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Benefits Manager



Accounting & Finance
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Mediaocean is the mission-critical platform for omnichannel advertising. With more than $200 billion in annualized media spend managed through its software, Mediaocean connects brands, agencies, media, technology, and data. Using AI and machine learning technology to control marketing investments and optimize business outcomes, Mediaocean powers campaigns from planning, buying, ad serving, and creative personalization to analysis, optimization, invoices, and payments. Mediaocean employs 1,500 staff across 30 global offices and supports over 100,000 people using its products.
Mediaocean was recently named #1 ad tech company in AdAge Best Places to Work. Visit www.mediaocean.com to learn more, or check us out on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Facebook, or Twitter.
We are looking for a passionate Manager, Benefits & Wellness to drive the day-to-day operations of the North American group benefits and champion corporate wellness initiatives. This role will ensure the quality of the benefit plan design, partner with vendors and brokers, and provide superior service to our employees.

What You Will Do:

  • Responsible for the administration of benefit plans, including assisting employees on questions and issues, confirming data integrity in benefit systems, and serving as a liaison between the company and vendors
  • Lead negotiation and coordination of benefit renewals, working directly with senior leadership and brokers
  • Lead open enrollment planning and execution
  • Manage all communications to employees regarding benefit plans, changes and enhancements
  • Establish and maintain a benefits and wellness calendar along with associated benefits page on company intranet
  • Ensure compliance of benefit programs with various local, state, and federal regulations including Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) reporting and disclosure requirements and annual filings (such as 5500s, 1095C, PCORI, and NDT Testing)
  • Ensure all benefit plan documents, Summary Plan Descriptions, and benefits-related materials are accurate and current
  • Maintain confidentiality and ensure private information is managed properly and securely in compliance with HIPAA regulations
  • Develop and implement effective North American workplace wellness initiatives to enhance employee health and wellbeing: drive program utilization and cost management
  • Manage all leave of absences, including FMLA, disability claims, and new parent leave
  • Process benefits-related reports, invoices, and reimbursements monthly
  • Manager of Benefits & Wellness Specialist

Who You Are:

  • 3 years of benefits administration experience, preferably including benefit plan design
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong presentation skills
  • Ability to initiate and drive solutions, independently or within a team environment
  • Proficient in MS Office, with strong Excel skills
  • Proven ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field a plus

Why Mediaocean?

  • Competitive total compensation, including 401(K) employer match and financial wellness seminars
  • Extensive medical, dental, and vision plan – Keep your family (or just yourself!) safe and healthy
  • Flexible time off – In addition to our 14 company holidays, we provide open PTO to all U.S.- based Mediaocean employees. So take a sick day, vacation day, or mental health day
  • Bonding Leave – After six months of employment at Mediaocean, mothers and fathers, including same-sex parents, can take job-protected, paid time off to bond with their child within the first 12 months of the child’s birth or adoption
  • Insurance, Pet Insurance, employer matched Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Professional development – Personalized development plan created with your manager, continuous internal and external trainings, official company-wide mentorship program, professional development rewards program, management, leadership, and function-specific training for top performance, education reimbursement
  • Get rewarded for demonstrating Mediaocean values
  • Active affinity-based groups – Form connections with similar peers in offices around the world. Groups include: Women at MO, Black Employees at Mediaocean (BEMO), Pride at MO, Mi gente (Hispanic/Latinx community), AAPI at MO, Parents at MO, International Enrichment, Language Lovers, Books & Beyond, DEI in Engineering, and Mental Health & Wellness, and Caregivers United
  • Wellness opportunities – Free virtual yoga and abs and glutes classes, company-paid Headspace meditation app membership, company-wide steps challenges, complimentary snacks in-office
  • Bikeshare program in select offices, (Divvy and CitiBike for Chicago and New York offices)
  • All of these benefits/perks are effective on the date of hire
We would hate to miss out on your application because you do not meet every requirement – transferrable skills and education will also be considered, so please do not hesitate to apply!
Mediaocean recognizes our true strength and value shine when all our team members feel there is space in the conversation for their voices, thoughts, ideas, perspectives, and concerns. Mediaocean is committed to being an equal opportunity employer, and we consider all applicants regardless of their age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
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