HR Administrator-Retirement Benefits

Seneca Foods   Geneva, NY   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on February 22, 2021


Seneca Foods is one of North America's leading providers of packaged fruits and vegetables with facilities located throughout the United States.  Our high quality products are primarily sourced from over 2,000 American farms. Seneca holds the largest share of of the retail private label, food service, and export canned vegetable markets, distributing to over 90 countries. Products are also sold under the brands of Libby’s®, Aunt Nellie’s®, READ®, Seneca Farms®, Green Valley®, CherryMan®, Paradise®, Pennant®, and Seneca labels, including Seneca snack chips. Seneca also provides vegetable products to other companies under various co-pack arrangements.

The Administrator position is responsible for executing the daily operations of group retirement programs: defined benefit/pension, defined contribution/401(k) and non-qualified deferred compensation


Essential Functions, Responsibilities, or Job Duties

  • Administer pension calculation process using customized calculation system/database; create and deliver benefit election packages for current and terminated employees; coordinate process with retiree through commencement
  • Calculate final benefits for newly terminated vested population; create and deliver final statements
  • Contact for employees and HR representatives for retirement plan-related questions and issue resolution
  • Audit weekly employee 401(k) contributions and loan repayments and biweekly non-qualified deferred compensation plan contributions to payroll; electronically upload data files to administrator’s site
  • Audit monthly pension data file from payroll system and coordinate corrections; coordinate upload from Payroll department
  • Reconcile the 401(k) and non-qualified deferred compensation plan contributions to payroll ledgers on a monthly basis; research discrepancies and coordinate corrections with Payroll and Finance departments
  • Peer review pension calculations done by other team members
  • Maintain integrity of participant pension data and files

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assist with external financial audits for pension and 401(k)  
  • Assist with annual filing of Forms 5500
  • Work with 401(k) recordkeeper on annual required minimum distributions and deminimus distributions
  • Provide back-up for other team members
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned


  • Knowledge of company-sponsored retirement benefit plans and related legal compliance requirements
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and with initiative
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, primarily Excel or similar spreadsheet product, and the ability to use broad functionality within Excel (i.e., equations, pivot tables, v-look-ups, etc.)
  • Experience in pension calculation systems helpful, but not required
  • Must be able to communicate with and work effectively and professionally with internal customers at all levels of organization, as well as external vendors, service providers, and retirees
  • Experience working effectively within a large, multiple-location structure
  • Consistent attention to accurate detail
  • Strong customer service focus and protection of integrity within the HR function
  • Ability to handle confidential material
  • Ability to coordinate multiple activities within required deadlines
  • Computer literacy, including experience with an HRIS system
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in Spanish language is a significant advantage

Education & Experience

  • 4-year degree with concentration in a field related to human resources, or equivalent combination of education and successful business experience; HR professional designation a plus
  • Four (4) to six (6) years of related experience.

Seneca Foods Corporation is committed to providing equal opportunity for all, through a positive and continuing affirmative action program. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military and/or veteran status or any other Federal or State legally protected classes. Seneca Foods Corporation will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and feel you need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact us at or call 315-926-8100.

Seneca Foods

Geneva , NY