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Analyst, HR-Benefits (Contractor)


90045, CA, US

Job Type:  Human Resources

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 15 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



The Aspire Bakeries Benefits Analyst (Contractor) will assist in the administration and analysis of the health and welfare (H&W) programs. This role will provide support in the development, analysis, and communication of the programs to drive benefits value perception throughout the workforce. This position reports to the Sr. Manager, Benefits, and plays an important role in ensuring the administration, analysis, and communication of Aspire Bakeries benefits programs aligns with our overall philosophy. Responsibilities include day-to-day H&W program administration, compliance testing, responding to employee inquiries, support with open enrollment, and other ancillary benefit programs.



  • Consults with and advises employees and or HR Partners on program eligibility and plan provisions
  • Provides assistance in reviewing comparative studies and makes recommendations for changes to our programs to ensure competitiveness
  • Assists in the preparation and distribution of communication materials, including different media platforms, to engage employees on benefits value proposition while ensuring compliance with required notifications
  • Assists in evaluating and modifying policies and programs to ensure programs are current, competitive, and in compliance with internal and external legal requirements
  • Supports the annual benefits open enrollment process, including working with vendors/brokers consultants during the renewal period, gathering and analyzing data, and preparing recommendations
  • Manages online benefits enrollment system, ensuring accuracy through data testing and vendor management
  • Manages 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
  • Helps administer other ancillary benefit programs, including retirement, paid time off, commuter benefits, tuition reimbursement, and service award programs
  • Other projects/duties as assigned



  • High school diploma: BA/BS degree in HR, Business Administration preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience in the administration and communication of H&W programs in a multi-state capacity in the U.S.
  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines; project management experience preferred
  • Word, Excel, and PowerPoint proficiency
  • Self-starter who can collaborate as a team member and work independently 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively speak and write in a clear and concise manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including listening abilities coupled with the skill to analyze complex issues and present clear and logical recommendations.


Aspire Bakeries 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.