Benefits Specialist Health and Wellness

Daimler - Atlanta, GA4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $52,000 - $76,000 a year

About Us

Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Atlanta, GA is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. In our people, you will find tremendous commitment to our corporate values: 'PRIDE = Passion, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, and Execution'. Our products and employees reflect this dedication. We are looking for diverse top-notch individuals to join the Mercedes-Benz Team and uphold these hallmarks.

Primary Purpose

Leading the design, vendor selection and implementation of competitive health and wellness programs for MBUSA and our covered affiliates. Ensure the benefits programs meet the needs of our employees in order to attract and retain the best employees in the industry. Ensure the proper administration and interpretation of the Company’s Benefit and Health Management Programs directly or through third-party administrators for active employees and retirees.

Job Deliverables
Develop multi-year comprehensive wellness strategy, including financial, physical and mental health, establish KPIs and reporting process. Partner with onsite gym to coordinate wellness initiatives at Headquarters and all covered locations across the US.

Manage day-to-day activities of outside vendors and consultants. Develop and foster relationships with vendors to ensure high quality programs and services which meet the company/affiliates and employees expectations. Establish and monitor performance results of third party providers and initiate corrective action as necessary.

Manage benefit plans and research changes to plans based on needs of company, associates and regulatory requirements. Manage proposal and approval process for MBUSA Benefits Plan Committee. Ensure plans for MBUSA and covered affiliates are compliant with Health Care Reform mandates. Educate Benefits Analysts and Benefits Coordinator on benefits plan and assist team with the resolution of complicated requests/claims processing issues (Point of escalation).

Create benefits communications to MBUSA employees and affiliates including: Summary Plan Descriptions, disseminating legally required notices, Open Enrollment materials, Wellness program communications, Benefits webpage, etc. Develop communications strategies on an ongoing basis and ensure that published information is up to date.

Partner with Legal to ensure proper administration of all benefit programs. Manage relationships and compliance with affiliate companies covered under MBUSA Plans. Work closely with internal and external departments to ensure proper administration and required reporting to Federal, State and Local Governmental Agencies of plan activity.

Lead special projects (including continuous improvement initiatives) to help meet the business needs and budget objectives. The primary focus will be creating and implementing process changes that minimize manual processes and maximize automation and employee engagement.

Work closely with the Health and Welfare Specialist and Benefits Specialist for Retirement and assist with their projects and initiatives.

Responsible for HIPAA training to new hires who handle protected health information, ensure HIPAA manual reflects current business practices and business associate agreements are in place.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all duties.


Requirements and Conditions

Must be able to work flexible hours/work schedule
Occasional Travel domestically
Work Holidays and weekends when required

MB Education
Bachelor's Degree (accredited school) or equivalent work experience with emphasis in

Business Administration / Business Management / Human Resource Management

Certified Employee Benefits Specialist Certification (CEBS) is a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Must have 5 years of experience in the following:
Business Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, human resource management and efficiency and process methods

Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for Benefits and HRIS.

Vendor Management Knowledge of Agency/Vendor management

Project Management

Communication skills – exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Problem solving and root cause identification skills

Strong analytic and decision making abilities

Must be a team player, ability to influence others

EEO Statement

Mercedes-Benz USA is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that appreciates and leverages the diversity of our team. We provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, religion, marital status, veteran status, physical or other disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Organization : Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC

Primary Location : United States of America-Georgia-Atlanta

Work Locations : One Mercedes-Benz Drive One Mercedes-Benz Drive Atlanta 30328