Benefits Manager


Wakefield, MA, USA

Full time

Aug 5

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Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) (Curaleaf) is a leading U.S. provider of consumer products in cannabis, with a mission to improve lives by providing clarity around cannabis and confidence around consumption. As a vertically integrated, high-growth cannabis operator known for quality, expertise, and reliability, the company and its brands, including Curaleaf and Select provide industry-leading service, product selection, and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets. Curaleaf currently operates in 23 states with 106 dispensaries, 22 cultivation sites, and over 30 processing sites, and employs over 4,600 team members across the United States. Home | Curaleaf | Cannabis with Confidence

Our corporate social responsibility is Rooted In Good  Diversity, Equity, Inclusion + Social Equity + Sustainability Social Responsibility | Curaleaf | Cannabis with Confidence We believe in taking corporate and social responsibility very seriously, from our educational outreach to national partnerships, state-wide initiatives and local causes. Giving back to the communities where we operate is important to us, and helps to change old attitudes by showing the positive impact of cannabis in creating jobs, changing lives, and helping local communities.

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Reporting to the Director, Benefits and HRIS, Curaleaf’s Benefits Manager will develop, implement, administer and maintain benefits and wellness programs as well as leave policies and procedures. This role will ensure our programs meet the needs of our rapidly growing team member population in a highly competitive industry, comply with legal requirements, and are cost-effective. 


Ensure all compliance requirements are met (i.e. ACA, COBRA notices, Summary Annual Report distribution, 5500s, PCORI fees, discrimination testing, etc.)

Explain, interpret, and answer complex questions regarding medical, dental, vision, disability, life, flexible spending plans, 401k, wellness program, health savings program, COBRA, workers’ compensation, ADA, and/or FMLA to team members

Ensure benefit offerings align with overall culture of the organization, review effectiveness of programs and services and recommend benefits programs based on trends and developments in the market

Provide oversight to all benefits related processes, policies, and programs

Lead open enrollment planning and process, including renewals planning, vendor management, team member communications, benefits audits, and wellness events

Serve as company liaison to insurance carriers with respect to fully- and self-insured plans policies and services

Responsible for accurate communication of benefits data to vendors (file feeds)

Oversee the monthly billing process and confirm timely and accurate payments

Support the development and ongoing analysis of the benefits budget

Maintain knowledge of all applicable state statutory disability and paid leave laws and ensure company leave policies are in compliance with state laws and regulations

Partner with state HR Leaders, Payroll, and third-party administrator to manage STD, LTD, PFML, FMLA and other leaves

Develop and drive wellness initiative and programs to better support team members and enhance our current benefit offering

Align benefit program communications with overall HR and organization communication strategies


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Finance, Accounting, Actuarial Science, Human Resources or other related field

7-10 years of experience in benefits; at least (4) years in a management role, including people management

CEBS certification preferred

Experience implementing and administering a 401k

Tactical expertise and knowledge of benefits systems, processes and tools gained through a career of increasing responsibility in benefits

Strategic expertise and knowledge of benefits governance, plan design, laws and regulations, related financials, legal, regulatory, and fiduciary requirements, benefit program administration, and enrollment processes

Experience conducting benefits due diligence and integration for M&A

Demonstrated experience managing a substantial benefit plan budget

Skills, Abilities and Competencies

Strategic thinker with a continuous improvement approach to completing work

Ability to operate at both a high strategic level as well as taking a very “hands-on” role

Track record of implementing innovative solutions

Strong decision-making and leadership skills

Ability to manage high-performing teams

Team-oriented with the ability to build deep relationships and earn the respect of others

Strong presentation and problem-solving skills

Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-changing environment

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to be assertive in working with external vendors

Must be proactive in identifying problems and swift in resolving them

Ability to partner successfully with all levels in the organization

Demonstrate superior organizational and project management skills, including the ability to work independently on projects of high complexity with minimal supervision

 Curaleaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Curaleaf 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.

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