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Manager, Benefits & Compensation

Cole Haan

New York, New York 10021
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Cole Haan was born in 1928 and has been synonymous with quality, craftsmanship and style ever since. Reborn in 2013 with independent ownership for the first time in twenty-five years, the brand is on a journey from a U.S. footwear company into a multi-billion dollar global brand inspired by Extraordinary people from Manhattan to Maine. Cole Haan’s belief that each of us is Extraordinary drives the brand to find, celebrate, and inspire that spark in everyone. Cole Haan is a proponent of elegant innovation and strives to infuse everything it makes—from footwear and outerwear, to bags, apparel, accessories and beyond—with craft, style and engineering.

We call New York City and Greenland, New Hampshire home, but you'll find us everywhere, including in more than 115 retail stores within the United States, within our wholesale exclusive partners, and in over 100 locations globally. We also invite you to visit us at any time at

TITLE: Manager, Benefits & Compensation

MISSION/ROLE: The Manager, Benefits & Compensation will support the Senior Director of Rewards in managing the necessary compliance, reporting, analysis, and communication related to Cole Haan’s overall compensation and benefits programs.


• Manage Benefits Open Enrollment
• Manage benefit plans compliance activities, including:
o ACA reporting
o Form 5500’s
o Non-discrimination testing
o Benefit appeals
• Manage day to day vendor relationships, including:
o Participant inquiries and escalations
o Billing
o Tracking expenses and utilization
o Making recommendations for plan changes

• Support management of compensation for new hires and on-going salary administration process for employees
• Manage and maintain compensation banding structure
• Maintain and update compensation benchmark data for all corporate and retail positions
• Support compensation program planning activities including:
o Develop budgets for merit pay and bonus pools
o Administer compensation planning tools and provide user assistance and training
o Provide on-going and ad hoc reports related to compensation planning
• Participate in compensation and benefit surveys
• Track legislative and regulatory changes that impact compensation including FLSA and minimum wage laws

• Draft, edit and disseminate compensation and benefit related employee communications, including:
o Open enrollment materials
o Benefit program summaries and Summary Plan Descriptions
o Rewards statements
o Compliance notices
• Identify new channels and tools for communicating with employees, and help to evolve HR communications strategy
• Develop HR communications platforms, tools and messaging



• Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum of 5 years of compensation and benefits experience, including program administration, communication and compliance activity
• Ability to communicate complex topics to diverse workforce through multiple channels
• Previous experience with ADP including reporting tools
• Experience with Companalyst desired
• Strong analytical skills and a proven ability to identify and resolve issues
• Business acumen
• Ability to work in fast paced environment with shifting priorities
• Special projects as assigned


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