Benefits Manager

Position Overview

As a Benefits Manager, you will be a critical member of the HR Operations and Total Rewards team by Managing and supervising all aspects of employee benefit programs, including health benefits, Proterra's self-insured Workers' Compensation program, leave programs, wellness programs, employee discount program and 401K plan. Reporting to the Director of HR Operations & Total Rewards, who provides oversight and general direction over Benefits Programming and costs. This role will be expected to work independently and manage a benefits/leave specialist.

About the Role – You will:

· Manages and implements benefits program strategies and initiatives.

· Optimize technology to lead benefits processes and communications with participants and spouses; provide clear information that conveys value to employees.

· Oversee the proper administration and implementation of the company's health and retirement benefit plans (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, STD, LTD, 401k, etc.) in accordance with policies and procedures while ensuring legal compliance with government regulations (COBRA, ERISA, FMLA, HIPAA, ACA, Section 125, Form 5500 filings, etc.)

· Direct and manage benefits processes and events (enrollments, benefits administration, leave management, retirement, wellness programs and related communications); identify & and implement innovative solutions that support continuous improvement.

· Oversees and manages relationships with benefits vendors and service providers, conducts planning meetings, and ensures compliance with plan provisions.

· Responsible for company-wide benefits communications content and delivery

· Stays informed of new employee benefits related laws, regulations and trends.

· Performs research and analysis, provides consultation, and makes recommendations to the Director, HR Ops and Total Rewards regarding benefits program design and policy development. Provides direct service to employees.

· Develops and Manages Workers' Compensation program and ensures collaboration between leave requester, injured, supervisors, adjuster, and providers to facilitate satisfactory resolution of claims.

· Oversees leave and absence management, reports, calculations for recouping benefits costs in partnership with payroll team.

· Monitors leave and WC claim/cost data and prepares statistical reports for analysis. The Leave and Worker's Compensation Manager

About Our Group:

· As strategic partners, the HR team strives to ensure that our values, culture and engagement always allow us to do great things for our company.

· We strive to provide the highest-level service and support to our clients each and every day.

· We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with our clients, partners, and own team.

· We treat each other with respect……and always try to have a little fun every day!

· This position will be part of the Greer based HR team.

· You will report to the Director of HR Operations and Total Rewards and collaborate with other HR team members located across our various sites.

About You:

· Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization.

· Critical thinker with attention to detail who can seek innovative solutions to complex business process.

· Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion.

· Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity.

· Strong time management and organizational skills that works independently with general supervision.

· Team-player that is willing to contribute beyond the defined role to meet business needs as circumstances require.

· Sound judgment and problem-solving skills; Continuously identifying opportunities for process improvement.

· Strong Presentation and Analytical Skills

· Proficient with Microsoft Excel

· Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.

Your Experience Includes:

· Bachelor's degree in human resources, business management or related field required.

· Minimum of 7 years of experience in benefits management and 2 years of experience in a leadership role.

· Expert and comprehensive knowledge of benefits program concepts, principles, and related laws and regulations.

· Ability to manage several projects simultaneously.

· Superb analytical skills and expert Excel skills

· Strong experience with HRIS systems (UKG experience highly preferred)

Job details


Benefits Manager




United States


June 11, 2024

Application deadline

March 28, 2024

Job type




About the employer

As major cities convert to 100% electric fleets, Proterra vehicles have become the most popular electric buses on the road in North America. With more than 10 years of experience delivering heavy-duty electric transit vehicles, Proterra has sold 1,300+ buses to 135+ transit agencies across 43 U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

To provide operators with a comprehensive set of products to deploy and scale their EV fleets, Proterra also offers a turn-key approach to delivering the complete energy ecosystem for commercial electric vehicles. In addition to high-power charging systems, Proterra Energy fleet solutions include charging infrastructure design, build, financing, operations, maintenance, and energy optimization.


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