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Title:  Sr, Specialist, Leave Administrator


Location: Berkeley Heights, NJ

Job Type: Full-Time



We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.  We are seeking a talented and motivated Sr, Specialist, Leave Administrator to join our team.  In this role, you will be responsible for assisting with the administration of the company’s benefits programs on a daily basis. Specific responsibilities include administering the company’s leave of absence programs. The individual must have an in depth knowledge of leave of absence administration.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Administers all US based leave of absence programs (STD, FMLA, State Family Leave, ADA, etc.) to ensure conformance and consistency based upon applicable state and federal laws and policies, in partnership with third party administrator.
  • Advise and serve as main point of contact and LOA subject matter expert for employee inquiries.
  • Provide managers and employees information on all processes and procedures required for leave of absence management and other accommodation requests.
  • Generate and communicate leave notifications to managers, providing regular updates.
  • Prepare ad hoc management reports as requested pertaining to leave of absence.
  • Act as a liaison between associates and third-party STD/LTD administrator and ensures all applicable paperwork is received.
  • Participate in bi-weekly meetings with third-party administrator to address outstanding LOA issues, system updates and/or general LOA concerns/questions.
  • Keep abreast of new and/or changing state and federal leave laws as they relate to company operations and locations.
  • Assist with the coordination and communication of corporate wide wellness and employee discount programs.
  • Assist in benefits related employee phone and email inquiries. Serves as a backup in monitoring the Employee Resource Center mailbox.
  • Ensure timely response to all LOA related inquiries and requests.
  • Serve as backup to HR Operations Specialist for Time and Attendance function. This includes adding/removing points, schedules and making corrections to timecards as necessary. Other work-related duties and projects as assigned.


Policies & Procedure Responsibilities:

  • 3003 Family & Medical Leave
  • 3004 Military Leave
  • US PTO & Holidays
  • Pay Practices & Recording Time
  • Time & Attendance
  • 3013 NY Paid Family Leave
  • US Parental Leave
  • US Performance & Accountability
  • Return To Work
  • Workplace Accommodations & GINA



We value the skills and experiences candidates bring to the table.  While we have listed some qualifications below, we encourage candidates to apply even if they do not meet all of them:


  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree,
  • 3 solid years of leave of absence administration
  • Knowledge of leave laws within the US
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to project a professional and friendly image over the phone and in person
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate sensitivity, professionalism and discretion in all aspects of role
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • Must have outstanding PC skills including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word & PowerPoint).


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 5 years solid years of leave of absence administration and health and welfare plan administration experience.


What We Offer*:

  • Annual performance bonus, commission, and share potential
  • Auto enrollment in a Hikma-sponsored 401(k) program at a pre-tax contribution rate of 3% of eligible pay.  Hikma will match 100% of the first 6% of eligible pay that you contribute
  • A generous paid time off (PTO) bank starting with 20 days (prorated based on hire date).  Additional days granted upon reaching work milestone anniversaries
  • 3 personal days (prorated based on hire date)
  • 11 company paid holidays
  • Comprehensive benefits including health, dental, vision, mental health, disability, life insurance, prescription drug coverage, and a variety of voluntary benefits
  • Employee discount program
  • Wellbeing rewards program
  • Safety and Quality is a top organizational priority
  • Career advancement and growth opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid maternity and parental leave


*Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and depend on the job classification, role, and length of employment.  Benefits are subject to change as well as specific plan or program terms.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.


Berkeley Heights, NJ, US, 07922

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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