Coleman Lew Canny Bowen

Benefits and Compensation Manager

A leading carrier of specialty insurance products distributed through wholesale brokers.

This position will report directly to and work closely with the Vice President, Director of Human Resources.

The successful candidate is a collaborative, results-oriented, and service-focused leader who is responsible for the design, development, implementation, and oversight of day-to-day benefits and compensation initiatives. Benefits and compensation packages are comprehensive and heavily intertwined with the company culture, so experience in areas including employee wellness, benefits administration, leave management, biweekly payroll, and annual salary and bonus programs is essential. This individual will be engaged in building strong working relationships, a key component of the company’s culture, in part through engaging in meaningful dialogue and making personal connections across the business, and is expected to set the standard in exhibiting the company’s core values of people, service, and integrity, as well as demonstrating an exemplary work ethic and a keen focus on employee service.

Specific duties will include, but not necessarily be limited to:

  • Proactively monitor and evaluate the benefits, wellness, and leave program offerings and recommend effective strategies to maintain and enhance them.
  • Provide ongoing education and guidance to employees and resolve employee inquiries as part of the company’s commitment to “white-glove service.
  • Develop and implement effective communication plans to educate, engage, and support employees throughout the year.
  • Appropriately include key stakeholders, demonstrate an ability to build on concepts and instill trust, and operate effectively within the nuances of HR and benefits administration.
  • Ensure adequate estimates, forecasts, and calculations of program expenditures for budget planning and tracking.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant government regulations, including ERISA and payroll reporting and disclosure requirements, FMLA, COBRA, HIPAA, and California-specific regulations.
  • In partnership with HRIS-focused resources, ensure the integrity of system data to support the benefits and payroll function.
  • Oversee and support leaves of absence and medical accommodations from inception to completion.
  • Implement and manage the annual open enrollment process and mid-year life events.
  • Manage the biweekly payroll process and related payroll tax duties; work collaboratively with indirect reports and an external payroll processing partner to ensure accurate biweekly pay and timekeeping records.
  • Maintain current knowledge of market standards to ensure company benefits are competitive and superior.
  • Effectively manage multiple vendors to ensure appropriate service levels.


  • At least eight years of progressively responsible HR, benefits, and compensation-related experience required.
  • Experience with annual enrollment.
  • Proven record working with a team; prior people leadership experience preferred.
  • Superior employee-service focus; service-oriented and passionate about helping people.
  • Intellectually curious, willing to learn, ask questions, and grow.
  • Emotionally intelligent; able to “read between the lines.”
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including leadership-level presentation skills.
  • Ability to build rapport, inspire confidence, and establish trust/credibility within the HR team, along with employees and department leadership.
  • Maintain confidentiality and use only the minimum amount of protected information necessary to accomplish job-related responsibilities.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including interpreting and reporting data; ability to simplify and refine company processes and procedures.
  • Familiar with the legal and regulatory environment of the health management arena, such as HIPPA, GINA, FMLA, ADA, ERISA, and various California-specific guidelines.
  • Strong project management skills; able to plan and prioritize his/her work, plus the work of the team as needed.
  • Hands-on, self-motivated, collaborative, and entrepreneurial work style where “no task is too small” and minimal oversight is needed.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, particularly Microsoft Excel, is required; familiarity with HR systems (UKG specifically) is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent business experience required. 

Compensation will be commensurate with experience, including a competitive base salary, bonus opportunity, and competitive benefits package.

Jeremy Overaker, Consultant
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