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Sr. Manager, Retirement Plans


in Fort Lauderdale, FL



Position Summary

Lead the design, management and communication of AutoNation’s retirement programs including defined contribution (401(k)) and non-qualified deferred compensation plans while ensuring regulatory and plan compliance.  Responsible for the administration of the company’s relocation program.

Organizational Relationships

Management of third party administrators and record-keepers; partnership and management of: external and internal legal resources; company accounting staff and external auditors; regular interaction and presentations with company officers.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Provide for retirement plan administration in accordance with plan documents, prospectus and regulatory standards e.g., DOL, ERISA, IRS/IRC.
  2. Manage and provide direction to investment advisors and co-fiduciaries, record-keepers, vendors, service providers and third-party administrators so as to manage cost and adherence to retirement plan service agreements and standards.
  3. Develop and/or review employee and committee communication materials including legally required notifications and disclosures including summary annual reports (SAR), summary material modifications (SMM), and plan amendments.
  4. Develop and implement retirement and education plans to promote employee awareness and commitment to their financial wellness.
  5. Lead and/or participate in the preparation of Form 5500, annual audits and related filings and compliance activities.  Provide for and evaluate outcome of annual and mid-year nondiscrimination testing.
  6. Monitor vendor and administrator performance so as to maintain high levels of service and focus on process improvements that reduce cost, gain efficiencies and improve participant services and products.
  7. Create and oversee the analysis of retirement plan budgets, forecasts and development of long term retirement benefits strategy.
  8. Remain current on developing trends, strategies and compliance/regulatory considerations to ensure retirement plans remain competitive and compliant.
  9. Direct and provide guidance to retirement planning staff and plan sponsors.  Prepare materials and topics of discussion and lead the agenda and discussions of the retirement plan committees.
  10. Act as the company’s subject matter expert on its retirement plans to participants and committees providing council within appropriate boundaries.
  11. Manage plan activity and communications resulting from acquisitions and divestitures.
  12. Manage the company’s relocation program including vendor management and compliance with program polices while ensuring appropriate understanding, reporting, accounting and taxing of relocation benefits.
  13. Demonstrate behaviors consistent with the Company’s Vision, Mission, and Values in all interactions with customers, co-workers and suppliers.
  14. Adheres to all company policies, procedures and safety standards.


  1. Must meet company’s requirements for employment.
  2. Bachelor’s degree.
  3. Six years progressive experience in the administration of 401(k) retirements plans to include three years leadership experience.
  4. Three years experience in the administration of non-qualified deferred compensation plans.
  5. Demonstrated success in the management and coordination of third-party administrators, record-keepers and advisors.
  6. Demonstrated success with RFP and record-keeper selection processes, and plan migrations and implementations.
  7. Demonstrated interpersonal, written and oral communication skills including the ability to conduct presentations and facilitate meetings.
  8. Detail oriented, analytical skills, strong organization and time-management skills, demonstrated ability to work independently and self-motivated.
  9. Intermediate MS Office and advanced MS Excel experience.
  10. Experience with ADP Enterprise and Wells Fargo record-keeping services preferred.
  11. Human Resources related certification preferred e.g., CRSP, CEBS, CBP, C(k)PTM

Physical Requirements

  1. Prolonged periods of personal computer use.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those specifically presented.

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