Sr. Benefits Analyst

Human Resources
Relocation Available
Position Type
Full Time

Overview / Job Summary

Aleris is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of aluminum rolled products, with approximately 14 facilities in three geographically aligned business units in North America, Europe and China. We serve a variety of end-use industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, building and construction, transportation, packaging, and consumer goods.


Aleris strives to provide competitive health and welfare programs to our employees. We also continue our journey in the area of employee wellness and engagement.  To support our efforts and culture of customer service, our Human Resources department is seeking to add a talented Senior Benefits Analyst to its team at our Corporate Headquarters. We are looking for a high energy, customer focused and process minded individual to provide comprehensive analysis and reporting for our US health & welfare programs. Project management, system and process improvement, complex issue resolution, plan design, compliance and reporting are also key responsibilities for this role. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to be involved in many facets of benefits as they continue to grow their career.

Responsibilities Include

  • Actively participate in maintaining a zero incident safety culture.
  • Live and champion the Aleris core values; Safety, Integrity, Customer Focus, Ownership, Excellence, and Teamwork
  • Manage day-to-day activity of the health & welfare benefit plans including vendor management and resolution of issues.
  • Manage FMLA/STD/LTD programs include vendor management, report review/analysis and escalated service matters.
  • Evaluate and analyze existing benefits policies, procedures and business processes; draft, propose and implement changes and/or quality control measures leading to best practices. Conduct regular audits of invoices, processes, vendor, Oracle HR and Payroll records to ensure accuracy of employee data and activity.
  • Participate and lead due diligence activities for health & welfare plans including benchmark analysis, establishment/maintenance of plan metrics. Provide data analysis and recommend plan design/changes especially during union negotiations.  Work with HR representative and legal counsel to respond to ongoing inquiries.
  • Lead annual open enrollment activities, including employee communication materials (development, review and production) and system review/testing.
  • Coordinate, prepare and communicate presentations to employees and lead quarterly vendor reviews with HR leadership. Coordinate the drafting and delivery of appropriate participant educational communications and required annual mailings.
  • Work collaboratively with Vendors and HRIS to ensure plans are administered and systematically programmed correctly based on plan provisions. Provide system specification requirements for changes resulting from collective bargaining, regulatory or benefit changes. 
  • Manage the review, filing and distribution for all Plan documents, SPDs, SMMs and all other government required documents.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree required with focus in human resources, business or accounting.
  • 3+ years’ experience in a benefits type role.
  • Strong demonstrated analytical skills.
  • Experience for active and retired members in both non-union and union environments.
  • Knowledge of ACA, federal and state laws and regulations impacting benefits.
  • Strong analytical skills, including high level spreadsheet (Excel) capabilities.
  • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with strong understanding of MS Office programs.
  • Experience using and developing HR/Benefit systems
  • Excellent customer focus and desire to quickly bring issues to resolution.
  • Flexibility and ability to work on multiple project assignments, with an emphasis on teamwork, accuracy and detail
  • Strong organizational, administration, presentation, project management, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with all levels of participants in a sensitive and confidential manner.
  • Good interpersonal skills, with ability to influence, negotiate and deliver high quality service to internal clients.
  • Flexibility of work hours is required during peak times and occasional special projects.
  • Travel as required.


  • CEBS
  • Previous experience with administration and analysis for benefit plans including medical/Rx, dental, vision, life/accidental death & dismemberment, short- and long-term disability, and voluntary programs.

Aleris is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Our HR teams will reach out to the applicants who meet the qualifications and most closely align with requirements of the position.


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