Sr Retirement Program Specialist

Columbia Sportswear, Inc.


0 year(s)

Job Description

At Columbia, were as passionate about the outdoors as you are. And while our gear is available worldwide, were proud to be based in the Pacific Northwest, where natural wonders are our playground.
Every product we make and every task we undertake is inspired by the famous words of our founder Gert Boyle: Its perfect. Now make it better. As pioneers of relentless improvement, we are constantly evolving.
We believe the outdoors is ours to protect and strive to keep our planet healthy. We believe in empowering people to experience the outdoors to the fullest.

And we believe in you.

Columbia Sportswear Companys Human Resources organization aims to advance company strategy and connect talented people with their passions through work and a life outside. We need passionate people to create exceptional products, differentiated consumer experiences,and to grow the business. Our teams ensure the companys success by focusing on attracting and retaining diverse talent, building organizational effectiveness, and supporting the mental, physical, social and financial wellbeing of all employees.
As the Sr Retirement Program Specialist you will be a key member of the Total Rewards team, responsible for meeting the global strategic goals of HR. Here you will apply your expertise in retirement plans, 401K, excess plan administration, and strategic alignment across our global footprint.
Your program ownership will be end to end, including the design, overall health, and global usage. You will be assisted by a partnership with the Total Rewards Experience team to ensure communication is delivered to Columbia Sportswear business segments and employees in the right way. You will also collaborate on program feedback to implement any necessary changes and improvements.

Maintain daily administration of plans, including working with employees to understand plan rules, vendor relationships and system alignments for integrations and payroll deductions
Review programs annually to determine intent, usage of program, risks, and opportunities for enhancement. Work with the Experience team to determine regional or business needs are met. Plan and develop scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget and timing for new program initiatives. Understand the regulations and criteria for your program
Work across the HR function for annual processes and planning program adjustments and process monitoring. Achieve operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic planning and review and prepare action plans
Analyze program health as well as ensuring program intent is being delivered. Share the analysis with TR Leadership and appropriate stakeholder across the company. Responsible for financial costing for plans which may include annual costs, annual projections, implementation costs of new programs, cost savings, ROI, and analyzing variances. Partner with Finance to ensure strong fiscal stability for all programs
Work with the Sr Total Rewards (TR) Leadership to strategize, implement and maintain program initiatives that adhere to the CSC global objectives. Plan changes for the following plan year which may include but not limited to RFPs, Vendor Management, Audits, and Global Retirement alignments across countries
Update documentation including program documents, plan documents, inventory of plans, overarching employee collateral. Continuously looking for improvements to the programs, processes and daily functions
Ensure eligibility and criteria for configuration of programs are updated within Workday system

An innate problem solver, identifying and solving complex problems that span and impact multiple functions and teams
A skilled relationship builder and customer-focused professional
Hands on, capable of jumping into ambiguity and guiding teams to new ways of thinking and best practices
Analytical and detail oriented, drawn to in-depth research and critical thinking to recommend and fine tune solutions
Strong Communication capabilities

Bachelors degree in human resources, or other business-related field, or applicable certification or equivalent experience
Skills and expertise in benefit retirement programs, and the integration of knowledge into strategy and daily administration
Familiarity with the laws and regulations related to retirement programs
Experience managing vendors and day to day relationships
Understanding of organizational/corporate functionalities

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Columbia Sportswear Company and our portfolio of brands, including Columbia, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear and prAna, know a thing or two about adventures. After all, we've been on one since 1938, working to perfect the art of enjoying the outdoors. Behind everything we make is an employee who's found that the greatest adventure starts with joining a company that strives to do the right thing.

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.

At Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC), we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. CSC believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.