Total Rewards Manager

| Chicago
Home Chef is building new ways to provide meal solutions that meet a wide variety of customer needs, and shipping locations both online and in store. Our team is a unique mix of creators, chefs, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers and we’re growing quickly. Our customer-first mentality, combined with a zest for supporting our peers, helped us bring home Built in Chicago’s Startup of the Year Moxie award in 2017. If you’re ready to be part of the action, we’re ready to connect with you. There are no limits to where we can go together.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Total Rewards Manager to join our HR team. The successful candidate is accountable for the design, development and administration of compensation and employee benefits programs, including the delivery and communication of these programs. They are responsible for ensuring that programs attract, retain, and engage employees while aligning with the company’s business goals, are market competitive, fair and in compliance with legislative requirements.


  • Manage the administration of all health and welfare programs including but not limited to medical, dental, vision and ancillary group benefits.
  • Oversee the organization's vendor relationships for delivery of benefits. Including the brokerage of benefits, 401k and insurance carriers.
  • Provide strategic recommendations and own the RFP process for changes to benefits and evaluating new programs, vendors or partners.
  • Benchmark organization’s offerings against external market offerings and internal research to ensure the appropriate rewards mix is in place for talent attraction and retention. 
  • Partner with other HR team members and business leaders to lead change management on benefit initiatives


  • Lead compensation processes including the annual merit process, hourly merit process, incentive pay programs and FLSA reviews. 
  • Responsible for evaluating jobs as needed against internal and external data sources. 
  • Create and maintain salary grades for the organization. 
  • Model costing implications for changes to hourly and salaried compensation

Total Rewards Compliance:

  • Lead the 5500 Reporting process for health and welfare and 401k
  • Ensure leave of absence administration is managed in accordance with organizational policies and applicable laws such as FMLA 
  • Administer the year end process for Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements.
  • This position requires 0 - 5% travel

Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or other characteristics needed for this role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

  • Knowledge governing law in compensation and benefits such as the ACA, HIPAA, COBRA, ERISA and FLSA. 
  • Ability to apply systems thinking to total rewards and human resources, spotting trends or issues in data, offerings and audits.
  • Proven ability to partner with other functions of Human Resources or business stakeholders at all levels to design solutions or policies that enhance the employment experience.
  • Ability to pivot quickly and adjust approaches in a fast growing organization. 
  • Have held responsibility for benefits, compensation and/or HR operations for 5+ years. 
  • HR certification like CEBS, CBP, CCP or PHR a plus.
  • Completion of a four-year degree program in a related field

- Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day
- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance – benefits start the 1st day of the month following your start date 
- Company paid life insurance, short term disability and long term disability
- Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses
- 401k program
- Flexible paid time off (PTO) policy, plus sick days 
- Quarterly company-wide “Town Hall” meetings 
- Ongoing professional development opportunities by level and function
- Your choice of Windows or Mac laptop
- Onsite gym 
- Free water taxi for Wrigley Building employees (seasonal) 
- Catered lunch every Friday plus snacks and beverages on hand every day
- Employee discounts through Perkspot
- Discounts on Home Chef meal kits and at Kroger stores
- Casual dress in a fun, friendly and collaborative work environment
Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!
Home Chef is an equal employment opportunity employer 

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Located in the iconic Wrigley building, our location offers the best of the Loop and River North. Close to transportation, restaurants & shops.

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided

Additional Perks + Benefits

Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day. Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses. Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees. Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge (Wrigley office location). Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits. Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

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