• Benefits Manager

    Job Locations US-OH-Hilliard
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/25/2018 8:46 AM)
    Job ID
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    We're looking for a Benefits Leader to join our team! 


    Headquartered in Hilliard Ohio, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and drainage solutions. Our innovative products and superior drainage solutions are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including residential, non-residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications. We have established a leading position in many of these end markets by leveraging our national sales and distribution platform, overall product breadth and scale, and our manufacturing excellence. Founded in 1966, we operate a global network of 3,700 employees, 60 manufacturing plants and 30 distribution centers. In July, 2014 we became a public company traded on the NYSE®. To enable our continued growth, we are looking to add a Leader of benefits to our dynamic organization.

    ADS is seeking an experienced benefits professional to drive the overall design and administration of the company's employee health and welfare benefit programs.  Through research and understanding of best practices and the competitive landscape, the incumbent will be expected to develop, recommend and implement new or modified benefit programs, policies and practices while leading and developing the health and welfare benefit team.  Individual will be responsible for the development of cost control procedures to assure maximum coverage at the least possible cost to company and employee while ensuring compliance with all federal and state laws/regulations.


    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Responsible for the design and administration of the employee health and welfare benefit programs such as medical, dental, vision; life insurance; disability / leave programs; and wellness, including collaboration on developing short and long term benefit related strategies.
    • Manages and leverages relationship with benefit broker / consultant to ensure the competitiveness of the offering and design of our health and welfare programs.
    • Formulates and delivers recommendations to management for new or modified benefit programs, design, documentation, practices, etc. and responsible for implementing approved programs / changes.
    • Leads, manages and develops the ADS Benefits team focused on employee health and welfare.
    • Manages, develops and delivers communications related to benefit programs, design, education, etc. including emphasis on change management where applicable.
    • Engages, advises, and partners with business managers and employees on specific issues and ensures efficient and effective processes to respond to benefit benefits inquiries and complaints to ensure quick, equitable, courteous resolution.
    • Develops processes to regularly gather, review, analyze and report out to management benefit cost information to support management and decision making.
    • Accountable for the compliance of all employee health and welfare benefit programs with federal and state laws/regulations (Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Affordable Care Act, etc.).
    • Oversees the preparation of reports and applications required by law to be filed with federal and state agencies, such as Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, insurance commissioners, and other regulatory agencies.
    • Responsible for the review and analysis regarding changes to state and federal laws pertaining to benefits, and report necessary or suggested changes to management.



    • Five to fifteen (5 - 15) years of progressively responsible benefits experience.
    • Experience in the design and administration of health & welfare, and wellness programs, requiring the interaction with the management team.
    • Strong analytical and critical-thinking skills to identify, monitor, and respond to developing trends across a broad array of benefit programs.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of United States Federal and State regulations impacting employee benefit programs.
    • Tactical expertise and knowledge of benefit program systems, processes and tools, gained through a career of increasing responsibility in benefits.
    • Strategic expertise and knowledge of benefits governance, plan design, laws and regulations, along with related financials, legal, regulatory requirements.
    • Exceptional vendor management skills.
    • Superior organizational, project/process management and technical skills as demonstrated by an ability to manage multiple detailed projects and drive towards deadlines.
    • Oracle benefits administration systems experience preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, finance or related
    • CEBS certification strongly preferred


    The Person (Highest Priority)

    The successful candidate must bring high level of ethical, intellectual, professional, and personal values that complement the team.

    • Collaborative manager who is confident and assertive in style, but respectful of others. Team-oriented with the ability to build deep relationships and earn the respect of others.
    • Critical thinker with a continuous improvement approach to completing work.
    • Possesses strong technical, project & time management, and analytical skills.
    • Ability to foster strong team morale and brings fun to the workplace; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue.
    • Models our ADS Leadership Attributes:

    Sets our Agenda

    • Develops distinctive and vivid strategies and goals
    • Translates and communicates strategy into simple, actionable plans, priorities, and trade-offs
    • Anticipates and foresees obstacles and opportunities
    • Aligns the organization by establishing a compelling sense of purpose and mission
    • Conveys an unwavering firmness and consistency in actions
    • Maintains a long-term global view while managing day-to-day issues

    Raises the Bar

    • Sets high expectations for the business, people, and self
    • Communicates expectations directly, openly, and timely
    • Drives accountability for continuous improvement
    • Measures and monitors progress and results
    • Quickly makes hard choices and difficult decisions
    • Develops teams of high caliber people with diverse capabilities
    • Coaches team and people how to stretch and excel

    Inspires Others

    • Creates a confident, innovative, and winning atmosphere
    • Visible and out-front with leadership presence
    • Energizes and excites the team through listening and showing a genuine caring for the team and team members
    • Takes work seriously but not themselves - knows how to have fun
    • Empowers people with the opportunity and latitude to grow, take risks, make mistakes, contribute and learn
    • Recognize and reward individuals along the way and celebrates milestones

    Finds a Way

    • Relentless, resilient, and fierce in approach to winning
    • Breaks down barriers and removes bureaucracy
    • Focuses on solutions not problems
    • Makes immediate decisions when sufficient but not all information is available
    • Faces reality head-on and rapidly makes adjustments to deliver commitments
    • Operates with a boundary-less attitude
    • Integrates efforts across units and functions

    Enable our ADS Core Values

    • Consistently models our expressed expectations and standards
    • Builds relevancy and impact of our core values in actions and activities
    • Engages and listens to the team to identify and remedy gaps
    • Earns the trust and respect of all ADS stakeholders

             Delivers Results

    • Reliably meets or exceeds commitments
    • Is accountable for outcomes and doesn’t rationalize shortfalls
    • Has explicit contingencies in place for underperformance
    • Maximizes the leverage from unanticipated opportunities
    • Delivers quality performance that appropriately balances short and long term stakeholder interests
    • Demonstrates strong operational and executional skills

    EEO Statement

    Advanced Drainage Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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