Sr. Benefits Manager

Human Resources / PeopleWorks

Dallas, TX

February 22, 2018

Senior Benefits Manager
Dallas TX (North Dallas)
What does it mean to be a BrinkerHead? We play like a team, take pride in our culture and seek every opportunity to make people feel special. Life is short. Work happy. At Brinker, we connect, serve and give to create the best life for our Team Members, Guests and community. Through our cultural beliefs, Brinker empowers its Team Members to positively impact our 4 Key Results: Engaging Team Members, Bringing Back Guests, Growing Sales and Increasing Profits.
Job Summary
Brinker is seeking a Health and Welfare Benefits Manager to support its 55,000 Team Members. In this role, the ideal candidate would play a lead role in planning and directing the implementation, communication, and administration of Brinker’s health and welfare benefit programs. This includes design, strategy, implementation, administration, policy management, budgeting, expense analysis and vendor-partner management.
Your Key Job Functions
  • Lead the design and administration of all employee benefits programs, policies, and procedures including development of benefit strategies and recommendations based on the needs of our Team Members, business strategy, and/or regulatory changes.
  • Use advanced analysis, project management, and negotiation skills to improve the cost, service, value, and administrative performance of the programs.
  • Identify, monitor and respond to trends across benefit programs.
  • Create and maintain compliance policies and procedures as necessary, ensure completion of various regulatory filings and employee communications including 5500 filings, SPDs, SMMs, SARs, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state laws, including ERISA, HIPAA, ADA, FMLA, ACA, and IRS regulatory requirements of health and welfare plans.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate and bring to life the Brinker cultural beliefs to drive our 4 key results:
  • Feedback’s Priceless – I see more through your feedback.
  • Own it – I own, drive and achieve key results.
  • Win Together – I work across boundaries to achieve key results.
  • Trust Matters – I act in a manner that cultivates trust in others.
  • Thinking Forward – I think and act in a manner to deliver desired future results.
What You Bring to the Team
  • Minimum 5-7 years of demonstrated and significant experience with complex and multi-tiered health and welfare plan administration in a large company environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles of benefit administration and compliance with laws and regulations impacting the administration of benefit programs.
  • Experience creating budgets, forecasting and trend analysis.
  • Ability to develop relationships and partnerships (internal/external) to work effectively across all levels of the organization, exhibiting strong leadership and influencing skills that gain support and commitment for shared projects.
  • Strong leadership skills with experience driving results through people
  • Ability to make timely decisions with confidence.
  • Ability to demonstrate a passion for excellence and customer service.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, HR or related field
  • PHR, CEBS, or similar certification
Why Brinker
Competitive salary.
  • Every team member working at the Restaurant Support Center (aka Brinker headquarters) eligible for annual bonus potential.
  • Generous dining discounts at Brinker owned brands.
  • A choice of healthcare plans, 401(k) Savings Plan with a company match and generous holiday/vacation schedule.
  • Onsite gym plus opportunities to increase your Wellbeing with onsite Yoga and boot camp programs.
  • Work/Life/Fun balance in a casual and collaborative work environment.
  • Team members enjoy company-wide events and celebrations.
  • Regular volunteer opportunities with our community give back programs.