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Benefits Director

City & State: 

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90094

Job Category:  Human Resources

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 20 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



The Director, Benefits plans and directs the overall design, implementation, communication, and administration of ARYZTA’s health and welfare benefits programs in the United States and Canada; while ensuring that programs adhere to current regulations and support the company’s strategic objectives.


This position reports to the Divisional Vice President, Total Rewards and Talent Acquisition, and plays a critical role in ensuring the design, analysis, administration, and communication of ARYTZA’s benefits programs align with the company’s overall philosophy. Responsibilities include day-to-day health and welfare and retirement program administration, participation in annual surveys and benchmarking, annual administration of open enrollment, and other ancillary benefit programs.



  • Designs, evaluates, and modifies policies and programs to ensure programs are current, competitive, and in compliance with internal- and external-legal requirements
  • Administers the annual benefits open enrolment process, including working with vendors/brokers consultants during the renewal period, gathering and analyzing data, and preparing recommendations for management
  • Administers the retirement programs including the U.S. 401K plan and the Canadian Defined Contribution programs in compliance with local and other government requirements.
  • Provides assistance in reviewing comparative studies and makes recommendations for changes to our programs to ensure competitiveness
  • Oversees preparation and distribution of communication materials including different media platforms to engage employees on benefits value proposition while ensuring compliance with required notifications.
  • Evaluates and manages relationships with vendor services and monitors performance guarantees to ensure a high degree of service delivery
  • Prepares and files annual State and Federal reporting requirements, including but not limited to 5500 filings, and various ACA requirements.
  • Consults with and advises employees and or HR partners on program eligibility and plan provisions



  • BA/BS degree in HR or Business Administration
  • Minimum of 5 years related experience in the development, implementation, and communication of H&W/retirement programs in a multi-state capacity in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Project management experience with the ability to meet aggressive deadlines
  • Word, Excel and PowerPoint proficiency
  • Self-starter who can collaborate as a team member and work independently
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills





ARYZTA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.