Benefits Director


Detroit, MI

12 June

Full Time

Position Title: Benefits Director

Department: Human Resources

Location: Detroit, MI.  Hybrid in-office work schedule available

Reports To: Chief People Officer


Company Overview:

PVS Chemicals is a global, fast-growing, family-owned company dedicated to our employees and the communities where we do business.  We provide sustainable solutions around the world to diverse industries that include electronics, manufacturing, steel, agricultural, fine chemicals, metal finishing, water treatment, and food processing. We’re committed to 100% customer satisfaction and creating a circular economy to maximize the use and reuse of our planet’s resources.  As our business continues to grow, we are looking for an experienced Benefits Director to build a benefits strategy for the future.

Position Summary:

The Benefits Director will be responsible for designing, implementing, and managing the company’s comprehensive benefits programs. This includes building a strategy for future health and welfare plans, retirement plans, leave policies, wellness programs, and other employee benefits. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in benefits management, a deep understanding of compliance requirements, and the ability to lead strategic initiatives that align with the company’s growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a strategic vision for the company’s benefits programs.
  • Work closely with Chief People Officer, Chief Financial Officer and other key executives to formulate new strategies that ensure market competitive programs and overall cost reduction that fit our growing company footprint.
  • Create executive presentations and provide updates related to plan recommendations and performance.
  • Manage relationships with applicable vendors, negotiate contracts, and ensure high-quality service delivery, cost-effectiveness, and compliance with service level agreements.
  • Partner with brokers and vendors to design competitive and cost-effective benefits packages that attract and retain top talent.
  • Work to strategically consolidate or carve out benefit plans depending on key markets or geographic regions.
  • Stay current and knowledgeable of market trends, benchmarking data, best practices and compliance related regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations (e.g., ERISA, ACA, HIPAA).
  • Prepare and submit required regulatory filings and reports as appropriate.
  • Develop and implement communication strategies to educate employees about benefits programs.
  • Lead and develop members of the HR benefits team.
  • Propose strategic wellness programs and initiatives to enhance employee well-being while also creating metrics to measure return on investment.
  • Foster a culture of health and wellness throughout the organization.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field is required.
  • Master’s degree or relevant certifications such as CEBS, PHR, SPHR preferred.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in benefits administration.
  • Experience in a leadership level position preferred.
  • Proven experience in benefits management, vendor management, contract negotiation, and performance evaluation, with a track record of driving cost-effective partnerships.
  • Experience with mergers and acquisitions and knowledge of both fully insured and self-funded plans.
  • In-depth knowledge of benefits laws and regulations.
  • Proven experience in designing and managing comprehensive benefits programs.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to use data to drive decision-making.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the company.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

PVS values diversity and is committed to upholding the laws and regulations published by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. As an equal opportunity employer, PVS makes all employment-related decisions based upon qualifications, merit and business needs.

PVS Chemicals Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. PVS is committed to providing a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and advancing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, all practices and decisions relating to terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment are made without regard to an individual’s protected characteristics. For purposes of this policy, “protected characteristics” include an individual’s actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, weight, height, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

PVS Chemicals Inc. Does not provide immigration- related sponsorship for this role. Do not apply for this role if you will need PVS Chemicals Inc. immigration sponsorship (e.g., H-1B, TN, STEM OPT, etc.) now are in the future.

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