Sr. Benefits Analyst in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 11/17/2020

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Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

We are looking for a Sr. Benefits Analyst who will join our Total Rewards Team in Marysville, Ohio.

This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH.  Not familiar with Columbus? Visit

We are seeking a team member with strong operational experience to support the administration, delivery and communication of a variety of employee benefits, policies, and programs.

What You’ll Do In This Role:

Assist with the planning, implementation, and ongoing support of employee health and welfare benefit programs such as medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, FSA, HSA, COBRA administration, etc., in an outsourced benefits administration environment.

Provide oversight of the outsourced health and welfare benefits administration vendor, including problem resolution, monitoring file interfaces for accuracy, weekly calls, and implementation and execution of system/process improvements.

Support administration of 401(k), defined benefit pension plan, and leave of absence programs.

Play a key role in annual benefits enrollment, including planning, system set-up and testing, employee communications, and conducting HR training.

Maintain in-depth knowledge of end-to-end flow of employee data within internal systems and external vendors; reviews vendor reports and conducts audits related to plan enrollments and operations to ensure administration integrity.

Handle customer service issues from employees and HR partners regarding benefits programs, and works to quickly resolve issues.

Analyze and evaluate data and program trends, and uses findings to makes recommendations for program changes and process improvements.

Review benefit vendor invoices and executes on funding of benefit premiums, claims, and plan contributions.

Actively engage, collaborate and partner with benefit vendors; hold vendors accountable for service issues.

Draft and review employee benefit communications, partnering with external vendors and consultants.

Maintain knowledge of government regulations and work with Benefits team and Legal resources to ensure program compliance.

Stay current on benefit program trends and benchmark data, and supports Benefits Manager and Director to develop recommendations relating to benefits strategy and design. 

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

What You’ll Need To Be Successful:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Business, Human Resources, Actuarial Science or related degree) or equivalent experience

Experience: Three or more years of experience administering benefit programs in a corporate setting, or working at a benefit consulting firm, brokerage or other benefits-related organization.

Strong analytical, data and problem-solving skills with excellent attention to detail.

Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines, in a face-paced environment.

Knowledge of Google Suite and MicroSoft Suite, including advanced proficiency in Excel.

Works independently and proactively.

Ability to develop strong working relationships, internal and external.

Problem solver who operates with a sense of ownership and accountability.

Effective written and oral communication skills.

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • A place on an engaged team of passionate colleagues in a growing and dynamic industry

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage

  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount)

  • 13 paid holidays and generous vacation policy

  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 24,000 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network, GroPride Network, and Scotts Young Professionals

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.