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Employee Relations Specialist

Company: Expeditors
Location: Seattle
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

"We're not in the shipping business; we're in the information business" -Peter Rose, Expeditors Founder

As a Fortune 500 company, Expeditors employs more than 15,000 trained professionals in a worldwide network of over 300 locations across six continents. Expeditors satisfies the increasingly sophisticated needs of international trade through customized solutions and seamless, integrated information systems. Our services include the consolidation and forwarding of air or ocean freight, customs brokerage, vendor consolidation, cargo insurance, time-definite transportation, order management, warehousing, distribution and customized logistics solutions. Expeditors is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Expeditors, a leader in global logistics, is looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a willingness to learn a variety of human resource functions. The position includes exposure to a wide range of benefit administration tasks for the corporate Employee Relations & Benefits department, which supports over 6,400 U.S. employees. A successful candidate will be comfortable working in a team environment, have exceptional interpersonal, communication and customer service skills, superior attention to detail and the ability to prioritize multiple on-going projects.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

+ Provides support through daily administration of benefit policies and procedures, which may include the following:

+ Billing for various benefits including 401(k), Commuter, and COBRA

+ COBRA administration

+ Benefit enrollment verification letters

+ Life insurance claim submissions

+ Benefit audits

+ Benefit system enrollment and eligibility updates

+ Benefit-related issue resolution

+ Maintains positive vendor relationships

+ Assists in managing accommodation requests in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other applicable state/local disability laws, which may include the following:

+ Communicate with employees and managers when ADA accommodation is requested to ensure understanding of the process and requirements

+ Ensures smooth end-to-end administration of ADA accommodations, including supplying ADA compliance notices, and gathering required paperwork

+ Maintain knowledge of all applicable accommodation laws

+ Provides support to managers and employees with well-reasoned, friendly and timely responses to requests and questions

+ Maintains electronic filing system in accordance with legal requirements, company policies and procedures

+ Facilitates compliance through detailed attention to established policies and procedures

+ Works closely with Employee Relations & Benefits team on a variety of tasks

+ Meets Expeditors' annual training requirements

+ Adheres to Expeditors' 10 cultural attributes: Appearance, Attitude, Confidence, Curiosity, Excellence, Integrity, Pride, Resolute, Sense of Humor, and Visionary

+ Performs other duties as assigned or as may be necessary

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

To be immediately considered for this opportunity, the following are needed:

+ Bachelor's degree

+ Preferred 1- 2 years' experience in a human resources role

+ Demonstrated interest in human resources and employment law compliance

+ Ability to build strong relationships with employees and management to ensure effective support on human resource issues

+ Ability to work effectively in a team environment

+ Strong attention to detail and a critical eye

+ Organizational skills that result in consistent volume and quality of output

+ Diligent and firm ethics

+ Enthusiastic, positive, and ambitious attitude

+ Strong interpersonal, customer service, and communication skills


Non-Exempt Annual Salary: $56,000 - $60,000 (DOE)

Expeditors offers competitive benefits to all full-time employees including:

+ Paid Vacation, Holiday and Sick Time

+ Health Plan: Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision

+ Health Savings Account

+ Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

+ Life and Long Term Disability Insurance

+ 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan

+ Various Optional Life and Disability Plans

+ Commuter Benefits

+ Employee Stock Purchase Plan

+ Training and Education Program

Keywords: Expeditors, Seattle , Employee Relations Specialist, Other , Seattle, Washington

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