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Director of Benefits

Springer Nature

New York, New York 10013
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  • Benefits
  • Administrative
  • Employee Asst. Programs
  • Health, Safety, Security
  • Labor/Industrial Relations
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Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers. It is home to an array of respected and trusted brands and imprints, with more than 170 years of combined history behind them, providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals and resources reach millions of people, helping researchers and scientists to discover, students to learn and professionals to achieve their goals and ambitions. The company has almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries.

The Director of Benefits has hands-on management of all US benefits programs including the design, implementation, management, communication, compliance, and evaluation of health & welfare, retirement, wellness, and disability plans, as well as Leaves of Absence. The Director of Benefits ensures all benefit programs meet budgetary, legal, and strategic company goals and objectives for a 900+ US population.


  • Manage all aspects of health & welfare and retirement plans, including strategy, administration, and compliance
  • Lead the selection and ongoing management of the company’s benefit consultants, brokers, actuaries, and legal counsel
  • Oversee annual benefit renewals and evaluation of program changes for each fiscal year
  • Recommend strategic plan designs and annual pricing
  • Participate in contract negotiations to secure best in class benefits programs; manage relationship with external Benefit Consultative Brokers and benefit plan vendors, and conduct ongoing review of industry trends and changes in legislation
  • Ensure company compliance with provisions of ERISA, ACA, and other legislative requirements; coordinate preparation of regulatory filings with federal and state agencies, including IRS, DOL, PBGC and other regulatory agencies
  • Monitor administration of benefit processes including benefit payments and employee hire, termination, life status events, COBRA administration, carrier feeds, etc., and respond and resolve employee benefit queries/issues while interfacing with benefit vendors and third party administrators
  • Oversee administration of disability, Leaves of Absence, FMLA, Parental/Bonding leave and worker’s compensation
  • Review and reconcile vendor invoices
  • Evaluate and further develop policies relating to well-being; manage health and wellness programs and initiatives
  • Work closely in collaboration with HR Business Partners and Payroll on areas of benefits administration and communication
  • Oversee and manage Benefits Specialist
  • Any other duties that can reasonably be expected of you

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Life and AD&D
- 401(k)
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Transit Accounts
- Tuition Assistance
- Summer Hours

Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law Poster:

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Experience, skills and qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of relevant Benefits/HR experience 
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint required 
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate and build relationships with all levels of staff
  • Maintain confidentiality while working independently and as part of the HR team
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and to complete projects within deadline
  • Ability to analyze information and matters and apply sound judgment to develop resolutions
  • Solid project management skills with the ability to balance and prioritize workload and multiple projects


  • CEBS certification preferred
  • Experience with Ceridian a plus

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