Director, Benefits

ConAgra Foods (
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

United States

As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.?

Job Summary

This position provides strategic leadership, development and management of health, welfare and retirement benefits programs in a manner that ensures employee engagement, market competitiveness and fiscal responsibility within the total rewards strategy.  Also includes, but not limited to, the accountability of our 3rd party vendor partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, compliance and executional requirements.  Manages, develops, and evaluates the benefits team. Works collaboratively with Finance, Legal, Procurement and HR.


Position Responsibilities

  • Provides direction for ConAgra Foods domestic and international health, welfare and retirement philosophy.
  • Partner with HR shared services in the executional excellence of our benefit programs and policies. 
  • Work with and influence senior management on plan design(s) and policy opportunities.
  • Develop and implement a multi-year strategy that positively impacts our employees and market competitiveness.
  • Develop and design defined benefit and defined contribution plans, qualified and non-qualified. Maintain currency on contemporary design and trends.
  • Partner with internal and external resources to develop a strategic integrated wellness platform. 
  • Advance the benefits communication strategy to an integrated, relevant long-term engagement solution for our employees and their families.   
  • Develop and manage relationships with customers and third party administrators, consultants, outside legal support and actuaries.
  • Negotiate vendor service agreements including competitive pricing and performance guarantees.
  • Performs due diligence work and transactional integration for acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Develop and adhere to KPIs on the performance and effectiveness of our benefit plans.
  • Assures compliance with provisions of ERISA, Internal Revenue Code, FASB and other regulatory compliance guidelines.
  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of a labor benefits strategy. 
  • Provide consultation services and support to HR
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned



General Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in benefits, including wellness and retirement plans
  • Undergraduate degree required and graduate degree preferred
  • Knowledge of ERISA law and regulations
  • Knowledge of IRC and SEC regulations that relate to DB and DC plans
  • Knowledge of FMLA, USERRA and other laws relating to leaves and vacations
  • Excellent oral, written and mathematical skills
  • Competency using Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Leadership and managerial skills
  • Ability to manage outsourced record keepers, trustees and consultants


Req ID: 67883





ConAgra Foods, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Human Resources

To apply for this job, contact:
Phil Ziolkowski

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