Benefits Specialist

Website Pacific Seafood

At Pacific Seafood, we do more than just provide the world with the healthiest proteins on the planet. We are an excellence-driven organization committed to being the brand of choice in the marketplace and the employer of choice in the community.  We believe in servant leadership, investing in our team members, and rewarding performance.  We live by the core values of our Diamond Philosophy: Quality, Teamwork, Productivity, and Excellence—which means consistently doing your best and always striving to do better.


The Benefits Specialist at Pacific Seafood is a key role on our Team Member Services team supporting efforts to deliver outstanding customer service and protect the well-being of our team members and the organization. This position involves supporting the administration of all benefits and retirement programs, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and retirement plans and is ideal for someone who is flexible and adaptive to changes, a critical thinker, and technically sound in research and reporting.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Benefits Administration:

  • Determine monthly benefit eligibility and distribute all benefits enrollment materials.
  • Lead the day-to-day benefits activities and completion of regular weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly tasks.
  • Enroll team members with health plan vendors and process life event changes as needed.
  • Bi-weekly preparation of new enrollee and term reports for benefits and COBRA vendor.
  • Reconciliation of 401k contributions and benefit deductions.
  • Responds to benefits inquiries from managers and team members on plan provisions, benefits enrollments, status changes and other general inquiries.
  • Act as point of contact for all benefit and retirement vendor partners.
  • In partnership with the Manager, handles all weekly and monthly invoicing from carriers and vendors. Runs necessary reports to reconcile invoices.

2. Process Improvement:

  • Identify systemic opportunities and areas of improvement, working closely with the Manager to bring forward ideas and implement solutions.
  • Provide enrollment support, including the creation of educational and marketing materials, FAQ documentation, and providing general support for our HR teams in the field for any benefit inquiries by our team members.
  • Monthly auditing of vendor roster reporting vs. HRIS reporting, ensuring benefit terminations and/or new hire enrollments are processed timely and accurately.
  • Special projects as needed in support of the Benefits and Compensation company programs.
  • Utilizing all available tools, identifying on a regular cadence in partnership with our payroll teams any benefit deduction issues that need to be resolved, calculating arrearages and/or refunds owed when applicable.
  • Identifying areas of opportunity in our existing file feeds, missing data elements, bringing forward proposals to resolve, etc

3. Data Analysis:

  • Support the Manager of Benefits and Compensation with various BI reporting and data analysis and audits.
  • Internal/External compensation market research and analysis.
  • Manipulate and process large volumes of data efficiently to extract valuable insights and information.
  • Organize and structure datasets to ensure data integrity and accessibility for analysis.
  • Generate and run reports based on structured data to facilitate decision-making processes and drive business objectives

What You Bring to Pacific Seafood:


  • Associate degree from an accredited college or university in related field (experience may be considered in lieu of education).
  • Minimum 2 years of Benefits Administration experience.
  • Experience managing both Manual and Automated processes, fundamental understanding of data and accuracy audits.
  • Advanced experience using full Microsoft Office Suite (VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, etc.).


  • Experience using UKG (formerly UltiPro) or similar HRIS platform.

Salary Range: $60,000 – $73,000 annually

Total Compensation:

At Pacific Seafood, your base wage is only a portion of your overall compensation package. We invest in our Team Members through a comprehensive and attractive total rewards package, including but not limited to:

  • Health insurance benefits options, including medical, prescription, vision, dental, basic group life and short-term disability
  • Flexible spending accounts for health flex and dependent care expenses
  • 401(k) retirement plan options with generous annual company profit sharing match
  • Paid time-off for all regular FT team members to include sick days, paid holidays, vacation, and personal time
  • Employee assistance program providing confidential professional counseling, financial and legal assistance at no charge to team members and immediate family members
  • Product purchase program

Pacific Seafood is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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