Vail Resorts Benefits Manager in Broomfield, Colorado

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The Benefits Manager is responsible for the daily oversight of our health & welfare benefits and policies, ensuring ongoing compliance and that strategic goals are supported by the current programs. The manager will lead projects including, but not limited to, Open Enrollment, vendor implementation, and PeopleSoft updates. The Manager oversees the coordinators and specialists on the Benefits team and supports them in completion of their responsibilities and their ongoing development. The Manager will partner with the Director of Benefits to support Company & HR strategy and ensure team alignment. The Manager must be passionate about how Benefits can elevate the employee experience to drive Vail Resorts growth and profitability around the world.


• Own benefit vendor implementations, renewals, and ongoing management of current vendor partners.

• Manage ongoing annual activities such as Open Enrollment, 5500 filings, Form 1095 creation & distribution, ACA reporting, and Lifetime Ski Pass administration.

• Ensure ongoing Benefit related system updates are completed successfully with a focus on automation and efficiency.

• Manage talent by training, supporting, developing, and appraising job results of the Benefit Coordinators and Specialists.

• Ensure compliance for benefit related programs and policies.

• Develop communication regarding policies, programs and benefits to be delivered to HR, managers, and employees.

• Successfully drive philosophical and program changes through the organization, in conjunction with an evolving Benefits and Company strategic plan.

• Support integration related activities for newly acquired resorts or properties.


Bachelors Degree

5+ years corporate experience in an employee benefits role

Experience working with external vendors.

Experience working with finance.

Experience working with both internal and external legal counsel

2+ years Supervisory experience

PC skills with the Microsoft suite including, Access, Excel, Word required and knowledge of PeopleSoft HR system, Service Now, and SharePoint preferred.

Professional and clear written and verbal communication skills

Be knowledgeable about traditional employee benefits with a solid understanding about trends in the industry.

Strong project management skills and ability to lead enterprise-wide projects aligning all stakeholders.

Helps build and maintain a productive and supportive work environment allowing team members development opportunities.

Attentive to detail and accuracy and committed to excellence and quality.

Complete analysis of plan performance to determine areas of opportunity.

Looks for ways to improve the current benefit program and processes.

Makes timely decisions, uses consensus when possible and communicates effectively to other team members and leadership.

Is able to sort through issues, seek input from other in order to identify and address the root cause of issues.

Completes tasks in a timely manner, is punctual at work and in meetings. Shows consistent effort.

Handles pressure well, adjusts plans to meet change needs and acts on opportunities.

Team player with the ability to exercise diplomacy and good judgment

Enjoys working independently in a fast paced environment

Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and establishing personal networks.

We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


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