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Principal Benefits Analyst

Callaway Golf

Callaway Golf

Carlsbad, California, United States

Last Updated: 6/30/22

Job Description

Callaway Golf Company is a leader in total performance, premium golf equipment and active lifestyle products while also being a great place to work! We are passionate and push the limits of innovation. We dare to be great while acting with integrity and respect. We stay hungry, yet humble. All while having fun and making golf enjoyable for everyone!

Our company is a blend of experience and diverse backgrounds, and our leaders have a strong history of building and selling successful initiatives. We are working to build a truly groundbreaking company, and we want top-notch people to join us in that mission.


The Principal Benefits Analyst will own the review and administration of multiple benefits programs, and provide back-up to others, across multiple business categories in the Callaway family of brands. In partnership with Total Rewards and HR teams, incumbent will lead various aspects of the assessment, development, implementation, communication and administration of the Company’s benefit programs that support the company culture, provide fair and competitive offerings that complement the overall rewards philosophy, and position the Company and its brands as an employer of choice, primarily in US and Canada. This role is instrumental in supporting the ongoing transformation and evolution of our Benefits practices and processes to maximize efficiency and effectiveness, strengthen education and awareness amongst our workforce, and enhance the health and welfare or our employees.


  • Support the development, implementation, and administration of the Company’s benefit and disability programs in the U.S. and Canada including but not limited to medical, dental, life, vision, flexible spending accounts, and COBRA.
  • Administer or support time off programs including State Disability Insurance, Locally Mandated Sick Leave, salary continuation (short-term disability), long term disability, PTO, and all leaves of absence (PDL, FMLA, CFRA, Military, Workers’ Comp).
  • Support Affordable Care Act tracking and reporting to facilitate annual 1094–C and 1095-C submissions to the IRS.
  • Assist management with yearly benefit renewal process and conduct cost of benefit analyses based on renewal rate proposals, cost share ratios, and design change levers to inform go-forward decisions.
  • 401(k) administration to include communication coordination, audit and remittance of payroll deductions to the plan administrator, and data collection and audit for annual discrimination testing, annual audits, and employer match true-up process.
  • Coordinate new hire orientation programs, life event and annual open enrollment processes, and benefit closeouts at termination.
  • Lead technical implementation of new and changing benefit programs in the HCM system, including creation or update of required codes, rate tables, and employee enrollment/election processes, coordination with HRIS to ensure required carrier and administrator data feeds are established and functioning, and coordination with Payroll regarding paycheck display and reporting requirements.
  • Support development and review of open enrollment employee communications.
  • Support the assessment and development of effective and appropriate wellness and healthy lifestyle programs that target the improvement of employee health outcomes.
  • Responsible for proactive communications with internal legal counsel, company management, third party administrators, medical facilities, insurance carriers, and brokers with respect to specific areas of responsibility
  • Assist with interpreting new and existing state and federal regulations and support updates to company procedures and policies as needed to maintain compliance.
  • Assist and provide guidance with Canada Health and Pension benefits administration. Coordinate government mandated benefit plans with supplemental offerings appropriate to the local employee base.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • In-depth knowledge of state and federal regulations related to employee benefit plans, relevant state and federal related to leaves including PDL, FMLA, CFRA, and how these laws intersect and interact.
  • Strong analytical skills, particularly in cost analysis and data auditing.
  • Able to understand and interpret benefit contracts, policies and other plan documents.
  • Able to effectively communicate with carriers, brokers, vendors and advisors, both written and oral.
  • Familiarity with administering benefit plan setup and employee process administration via automated HCM systems. UKG Pro or Workday a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint at an intermediate level.


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) preferably in human resources management, finance, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in broad and cross-functional benefits administration.
  • CEBS/CBP/PHR certification or advanced training in compensation, benefits and/or leave management areas a strong plus.

Callaway Golf is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Company Details

Carlsbad, California, United States
Our Brand Callaway was founded on the bold principle of creating demonstrably superior and pleasingly different golf products. That approach, coupled with a commitment to doing work we are proud of, has catapulted the company to a global leader in golf equipment and services. Creating innovative, high-performance golf equipment is a perpetual challenge. It demands a relentless commitment to be th...