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Sr. Benefits Specialist (TEMPORARY)

Location San Rafael, California
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

By providing a foundation for all operations company wide, BioMarin’s General and Administrative teams support our mission of providing first and best in class therapeutics to patients who live with rare diseases. Our teams include groups such as finance, legal, human resources, corporate compliance and ethics, and information technology. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.


    • Serve as subject matter expert for all company benefit plans with the ability to answer questions and provide information to employees as needed.

    • Troubleshoot causes of benefits problems by working with IT, and benefits carriers as needed.

    • Provide overview of benefits and assist with benefits enrollment for all new employees.

    • Participate in benefit surveys and analyze information obtained from the results

    • Maintain employee wellness program

    • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements for existing and new legislation; obtaining qualified opinions; enforcing adherence to requirements

    • Leave of Absence Administration, including advising employees of BioMarin, FMLA/CFRA, STD, SDI and PFL income.  Coordinate leaves with Payroll.

    • Updates employee benefit changes in Oracle HRIS, and audits against carrier change reports

    • May assist with the planning & implementation of annual benefit Open Enrollment, and support employees during open enrollment process; resolve enrollment problems


Excellent critical thinking and decision-making skills

Ability to listen well, comprehend and analyze situations

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to develop effective working relationships within all areas of the company

Demonstrated knowledge of, benefits administration, HRIS systems, policy communication and administration, HIPAA, Worker's Compensation, and FMLA/CFRA

Good presentation skills

Proficient with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel & PowerPoint), Microsoft Outlook and other various HRIS and reporting tools


5+ years of Human Resources experience preferred.

Bachelor’s Degree or work equivalent

Skills and Experience

The Skills and Experience match parameters for the candidate are parsed from the Duties, Skills, and Education.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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We treat rare diseases, and that gives us rare opportunities. Chris Brodeur, Director, Corporate Compliance
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