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Benefits Specialist in Minneapolis, MN at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Running with Sasquatch is more than just a clever marketing campaign. As a Jack Link’s team member, Running with Sasquatch means we roll up our buffalo plaid sleeves and do the hard work first. We don’t shy away from challenges. In fact, we push hard and take risks. True to our North Woods roots, we’re a bunch of ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things by driving results with innovation, creativity and a clear sense of urgency. Like our awesome protein products, we have an unwavering passion for quality, and you won’t find anything artificial here. What you see is what you get… authentic, humble and fun people who Run with Sasquatch!

Running with Sasquatch takes a team. We invite you to run with us, succeed with us, and celebrate with us. Most importantly, Feed Your Wild Side with us on our journey to be the dominant global leader of branded protein snacks!

Jack Link's Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Still family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link’s also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, and operates a total of 11 manufacturing and distribution facilities in four countries. Jack Link’s produces high-quality, great-tasting protein snacks that feed the wild sides of consumers around the world. Jack Link's Protein Snacks family of brands includes Jack Link's, Lorissa's Kitchen, MATADOR, SQUATCH, World Kitchens Jerky, Bifi and Pepperami.

Come Run with Sasquatch as our Benefits Specialist to design, analyze, administer, communicate, maintain, and process our comprehensive company benefit programs to include the following: medical/dental insurance, HSA, wellness, 401(k), life, flexible spending, COBRA and LTD/STD.   

Specifically as our Benefits Specialist, you will:

  • Serve as the primary contact for external benefit vendors, including brokers and third-party administrators and work closely with them to monitor plan participation and proactively recommend changes to maintain compliance or competitive market edge.
  • Work with counsel, to ensure company practices are compliant under various laws, including ERISA; and that employee confidentiality is protected under laws including HIPAA.
  • Plan and execute annual benefit compliance requirements such as testing our 401(k)
  • Provide analysis and executive summaries of plan performance, based on market data, and to recommend changes to benefits and/or rates to ensure the maintenance of the company’s objectives and competitive position in the marketplace.
  • Organize, plan and execute the annual open enrollment across our US locations.


Job Requirements

To be successful in this role, you should possess the following education, experiences and skills  

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources or related field strongly preferred
  • PHR/SPHR Certification is highly preferred.
  • Minimum five years Human Resources benefits experience including market analysis and operating various benefit plans, especially 401k and medical insurance experience.
  • Working knowledge of ERISA laws, ACA, HSA, HIPAA, COBRA, FMLA, and Section 125 Plans
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to self-direct, be proactive and innovate

EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V

VEVRAA Federal Contractor