Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Director of Global Retirement Benefits to join our winning team, located in New York or our Global Services Office in downtown Los Angeles. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.
The Director of Global Retirement Benefits will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham's comprehensive benefit program including healthcare, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan, and more! In addition, employees receive 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure.
As a Director of Global Retirement Benefits at Latham, you will be responsible for the overall financial well-being and operation of the U.S. defined contribution and defined benefits programs, non-qualified retirement plans, and country-specific pension plans in Europe and Asia for employees in the regions. The Director of Global Retirement Benefits must demonstrate dynamic leadership skills, strategic thinking, analytical capabilities, creativity, teamwork, a collaborative nature, and exceptional interpersonal skills while accomplishing these and other critical functions:
As a Director of Global Retirement Benefits, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful Director of Global Retirement Benefits must have extensive understanding of both financial and investment aspects relating to retirement plans, as well as demonstrated track record of success implementing retirement programs aligned with company goals. The successful applicant will possess deep understanding of regulatory and legislative rules, be highly detail oriented, have the ability to conceptualize ideas from a macro and micro perspective, and be a strategic thinker with exceptional analytical capabilities to spot issues and solve problems. The Director of Global Retirement Benefits will achieve goals by collaborating with various teams, be able to work in a consensus building environment, and maintain highly confidential information. The ideal candidate will have the ability to drive multiple projects simultaneously and have a proven track record of superior results. The Director will have proven proactive, collaborative, and inclusive leadership skills, exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to explain complex ideas to various personnel, and excellent computer skills and exceptional proficiency in Microsoft Excel. The Director of Global Retirement Benefits must be a team builder, open minded, flexible, and willing to roll-up his/her sleeves to achieve objectives.
A Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or economics or equivalent is desired. A Master's degree or equivalent in related field is strongly preferred.
A minimum of five (5) years of management experience at a Director or equivalent level is required. Experience with non-qualified retirement programs in a partnership or private company is a plus. A minimum of ten (10) years of experience with 401(k) plan and defined benefit plan strategy, data, and processes is also a plus. Understanding of European and Asian pension programs is a plus.
Valid Through: 2019-11-12