Benefits Manager (St. Petersburg, FL)

Benefits Manager (St. Petersburg, FL)

Superior Group of Companies™, formerly Superior Uniform Group, established in 1920, is a combination of companies that help customers unlock the power of their brands by creating extraordinary brand experiences for employees and customers. It provides customized support for each of its divisions through its shared services model.


The Benefits Manager is responsible for the administration of employee benefits, including health and welfare plans.  This role develops and improves benefits plans, compensation programs and processes, to ensure both cost-efficiency and a positive employee experience.


  • Project manages Annual Enrollment to include: vendor administration requirements, development of training and employee benefits communications, and collection of statistical and census data
  • Participates in the annual review of current benefits offerings, plan design changes and cost sharing strategy recommendation.
  • Partners with the payroll department and benefits director to ensure the setup of benefits information is correct in HRIS
  • Partners with HR leaders and Talent Acquisition to ensure all compensation is within company guidelines
  • Maintains contact with vendors, employees, and beneficiaries and resolves benefit inquiries to ensure quick, equitable, courteous resolution
  • Administers Leave of Absence Program to include FMLA, non FMLA leaves, workers compensation and ADAAA
  • Executes wellness program implementations and communication throughout the year
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of all laws, regulations and practices affecting employee benefits programs and ensures that SGC benefits programs are compliant
  • Manages and communicates other employee recognition programs
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Monitor competitive wage rates to develop or modify compensation plans
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of all laws, regulations and practices affecting employee benefits programs and ensures that SGC benefits programs are compliant
  • Manages and communicates other employee recognition programs



  • Bachelor’s Degree or Human Resources certification required
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience with employee benefits, compensation and FMLA administration      
  • Minimum of 1 year project management experience
  • HRIS or Payroll system experience, ADP preferred
  • Understanding of HRIS benefits module design, structure, functions, and processes
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


  • Analytical Thinking – Possessing the capability and the inclination to identify and synthesize information from diverse sources by looking for patterns in data, making connections between seemingly unrelated events, and understanding how different parts of a system are interdependent.
  •  Learning Agility – Possessing the ability to discern patterns in data, recognize relationships between concepts, and rapidly apply learning from one context to solve analogous problems in different contexts.
  • Creativity and Innovation – Tending towards divergent thinking and the propensity to question existing practices, challenge commonly held assumptions, originate new or radical alternatives to traditional methods, processes and products, and build on others’ ideas
  • Information Seeking – Possessing an underlying curiosity and desire to know more about things, people, or issues. Going beyond routine questions and dig for exact information to resolve discrepancies.
  • Quality Focus – Managing the efficiency, accuracy, completeness, and integrity of the work one produces. Recommending improvements in procedures for continuous improvement of the quality of work produced.
  • Initiating Action – Being a self-starter and taking a lead role in improving or enhancing a product or service, avoiding problems, or developing entrepreneurial opportunities; demonstrating a positive attitude toward getting things done and seeking additional responsibilities that may go beyond the scope of one’s formal job description
  • Time Management – Managing multiple responsibilities by being organized and keeping on top of important time-sensitive tasks.

**Along with a competitive compensation package, the company offers an excellent benefits package, including Medical, Dental, a defined contribution plan (e.g. 401(k)), life insurance, long term disability, a flexible spending account (FSA) and paid maternity/paternity leave.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.