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Director, Retirement Programs

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 768433BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Nov. 05, 2020

Job Summary:

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The Director of Retirement Programs will be responsible for delivering employee benefits and well-being programs to the enterprise through engaging market competitive offerings that provide employee value and Company cost effectiveness.


  • Lead subject matter expert in administration of tax qualified and non-qualified defined benefit and defined contribution plans.
  • Responsible for the development and execution of retirement plan strategies
  • Accountable for managing retirement plan processes, documentation and communications, as well as managing the relationship with the vendor responsible for the call center and program administration.
  • Serves as Benefits Leader on internal cross-functional HR initiatives requiring financial well-being subject matter expertise
  • Develop integration recommendations and manage implementation of retirement plans during M&A, ensuring compliance with legal requirement, and supporting internal and external audits and actuarial valuation needs.
  • Manages consulting and vendor relationships ensuring retirement benefits are administered in accordance with plan documents and legal compliance, staying up to date on changing regulations or plan provisions.
  • Interacts with participants, internal legal counsel, third parties and government agencies on escalated situations or challenges.
  • Facilitates cross-functional and cross-divisional consultation, delivery, implementation and ongoing program management, in coordination with Finance, Legal, IT and Business and external providers.
  • Develops communications and management presentations of recommendations for retirement benefit design and strategic projects related to future benefit needs, based on retirement plan trends, new legislation and competitive benchmarking data.
  • Expands availability of retirement information and education to employees through written materials and presentations, websites and webinars.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7-10 years of experience working in employee retirement benefit programs (internal or external) or retirement benefit consulting position for large, complex organization(s).
  • Demonstrated success collaborating on large, diverse teams.
  • In depth knowledge of defined benefit and defined contribution plan federal laws and regulations, administrative best practices, advanced project management and vendor management skills.
  • Must be extremely well organized, with excellent interpersonal, partnering, and analytic skills.
  • Ability to relate to and effectively communicate with widely diverse backgrounds.
  • Must be able to quickly synthesize and explain complex topics simply.
  • Must be able to make sound decisions quickly with sometimes incomplete information.
  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist or equivalent experience.

Required Education

  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist or equivalent experience.

Preferred Education

  • Actuarial, CPA or equivalent certifications.

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Human Resources Strategies and Services, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Human Resources Strategies and Services, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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