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Director, Health and Welfare

5. September 2019

Albertsons Companies, one of the largest food and drug retailers in the U.S. with stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia, seeks a Director, Health & Welfare to support 270,000 employees serving the Albertson’s family of 20 brand name companies including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and Jewel-Osco.    This is an opportunity to innovate and design cutting edge health and welfare programs for this fast growing national brand and to re-energize and breathe new life into traditional offerings with strong support from their new CHR0.

The Director will be responsible for developing, implementing, communicating, administering and maintaining a series of highly complex company wide health & welfare plans which include benefits such as medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, life insurance and long-term disability.  He/she will review vendors and programs and suggest modifications and enhancements to meet the changing needs of the organization, ensure the company complies with regulations and achieves financial efficiency as well as a competitive market position.  Reporting to the Head of Total Rewards, the Director, Health & Welfare will mentor and manage the health & welfare team

This role requires extensive knowledge of ERISA reporting and disclosure requirements, FMLA and HIPAA, IRS, DOL, SOX, and Health Care Reform.  A deep understanding of effective corporate health and wellness programs and successful open enrollment processes is required; union experience is a strong plus.  The company, No. 3 on Progressive Grocer’s 2018 Super 50 list of the top grocers in the U.S., appointed an engaging new CEO in April and a new CHRO in August.  This role is located at the company’s headquarters in Boise, Idaho.

The position offers the new Director a competitive base salary with a bonus opportunity and attractive benefits and relocation assistance as necessary to this area of outstanding natural beauty with an affordable cost of living.