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Job LocationsUS-KY-Lexington
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1 week ago(1/10/2022 7:41 PM)


Why Valvoline?

We’ve been in the car business for more than 150 years, starting with the invention of the world’s first motor oil. Today, we’re a global leader in automotive services and lubricants, driven every day by a people-centered focus on innovation and service excellence.

As we often say, it starts with all of our people — and that’s where you come in. We’re looking for humble, hungry and smart people to help us power the future of mobility. If you’re looking for a collaborative and flexible work environment that invests in your growth and success, you’ve come to the right place.

Careers for the Driven

Valvoline has a rewarding opportunity as a Benefits & Leave Specialist. We whole-heartedly adopt a ‘never idle' mindset. We also know that outstanding service begins and ends with our employees. So, we’re looking for good people to join our team. You bring your skills, talents and drive. We will give you a great place to work, a competitive salary and benefits, and the resources and support to develop and advance within our global company.

*Valvoline World Headquarters is located in Lexington, KY, but we invite remote candidates to apply as well. Ideally, we would like candidates located in nearby markets (Cincinnati, Louisville, and Nashville), but we are open to other locations.

How You’ll Make an Impact

The Benefits & Leave Specialist is responsible for managing Valvoline’s leave of absence programs for the non-retail populations in the United States and Canada. Additionally, this position is responsible for implementation, communication, analytics and process improvement for the United States and Canada benefit plans (including health & welfare, retirement, and time off). In the role, you would be responsible for:

  • Coordinating leaves of absences and the applicable payroll reports with third party administrator for FMLA, state leaves, STD/LTD, medical, workers’ compensation, etc. within the U.S. and Canada (non-retail) to ensure consistency and compliance with all laws and regulations.
  • Respond to benefits inquiries from managers and employees on plan provisions, benefits enrollments, status changes, appeals and other general inquiries.
  • Proactively managing Return to Work program and ADA interactive process for accommodations (non-retail). Coordinate with legal, outside vendors and applicable parties, as necessary. Act as subject matter expert and resource to employees, leaders, and providers regarding leaves and accommodation requests by providing counsel, as appropriate, concerning processes and procedures.
  • Staying current with best practices and proactively reviewing benefit trends and statistics to identify areas for improvement.
  • Partnering with the benefit team, planning and assisting with various projects, executing strategic initiatives, open enrollment or other presentations to employees as needed. Provide back-up for other benefits team members.
  • Assisting with ongoing compliance efforts. Ensure all plan filings and audits are performed to maintain compliance including, but not limited to, ERISA, FMLA, HIPAA, DOL and IRS. Responsible for all government filings and required participant communications as applicable.
  • Drafting benefits and leave related employee communications for review, including a monthly newsletter and content for our employee portal.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as determined by Valvoline from time to time in its sole discretion.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related field
  • Minimum of five years' professional work experience in benefits, leave management, workers compensation and accommodation administration within a large company, $1B+, 1,000 employees multi-site/state
  • Knowledge of state, local and federal leave laws, and disability programs such as ADA and FMLA

  • Knowledge of employee benefits and applicable laws, including ERISA and IRC regulations

  • High level of attention to detail

  • Ability to organize work, think independently, set priorities, manage multiple projects and lead with professionalism

  • Ability to draft various communications drawing information from plan documents, contracts etc.

  • Ability to draft new policies and procedures, and/or ability to modify existing policies and procedures

  • Ability to develop relationships and collaborate and influence others to work effectively with a wide range of employees

  • Ability to analyze complex information, define and problem solve

  • Team player

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

What Will Set You Apart

  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)

  • Certified Employee Benefits Professional

  • World-AT-Work and/or other HR designation

  • HIPAA certification or training

Benefits That Drive Themselves

  • Health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision)
  • HSA and flexible spending accounts
  • 401(k)
  • Incentive opportunity*
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays*
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement*
  • Adoption assistance*

*Terms and conditions apply, and benefits may differ depending on position.

Females and minorities encouraged to apply.

Valvoline provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Are you good at what you do? Join us.

The Company endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all users. Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity throughout the recruitment and selection process. Please contact Human Resources at 1-800-Valvoline or email to make a request for reasonable accommodation during any aspect of the recruitment and selection process. The contact information is for accommodation requests only; do not use this contact information to inquire about the status of applications.

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