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 Program Specialist 2 (Non-Exempt) - Cheektowaga, New York, United States

Job information
Posted by: Sodexo 
Hiring entity type: Food Service and Restaurant 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Administrative - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 629455 / Latpro-3755494 
Date posted: Sep-23-2020
State, Zip: New York, 14225


Unit Description

Are you a natural problem-solver, do you thrive on challenges? Are you also an expert at implementing solutions? Sodexo has an exciting Program Specialist 2 position now available with our Corporate Benefits team in Cheektowaga, NY.

The main responsibilities for this position include:

  • Work with manager, outside vendors and general accounting to implement custom benefit plan offerings
  • Reconciling and disbursing union health & welfare and pension payments
  • Administering non-standard benefit plans (plan set-up, enrollments, changes, terminations, COBRA notices, HIPAA notices, Medical Support notices, etc.)
  • Researching, analyzing and resolving benefit related issues as dictated by collective bargaining agreements, state and federal laws
  • ERISA Compliance in administering H&W and Pension accounts
  • Serve as a liaison to field office human resources staff, unit managers, union locals, union funds, union negotiators, and third-party carriers.
  • Working on other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will have the following preferred experience and skill set:

  • Two or more years of Benefits related experience
  • Two years of college or equivalent experience
  • Strong working knowledge of regulatory laws that affect benefits (ERISA, COBRA, USERRA, HIPAA, FMLA, PPACA)
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Knowledge of SAP and ADP/Enterprise preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills; able to work and solve problems independently
  • Experience working within a collaborative environment
  • Strong attention to detail; able to work under pressure and meet critical processing deadlines
  • Experience with understanding, interpreting and discussing collective bargaining agreement requirements
  • Knowledge of basic accounting and mathematical principles/ strong analytical skills
  • Able to handle confidential information

Sodexo is the 18th largest employer worldwide and prides itself with great work-life balance opportunities. Sodexo is a stable company offering robust benefit packages for its employees.

Position Summary

Administers a program(s) or a portion of a program (s) within a department. Incumbent is technical expert on the program they administer. Oversees, monitors, and completes all administrative projects, priorities and functions for program managed. Program(s) typically have a Division-wide or company-wide scope. Work is generally administrative or project oriented, but is generally varied and unstructured in nature. Work may involve monitoring for regulatory compliance. Works independently under general supervision.


Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree or equivalent experience

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


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