US Health and Wellbeing Manager at Fanatics | Powderkeg

Location: New York - New York

Employment Type: Salaried

Team: Human Resources

Company Overview

Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.

The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, through Topps as a cornerstone of the business, building a new model for the collectibles and trading cards hobby with top leagues and players association partners; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. Fanatics’ partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.

As a market leader with more than 9,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.

At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support. We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.

About the Team

At Fanatics we know that our greatest resource is our people. Our Human Resources department has a relentless dedication to cultivate, protect, and nourish our Fanatics family. We take pride in having a culture built on respect, unity, passion, and talent. We work hard to maintain a wonderful work atmosphere where people have as much pride and love for our company as they do for their favorite sports teams. As a global company, we actively evolve to ensure that all existing and new compliance regulations are met across all of our locations. We pride ourselves on building the Fanatics organization with not only the best talent, but by building around our core values. We have an unceasing commitment to continually improve our processes, strengthen our teams, and ensure the best possible working experience in every corner of the company.

The Benefits Manager will be responsible for the administration of all US Health and Wellbeing plan. Ensuring that our benefit plans are administered according to all plan provisions; are in compliance with all corporate, legislative, and regulatory guidelines; and delivered in the most efficient manner to foster appreciation by plan participants and achieve corporate/unit objectives as part of our total rewards strategy.


*Maintain a positive, empathetic and professional attitude toward employees seeking information regarding what health and wellbeing plans may be available to them.

*Assist employees in problem solving by identifying whether programs are appropriate and, if so, the program(s) most appropriate to their individual situations.

*Respond to inquiries with timely, accurate and complete information.

*Review plan documents, SPDs, and employee communications to guarantee compliance, with a focus on ERISA, DOL, and IRS requirements.

*Be a change agent to ensure effective service levels and timely, reliable delivery of benefits in the most cost-effective manner.

*Responsibility for benefit communications to employees, HR partners, and other plan participants including escalations from the Benefits Service Center.

*Central contact for the most senior managers.

*Help develop and manage wellness strategy.

*Strong analytic skills to identify issues and improve processes.

*Extensive experience managing open enrollment, M&A, and other large complex projects.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Detailed knowledge of all Section 125 benefit plans, including health, EAP, HSA, FSA, DCFSA, leave and wellness programs.
  • Sophisticated understanding of income replacement plans, including LTD, AD&D and Life.
  • Experience in managing federal and state reporting and compliance obligations under ERISA, IRC, PCOR and SOX.
  • Extensive knowledge of ERISA, legislative, tax and regulatory guidance that impacts defined benefit, defined contribution, and welfare plans.
  • Working knowledge of global benefit plans and GDPR compliance obligations arising in connection with managing those plans.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be respected by HR associates and legal counsel.
  • Consultative skills - must be able to counsel senior managers about complex benefit entitlements.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Strong vendor management skills, including both managing the day-to-day relationships with brokers and plan vendors and experience in overseeing the RFP/RFI process.

Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.

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Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    US Health and Wellbeing Manager
  • Company
  • Location
    Jacksonville, FL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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