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Senior Benefits Analyst - Military Veterans

at Univar Solutions


A Place Where People Matter. 

Start your career journey with Univar Solutions!  Here you can make an impact on the world around you and accelerate your career in areas that energize and excite you. 


Senior Benefits Analyst:

The Senior Benefits Analyst will be responsible for the administration and management of assigned benefit plans. This includes ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, coordinating with vendors, promoting, and communicating benefit plans, integrating them with HRIS/IT/Payroll systems, and handling file processing, funding, and reconciliations. The administrator will also contribute to the development, management, and measurement of health management programs, including promotion, targeted communication, metrics, evaluation, and reporting.


What You'll Do:

Plan Administration

Serve as a subject matter expert for Benefits and compliance questions, HR Shared Service issues, and other related matters.

Manage relationships with benefit plan vendors, ensuring efficient and effective service delivery.

Promote and communicate benefit plans to employees.

Ensure seamless integration of benefit plans with Benefits Administrator, Recordkeeper, HRIS, IT, and Payroll systems.

Handle file processing, funding, and reconciliations. 



Stay updated on legislative and regulatory changes related to benefit plans.

Make recommendations in response to these changes to ensure compliance.

Support the completion of Form 5500 and financial audits; PCORI filing, Medicare Part D and other H & W and Retirement plan compliance related activities.


Health Management

Contribute to the development, management, and measurement of health management programs

Promote health management initiatives

Implement targeted communication strategies to increase employee acceptance and engagement to health and wellness related programs 

Track and analyze metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of health management programs

Manage program administrators responsible for implementing health management initiatives


Issue Resolution

Provide direct support to employees with raised issues as needed

Partner with vendors on root-cause and resolutions as appropriate

Identify pro-active ways to improve the process/experience for other employees in the future

Support the training, development, and education of teammates

Partner with Sr. Benefits Manager to ensure standard operating procedures (SOPs) are clearly documented and updated as needed


Project Management

Partners with Total Rewards team, vendors, and internal partners to manage projects (i.e., open enrollment, vendor transitions, plan design changes, etc.) from conception to execution

Ensures appropriate team members are included and managed throughout the process, including any technical changes

Recommends appropriate communication strategy and partners with internal and external resources to complete


Absence Management

Responsible for absence management, disability, attendance, and time-off policies

Familiar with ADA interactive process a plus

Update policies as needed and support the facilitation of employee education


What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Business Administration, or a related field

  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in U.S. benefits administration, including knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements. Understanding of Canada Benefits will be added advantage.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities

  • Proficiency in HRIS, IT and payroll systems (ADP & SAP a plus)

  • Knowledge of health management programs and initiatives

  • Familiarity with benchmarking and data analysis techniques

  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and implement process improvements

  • Attention to detail and accuracy in data management and reporting

  • ACA/COBRA/ERISA/FML/HIPAA-Privacy knowledge and application is required

  • Understanding of self-insured healthcare plans and prior experience working/administering is preferred


Where You'll Work:

  • This is a hybrid based role located in our corporate office in Downers Grove, IL


What You Can Expect:

Univar Solutions is a leading, global distributor of chemicals and ingredients essential to the safety, health, and wellbeing of our daily lives from life-saving medicines and vitamins to hand sanitizers and industrial materials used for cleaning, construction, and more.  Our global team of more than 10,000 employees support our vision to redefine distribution and be the most valued chemical and ingredient distributor on the planet!


We offer a Total Rewards package that includes market aligned pay and incentives as well as a diverse benefits offering to support our employees’ physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing.


Univar Solutions supports sustainable solutions for the world around us so that we can do our part to help keep our communities healthy, fed, clean, and safe! 


We are committed to a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusion.  Together, we are building a culture that acknowledges the unique experiences, perspectives and expertise of individuals and provides the development and growth opportunities to empower us to redefine our industry. 


Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


Univar Solutions does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing firms (collectively Recruiting Firms). Recruiting Firms must enter into a Master Services Agreement (MSA) with Univar Solutions prior to submitting any information relating to a potential candidate. All searches must be initiated by Univar Solutions' Talent Acquisition team and candidates must be submitted via Applicant Tracking System (ATS) by approved vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless the aforementioned conditions have been met. Contacting our hiring managers directly is prohibited.



Downers Grove, IL

Univar Solutions

You’ve proudly protected our freedom and we’d be honored to have you on our team! 

Our purpose at Univar Solutions is to help keep our communities healthy, fed, clean, and safe. We are an integral part of providing critical products to the communities where we live, play, and work through the incredible efforts of our people… our greatest strength.  

We believe military service is synonymous with our core values:

  • Serious About Safety            
  • We Do What We Say            
  • Where People Matter          
  • Valuable To Others 
  • Together We Win


Our Military Commitment

Univar Solutions is committed to supporting Military Veterans and Families by creating a world-class environment for Veterans to grow their careers as members of our team. Our Veterans Resource Network enables a safe, welcoming, and collaborative environment for all Military Veterans by:

  • Recognizing and promoting the skills and experiences Veterans deliver in an organization
  • Engaging and empowering Veterans, Veteran Families, and supporters to enhance professional development, career advancement, and personal enrichment
  • Providing education and support for Veterans and Veteran Families’ needs
  • Creating a culture of inclusion and diversity that embraces Veterans and welcomes them into an environment where their experiences, opinions, and contributions are truly valued
  • Advocating for and financially contributing to Veteran causes and charities
  • Ensuring we can be a preferred employer of Veterans

Come join Univar Solutions as one of hundreds of Veterans in our ranks who are helping us to redefine Chemical and Ingredient Distribution!

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