Director – Benefits
Posted on 3/27/2023
Cresco Labs

1,001-5,000 employees

Cannabis and medical marijuana
Company Overview
Cresco Labs is on a mission to normalize, professionalize and revolutionize cannabis.
Experience Level
  • , Cresco's national dispensary brand is a wellness-focused retailer designed to build trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis consumers. Recognizing that the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the leading job creators in the country, Cresco has launched the industry's first national comprehensive Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED) initiative designed to ensure that all members of society have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to work in and own businesses in the cannabis industry
  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business or related field
  • 8-12 years' experience in benefits plans, with demonstrated track record of success in plan design and administration across fast paced, high growth, multi-state organizations
  • Minimum 5+ years leading and developing a team
  • Deep knowledge of federal and state regulations including ERISA, ACA, and FMLA
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office Suite and PowerPoint, advanced excel skills
  • Exceptional leadership, relationship, and communication skills, with ability to work with local and remote employees
  • Strong data and cost analysis skills
  • Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
  • Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry
  • Manages, leads, and develops the Benefits team to ensure a positive and effective customer service experience through effective delivery and execution of Benefit services
  • Defines, designs, implements, and evaluates benefit programs and policies to effectively maintain cost, quality, service, and process controls, ensuring consistency across the organization
  • Brings innovative strategies and provide insight to Corporate Leadership, with a focus on employee consumerism and cost effectiveness
  • Leads set up and design of the benefits technology systems, providing guidance to corporate HR team to ensure support of internal business needs, integration with outside vendor links, and accessibility for end-users
  • Working with the Benefits Broker, leads the negotiation and contracting with plan providers, vendors, auditors and consultants for services, premiums, and plan administration
  • Manages operating procedures for administration and enforcement of benefits, PTO/DTO, LOA/FMLA, and other policies, resolving related issues, and adjusting as plan designs change or regulations dictate
  • Leads training and communication across HR teams and all internal employees to ensure benefits programs are understood and valued companywide
  • Develops and implements wellness initiatives and activities which support a healthy employee culture
  • Ensures compliance with all regulations at a state and federal level, including benefits record keeping requirements, and stay current with all HR trends, best practices, and updates to inform policy decisions
  • Manges the 401k Investment Committee meetings
  • Owns the administration and transition of benefits plans for all acquisitions
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with multi-national benefits and compensation structure, specifically Canadian knowledge is a plus