MI – Benefits Supervisor

NGK Spark Plugs, Inc.

Wixom, MI


Essential Duties:

  • Lead the planning, implementation, and administration of all corporate benefits programs including benefits communications, onboarding, offboarding and the annual open enrollment.
  • Ensure process achievements and promote a customer focused environment throughout the organization.
  • Mentor and supervise the Benefits Specialists.
  • Oversee the administration and reporting of Workers’ Compensation, light duty restrictions, Short/Long Term Disability programs, and other leaves of absence such as FMLA, CFRA and ADA for a multi-state workforce.
  • Manage escalated benefits matters, leaves of absence, ADA, and workers’ compensation issues.
  • Manage coordination and transfer of data to external vendors, plan providers, for the auditors and consultants.
  • Lead all audits, internal benefits audits as well as external benefits audits, year-end testing for 401(k) Plan and all 5500 annual filings.
  • Ensure compliance with all legislation related to health care, welfare plans and 401(k) plans including plan documents, SPDs, SBCs.
  • Provide support to the payroll, wellness and compensation teams.
  • Assist and educate all associates with questions regarding benefits and retirement programs and conduct benefits overview during new hire orientation.
  • Reconcile monthly benefit vendor bills and resolve discrepancies.
  • Prepare reports of data results, presenting and explaining findings to senior leadership.
  • Facilitate implementation of new processes related to leaves program, workers’ compensation, the benefits plans, and other related initiatives for greater efficiency and customer service.
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures which include IATF, ISO, ISMS, and Safety related policies.

Other Duties:

  • Perform all other job-related tasks as assigned.

Academic Skills/Knowledge/Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; 4 years related work experience acceptable.
  • Experience in using an HRIS system Required.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work well in a group setting and independently.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Excellent MS Office skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook).
  • Detailed-oriented and strong organizational skills.
  • Full scope benefits exposure and experience.
  • Experience in overseeing Workers’ Compensation and leaves of absence, in a multi-state environment.
  • Knowledge of health and welfare and retirement programs such as 401(k), COBRA, HIPAA, ERISA, and PPACA.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems.
  • Excellent organization, planning and time management skills.
  • Positive attitude and ability to adapt to changing needs in fast paced environment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to see and hear (correctable).
  • Ability to communicate verbally.
  • Ability to travel up to 25 percent.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and operating a computer.