Benefits Manager


Neenah Foundry Co.
Neenah, WI

Position Details

Full Time | Regular
This is a salaried position.
Salary Not Specified
Start Date Not Specified

Candidate Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree Education
5+ years

Job Summary

Manages employee benefits for Neenah Enterprises Operations. As needed, provides special guidance and assistance to all divisions on various employee benefit plans. Recommends, and installs approved, new, or modified plans and employee benefit policies, and supervises administration of existing plans. Assists employees with benefits, maintains employee benefits data base, manages all insurance billings and maintains employee benefits files.

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  • Manages employee benefits programs such as retirement plans; medical and dental plans; term life insurance plans; temporary disability programs; and accidental death policies.
  • Sits on the Investment Committee for the 401(k) and Pension Plans and acts a recording Secretary.
  • Installs approved new plans and changes by preparing announcement material, booklets, and other media for communication of new plans to employees including new hire orientation.
  • Conducts employee meetings and arranges for enrollment of employees in optional plans.
  • Participates in Employee Engagement opportunities; including initiating employee surveys, open benefit hours for hourly employees, promote wellness benefits, and advise on appropriate access to vendor websites for computer kiosks in plants.
  • Researches and makes recommendation for annual anti-harassment training for employees across NEI. Creates a strategic plan on progression of the training.
  • Advises and counsels management and employees on existing benefits.
  • Assists in development of Company bargaining proposals for employee benefits and analyzes Union benefits demands. Obtains and prepares cost data for Company and Union proposals and final settlements.
  • Assures Company compliance with provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
  • Reviews and analyzes changes to state and federal laws pertaining to benefits, and reports necessary or suggested changes to Executive Management. Coordinates Company benefits with government sponsored programs.
  • Manage non-discrimination testing (NDT) of 401(k) and Section 125 Plans. Prepares census data and provides required information for Plan audits.
  • Assures that existing and new benefit programs are adaptable to standardized computer and reporting systems. Develops benefit information and statistical and census data for actuaries, insurance carriers, and management.
  • Handles benefit inquiries and complaints to ensure quick, equitable, and courteous resolution.
  • Maintains human resources records. Maintains enrollment, COBRA and retirement records for all benefit plans.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the "essential functions" for purposes of the ADA. Job duties may change over time and additional job functions may become essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Demonstrated ability to work without close supervision, produce quality work and handle periodic special projects independently, while maintaining focus and sense of urgency in an environment with frequent interruptions and a high level of varied activity.
  • Strong working knowledge of HR processes and procedures is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform work with accuracy and have a proven work history of precision and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to compile reports from various databases.
  • Demonstrated recruitment skills, fluent in social media leveraging including deep LinkedIn experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively work with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work within mandatory time frames.
  • Must maintain utmost level of confidentiality due to the sensitivity of the work in this department.

This position description is intended to cover the most significant, ongoing job functions and competency areas. Successful performance in the role will require performing satisfactorily other duties as assigned.

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  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related discipline is required
  • 5+ years of experience in Benefit Administration or related
  • Certified Benefit Professional (CBP) or Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) preferred
  • Must have demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite; Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.


Up to 15% domestic travel may be required.

NEI is an equal opportunity employer and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability status or national origin.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.