Retirement Benefits Director

Human Resources ATLANTA, Georgia


Position at Genuine Parts Company

Position Mission:

Responsible for the planning, development and implementation of comprehensive retirement plans and programs, including researching industry and market best practices.  Will oversee existing plans and programs as well as monitor performance of providers and third-party relationships. Ensures all plans and programs support the organization’s strategic objectives, are competitive, cost effective and consistently administered in compliance with company policies, internal controls and government regulations.


Responsibilities:  The following section contains the primary responsibilities for this position with a focus on retirement plans and programs within the U.S. and Canada.  Job holder is responsible for performing any other duties as assigned by management. 

  • Oversee and manage the Companys qualified and non-qualified defined contribution and defined benefit plans and applicable vendor relationships.
  • Lead delivery and execution of high-quality, comprehensive benefit plans and programs.
  • Responsible for ensuring that plans comply with federal, state and local laws and regulations, and that processes and controls are in place to ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Possess a deep understanding of the market dynamics, industry trends and new developments.
  • Provide guidance for escalated compliance and administration questions from the HR Service Center management team.
  • Educate community HR managers on benefit initiatives by developing and leading informational webinars as needed
  • Lead the development of all employee communications related to retirement plans and programs including print and electronic media
  • Coordinate Request for Proposal and audit projects, including the evaluation, service and cost negotiation and selection process in conjunction with external consultants.


Experience, Education, and Abilities: 

  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources or related field is required.
  • A minimum of 7 - 10 years of broad based and progressive experience designing and managing retirement benefit plans, with a minimum of 4 years in leadership roles.
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art thinking and practices in benefits design and administration with the ability and willingness to dive deep and roll up his/her sleeves when needed
  • Strong background in the development of employee communications
  • Experience with due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, Sarbanes-Oxley, ACA, ERISA regulations and other regulatory requirements
  • Ability to achieve goals through influencing, partnering and developing productive relationships with senior leadership and line managers across the business.
  • Strong planning, organization, delegation and decision-making abilities
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects effectively.
  • Work performed in a typical office environment.
  • No travel anticipated.

GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons.