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Manager, Retirement Plan Benefits - Williams

Posted on: 30-Apr-2012

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Manager, Retirement Plan Benefits (16801)

Requisition Number 16801 - Posted 04/17/2012 - Tulsa, OK


The purpose of this position is to ensure that the company's retirement plans comply with all regulatory requirements, are administered in accordance with plan documents, and are properly communicated to and valued by employees and plan participants.   The position ensures the department effectively manages  all plan and department expenses.

The Manager Retirement Plan Benefits' responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Management and development of staff
  • Development and management of department goals
  • Plan administration for 401(k), pension, and non-qualified retirement plans (including a Canadian plan)  
  • Compliance with all regulatory, legislative and legal requirements
  • Employee and Participant communications
  • Vendor management
  • Understanding the competitiveness of the retirement program design relative to the Company’s competitive market
  • Assist in the development of Plan design recommendations to the Benefits Committee
  • Change management and communications associated with plan design changes and mergers, acquisitions and divestitures

The aforementioned responsibilities necessitate: managing, directing and coaching the internal staff; managing the vendor relationships with outside trustees and participant record keepers; working with pension actuaries, outside auditors, consultants and legal counsel; coordinating and overseeing efforts with internal partners in HR, legal, treasury, financial reporting, corporate communications, risk management and SOX; researching plan design changes, making recommendations to the Benefits Committee and implementing design changes; acting as a delegate of the Administrative Committee and attending Investment Committee meetings; serving as process owner for SOX process and key controls; and other duties and projects as assigned.



The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and minimum of 5 years of retirement plan administration experience preferably with defined contribution and defined benefit plan administration, preferably in a corporate setting.
  • Thorough knowledge & experience of/with retirement plan processes, procedures, policies, best practices, and regulatory and legislative compliance requirements.
  • Experience with participant communications of retirement plan benefits.
  • Managerial and supervisory experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong communications skills (written and oral).
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with varying deadlines.
  • Skilled at negotiating, advising and consulting.
  • Microsoft Office skills.
  • A strong defined benefit background in traditional and cash balance plan administration and experience with and thorough knowledge of non-qualified plan administration is preferred.


Williams Corporation will pay relocation costs associated for this position.