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Benefits Manager, US



Accounting & Finance
United States
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Building the Future of Crypto

Our Krakenites are a world-class team with crypto conviction, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology.

What makes us different?

Kraken is a mission-focused company rooted in crypto values. As a Krakenite, you’ll join us on our mission to accelerate the global adoption of crypto, so that everyone can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. For over a decade, Kraken’s focus on our mission and crypto ethos has attracted many of the most talented crypto experts in the world.

Before you apply, please read the Kraken Culture page to learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission.

As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 70+ countries who speak over 50 languages. Krakenites are industry pioneers who develop premium crypto products for experienced traders, institutions, and newcomers to the space. Kraken is committed to industry-leading security, crypto education, and world-class client support through our products like Kraken Pro, Kraken NFT, and Kraken Futures.

Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!

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The team

Our mission is to provide a competitive and inclusive benefit package tailored to meet the diverse needs of our Krakenites at every step of their personal and professional journey. We do this through innovative solutions and a commitment to excellence as we aim to enhance the well-being and satisfaction of each of our Krakenites.

Our team designs, manages and administers a US benefits program inclusive of immigration, health & wellness, 401k, time off and leave of absence for both US and Canada. We problem solve Krakenites' requests for time away from work, insurance questions and claim issues, audit our benefits enrollment system and maintain the 40k plan and compliance.

You will thrive here if you are looking to make an immediate impact by rolling up your sleeves and jumping into this fast paced, passionate and dynamic team. Kraken is a place where opportunities to grow and learn are boundless.

Our goal is to continue to improve upon the US benefits program's ability to meet the diverse needs of our Krakenites.

The opportunity

  • Oversee all aspects of designing and administering benefit programs in North America, encompassing health, retirement, life, disability, time off, wellbeing, and accommodation requests

  • Manages annual renewals in North America, including ownership of U.S. open enrollment (OE), planning and executing OE system configuration, recommending benefit enhancements and cost-sharing adjustments to leadership, and coordinating employee communications

  • Ensure compliance with state and federal leave laws by managing all types of leave of absence in North America

  • Process accommodation requests for disabilities, applying federal and state laws accordingly

  • Handle compliance requirements such as ERISA, FMLA, COBRA, HIPAA, ADA, Form 5500 filings, SAR filings, RxDC filing, 1095/1094 form creation, Workers Compensation, OSHA, nondiscrimination testing, and audits.

  • Review and enhances current benefit offerings for competitiveness, cost-effectiveness, and alignment with competitive practice

  • Partner with Finance, Payroll, Employee Relations and KX Operations team leaders to scale with velocity while maintaining a world class Krakenite experience.

  • Develop and execute communication strategies to effectively promote and educate employees, candidates, and family members about benefit offerings

  • Engage with external vendors, brokers, and consultants to negotiate contracts, monitor performance, and optimize benefit investments

  • Supervise a team of benefits analysts

  • Manage the US immigration program & resources to ensure consistency and compliance

Skills you should HODL

  • Significant experience in the benefits space for the US and Canada markets, preferably in a similar role at a high tech, global company

  • Experienced in managing people in the corporate benefits space

  • Ability to work collaboratively across various teams and departments on multiple projects

  • Highly organized, operationally astute and data-oriented

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, attention to details and high degree of accuracy

  • Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment

  • Willingness to embrace change, self-motivated and proactive learner

  • Exceptional customer service, written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with an HRIS (Workday) and benefits enrollment portals

  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in HR

Nice to Haves

  • Experience with US immigration

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Kraken is powered by people from around the world and we celebrate all Krakenites for their diverse talents, backgrounds, contributions and unique perspectives. We hire strictly based on merit, meaning we seek out the candidates with the right abilities, knowledge, and skills considered the most suitable for the job. We encourage you to apply for roles where you don't fully meet the listed requirements, especially if you're passionate or knowledgable about crypto!

As an equal opportunity employer, we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.

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