Benefits Manager in Murray, KY at Hutson Inc.

Date Posted: 11/19/2022

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In this role you will be responsible for reviewing and modifying existing programs, ensuring these comply with current legislation, supporting the recruitment process, and managing day-to-day compensation and benefits-related activities. To be successful as a compensation and benefits manager, you should be able to develop competitive and cost-efficient programs that will assist with employee retention and attract top talent. A top-notch candidate should have extensive experience leading compensation and benefits programs, along with excellent decision-making skills.


  • Manage the design, implementation, administration, communication, and ongoing evaluation of the organization’s compensation, benefits program and 401K retirement program, policies, and procedures.
  • Ensures that the compensation and benefit programs support the organizations business objectives and meets all legal requirements, including reporting, disclosure, testing, and other regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee payroll functions to ensure they are compliant, efficient, and current with relevant laws and internal policies.
  • Oversee compensation processes, including survey participation, job evaluation, salary structure development, base pay administration, salary planning, incentive plan design, and analysis.
  • Work in collaboration with the HR Director to implement a performance management process and refine the compensation process to align with the overall corporate pay for performance strategy.
  • Oversee development of job descriptions, job classifications, and job mapping in support of management and within legal compliance.
  • Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions to ensure compliance.
  • Work in conjunction with the HR Director to manage and incorporate benefits planning into the overall total rewards program to include health and welfare, retirement, work/life, FML, and other related benefit programs.
  • Serve as escalation resource for employee benefit questions, including verifying eligibility, plan interpretation, and troubleshooting other issues as needed.
  • Lead and oversee annual benefits open enrollment planning and execution.
  • Lead ad-hoc projects relating to improving current HR processes/systems as it relates to total rewards programs.


  • Bachelor's degree in human resources management, business administration, or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience as a compensation and benefits manager or in a related role.
  • Relevant certifications, such as a CEBS or SHRM certification, preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of benefits and compensation programs, policies, procedures, and applicable legislation.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Experience managing benefits and compensation in a Human Resources Information System (HRIS).
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong people and project management skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

Additional requirements

  • Valid Driver’s License


  • Competitive wage paid bi-weekly
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision)
  • Company-paid term life insurance plus Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with company match
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid holidays
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Employee discounts
  • Dependent Care Assistance Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
  • On-the-job training & skills development

Working Conditions

  • Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects


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