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United States of America
Human Resources





The Benefits Manager is an impactful position at Trident Seafoods, reporting to the Director, Total Rewards.  This role is responsible for the planning, communication, management and execution of benefits, retirement and other programs and projects.  It will support the development of strategic HR and business initiatives and help elevate our Employee Value Proposition and being recognized as the very best place to work. This individual will manage a team of Benefits Specialists.

This hybrid position will be a combination of remote and onsite at the Trident Support Center office in Seattle, WA. Our hybrid work environment includes remote on Monday and Friday and in the Support Center on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.


Essential Functions

  • Develops, implements, maintains, and administers employee benefit programs such as retirement, health insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, health saving accounts, health reimbursement arrangements, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance, leave of absence, employee service awards, COBRA, commuter benefits, discounts & perks and other additional plans.
  • Oversees the review and analysis of benefits programs including benchmark data, financial and vendor performance, market trends, and benefits philosophy.
  • Manages the annual open enrollment period - including communications, systems implementation, testing, launch and close; and post-enrollment activities.
  • Prepares engaging, best in class communications on all benefits and retirement programs, procedures, changes, and government-mandated disclosures.
  • Analyzes and evaluates services, coverage, and options available through insurance and investment companies to determine programs best meeting needs of organization and recommends changes to management.
  • Ensures high customer service levels, issues related to access to or payment of benefits are resolved timely, and promotes a culture of process improvement
  • Responsible for administering all aspects of benefits eligibility under the Affordable Care Ace (ACA) - measurement period, eligibility determination, government filings, and other duties related to Forms 1094-C and 1095-C.
  • Ensure the appropriate controls, governance and compliance with governmental regulations is maintained for all plans- including but not limited to ACA, PCORI, SAR distribution, 5500 reporting, and more.
  • Manages vendor relationships, negotiates and contracts with benefit plan providers, vendors, auditors, and consultants for services, premiums, and plan administration.
  • Analyzes benefits experience and design for cost-control and risk mitigation factors.
  • Consults with managers and health care professionals to evaluate the need for, develop, and implement accommodations, return-to-work, light-duty, and other requirements under ADA.
  • Develops, recommends, and monitors budget allocations for employee benefits. Reconciles benefits financial activity monthly.

Minimum Requirements



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Role model for our Trident family values.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, clear and compelling communicator and a careful and active listener.
  • Passionate people developer with a proven track record of growing talent and shaping careers.
  • Strong relationship builder with the agility to connect with diverse people across all positions, locations, and geographies.
  • Genuinely cares deeply for the well-being of our people.
  • Strong analytical, communication, project planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Critical thinker with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and prioritize projects.
  • Is energized by discovering opportunities for improvement and brings strong problem-solving skills and excellent judgement.



  • 5+ years Benefits experience required
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment



Bachelor’s Degree in, Business Administration, Finance, Human Resources or related field. (May substitute additional experience for degree.)


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

CEBS certification preferred.




This is a Salaried – Exempt position with an annualized salary range of: $105,000 – 135,000.

Please note that the salary information shown above is a general guidance only. Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Employees (and their families) are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance, HRA/HSA with employer contribution, EAP, wellness programs, and annual discretionary bonuses. Employees may enroll in Trident’s 401k plan with partial employer match and adoption assistance. Group rates for long- and short-term disability, and supplemental life & disability insurance. Employees will also receive 3.08 hours paid vacation and the greater of 2.16 hours of paid sick time per two-week pay period or 1.00 hour per 40 hours worked and ten paid holidays throughout the calendar year, along with paid parental leave.  Additional benefits could include: Relocation assistance and signing bonus.


Trident Seafoods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age and genetic information.

Trident Seafoods has adopted a zero-tolerance and drug-free workplace policy. Pre-employment drug examinations are required for all employees.

Any employment offer from Trident Seafoods is contingent upon the candidate maintaining valid immigration status and work authorization throughout employment, without any need for immigration sponsorship by the company.