Westlake Chemical offers you the potential to enrich your work life and career experience in an entrepreneurial environment. We work together to enhance peoples' lives through our products and presence in the communities in which we operate. Westlake Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation. If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the "Careers" worklet and view "Westlake Career Opportunities". SUMMARYAdministration and coordination of the daily activities, maintenance, and ongoing project work related to the various benefit plans for employees of the subsidiary companies of Westlake Chemical Corporation ("the Company") in the U.S. Serves as a contact person for benefits related issues, including employee queries and support of local HR business partners. Uses independent judgment and decision making to evaluate and make recommendations about benefit plan administration.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMay include, but are not limited to, the following:Maintains specific knowledge of the Company's health and welfare benefit plans and the processes necessary to administer the plans, and develops deep subject matter expertise for the benefit plans for which s/he is responsible Responsible for the daily administration of the various union and non-union health and welfare benefit programs including, but not limited to: Medical, Dental and Vision plans Retiree Medical plans Employee Assistance Programs Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts Health Savings Accounts Employee Recognition / Service Award program Wellness and other ancillary health programs Serves as a contact for claims questions/resolution for employees and HR business partners Prepares and/or analyzes cost and utilization reports Responsible for the review and audit of enrollment and eligibility data Works with vendors, carriers and consultants regarding the daily administration processes of each plan, including integration files and reporting Support the annual enrollment process Works directly with providers to develop and/or update communication materials. Coordinate the drafting and preparation of certain compliance materials as required, including 5500 filings, Summary Annual Reports, Summary Plan Descriptions and Master Plan Documents Responsible for review/update of benefits related website content Maintains general knowledge of the processes related to the daily administration of the Defined Benefit Plans and Defined Contribution Plans Provides training and assistance to field personnel Supports other benefits programs, as requested Develops and/or maintains administrative procedures for the duties of this position Promotes a positive Company image at every opportunity Conducts an annual review of this job description and updates it as required Performs the primary thinking encompassed by this job description Comply with all Company policies and procedures Supports Company goals of continuous improvement and operational excellence at strategic and tactical levels including reviewing area of responsibility for improvement opportunities to initiate projects or communicate ideas to management Active participation on project teams, as assigned Performs any additional responsibilities or tasks, as assigned EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONSTypically requires a Bachelor's Degree with at least five years of professional experience and a general knowledge of employee benefit principles, practices and procedures. Fluent in English and Spanish General knowledge of laws/regulations pertaining to benefit administration in the U.S. Experience managing benefit programs in a chemical manufacturing, general manufacturing, and/or union environment helpful Experience using Workday preferred Ability to research/resolve problems or issues in a timely manner Ability to work independently to resolve issues or problems on a day-to-day basis Strong communication skills (verbal and written) in a corporate environment CEBS or similar certification preferred Proficiency with Windows based software (specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint) PHYSICAL DEMANDSWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an office. Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc. May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators. Travel including air travel or auto travel may occasionally be required. Westlake Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation. If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the "Careers" worklet and view "Westlake Career Opportunities".
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5 to 20+ years