuticals employees, officers, principles, agents, and representatives are expressly prohibited from engaging in unlawful discrimination. Consistent with federal, state, and local requirements, Avanir Pharmaceuticals will reasonably accommodate any qualified individual with a disability if such accommodation would allow the individual to perform the essential functions or the job, unless doing so would create an undue hardship.

Avanir Pharmaceuticals shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR-60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.