Benefits Specialist (4885)

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Benefits Specialist
Organization:  Emco Corporation
Province:  Ontario
Location:  London

Benefits Specialist

Are you seeking to be a part of a hardworking benefits and payroll team?

We are seeking a highly motivated Benefits Specialist who has the drive to be accountable for all administrative functions of companywide benefits and retirement plans while providing support to all our locations across Canada. The successful candidate will be post-secondary educated with outstanding customer service skills and strong attention to detail.  The candidate’s drive and passion to provide exceptional service levels and embrace our core values to our decentralized culture will be keys to success.

Emco Corporation

Emco is one of Canada's largest national distributors of building products for the residential, commercial and industrial construction segments, with over 250 Profit Centre (PC) locations across Canada.  Emco has leading positions in each of its businesses, with opportunities for tremendous growth and is continually developing new methods to efficiently serve its growing customer base. Emco’s National Support Centre (NSC) is a high performing team of professionals focused on providing value-added services to enable Profit Centre success.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in all areas of the Company benefits plans, including plan design, administration, record keeping, reviewing service agreements, communicating plan changes and premium negotiations
  • Administer benefits to our decentralized locations including enrolling teammates in the benefits plan, retirement plans, filing of documents relating to benefits and terminating teammates’ benefits when required
  • Respond to teammates’ questions relating to the organization’s benefits and retirement plans
  • Administer the day to day activities on an active defined contribution pension plan and legacy defined benefit pension plans
  • Analyze, reconcile and submit monthly and biweekly benefits and retirement remittances
  • Administer disability claims management, including STD, LTD, WCB/WSIB/CSST and return to work plans
  • Prepare and review payroll adjustments as needed relating to the Company’s benefits and the defined contribution pension plan
  • Administer and initiate the company wide Wellness, EFAP and LifeSpeak programs
  • Assist in negotiating contracts with third party providers
  • Foster a culture of outstanding customer service to our Profit Centre Managers and all teammates across the country
  • Maintain and update internal processes as required
  • Participate and work on other department projects and tasks as needed

Candidate Profile

  • University degree in HR or University Degree with a college diploma in HR
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in the benefits and pension area  
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Sound knowledge of flex benefits program
  • Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and comply with legislation and internal policies
  • Detail oriented, strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives at one time in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication as well as presentation skills
  • Knowledge of pension plan rules is an asset
  • Knowledge of Payroll is an asset
  • Experience with PeopleSoft is an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Bilingualism would be a significant asset