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Sysco Senior Analyst, Benefits in Houston, Texas

Company:

US6469 Sysco Payroll, Division of Sysco Resources Services, LLC

Zip Code:

77077

Minimum Level of Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:

7 Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:

0

COMPENSATION INFORMATION:

The pay range provided is not indicative of Sysco's actual pay range but is merely algorithmic and provided for generalized comparison. Factors that may be used to determine rate of pay include specific skills, work location, work experience and other individualized factors

Our Global Support Center/ Corporate is located in the Energy Corridor- off I10 and N Eldridge. Address: 1390 Enclave Pkwy, Houston, TX 77077

Hybrid Role: In-office Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Work from home on Thursday and Friday.

Job Profile Summary:

The Senior Benefits Analyst is a critical role in managing the day-to-day plan management of Sysco's benefit plans. The position reports to the Benefits Manager and will support the benefits team and Sysco's HR community as needed. Exceptional analytical skills and interpersonal skills and resolving benefits-related questions from current and former associates and HR leaders is critical.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day to day administration and ownership of US health and core benefit programs including retirement, medical, dental, spending accounts, life, disability, and other benefit plans, and policies for union and non-union associates.

  • Evaluate and implement and manage day to day of wellbeing programs to support overall health of associates

  • Manage, promote and support ancillary programs as required.

  • Develop and manage vendor relationships, including consultants and third-party administrators, to gather data and understand benefit plan dynamics.

  • Draft benefits policy, procedures, and job aides

  • Oversee vendor contractual adherence and renewals in coordination with procurement team to ensure timely invoice remittance within annual budget.

  • Responsible for research and feedback to escalated customer service issues with third party suppliers.

  • Identifies trends and develops solutions to improve customer experience.

  • Assist with plan design review including driving open enrollment process, partnering for Workday configuration, testing and implementing communications.

  • Support ongoing benefit activities, including oversee and review data flow, file feeds and collaborate with the Workday team on configuration updates.

  • Collect, analyze, and summarize employee benefit data and trends.

  • Identify process improvements, including data quality, reporting and other opportunities to improve overall service and satisfaction levels for both associates and the Benefits management team.

  • Assist the Benefits team and other stakeholders (i.e., Labor Relations, HRBPs) in gathering, organizing, and analyzing data from multiple sources using Excel spreadsheets and other analytical tools.

  • Analyze results, interpret data and summarize findings and implications using PowerPoint, Word, and other written communication formats.

  • Prepare initial cost projections to support plan design decisions and budget impact for multiple benefit plans.

  • Research external sources of information, including healthcare costs and benefit plan trends to fully inform management decisions.

  • Maintain/oversee compliance with company policies, state and federal regulations such as HIPAA, FMLA, COBRA, and ERISA.

  • Assists in identifying new, emerging regulatory compliance matters.

  • Responsible for non-discrimination testing with third party suppliers/consultants.

  • Ad hoc projects as required, assigned, or requested to continue optimizing plans effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Responsible for research and feedback to escalated customer service issues with third party suppliers.

  • Identify trends and develops solutions to improve customer experience.

  • Assist with plan design review including partnering for Workday configuration, testing, and implementing communications.

  • Support ongoing benefit activities, including oversee and review data flow, file feeds and collaborate with the Workday team on configuration updates.

  • Identify and creates process flows and improvements, including data quality, reporting, year beginning/end processes and other opportunities to improve overall service and satisfaction levels for both associates and the Benefits management team.

  • Assist the Benefits team and other stakeholders (i.e., Labor Relations, HRBPs) in gathering, organizing, and analyzing data from multiple sources using Excel spreadsheets and other analytical tools.

  • Analyze results, interpret data and summarize findings and implications using PowerPoint, Word, and other written communication formats.

  • Research external sources of information, including healthcare costs and benefit plan trends to fully inform management decisions.

  • Maintain/oversee compliance with company policies, state and federal regulations such as HIPAA, FMLA, COBRA, and ERISA.

  • Oversee, promote, and support ancillary programs as required.

  • Assists in identifying new, emerging regulatory compliance matters.

  • Ad hoc projects as required, assigned, or requested to continue optimizing plans effectiveness and efficiency.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant experience preferred

  • 5-7 years of experience analyzing benefit plans

  • Advanced knowledge in MS applications, including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint

  • An understanding federal and state regulations governing benefits plans

  • Knowledge of health/ welfare, retirement and leave benefit products, services and tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7-10 years of experience analyzing benefit plans

  • Project management experience preferred

  • Workday HCM & Payroll experience

  • Experience with vendor systems such ADP ACA and/or Alight

  • Experience working with Collective Bargaining Agreements and associated benefits

  • Experience working with Fidelity as 401k recordkeeper

Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a demanding work environment

  • Ability to work independently and on a team

  • Able to identify and analyze data, discern trends, and draw relevant conclusions

  • Critical thinking and strong analytical capabilities

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Able to simply illustrate technical concepts and create reports that can be clearly interpreted by non-technical users

  • Process orientation

Decision-Making Authority:

  • Able to self-direct work priorities in order to meet deadlines

  • Independent decisions on the best use of available information and tools to effectively complete daily work tasks

  • Able to determine when to escalate issues/decisions and partner with appropriate leaders

  • Ability to provide directions to external vendors

  • Format of reports and related materials (presentations, etc.)

  • Communicating or sharing data and information outside of immediate workgroup

  • Uses of available data to be shared with other stakeholders

BENEFITS INFORMATION:

For information on Sysco's Benefits, please visit https://SyscoBenefits.com

OVERVIEW:

Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 71,000 colleagues and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 333 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 700,000 customer locations.

We offer our colleagues the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We're looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

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