Date:  Jul 6, 2024

Houston, TX, US, 77024

Job Function:  Human Resources
Requisition Number:  4768

Title:  Benefits Manager

The Opportunity 

  • Make your mark as a Benefits Manager at a growth-oriented energy company
  • Grow your skills as part of a collaborative team supporting a diverse business
  • You'll leverage your skills and experience to develop, implement and administer employee benefits programs for over 1,800 employees in multiple states across diverse operations including refining, logistics and retail
  • There are always interesting projects underway - acquisitions, optimizations and more - so you can count on a steady stream of engaging challenges
  • Reporting to the Director, Total Rewards, you will manage the company’s health & welfare, retirement, vacation and time off, leave of absence, wellness and other benefit programs. You will monitor regulatory trends and developments, as well as competitive best practices to identify, develop and implement new and revised programs that integrate with our overall total rewards strategy.


Key activities include: 

  • Complete strategic planning, development and administration of company benefit programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability and retirement plans, in addition to wellness-related and disease prevention / management programs
  • Manage multiple benefit plan groups including union plans for various locations and business segments; lead associated annual open enrollment system set-up and deployment, 401k audits, and other cyclical processes for each group
  • Monitor benefits-related regulatory developments and best practices to identify required adjustments and opportunities to optimize the company’s benefits portfolio   
  • Leverage relationships with the company’s benefits broker, vendors, consultants, insurance providers and other key contacts to ensure quality and cost-effective programs; work closely with benefit consultants to develop requests for proposals, evaluate alternatives and implement selected platforms and programs
  • Represent company in negotiation and issue resolution with third-party administrators and benefit plan insurers to ensure vendor performance meets expectations and commitments
  • Analyze benefit program metrics to assess program usage, trends and effectiveness  
  • Research and evaluate benefit plan data issues within SuccessFactors, Dayforce, carrier and third-party systems
  • Ensure compliance with ERISA and timely filing of appropriate reports (form 5500’s) with the IRS
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, including ADA, COBRA, FMLA, OSHA, Workers Compensation, and USERRA  
  • Prepare thorough and timely responses to governmental and internal benefit plan audits
  • Assess and respond to benefits inquiries and assist employees in resolving benefits issues
  • Collaborate with HR Business Partners and other team members on open enrollments, program implementations and other benefit-related projects 
  • Partner with finance and accounting on key month-end and quarter-end closings and other benefits-related financial reporting
  • Provide coaching, training and development, technical guidance and overall support to direct team members
  • Develop and deliver clear and impactful employee benefits communications addressing new programs, ongoing enrollments and other benefits-related topics; develop and lead benefit workshops and presentations
  • Serve as project lead for all benefits integrations related to acquisitions


Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position, additional responsibilities and opportunities may be identified based on current business needs.




To meet the basic qualifications for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship.


Additional qualifications include:  

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related field required
  • Minimum 5 years of benefits-related experience required
  • Strong working knowledge of national health care policies, ADA, ERISA, FMLA, HIPAA and other benefit regulations and legislation, and associated compliance and reporting requirements
  • Excellent analytical, planning, project management, and execution skills
  • Broad, strategic perspective as well as keen attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality
  • Strong collaboration, communication and presentation skills and ability to influence key stakeholders
  • Flexibility to interact effectively with people in different time zones, including Hawaii
  • Willingness to travel for acquisition and project-related venues, although anticipated travel is less than 10%


About Us 

At Par Pacific, we own and operate market-leading energy and infrastructure businesses in logistically-complex markets. We have built a team of oil and gas industry veterans and subject matter experts to lead our organization with an entrepreneurial spirit and a collaborative, problem solving approach. We bring our diverse strengths and motivation to complex markets where we seek out diamonds in the rough. As a nimble, growing organization, we actively pursue new opportunities with corporate financing know-how, respond to local market demands, and adapt to changing external environments.


More Good Reasons to work for Par Pacific

Unique Culture 

There is nothing ordinary about Par Pacific -- a niche player in the energy space. And there's certainly nothing ordinary about Par Pacific people. We are driven, hardworking, entrepreneurial-minded professionals that love to win. If that describes you, you'll fit right in. 


Location, Location, Location 

Because Par Pacific operates in some of the most beautiful places throughout the country, our employees get to make these places their home and enrich their lives. The office where you'll work is in the CityCentre in Houston, Texas, located on the west side of Houston near I-10 and the Sam Houston Tollway. It's a vibrant area of the city with plenty of places for lunch or to wind down after work.

Opportunistic growth strategy 

At Par Pacific, we look for operations with strong fundamentals and great employees who can move a business forward. Our management team has deep experience in the energy industry, as well as in leading mergers, acquisitions, and integrations of newly acquired companies. 


Excellent compensation and benefits 

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a strong comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, a robust allotment of paid time off, a 401(k) with company match, retirement savings plans, educational reimbursement, and more. Full-time employees (and their families) are offered medical (with prescription coverage), dental, vision, voluntary critical illness, accident, life/AD&D insurance, Flexible Spending Account and Employee Assistance Program.  Employees can purchase company stock at discounted prices through the Employee Stock Purchase Program. 


Our Headquarters

Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, owns, manages and maintains interests in energy and infrastructure businesses. We are a growing energy company focused on renewable and conventional fuels in the Western United States. Par Pacific also owns 46% of Laramie Energy, LLC, a natural gas production company with operations and assets concentrated in Western Colorado.  Our common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the trading symbol "PARR".  


Our Refineries and Logistics Operations 

We own and operate refineries in Hawaii, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming, with total operating throughput capacity of over 218 Mbpd. Par Pacific owns and operates one of the largest energy networks in Hawaii with 94,000 bpd of operating refining capacity, a logistics system supplying the major islands of the state and 90 retail locations. In the Pacific Northwest and the Rockies, Par Pacific owns and operates 124,000 bpd of combined refining capacity, related multimodal logistics systems. 


Our Retail Operations 

We own and operate 90 retail locations in Hawaii under the Hele and 76 brands and 33 retail locations in Washington and Idaho under the nomnom brand.



Par Pacific is an equal opportunity employer

Par Pacific prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law.  


Note: Par Pacific will not accept calls or unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters. All candidates are required to apply through this web posting.  



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