Benefits Partner (Hybrid Opportunity)
in Saint John, NB

Saint John, NB
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: R120509
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Job Title
Benefits Partner (Hybrid Opportunity)
Who are we?
Founded in 1924, Irving Oil is a family-owned international refining and marketing company with a history of long-term partnerships and relationships. With operations throughout Eastern Canada, New England and Ireland we focus on delivering quality products and exceptional service to our customers and our communities. Every day, we strive to put our good energy in action to bring families together, support the environment and local wildlife, and to create learning opportunities that empower the next generation.
Here's what you can expect from us:
When you're a part of our team, you'll see how we bring good energy to all that we do. At Irving Oil, we strive for a work environment where each of us feels we belong, can bring our whole selves to work, and where we treat our fellow employees with kindness and respect. Together, we will support our corporate strategy, high standards and the communities where we live and work. Our collaborative approach, safety-first culture and commitment to building resilient teams helps reinforce our internal brand position where People Matter. That's why we're dedicated to investing in our employees' potential, so that they can reach their career goals.
Job Description
What you can expect in a typical day:
The Benefits team are responsible for global benefits - inclusive of, day-to-day CA & US benefits for all eligible employees, benefit onboarding and offboarding, Disability Management, annual processes and compliance with company requirements and provincial and federal legislation (CA & US). As a more senior contributor, incumbent is responsible for Workday configuration and execution of Workday roadmap, provides insight and experience to enhance administration processes and development of benefits modernization through technological opportunities, all while maintaining a high degree of confidentiality.
What we offer:
  • Competitive salary, bonus and pension plan
  • Flexible benefits, including a Health Spending Account
  • Flexible work program
  • Wellness support, including annual wellness allowance and paid personal care days
  • Paid vacation and vacation purchasing
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for six consecutive years

Your roles and responsibilities:
  • Manage general administration of benefit plans including processing all changes for new hires, terminations, leaves
  • Investigate issues through day-to-day operation of HRIS system (Workday). This action also involves the participation and coordination of testing new releases/upgrades for the system.
  • Benefits modernization - continuous improvements including modernization of benefits processes through technology
  • Execute annual HRIS roadmap, ensuring system supports new plans, plan changes and plan updates
  • Manage relevant Employee Handbook content and process documentation
  • Develops reporting, correspondence and performs in-depth research as required.
  • Support annual open enrolment process
  • Supports and respond to internal and external audit requests as required
  • Maintains external/internal relationships with vendors, consultants, 3rd parties
  • Works independently and prioritizes own work
  • Performs other duties as required to maintain and enhance departmental productivity
  • May be assigned special projects with short to mid-term deliverables

Required Skills
  • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to use Microsoft products, including PowerPoint; experience with HRIS and benefits databases.
  • Project and team management/leadership skills and experience.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment with associates.
  • Effective planning and priority setting. Ability to manage projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Strong analytical skills and a thorough knowledge of plan designs.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.

Professional skills
  • Team player, tactful,
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Organizational and analytical skills, detail oriented, ability to change priorities
  • Champion benefit plans

  • Travel is not a requirement for this position.

Education and experience
  • Minimum 2-3 years as Benefits Administrator
  • Project Management Skills will be an asset
  • Strong technology skills
  • Champion benefit plans
  • Proficient in MS Suite

Irving Oil supports a diverse and inclusive work environment and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants.
Job Requirements - Work Experience
Benefits Administration
Job Requirements - Education
Diploma / Certification: Human Resources Management
Saint John, NB
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