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Manager, HR-Benefits (Contractor)


Los Angeles, CA, US, 90045

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 Benefits Manager implements and manages the communication and administration of 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 plays a critical role in ensuring the analysis, administration, and communication of benefits programs. 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 enrollment process, including working with vendors/brokers consultants during the renewal period, gathering and analyzing data, and preparing recommendations for management
  • Manages the administration of 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
  • 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 of 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





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.