March 20, 2019

HRIS/Benefits Administrator

Sovos Brands

Join the Sovos Brands team, representing real, delicious food for the way you live!

We’re currently seeking an experienced HRIS/Benefits Administrator to join our growing People and Organization (P&O) team.

We believe that every employee in the company can and should make an impact every day, and we empower them to do so. If you are self-motivated, thrive in a dynamic environment and are a great team player you will love working here.

What we do?

Sovos Brands is a new kind of food and beverage company with a mission to acquire and build one-of-a-kind brands. The brands in its portfolio, Michael Angelo’s, Rao’s Homemade, and noosa yoghurt are, respectively, a leading producer of premium, authentic frozen Italian entrées, a producer of super premium pasta sauces and other Italian specialty foods, and a producer of yoghurt made with whole milk and a touch of honey. Find out more about Sovos at, Michael Angelo’s at, Rao’s Homemade at, and noosa at

We have 6 GUIDING PRINCIPLES which we live by:

Lead with courage and tenacity
Focus on quality
Obsess with the front line
Communicate with candor and respect
Enjoy the ride
Be nimble
About the position:

The Benefits/HRIS Administrator will be a key partner in a high performing team, deliver results and help create a positive employee experience through implementing new and streamlining existing HRIS and Benefits systems and processes. This well-organized individual will serve as an HRIS expert by partnering with the VP P&O to identify the right HRIS platform that supports both the small corporate entity as well as the growing portfolio of brands. This role will administer human resources policies, processes and programs designed to ensure all employees are enabled and empowered to perform to their highest potential.

What you’ll do?

Coordinate day-to-day operations of the P&O function including:
Supports and serves as role model for the company’s mission, vision and values.
Partner with VP P&O to drive the creation of the HRIS implementation roadmap to include leading product-selection, prioritization, research, change management, implementation and issue management.
Function as subject-matter expert to optimize enterprise use of selected HRIS and existing ADP HR technology solutions for enhanced operations and consistent user experience.
Recommend process improvements and innovative solutions. Serve as an HR technology liaison with IT, shared services, payroll, across brands and with third party administrators, including ADP.
Oversee development of user procedures, guidelines and documentation for HR technology.
Assist project teams associated with HR technology projects and initiatives.
Maintain HR records, employee files and employee data.
Support the administration and communication of all the organization’s health and welfare programs, voluntary benefits, and defined contribution benefit plans to ensure they are executed within plan and regulatory constraints.
Implement employee status changes (new hires, transfers, terminations, etc).
Supports the P&O processes through the HRIS such as performance evaluations, transfer requests, compensation cycles, benefits administration, corrective action and employee relations.
Partners with Payroll to ensure relevant HRIS, benefits and compliance data is communicated to Payroll team and in the correct format.
Function as main point of contact for all associates requiring a leave of absence; provides education on the leave process and guidance on next steps.
Develop P&O communications to keep staff informed of pertinent programs, policies and deadlines.
Manage benefits administration for open enrollment, ongoing eligibility, disability, leave of absences and 401(k).
Ensure benefits plans remain compliant with all Federal and/or State laws/regulations and spearhead the understanding and implementation thereof.
Serves as direct contact in partnership with benefits service center for employee benefit questions and responds timely to all phone and email inquiries. Researches issues and works with vendors to ensure resolution of issues.
Conducts benefits orientation and training activities for new hires, managers, related to qualifying events, open enrollment, etc. Plans and coordinates benefits events with vendors and administrative services. Creates and updates benefits communication materials.
Prepares benefit related reports related to contributions and enrollments and assists with annual reporting and audits including 401(k), annual plan audits and Form 5500 filings.
Creates and maintains standard operating procedures.
What Qualifications/skills/knowledge do you bring?

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
5-7 years of Benefits and HRIS experience. ADP experience preferred.
Customer service abilities, problem solving, and an ability to be forward thinking in a fast-growing, nimble organization.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and be able to adapt in a fast-paced environment and escalate issues as needed.
The candidate should be a proficient problem solver who is deadline driven and detail oriented; demonstrates sound judgment, prioritization and decision making.
Ability to multi-task, demonstrates excellent time management and follow-up skills; exhibits excellent written/verbal communications and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work closely with a team, as well independently. Must be able to handle confidential information with the highest level of professionalism.
Knowledge of benefit plan design and administration for a variety of benefits including: medical, dental, wellness, disability, life, voluntary benefits and 401(k)
Knowledge of benefit regulations such as HIPAA, ERISA, and COBRA is required.
Strong presentation, communication and writing skills.
Adept at managing multiple priorities at one time and adapting to change.
Highly organized, multi-tasker, detail oriented, problem solver.
Proficiency implementing and administrating HRIS platforms.
Proactive with strong analytical skills.
Ability to think logically and critically to create innovative solutions to complicated problems.
Ability to act with the highest level of discretion at all times.
For more information about our growing company, please visit Sovos Brands website at

Are you the HRIS/Benefits Administrator we are looking for?

Apply now by sending your CV and a brief motivation via the ‘Apply’ button.

We look forward to getting to know you!

We maintain a drug and alcohol-free workplace. All candidates offered a position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test. We participate in E-Verify.

Sovos brands is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. sovos brands is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


Send your application or inquiries to:

Ishita Raj