Director Retirement & Benefits

Horsham, PA

Reporting to the Sr. Director, Total Rewards the Director, Retirement and Benefits is responsible for administration of associate benefit and retirement programs. This role is responsible for researching trends, best practices and federal/state laws related to benefit plans to ensure quality benefits while effectively managing costs. This position implements and evaluates approved programs consistent with the company’s strategic priorities.


Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Administer the overall benefit/retirement program strategy for the company and execute the strategy.
  • Manage Benefit and Retirement vendors to ensure quality service to associates.
  • Work with vendors to optimize benefit offerings and streamline processes.
  • Assist in the development of union bargaining proposals for associate benefits and analyze union benefits. Obtain and prepare cost data for company and union proposals and final settlements.
  • Develop specifications for new plans or modify existing plans to maintain company's competitive position in labor market.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of benefit plan/program trends, standards of practice, as well as legal requirements and proposed changes.
  • Lead the strategy of the management of the company’s wellness program.
  • Administer and manage the operation of various associate benefit programs; analyze, develop, implement, and evaluate relevant policies and procedures; advise senior management on the program operations, including premium rate determinations and significant administrative issues.
  • Manage the development, preparation of benefit program information and enrollment materials. Communicate benefit program information to associates; assist associates in understanding available benefit choices and options available.
  • Manage testing of enrollment systems to ensure accuracy.
  • Prepare and manage the annual budget for all benefit/retirement programs; maintain and evaluate financials and program cost; prepare specifications and review contracts for providers and associate program services; manage internal and external audits of various benefit programs.
  • Develop and maintain a strong business partner relationship with payroll, finance, company stakeholders, service providers, contracted consultants, and Third Party Administrators; ensure the Company and associates are provided a high level of service both internally and externally.
  • Handle benefits inquiries and complaints to ensure quick, equitable, courteous resolution. Manage and maintain benefit program records; build, maintain, and provide reports as required or requested on an ad hoc basis.


Job Requirements

Education and Work History:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Finance or related field
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the benefits/retirement field managing health and retirement plans
  • Experience with multiple union benefits
  • Project management experience especially in annual renewal/open enrollment process
  • Experience in benefit enrollment system implementation/testing preferred
  •  Preferred working knowledge of Oracle 


Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.

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