1+ months

Program Specialist 2 (Non-Exempt)

Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Unit Description

Are you a natural problem-solver, do you thrive on challenges? Are you also an expert at implementing solutions? Sodexo has an exciting Program Specialist 2 position now available with our Corporate Benefits team in Cheektowaga, NY.  


The main responsibilities for this position include:

  • Work with manager, outside vendors and general accounting to implement custom benefit plan offerings
  • Reconciling and disbursing union health & welfare and pension payments
  • Administering non-standard benefit plans (plan set-up, enrollments, changes, terminations, COBRA notices, HIPAA notices, Medical Support notices, etc.)
  • Researching, analyzing and resolving benefit related issues as dictated by collective bargaining agreements, state and federal laws
  • ERISA Compliance in administering H&W and Pension accounts
  • Serve as a liaison to field office human resources staff, unit managers, union locals, union funds, union negotiators, and third-party carriers.
  • Working on other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate will have the following preferred experience and skill set:

  • Two or more years of Benefits related experience
  • Two years of college or equivalent experience
  • Strong working knowledge of regulatory laws that affect benefits (ERISA, COBRA, USERRA, HIPAA, FMLA, PPACA)
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Knowledge of SAP and ADP/Enterprise preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills; able to work and solve problems independently
  • Experience working within a collaborative environment
  • Strong attention to detail; able to work under pressure and meet critical processing deadlines
  • Experience with understanding, interpreting and discussing collective bargaining agreement requirements
  • Knowledge of basic accounting and mathematical principles/ strong analytical skills
  • Able to handle confidential information




Sodexo is the 18th largest employer worldwide and prides itself with great work-life balance opportunities. Sodexo is a stable company offering robust benefit packages for its employees.


Position Summary

Administers a program(s) or a portion of a program (s) within a department. Incumbent is technical expert on the program they administer. Oversees, monitors, and completes all administrative projects, priorities and functions for program managed. Program(s) typically have a Division-wide or company-wide scope. Work is generally administrative or project oriented, but is generally varied and unstructured in nature. Work may involve monitoring for regulatory compliance. Works independently under general supervision.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree or equivalent experienceSodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


Posted: 2020-10-15 Expires: 2020-12-17

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