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Manager, Compensation & Benefits

Main Office (MOS)



Position Summary


The Manager of Compensation & Benefits is responsible for leading HR activities focusing on payroll, HRIS, leave of absence, benefits, and wellness programs. This position monitors and recommends changes to benefit offerings that enhance team member wellness and satisfaction to support and promote a team member-focused culture.



  1. Oversees benefit administration which includes, but is not limited to the following programs: Medical/Rx, Dental, Life/AD&D, Short & Long-term Disability, 401(k), & Supplemental and Voluntary Insurance.
  2. Oversees payroll administration that includes, but is not limited to running bi-weekly payroll, processing support orders, completing VOEs, partnering with accounting to produce GL reporting, and all other payroll reports.
  3. Ensures data integrity for team member and organizational data.
  4. Maintains legal compliance as it relates to ERISA, HIPAA, FMLA, ADA, CFRA, FLSA, and other employment laws.
  5. Creates and enhances team member-related metrics and reports in a proactive manner to support business needs.
  6. Provides high quality customer service that aligns with the company's culture and fosters high levels of team member satisfaction.
  7. Coordinates benefit program renewals with broker and other third parties.
  8. Oversees leaves of absence, accommodations, and partners with insurance team regarding worker's compensation matters.
  9. Coordinates team member selection and development and ensures team members comply with appropriate policies and procedures.
  10. Adheres to Suns Timekeeping Policy by reviewing, verifying accuracy, approving and submitting direct report(s) time recorded.
  11. Partners with Team Relations on team member counseling and recommendation of termination when appropriate.
  12. Conducts team member performance reviews and recommends compensation adjustments.
  13. Provides backup support for payroll processing, HRIS, benefits, and leave administration.
  14. Coordinates the efficient maintenance of team member records, including time, benefits, wage, salary, and related information.
  15. Coordinates team member benefits and leave of absence appeals.
  16. Assists with administration of Suns compensation programs including annual merit increase process, incentive pay plans, and other bonus programs.
  17. Assists with creating and revising job descriptions for new and existing positions as needed, price and classify accordingly.
  18. Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or related field; Master's Degree, preferred
  • 7 years Human Resources experience
  • 5 years experience with benefit and payroll services in a multi-state company with 750+ employees
  • 3 years experience overseeing payroll for mid- and/or large-sized companies
  • 3 years experience preparing non-discrimination testing and annual benefit filings/reports
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS)
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to maintain strict levels of confidentiality
  • Ability to respond to business needs after normal business hours.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Advanced computer proficiency
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing priorities
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Proven analytical skills
  • Strong customer service skills



At Sun Communities, you will be part of an industry-leading organization where you will be challenged, inspired, rewarded and transformed. We place a high priority on our team members, and this is a big part of what sets us apart. We will ask you to give us your very best every day, and will challenge you with interesting work, stretch assignments, a collaborative and supportive work environment and plenty of learning and growth. In exchange, we will reward you with great pay, advancement opportunities, paid time off, great benefits, and flexibility.

  • Comprehensive Medical and Prescription coverage with two PPO plan designs so you can choose the plan that best meets the needs of you and your family
  • Comprehensive Dental Plan
  • Voluntary Vision Plan with the option of electing coverage for you and your family members at affordable rates
  • Voluntary Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan with employer matching contribution
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Identity Theft Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program providing financial support to team members who further their formal education
  • Site Rent Discounts for team members who live in our communities
  • Paid Time Off including nine holidays, vacation, personal, sick time, bereavement and pay for jury duty

Southfield, MI, US

Employment Type:  Regular
Classification:  Full Time
Job Reference:  84367

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Compensation, HR, Manager, Payroll, HRIS, Human Resources, Management, Finance