HR Benefits Partner.


United States of America

Job Family

Human Resources

For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

The HR Benefits Partner will be responsible for following the guidelines of GfK US and Canada health and welfare programs to manage the activities, tasks and duties related to the retirement plans, benefit administration, invoicing, leave management, audits and weekly benefits reports.

As HR Benefits Partner, you will have following key accountabilities:

  • Administers and maintains company benefits programs (including 5500, SARs, SPDs, etc.) for US and Canada.

  • Functions as a liaison between vendors and employees and advises employees on eligibility, coverage, and other benefits matters.

  • Compiles and maintains benefits records and documents.

  • Create benefit related communications for annual Open Enrollment and other corporate programs as well as 401K Retirement Savings education seminars.

  • Hold Open Enrollment, Onboarding and Off-boarding of employees in regards to the benefit plans.

  • Reconcile monthly plan providers invoices.

  • Responsible for GfK’s 401k Retirement Savings plan employee account activities (including Non-Discrimination Testing (NDT), True Up calculations, 5500 filing, etc.) and responds to employee eligibility, plan provisions and enrollment questions.

  • Manages the 401k and other benefits-related audits.

  • Oversees the Leave of Absence Programs. 

  • Maintain and update in Workday benefits plans, integration of new benefits, and reporting files to vendors.

  • Supports projects to implement digital solutions as well as to centralize, streamline and expand HR Services scope throughout the Region

Now that we have introduced you to the position as HR Benefits Partner, what skills, qualifications and experience should you, have?

  • Thorough knowledge of US legislations regulating employee benefit group and self-insured group insurance and defined compensation programs (ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, IRC and HIPAA)

  • Thorough understanding of Human Resources policies and best business practices related to benefits administration.

  • Must be able to handle confidential and sensitive HR related information.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel and Workday.

  • Strong time management skills and personal efficiency.

  • Strong communication and customer service skills.

  • Problem-solving and auditing skills.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Possess a sound sense of ownership and accountability.

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Advanced HR certification preferred

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant HR and benefits administration experience or equivalent

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

We are not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and recruiting agencies (whether submitted through this website or sent directly to employees) unless a written agreement is in place between the agency and GfK (“Company”) and an authorized Company representative makes a written request to the agency to assist with this requisition. Similarly, no fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of GfK, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to getting to know you!

Posted: 56 days ago

City: New York

Work Area: Human Resources

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00009804