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Benefits Specialist III

Company: Iridium Satellite LLC
Location: Leesburg
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview

Iridium is an award-winning and innovative satellite communications company with bragging rights to the only network that offers voice and data connectivity anywhere in the world. For over 20 years, Iridium's unique network and services have supported critical communications needs for individuals, businesses, and the evolving Internet of Things.

At Iridium, we understand the importance of staying connected and the limitations of traditional communications networks. People across the globe, including first responders, humanitarians, global militaries, scientific researchers, and lone workers, as well as ships, aircraft and remote operations all rely on Iridium to stay connected. We take our responsibility for providing these essential communications very seriously and pride ourselves on offering a reliable lifeline when needed. Likewise, Iridium is committed to providing an exciting and innovative workplace, where employees are challenged to think outside the box and collaborate on new, bold ideas and solutions. Our talented teams are passionate about their work and the impact our company makes around the world. Iridium fosters an empowering and inclusive culture that allows employees to genuinely be their best selves. We are looking for others who want to join this truly unique company that celebrates our employees and provides the opportunity to truly make a difference in the world.

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

What We're Looking For:

Iridium is seeking a Benefits Specialist to join our HR Team. This role is essential in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and ensuring our Total Rewards package continues to attract and retain top talent. As a Benefits Specialist, you will be responsible for various activities, with a focus on day-to-day benefits administration and wellness initiatives and will support HR functions associated with Total Rewards. If you are passionate about being a champion for innovation in the benefits and wellness space and integrating best-in-class practices to processes, we want to talk to you.

What You'll Do:

* Handle the day-to-day administration of Iridium's benefits and perks programs such as medical, dental and vision plans, spending accounts, life insurance, 401(k), COBRA, etc.
* Support new hire onboarding by owning the benefits portion of new hire orientation and managing all employee enrollment activities
* Facilitate employee terminations by conducting exit interviews, benefits terminations, and COBRA activities
* Provide excellent customer service as the primary point of contact for employee benefits questions and escalation support for issues
* Administer Iridium's ADA and leave of absence programs including, FMLA, short term and long term disability
* Support Iridium's compliance requirements with ERISA and other benefits related governmental laws and regulations
* Identify market trends in benefits and present recommendations to ensure Iridium is providing competitive total rewards. Evaluate and compare existing company benefits with those of other employers through formal surveys, local and national HR organizations, as well as other sources of information
* Facilitate the annual open enrollment process for employees and COBRA eligible participants, including presentation materials, communications, employee meetings, system set up and enrollment audits.
* Drive engagement though employee benefits satisfaction surveys and creating and maintaining content for internal benefits portal and driving wellness initiatives
* Support the administration of Iridium's equity program including grants, vests, stock exercises, etc.
* Support annual performance and compensation activities
* Assist with the maintenance of policy, procedures and process documentation
* Develop HR communications and presentations
* Support compliance requirements as a Federal Contractor

What You'll Need to Succeed:

* Strong communication skills, with the ability to confidently present deliverables and analysis within team
* Possess an analytical mindset, with the ability to understand a situation or problem and think critically to make recommendations and implement solutions
* Be comfortable managing upward, including being a proactive communicator and asking for help when needed
* Have confidence and be able to establish valuable relationships with others
* Must be able to prioritize key tasks and have a strong sense of ownership over your work
* Be active in seeking out ways to continuously improve yourself and gain new knowledge
* Ability to maintain confidential information
* Initiative to find answers using available documentation/resources
* Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

Things You Must Bring to the Table:

* Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent work experience
* 5+ years of relevant experience in benefits administration

Things That Would be GREAT if You Brought to the Table:

* CBP, APHR, PHR or SPHR Certification
* Experience administering employee equity programs
* Experience with ADP, Culture Amp, and benefits vendor portals

We will also need you to:

* Be able to work in a hybrid in office and work from home environment
* Be able to travel 1-2 times per year between AZ and VA offices

Iridium requires all employees/new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable state or local law. Iridium is an equal opportunity employer and will consider requests for exemption from this policy as a reasonable accommodation where it can do so absent undue hardship, consistent with federal, state, and local law.

Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.

Keywords: Iridium Satellite LLC, Leesburg , Benefits Specialist III, Other , Leesburg, Virginia

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