Senior Benefits Program Manager

Splunk San Jose , CA 95111

Posted 3 months ago

Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our products and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we're committed to our work, customers, having fun and most importantly to each other's success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!

The Position:

As the Senior Benefits Program Manager, you will be based in our San Jose, CA office and report into the Director, Global Benefits. You will be responsible for managing the US and Canada retirement programs, retirement plan committees, several global/corporate programs, projects and initiatives, as well benefits advising and support for assigned location. This position will require that you partner closely with internal client facing roles to ensure the effective delivery of these benefits, including resolving employee, HR team, and Manager queries.

Areas of Responsibility:

You will run and administer Splunk's US and Canadian retirement plans & programs (401K/Roth, employer match, RRSP, DPSP, Committee team management (as appointed by the Compensation Committee of the Board of the Directors)) and global insurance plans (Ex-Pat, BTA, EAP, Workers Comp). You will also be responsible for managing Splunk's global retirement committees in select locations. Managing all these programs includes vendor and invoicing management and regulatory and policy compliance for all plans, including internal and external audits, discrimination testing, notifications, year-end true up calculations, plan amendments, and tax filings.

You will support the benefits team for mergers and acquisitions, collaborating with the greater HR M&A team on developing benefits checklists, playbooks, timelines, attending required meetings, etc. You will be responsible for managing and administering acquired plans, managing the closing/ termination/merger of the plans, and all compliance requirements (final discrimination testing, tax filings).

This role is also responsible for spearheading and developing a strong benefits communication strategy to highlight and help educate our employees on the great benefits & perks programs at Splunk. This will require creative and fantastic communication skills, maintaining current and creating/enhancing benefit summaries, working with other team members, outside vendors, conducting RFPs.

You will be responsible for competitive analysis of benefits programs assigned, coordinating with brokers/vendors on the negotiation of renewals, RFPs, benchmarking, survey participation, initiate proposals for scalability (e.g. automation, leveraging Workday/other IT solutions) and improvements in design, administration and cost efficiency.

This role also requires that you liaise & collaborate with internal partners relative to administration, communication, budgeting/forecasting, preparing business cases, and ongoing program management, including global HR partners, Recruiting, Payroll, Finance, Legal and Senior Management.

Provide Benefits specific support on other Benefits initiatives and programs as required.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • 10-12+ years benefits administration and analysis experience

  • Strong working knowledge of U.S. and Canadian laws, regulations, and compliance requirements regarding retirement plans.

  • Strong Program and Vendor Management experience

  • Experience with Project Management desired

  • Intellectually curious and exhibits strong critical thinking skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills are a requirement

  • Strong customer service and analytical skills and ability to liaise with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to work with highly confidential information

  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills

  • Demonstrates diligence, strong initiative and is self-managed

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, high growth environment

  • Experience with benefits administration in mergers and acquisitions a plus

  • Advanced excel skills

  • Proficiency with HR systems, preferably Workday

We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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