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Benefit Analyst, Leave of Absence


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: Akron, OH
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 



Primary Purpose

The Benefits Analyst, Leave of Absence will serve as the day to day administrator for Leave of Absence processing and executing the responsibilities with direct supervision (hourly and salaried associates in the U.S). Will also provide support to the Benefits team as may be required and will liaise between Leave COE and Benefits COE to provide service continuity.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Point of contact for employees/managers/HR requesting a leave of absence. Establishes rapport, guides, communicates and supports the associate through the leave process as needed. Serves as the primary point of contact for communications either by phone, email, and regular mail, with employees regarding all leaves of absence and related processes. Oversees integration of leaves (i.e. Worker's compensation with FMLA) and integration with other functions (benefits during LOA, payroll, etc.). Refers more complex issues to higher-level staff.
  • Interprets and understands all relevant and required documentation for a leave of absence, according to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Leverage internal and external resources to monitor legislation and market trends. Stays abreast of current federal and state regulations. Obtains and reviews updated medical evidence of reason for leave.
  • Provide regular reporting, audit and training on the leave of absence process (including FMLA). Partners with HR to ensure timely communication to associates.
  • Responsible for managing absence and time records through various systems. Ensures all integrations are working properly. Records leaves and adjusts status in varrious systems, maintaining accurate records of employee leaves in full legal compliance.
  • Assists the Sr. Benefits Manager with other duties within the benefits space as assigned, which could include benefits correspondence for associates and coordination of annual and mid-year reviews with benefit vendors.


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree
  •  2 years' experience in HR, with emphasis in benefits and/or leave administration strongly preferred
  • ·Prior experience with a union manufacturing environment is preferred


Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge in human resource administration, policies, and benefits.
  • Good communication, effective listening.
  • Ability to implement new processes and procedures and communicate effectively.
  • Customer Service oriented.




Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.

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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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