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Sr. Manager, Benefits



Accounting & Finance
Simi Valley, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

Worker Type


Job Description


The Sr. Manager, P&C Shared Services is responsible for the planning, design, implementation, maintenance, and administration of all benefit programs consistent with the organization’s human capital objectives.


  • Ensure alignment of benefits and rewards with culture, strategy, and operational imperatives.
  • Monitor and evaluate the company's benefits programs, including insurance programs, retirement plans, sick leave, time off, and vacation policies.
  • Manage vendor relationships with benefit partner to negotiate benefit coverage services and costs with carriers.
  • Manage programs such as health insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, employee assistance, and other company plans and programs.
  • Maintain knowledge of government regulations, benefit program trends, and practices among similar organizations.
  • Work with accounting, legal, and tax departments to ensure accurate financial reporting, compliance with all tax laws related to benefits programs.
  • Lead the preparation and communication of information to current and former employees about benefit programs, procedures, changes, and government-mandated disclosures
  • Manage annual 401(K), WC, and Benefit Welfare audits and filing of 5500’s.
  • Manage leave of absence and workers comp (partner with EH&S) and Defense Base Act (DBA) insurance administration.
  • Lead SME and change agent for Workday Benefits


  • 10+ years of benefits experience in roles or increasing responsibility in areas of HR.
  • Knowledge, understanding, and application of Federal and State employment laws: ERISA, FLMA, FLSA, EEO, ADA, etc. required.
  • Experience working with HRIS systems.
  • Expertise in the design, development, implementation, and administration of all types of benefits programs.
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook skills


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business or related field.

Additional Requirements

  • Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, and management skills.
  • Excellent priority setting skills with the flexibility and adaptability to respond to shifting business needs.
  • Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking, deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning, and analytical skills.
  • High professional standards and strong customer experience mentality with an energetic, positive attitude to build partnerships, relationships, and trust easily.
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
  • Prior Workday experience preferred.
  • Experience with multiple large, company-wide program implementations
  • Able to work effectively and efficiently across functions and have a proven track record of working successfully across multiple levels of an organization
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
  • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company
  • Focuses on teamwork and puts the success of the team above one's own interests

Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an office or home office environment (Constant)
  • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)

The salary range for this role is:

$133,630 - $189,420

AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.

ITAR Requirement:

This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

Benefits: AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit:

We also encourage you to review our company website at to learn more about us.

Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

Who We Are

Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we’ve been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world’s most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection in Washington, DC.

Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

What We Do

Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company’s hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans. AeroVironment, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic data, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status.


U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required.