Total Rewards Manager

Human Resources
Chicago, IL
Full Time

About fairlife, LLC

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fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that produces nourishing and great-tasting milk-based products made using a patented cold-filtration process that removes some natural sugars while concentrating the protein and calcium naturally found in real cows’ milk.

Our line of delicious, lactose-free fairlife® products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk, which has 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk; fairlife® with DHA, ultra-filtered milk with DHA Omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health; fairlife YUP!®, a line of flavored milks; Core Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife® nutrition plan™, a nutrition shake to support one’s journey to better health; and the newly launched fairlife® creamers, coffee creamers designed to help enhance your coffee experience; and the newly launched fairlife® Light Ice Cream, a line of creamy, frozen desserts. In partnership with The Coca-Cola Company®, fairlife ultra-filtered milk and Core Power high protein shakes are distributed throughout the United States (U.S.) and Canada; all other fairlife products are available in the U.S.

To learn more about fairlife and its collection of products, please visit fairlife.com.

job purpose: As a trusted partner within the HR team, the Total Rewards Manager will lead the design, structure, and delivery of all Benefits Management and total rewards strategies within fairlife. This position will serve as the point of escalation on complex issues and is responsible for ensuring program governance and compliance.

responsibilities:

  • Management, assessment, delivery and compliance of compensation and benefit programs including health, wellness, 401k, base salary, and short-term incentive programs
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of local programs to ensure they are relevant and legally compliant. Design and implement necessary changes or improvements
  • Analyze new and/or existing plans and programs to determine market competitiveness, ease of administration and value to fairlife and our associates
  • Partner with VP, Human Resources to establish the annual benefit strategy and plan designs; ensure program is highly competitive and cost-effective
  • Plan, design, and implement company-wide Wellness Programs. Responsible for implementation and measurement of success
  • Lead the annual open enrollment process, system testing, and employee communications
  • Develop measurement and feedback mechanisms to monitor and evaluate effectiveness of HR, plans, programs, processes, and tools
  • Manage external provider relationships (brokers, healthcare carriers, consultants) ensuring high service standards, flawless delivery, and value of services
  • Partner with Payroll to ensure eligibility tracking and related workflows are well established and audited
  • Guide the annual merit and short-term incentive cycle with HR Business Partners; responsible for data quality, communication of timelines, and manager calibrations to ensure recommendations are aligned with performance
  • Support job evaluation, job offer recommendations, promotional increases, and salary structure maintenance in partnership with HR Business Partners
  • Manage the annual pension valuation process, ERISA audits, 401k non-discrimination testing, Form 5500s, and all plan compliance and filings
  • Act as resource and escalation point for employee or HR inquiries relating to benefit issues, questions, or procedures
  • Continuously assess HRIS platforms for efficiency; manage system implementations and upgrades

skills/qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • 5+ years of experience managing benefits and retirement plan programs
  • Strong experience in benefit plan design, trend analysis, and assessment
  • Experience supporting an annual compensation cycle (system set-up, merit guidelines, process flows, reporting, etc.)
  • Experience in compensation design (salary structures, merit matrices, market assessment)
  • In-depth knowledge of employee benefit plans, practices, vendor management, plan design assessment and employee communications
  • Strong understanding and experience in leading compliance practices relating to benefit programs including government filings, disclosures, ERISA and nondiscrimination testing
  • Experience with designing hourly compensation programs
  • Knowledge of HR systems and data interfaces. Previous experience with ADP preferred
  • Exceptional communication and analytical skills, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Able to manage daily priorities while driving the larger benefits and rewards strategies
  • Operationally excellent, process driven, structured approach
  • Collaborative, creative, and collegial approach to teamwork and problem solving
  • Highly detailed-oriented, with the ability to translate complex processes into easily understandable action items
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

position location: Chicago, IL

reports to: VP, Human Resources

travel requirements: 10%

fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected].

Why fairlife



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  • "In my career, finding an organization that’s growing their core business at an exceptional pace, innovating for the future and having fun with good people while doing it is the holy grail, and fairlife has it. "
    Norm Baker
    Finance Director
  • “I absolutely love working for fairlife because of the positive values they have! In my time here I have been given many opportunities to move up within the plant and am treated as part of the family.”
    Nurul Yaminudin
    Warehouse Supervisor
  • “Over the past 7 years, I have had the opportunity to grow from a Processing Operator to my current position as a Packaging Coordinator. fairlife believes in better and shows it by caring for their employees while offering competitive pay and career advancement opportunities.”
    Leonarda Roma
    Packaging Coordinator
  • “First impressions are very important, and I felt very welcomed the first day I started training. The staff at the Coopersville facility made me feel like I was a valuable addition to the fairlife team."
    Chuck Passenier
    Warehouse Associate
  • "While our portfolio of brands is amazing, the people I work with every day is what I love. We operate small and big. We challenge the industry norms. We run when everyone else walks. It’s a dynamic culture."
    Nina Johnson
    Sr. Director, Strategic Revenue Growth Management
  • "I love that we're providing a healthy alternative for people who are lactose intolerant. I have family members who are lactose intolerant; I feel like I am doing a service to them!"
    Carlton Kirkpatrick
    Warehouse Associate
  • "It’s a place where I’ve grown and learned a lot, giving me the ability to move into my role as a Packaging Technician. The people here are positively great teammates and the heart of what makes fairlife the place it is."
    Katie Sanger
    Packaging Technician
  • “fairlife is fast-paced, exciting, and growing quickly! This company is all in on innovation, and the support I’ve gotten for my own ideas has been incredible. We truly live out our credo of better values.”
    Lauren Knight
    Communications Manager

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fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected]