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Kraft Heinz, The Company
As one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, we are proud to spark joy around mealtimes with a global portfolio of more than 200 brands. Some are iconic master brands like Heinz, Kraft and Planters. Others are fast growing new sensations that defy status quo like DEVOUR and Primal Kitchen. No matter the brand, we are united under one vision To Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better World . Bringing this vision to life are our 36,000+ teammates around the world, making food people love.
Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership and commitment with Rise Against Hunger. And we also stand committed to sustainability, and the health of our planet and its people.
Every day, we are transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you’re passionate like us - and ready to create the future, build on a storied legacy, and participate as a conscientious global citizen - there’s one thing to do join us.
Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration
We’re not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. It all comes down to the way we empower our people to own their work. It’s true Our employees are our competitive advantage.
As part of the Kraft Heinz family you’re supported to grow and achieve. You’re recognized and rewarded for outstanding performance at every level. You’re given the opportunity to leave your mark and build legacies. But you won’t do it alone. This is where our values and teamwork thrives and collaborative spirit fuels every day.
Leader of the U.S. benefits team based in Chicago, IL
Lead benefits team to set benefits strategy aligned to the values and strategy of the firm
Provide leadership and strategic direction of colleague communications, education and a strong focus on user experience related to benefits
Manage team of six to eight professionals (direct manager to three) to develop and execute strategy
Manage large vendor relationships (with consultants, administrators, record keepers, insurance carriers, trustees, etc.) for the delivery of benefits administration, including oversight for budgets, billing and service procurement
Work collaboratively with and act as thought leader for other internal partners (finance, legal, etc.) to ensure benefit programs are cost effective, legally compliant and competitive
Responsible for analyzing, designing and implementing benefits programs
Manage and support the execution of new and ongoing projects and deliverables while being an active hands-on participant in the process
Lead team efforts in developing solutions to difficult or complex situations to ensure goals and objectives are met, including delivering results on time and within budget
Oversee development and implementation of procedures to ensure that programs are administered efficiently, consistently, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations
Play a key role in the professional development and performance of benefits team members
Minimum of 10 years of benefits experience including deep expertise in US benefits strategy, health and welfare strategy/administration and strong working knowledge of retirement benefits (qualified and non-qualified 401(k) and pension plans) and union environments
Proven ability to resolve complex benefits issues and successful integrations
Working knowledge of ERISA and benefits-related laws and regulations
Strong leadership skills
Strong influencing skills
Strong customer service orientation
Team player and desire to work in a collaborative environment with a variety of stakeholders
Strong attention to detail and self-directed
Working knowledge of financials, budgets/accruals of benefits plans
Supervisory experience, coaching and mentoring others
Well-organized and delivery-driven with good completion skills
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity