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Vestas Factory

Manager, Benefits 
US, Portland | Professional | Full-Time | ID: 14859

Vestas People & Culture values collaboration, enthusiasm, accountability, and simplicity in our interactions with each other and with the business. This department works globally and locally to support our employees and managers. The Benefits Manager will work closely with Regional VP to guide Vestas' benefit plans ($62 million annual budget), and as well as with our sales and production business units to address plan design and ADA concerns.



• Administers, communicates, implements and holds in compliance all employee benefit programs including health, welfare, leaves of absence, etc. and aids in minimizing health claims, mitigating costs through vendor negotiation while meeting Vestas' benefits philosophy

• Manages escalation for sensitive leave of absence claims - work directly with the P&C Business Partners and Legal to administer ADA leaves throughout the interactive process

• Supports the Leave and Workers Compensation Analyst on leave of absence and worker's compensation claims

• Designs and implements presentations, employee education, and updates on changing laws that impact benefit plans

• Analyzes current market, programs, trends, and costs to evaluate effectiveness of benefit programs

• Supports company goals by maximizing plan effectiveness and competitiveness

• Resolves employee questions and problems by interpreting benefit policies and procedures

• Reconciles benefits accounts, complete payment with vendor, and look for trends and efficiencies in the data

•Ensures benefit programs are administered in compliance with plan documents and applicable federal and state regulations

• Develops and maintains trusted partnership with line managers to create value and achieve business goals

• Supervises benefit program vendors, brokers, insurance carriers and third-party service providers

• Builds relationships internally and collaborates effectively with cross-functional teams, i.e. HRIS, Legal, Finance/Accounting department

• All other responsibilities as assigned



• Bachelor's degree in HR, Business or equivalent combination of experience/education

• Minimum 3 years' experience in analysis, design or administration of employee benefit programs, including compliance with federal and state laws, preferably in self-insured environment

• Minimum 1 year administering Canadian leaves

• Minimum 1 year of ADA claims




• Knowledge of federal laws and guidelines, including but not limited to COBRA, HIPAA, ERISA, USERRA, FMLA and DOL

• Professional customer relations, analytical and problem-solving skills

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to act freely and exercise judgment and discretion within the scope of the position; able to make decisions quickly and confidently

• Ability to direct a team remotely



What we offer

As a member of the Vestas team, we offer a competitive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry. Among the many amenities we offer: healthcare; dental; vision; paid time off (PTO); generous 401(k) plan; tuition assistance; and much more.


It is the policy of Vestas to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin, and to afford equal opportunity to veterans and team members with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial, or local law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application or interview process should notify a representative within the People & Culture department.

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About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 113 GW of wind turbines in 81 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 96 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. 

Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 25.000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills and perspectives, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon