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Corporate Retirement Plans Supervisor

Occidental Petroleum

in Houston TX / Tulsa OK / Hybrid

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide.

Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people.  We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Supervisor, Corporate Retirement Plans within our Corporate Retirement Plans Department based in Tulsa, OK or Houston, TX.

The Supervisor of Corporate Retirement Plans will lead and provide operational support to the Benefits Analysts who administer the company’s retirement programs. This role requires knowledge of defined contribution and non-qualified plans.  The ideal candidate is a strong leader, has experience managing a team and brings excellent problem-solving skills, a passion for customer service, confidence in managing competing priorities and enjoys fostering a collaborative, results focused environment. We are looking for a candidate with proven success in plan administration of Defined Contribution plans and Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation plans.

  • Supervise, train, and develop the corporate retirement and savings team, by providing leadership and expertise, regular feedback and coaching, performance management, and recognition of accomplishments.
  • Ensure that the corporation’s retirement plans are administered correctly and efficiently, in compliance with the terms of the plan document as well as applicable laws.
  • Provide operational leadership in the day-to-day administration, compliance, strategic planning, and communication of all corporate retirement plans.
  • Oversee compliance with appropriate federal and state laws (ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, state tax laws, etc.), manage the preparation and review of plan documents (SPDs and SMMs), amendments, policies and procedures related to retirement plans.
  • Partner with the HRIS and payroll teams to ensure that complex and varied data flows, eligibility tracking and related workflows are well established.
  • Manage sensitive inquiries or concerns from clients or regulatory agencies and effectively present information on complex or sensitive topics to senior management or clients as needed.
  • Manage escalated employee issues and complaints, by conducting research, identifying possible solutions and recommending a resolution.
  • Ensure documentation of all processes and cross training of staff to ensure business continuity goals are maintained.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all employees, retirees, beneficiaries, and other stake holders.
  • Assist with the completion of any plan operational audits including data collection and document requests by auditors, third party administrators, and consultants.
  • Assist with or lead ad hoc projects including plan changes, merger and acquisition work, etc.



  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5-8 years of experience working in retirement program operations or administration (internal or outsourced) with complex plan designs, preferably with various retirement plans formulas
  • 3-5 years of experience managing employees/teams
  • Exceptional root-cause problem solving experience including corrective action planning and follow-through
  • Strong project management experience with multifaceted projects and teams
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of regulatory and legislative compliance related to retirement and savings plans
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Customer service mindset
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate and adapt to changing priorities, balance demands from multiple sources, meet deadlines, and excel in a fast-paced environment.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and OneNote
  • Experience presenting to a range of audiences
  • Prior Benefits / trust accounting experience
  • Experience in managing through significant organizational change, including mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.

Occidental does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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