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Benefits Manager


Chicago, IL, US, 60631

Job ID:  50713
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Human Resources

Role Description:

This position is responsible for managing the Health and Welfare Programs within Ardagh Metals Packaging North America. Develops, implements, administers, and maintains benefits programs, policies, and procedures. Ensures programs meet employee needs, comply with legal requirements, and are cost effective.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge and expertise in employee benefits services, makes recommendations on pending legislative actions regarding benefits, conduct benefits research, responds to benefits issues, and answer benefits queries.
  • Participates in negotiation of agreements with insurance carriers and financial institutions for administration of benefits programs
  • Manage the flow of employee benefits data and develops internal procedures, guidance, and training for staff to facilitate the timely and accurate update of employee information and benefits records.
  • Identify necessary changes in business processes to ensure efficient and accurate workflow and the best utilization
  • Taking overall ownership and vendor management responsibility of multiple vendors providing an outsourced benefit administration
  • Ensure compliance with Federal and State laws, including, but not limited to Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA), etc.
  • Counsels managers on new employee and open enrollment provides comprehensive information related to benefits options Identifies changing systems needs due to legal or contractual changes affecting benefits.
  • Researches and evaluates complex employee benefit issues; develops effective solutions and options
  • Participates in strategic planning benefit programs; recommends goals and objectives and oversees and/or participates in the development and implementation of benefit policies and procedures.
  • Positive interaction with internal and external customers



  • Bachelors Degree in related field or 7 years of related experience
  • Minimum 7+ years of benefits, insurance, or Human Resources experience.
  • Must possess expert knowledge of relevant laws and regulations applicable to plan administration such as, ERISA, COBRA, HIPPA and the Affordable Care Act.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with employees and all management levels of the company
  • Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and web-based enrollment software.





Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then, we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with yearly revenues of approximately $7 billion. Today, we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

Did you know….

  • Ardagh produces many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favorite beverages from?
  • Metal and glass packaging we produce are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • We produce more than 160 million containers per day across the country?
  • Ardagh Metal Beverage North America produces more than 15 billion cans and can ends annually?
  • Approximately 75% of aluminum ever produced is still in use today?
  • Aluminum cans, with 73%, have the highest recycled content among all beverage containers?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and has a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact while remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

Ardagh Group North America has been and will continue to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding, and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, creed, religion (including religious dress and grooming), color, national origin, ancestry (including association, affiliation, or participation with persons or activities related to national origin, English-proficiency or accent, or immigration status), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or domestic partner status, age, veteran or military status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination against any employee or applicant based on any of these factors is prohibited.

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Nearest Major Market: Chicago