• Benefits Specialist

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/8/2019 11:15 AM)
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    Human Resources
  • Overview

    Passion. Creativity. Integrity. Teamwork. Ambition. Innovation. These are the qualities that have made Wilson Sporting Goods Co. the number one sports equipment brand in the world. And these are the qualities that our global team embodies every day as we pursue one shared bold mission: to ignite the true potential in every athlete.


    We know that great people are what makes our brand great. We know that teams who bring a variety of skill sets, experiences and perspectives to challenge the status quo and create game-changing product means we are doing right by the athletes and coaches we serve. And that’s why we work with each member of our team to help them dream, discover, grow and realize their own full potential.


    Evolving the sports world and being the best partner for players is no small task. We are continually looking to add hard-working, ambitious, team-first individuals who desire to make a difference —and who love to help others win. Join us.


    What You'll Do

    We are looking for a Benefit Specialist to oversee all benefit programs for our team members.  This role will manage the full scope of benefit initiatives to ensure we maintain competitive, cost-effective programs to attract, motivate and retain team members.  We are looking for a hands-on, detailed oriented individual, who likes to roll up his/her sleeves and juggle projects with competing deadlines. 
    Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


    • Manage all health and other benefit programs (health, retirement plans, voluntary benefits, service award program, etc.)
    • Liaison with benefit broker and work closely with all vendors to ensure benefit plans are administered efficiently
    • Lead various benefits projects such as annual open enrollment and benefit/wellness fairs; includes all planning, working with vendors, and communication to team members
    • Liaison with our advisors for the 401(k) and pension plans; coordinate quarterly meetings
    • Ensure compliance of all benefit programs; work with vendors compiling data when necessary and ensure timely submission / completion of cyclical tasks (Form 5500, plan audits, compliance testing, HIPAA / COBRA regulations, Form 1095)
    • Review and process all invoices related to our benefit programs, auditing the details when necessary


    • Work with HR business partners to evaluate jobs and benchmark accordingly
    • Participate in relevant salary surveys to collect pay information, analyze market trends and market price/benchmark company positions
    • Prepare and distribute communication informing team members of rewards-related programs,
      e., annual performance review process, merit process and objective setting
    • Work with Finance on the administration of the annual bonus program; oversee the annual merit process; ensure consistent application across business units


    Strong knowledge of systems and attention to detail is needed to:

    • Oversee open enrollment from the system-side: work with vendor to ensure new offerings and pricing is updated; ensure data feeds are working properly; spearhead and problem solve periodic issues with data feeds
    • Cascade annual tasks within Workday to all team members in the region (performance reviews, objective setting)


    What We're Looking For

    This role requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Finance, Business or related field; advanced degree preferred.  We are looking for a candidate with 3 years experience in the administration of health and retirement benefits; CEBS and/or CCP preferred.  Further requirements include:


    • Self-starter with strong initiative; ability to successfully multi-task while working independently or within the team
    • Analytical and detailed-oriented--enjoys the analytical analysis of data and system monitoring to ensure consistency within our HRIS systems
    • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to problem solve
    • Hands on experience working in HR systems with preference to Workday, ADP
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint); with strong proficiency in Excel


    What We'll Provide


    Located in the vibrant, sports-centric city of Chicago, Wilson Sporting Goods Co. global headquarters sits along the lakefront with first-class access to a burgeoning creative, innovative, energetic and active professional community. We offer an open, collaborative, high tech work environment with best in class amenities and perks, including: 

    • Medical, dental and vision
    • Pre-tax transit discounts
    • 401(k) with company match
    • Life insurance
    • Paid maternity/paternity leave
    • Professional development opportunities
    • Volunteering programs
    • Team building outings
    • Discounts on Wilson and Amer Sports products
    • Smart casual dress (yes, jeans every day!)
    • On-site health club
    • Summer hours
    • Company-sponsored sports leagues/teams
    • Fun, active company outings around major sports events


    Wilson Sporting Goods Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristics.




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