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Date: Dec 10, 2017

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Status: Open Position

Company: Bertelsmann, Inc. 

Requisition ID: 12261


Postion Overview

The Manager, Corporate Benefits is primarily responsible for ensuring the organization’s benefits compliance and providing Bertelsmann operating companies with acquisition support and expertise on employee benefits issues. Under the guidance of the Senior Manager, Corporate Benefits the Manager, Corporate Benefits would also partner with the business, vendors, and consultants on key projects, such as the implementation of new vendors. Additionally, the Manager, Corporate Benefits provides excellent customer service to internal and external stakeholders by providing analytical support. The Manager, Corporate Benefits also assists with the preparation of compliance filings.


The Manager, Corporate Benefits is part of the Corporate Benefits Department, which has the responsibility of developing, negotiating and customizing all health, welfare and retirement plans for each of the subsidiary Companies within the United States, including Penguin Random House, BMG, FremantleMedia, arvato, Bertelsmann Education Group, Bertelsmann Printing Group and other holdings/groups, including any new acquisitions.


Job Description

Role and Responsibilities

  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of required Federal and State government filings and provides assistance with compliance such as 5500s, 5330s, 720s, ACA Reporting, ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, SECTION 125, Medicare, IRS, and DOL requirements
  • Analyze changes to state and federal laws pertaining to benefits and recommends appropriate changes to management
  • Manage audits of the plans
  • Manage implementation of new vendors and acquired companies
  • Manage changes by collaborating with internal teams and vendor partners
  • Draft communications for participant issues, benefits orientations, and open enrollment
  • Review and update Summary Plan Descriptions in partnership with the Benefits Department and local HR
  • Provide advice to subsidiary HR and business leads on escalated member issues
  • Assist with vendor management, policy development and ad hoc projects under supervision and in collaboration with members of the Benefits Department
  • Ensure proper document retention in accordance with statutory and internal business practices
  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs


Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • 5-7 years of work experience managing Retirement or Health & Welfare benefits plans; Brokerage or consulting experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or related experience required; CEBS certification preferred
  • Must have strong analytical capability and the ability to work on complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation and comfort with financial analysis
  • Solid interpersonal skills and client service orientation with focus on high quality service to internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate information across a large organization.
  • Must be flexible; have the ability to work independently or as a team player in a fast paced and decentralized environment
  • Must be detail oriented, highly organized and have excellent judgment
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and other Office applications
  • Expert knowledge of pertinent federal and state regulations, and filing and compliance requirements affecting employee benefit programs such as ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, SECTION 125, Medicare, DOL, and IRS requirements


Please submit a Cover Letter. Applications without a Cover Letter will not be considered. 


Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries around the world. Its key geographical markets are Western Europe – especially Germany, France, Britain and Spain – as well as the United States. Bertelsmann’s corporate divisions include RTL Group (television), Penguin Random House (books), Gruner + Jahr (magazines), Arvato (services), Bertelsmann Printing Group (print), Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments.  


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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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