Benefits Specialist

OTB is the parent company of iconic fashion brands Diesel, Maison Margiela, Marni, and Jil Sander.
Our brands are globally recognized as the brands of unconventional, individual consumers. OTB reveals its brands’ true essence and character: innovative and iconic, unique and daring. Carrying this vision into the future, our brands not only change the way consumers see themselves but also the world around them.
Founded and chaired by Renzo Rosso, the Italian entrepreneur who created Diesel, the group embodies his spirit and vision. OTB believes in pushing the boundaries of fashion and lifestyle, offering a portfolio of global brands to a new breed of consumers – those who challenge traditional perceptions, preferring to embrace fashion on their own. Standing for “Only the Brave,” even the name OTB reflects the group’s values: passion and creativity, and a pragmatic approach to building global brands.
For our OTB’s COE, servicing our brands Diesel, Maison Margiela, Marni, and Jil Sander we are looking for a high potential, ambitious and motivated Benefits Specialist to administer benefits for the OTB organization. The scope of the position currently covers 5 legal entities in the USA and 1 in Canada. The position offers concrete growth opportunities.

Position Overview:

Coordinate and administer the employee benefits life cycle for all OTB employees (Corporate and Stores). Works with vendors regarding plan design trends to provide a comprehensive and cost-effective benefits programs. Input entries to the HRIS databases in accordance with policies, procedures and government laws and regulations. Administers benefits orientations and exit processes. Responsible for securing and retention of employee documentation retention and maintenance. Effects all HRIS related employee changes by performing bi-weekly reconciliation of employee life cycle with HRIS system.



•    Assess the evaluation of benefits programs and policies, including leave, paid time-off, worker’s compensation, and unemployment
•    Administers open enrollment processes and partners with providers and benefits brokers
•    Inform and advise employees in benefits matters regarding eligibility, coverage, and provisions
•    Enrolls employees with carriers and process life status changes
•    Verifies employment data for current and former employees according to the policy
•    Supports with internal and external benefits audits
•    Processes qualifying life event paperwork
•    Answers inquiries from personnel regarding medical, disability, life insurance, vacation, PTO, and other benefits or services
•    Coordinates with the HR Team on benefits-related paperwork and file maintenance
•     Maintains forms for employee’s use in filing claims. Assists employees with completing insurance or spending account reimbursement forms
•    Promotes wellness programs, including ongoing challenges and events
•    Tracks and reports all Worker’s Compensation claims information as required.
Qualifications & Requirements:
•    3+ years experience in Benefits Administration
•    SuccessFactors experience a plus
•    Strong Excel Skills
•    Problem Solving
•    Planning
•    Organization
•    Retail experience a plus
•    Verbal and Written Communication

•    Creativity Problem Solving
•    Demonstrates a consistent sense of urgency


New York, US

Employment Type:  Full time
Function:  Human Resources
Seniority:  Professional