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Pearson Manager Benefits in Hoboken, New Jersey

Manager Benefits


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Employee benefit programs are an integral part of the total reward package at Pearson and contribute to the attraction and retention of talent in order to remain competitive amongst employers in the general marketplace. Reporting to the Director, Global Benefits, the Manager of Benefits works with various internal stakeholders and vendor partners to implement and administer employee benefit plans towards this objective. The portfolio of benefits includes a full suite of health & welfare and retirement programs.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead the benefits administration function ensuring compliance with regulations and that benefits are being administered correctly, timely, and effectively.

  • Lead the execution of both internal and any required external audits of the retirement or health and welfare plans.

  • Present to leadership and key stakeholders recommendations for changes in administrative practices or operations.

  • Participate in the review, selection and management of third-party administrators

  • Partner with the Director, Global Benefits and Reward team members to ensure alignment of strategic and operational work

  • Partner with HR operations and key third-party administrators on operational automation and technology.

  • Leads the delivery of employee benefit programs which includes health, welfare and retirement plans ensuring compliance with plan design, company governance and internal controls, and all regulatory requirements.

  • Partners with other Benefit team members to develop and recommend improvements to benefit plan features, policies and plan administration.

  • Ensures compliance with all government laws and regulations; directs periodic reviews to ensure accuracy and compliance.

  • Directs the administrative portions of third-party provider agreements including contract management and performance metrics; monitors results and partners to lead initiatives to improve performance.

  • Ensures resolution of complex issues and inquiries from employees, human resources, third party providers and other stakeholders.

  • Develops and improves tools and processes to monitor effectiveness of benefits program delivery.

  • Ensures accuracy and completeness of employee benefit plan policies and process documentation.

  • Develops and improves tools and processes to monitor effectiveness of benefit programs and program delivery.

  • Leads implementation of plan and administration changes.

  • Participates in the creation and implementation of education, training and information sessions with human resources and employees.

  • Coaches and mentors direct reports; assigns work according to availability, skills, and developmental needs; assesses performance and provides feedback to direct reports.

  • Participate in the design and strategy of new benefit plans and programs under the direction of the Director, Global Benefits and operationalizes new benefit plans and programs.



  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

  • Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

  • Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

  • Optimizes work processes - Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills as well as proven experience speaking to small and large diverse groups of participants and management.

  • Excellent relationship building skills and ability to work collaboratively as part of an effective administrative team to reach goals and make decisions.

  • Knowledge of and experience in administering and ensuring compliance with applicable state and federal statutes, regulations and policies related to employee benefit plans


  • Minimum 8 to 10 years in employee benefits administration in a global, multinational organization

  • Strong expertise in implementing, and managing health and welfare programs, defined contribution and defined benefit programs

  • Minimum five years of leadership experience, managing teams in a matrix organization

  • Knowledge of non-US employee benefits regulations are a plus

Required Education, Licenses or Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field or equivalent experience required.

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Benefits include a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partner coverage and a complement of voluntary benefits.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-NJ-Hoboken

Work Locations: US-NJ-Hoboken-221 River 221 River Street Hoboken 07030

Job: Human Resources

Organization: Human Resources

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 13, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1914606

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.