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Manager, Compensation and Benefits

Manager, Compensation and Benefits

US-CA-San Francisco
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Esurance is hiring a Manager, Total Rewards to lead our Compensation and Benefits team at the Esurance Corporate Office, located at 650 Davis Street in San Francisco.  As the Manager, Total Rewards you are responsible for managing the compensation, retirement (401k), and benefits programs and policies of the company for all operations to ensure compliance with applicable laws. The Manager assists with the design, development, implementation, administration and assessment of rewards and recognition programs, including incentive plans that support the organization's business strategy to attract, motivate and retain excellent employees.


Additionally, the manager recommends and embraces best practices, surveys the industry to determine competitive positioning and is responsible for introducing innovative and efficient process improvements. The incumbent is responsible for hiring and supervising the work activities of assigned staff, and coordinating activities with other HR functional areas to assure data integrity, timeliness, and ease of access to needed information by management and employees.  The ideal candidate will have a strong process oriented focus as this position will be responsible for enhancing and streamlining multiple manual processes.  



Compensation Responsibilities: 

  • In collaboration with the Director Human Resources researches market competitive practices, recommends new programs or enhancements based on cost/benefit analyses, benchmarking, and alignment with the company's strategic direction 
  • Works with external consultants and professional industry organizations to understand and benchmark market practices in order to maintain competitive plans
  • Responsible for the planning and designing of the annual compensation salary planning process:
  • Manages the data transfer from all source systems
  • Prepares management reporting
  • Develops and delivers compensation planning training
  • Recommends compensation related systems enhancements
  • Provides guidance to planning managers regarding compensation and salary administration
  • Keeps apprised of federal, state, and local compensation laws and regulations in order to ensure company compliance
  • Educates supervisors and managers on all compensation issues and recommends appropriate resolutions. 


Retirement Plan (401K) & Benefits Responsibilities:

  • Provides day-to-day oversight of medical and retirement plans within the benefits strategy, policy and framework
  • Makes certain that changes to retirement programs incorporate the company?s strategic objectives, satisfy legal requirements, and achieve a balance between market practice, employee needs, and the company?s ability to fund such programs.
  • Works with external consultants and professional industry organizations to understand and benchmark market practices in order to maintain competitive plans
  • Manages and communicates benefit, retirement and wellness programs, ensure statutory compliance with FMLA, ADA, COBRA, ERISA, OSHA, and HIPAA, oversee annual filings and audits as well as administer LOA programs
  • Ensures medical and retirement plans are administered in accordance with plan, IRS, and ERISA rules. Ensures compliance including government filings and required participant disclosures (i.e., Form 5500?s, Annual Funding Notice, SPDs)
  • Ensures plans are administered according to SLAs and the appropriate customer service is being provided
  • Partners with parent company to lead the Esurance annual enrollment and other needed communication initiatives


  • Highly analytical and a strong background in compensation design, analysis and administration, including experience with the design of incentive programs, and executive, professional, exempt and non-exempt plans
  • Strong knowledge of benefits compliance and reporting requirements, enrollment processes and plan administration with corporate benefits experience strongly desired
  • Excellent communications with the ability influence and negotiate with individuals at all levels
  • Cross-functional collaboration skills with the ability to work well with stakeholders and colleagues at all levels
  • Strong planning and project management skills with the ability to work well under deadlines in a changing environment and perform multiple tasks effectively and concurrently
  • Ability to develop and implement programs required
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain relationships with both internal and external customers as well as with strong vendor management skills


Experience / Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resource, Business Administration, or equivalent education required
  • 7+ years total related Compensation and Benefits experience in a progressive HR and business environment required
  • 2-3 years of supervisory experience required
  • Expert knowledge in managing and maintaining retirement programs required - knowledge of 401(k) plan management from start to finish required; to include project management, enrollment, vendor management, auditing, filings, and training, education, and communication
  • CCP (Certified Compensation Professional) CBP (Certified Benefits Professional) or SPHR (Senior Professional Human Resources Certificate) designation desirable
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word); to include advanced MS Excel skills (Pivot-Tables, VLookUps, MACROs, etc.) required 

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