Job Description Template: Benefits Manager

How to Use This Template: Expertly craft a post for the open Benefits Manager position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Benefits Manager Job Description

Full-Time | Onsite/Remote/Hybrid | Location

$86,000–$117,000 (Suggested salary range for this role per Zippia)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

As the Benefits Manager at our company, you will be responsible for designing and operating the employee benefits program. You will be required to have a solid understanding of company policies and government regulations. You will monitor employee activity and provide benefits information to employees. You’ll also collaborate with the HR and Legal teams to ensure employees receive appropriate benefits.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Research benefits program options and present the best options to stakeholders.
  • Design benefits programs to include the best options in health insurance, retirement plans, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, disability insurance, and other perks.
  • Maintain a knowledge of the best insurance plans on the market suited to our employees’ needs.
  • Provide training for new employees to understand their benefits.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for employees with questions about benefits and maintain a knowledge of resources they can be directed to.
  • Understand the cost of benefits and communicate it with stakeholders.
  • Manage HRIS software to track employee activity and send benefit packages.
  • Study government requirements to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Maintain an understanding of our company’s mission.
  • Manage relationships with insurance companies.
  • Serve as an advocate for employee benefits while promoting company standards.

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in HR
  • Proficiency using HRIS
  • Knowledge of benefits packages and government regulations

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivation
  • Strong management skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Empathy toward employees

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our company's mission and values are rooted in integrity and guide every aspect of our organization, from how we serve our community to how we interact as a team. As we've grown throughout the years, our employees remain at the heart of our success. To show our appreciation, we offer a generous compensation package that includes the following:

  • Retirement: 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, vision, and mental wellness coverage
  • Life insurance: Group life insurance through our partner
  • Charitable giving: Donation matching to a charity of your choice
  • Time off: Flexible PTO policy with floating holidays
  • Career development: Professional development reimbursement program
  • Family care: Parental leave for all new parents

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

We're committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all candidates, without discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Following the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new hires must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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