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Senior Manager, Compensation & Benefits

Crowell & Moring LLP

Washington, District of Columbia 20004
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Crowell and Moring's Human Resources Operations team is seeking to hire a Senior Manager of Compensation & Benefits. This position will be based at the firm's Washington, DC office.

Job Summary:

The Senior Manager, Compensation & Benefits is responsible for the management and administrative oversight of the firm’s compensation, benefit and wellness programs including policies and practices. This position ensures that programs are competitive and attract, motivate and retain outstanding employees. 

Job Responsibilities:

•Administers the firm’s compensation programs including base pay and bonus programs.
•Maintains job descriptions, prepares market analyses, and develops salary offers for all staff positions in accordance with firm policies and government regulations.
•Manages the annual performance evaluation programs for all professional staff.
•Manages the firm’s wellness program through constant monitoring of participation and results.  Develops and modifies components, communications, and activities to meet the established goals of the firm and needs of participants.
•Acts as a subject matter expert on all issues relating to benefits administration providing interpretation of benefit policies and providing guidance in administering procedures.
•Researches complex benefits administration problems and recommends resolutions based on plan interpretation and impact on administration.
•Ensures benefit plan compliance with local, state and federal regulations including periodic review of plan documents, preparing required compliance reporting, and disseminating required employee notices.
•Establishes and maintains good relationships with vendors and brokers.  Manages performance standards to ensure the firm’s administrative needs are being met.
•Maintains and distributes utilization and cost summary reports for management on all benefit plans.
•Leads the annual open enrollment process, development and dissemination of benefits communications, and scheduling of on-site benefits information sessions.
•Develops, monitors and manages benefits and wellness budget including completing monthly variance reports and approving all applicable invoices. 
•Oversees system design, development and administration of Human Resources related software and databases in the areas of responsibility. Ensures efficiency and data integrity through consistent monitoring, testing and auditing.
•Participates in local and national, industry and non-industry surveys in applicable areas of responsibility. Analyzes data, market trends and competitive practices, and proposes recommendations for modification to ensure programs and processes are competitive and compliant.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Demonstrated ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing, on a prepared and extemporaneous basis with attorneys, staff and external contacts.
•Ability to provide quality client service to both internal and external contacts. Requires patience, creativity and discretion.
•Ability to adapt to changing priorities and appropriately delegate work to others to meet deadlines, goals and objectives, develop skills and knowledge of others, build capacity and productivity of department.
•Ability to effectively supervise others, including hiring, training, assigning work, managing performance, counseling, and disciplining.
•Ability to analyze and interpret information from a variety of sources, apply critical and creative thinking to draw conclusions, and develop solutions to complex problems.
•Knowledge of standard accounting and/or budgeting principles and the ability to monitor and manage budgets within established limits, analyze financial data and draw accurate conclusions.
•Intermediate technical skills including knowledge of MS suite with advanced skills in Excel/data manipulation.
•Exceptional attention to detail. 


The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or directly related field. Equivalent training and experience may substitute for education.

The position requires a minimum of six (6) years of increasingly responsible, directly related experience that included direct supervision of others on a regular basis.  Experience with complex Human Resources Management systems preferred. 

Demonstrated proficiency in laws and regulations governing benefits including: Affordable Care Act, ERISA, HIPAA, IRS regulations, Section 125 and COBRA, required.

Demonstrated proficiency in laws and regulations governing compensation including FLSA and Title VII, required.

Crowell & Moring LLP offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package which includes progressive options such as back up child care, wellness programs, cultural events and social activities. We take great pride in our positive, friendly culture that rewards hard work and success, at the same time recognizing the importance of family and community service.

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