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Senior Manager, Benefits (HR)

Impossible (Alt-protein)

Impossible (Alt-protein)

United States

Operations, administration, or HR







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Date posted:


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About the Role

Impossible Foods was founded to transform the global food system and reduce the impact of climate change by making the world’s most delicious, nutritious, and sustainable meat, fish, and dairy — from plants. We’re building a rockstar team of brilliant, collaborative, mission-driven individuals who take pride in using their diverse skills to contribute to saving our planet. 
Want to join the movement? You can help us solve the most urgent, important challenge facing the world today (and have fun doing it).
In this role, you will design, deploy and manage the administration and implementation of all Impossible Food employee benefit programs. You will ensure IF innovates and adapts its benefits programs to support business goals, staying ahead of market trends and ensuring our rewards framework remains market leading. You will implement scalable solutions to drive business impact while inspiring talent.
Basic Qualifications
* Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years work experience in Benefits, HR or consulting, with a minimum of 6 years working in a Benefits role
* Direct experience and solid understanding in benefit compliance activities
* Experience in international benefits 
* Experience working with survey vendor data to develop benefits strategies
* Experience creating and working with large data sets. Creating accurate spreadsheet-based analysis for deployment of programs
* Experience in a fast-paced company with a vision to create scalable programs
* Unwavering ethical standards with impeccable discretion when handling confidential information
Preferred Qualifications
* Alignment and commitment to our culture, which prioritizes leading with heart, standing up for what’s right and thinking like a scientist (in this case, a scientist focused on our rewards programs)
* A “self-starter” mentality; demonstrated initiative and an ability to work independently
* Ability to stay organized while balancing multiple priorities
* A passion for people and organizational issues; motivated by a desire to cultivate an inspiring, positive workplace
* Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; ability to tailor messages to meet the needs and expectations of employees 
* Consultative and influencing skills
* Project management and change management skills
* Demonstrated ability to thrive in ambiguity
* Analytical and problem-solving skills
Essential Job Functions
* Implement benefits practices to attract and retain our workforce. Your focus will encompass all stages of the employee experience - from external candidate to new employee to tenured employee
* Create a multi-year framework on the employee value proposition, and how Impossible’s benefits packages stay true to the company’s mission. Analyze the effectiveness and utilization of existing benefits programs, providing recommendations for increasing employee delight within budgetary frameworks
* Communicate our benefits packages to employees, candidates, HR and business leadership in an inspiring way aligned with Impossible’s mission
* Manage vendor relationships on benefit offerings and drive improvements in all relevant metrics, including cost, user engagement and efficiency
* Lead multiple projects involving various internal and external partners
* Benchmark benefits practices for all current and prospective international countries in which Impossible Foods operates, identifying vendors and providers in those countries to advance our employee interests
* Administer billing and reconciliation initiatives with the Finance and People leadership teams.  This includes reconciliation of level-funded plans with service providers to ensure precise billing.  
* Evaluate and recommend timing, decision and implications regarding a potential shift to a self-funded medical benefits plan for employees
* Ensure deployed programs are accurate and work seamlessly across existing technology architecture, including Workday
* Manage system and processing issues and collaborate closely with internal business partners on resolution.  You will be responsible for benefits data related feeds flowing seamlessly between Workday and other relevant systems, including 401K, Payroll, the systems used by healthcare providers, etc.
* Use data and analytics to inform key business decisions, and be able to communicate outcomes and recommendations to executives clearly and concisely 
* Closely collaborate with People team partners (Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, People Operations, Compensation) to inform the design and implementation of programs and initiatives
* Provide partnerships to leaders across several functional groups on all things benefits-related
* Create and work with large, scaled data sets. Creating efficient and accurate spreadsheet-based analyses for deployment of benefits.  
* Work closely with employees and business partners to resolve confidential enquiries
* Communicates with employees regarding their needs for leave and/or modified work schedules. Ensures that employees are aware of their responsibilities and of any documentation and notice required to qualify for and to take leave.
* Facilitates all leave administration processes (including FMLA, ADA and other leaves or accommodation requests) from the employees' initial request for leave up to and including their return to work. This includes partnering with our 3rd party provider to gather and complete all required paperwork, determining leave eligibility, requesting medical certification as needed, and accounting for intermittent and reduced schedule leave use.

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