EMEA ex-UK Pensions & Benefits Specialist

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Location:Midlothian
Job Type:Full Time

Key Responsibilities

Supporting the EMEA ex-UK Benefits Manager with:

  • Strategic advice on the firm's pension, benefit and wellness programmes for all non-UK offices within the region

  • Advising local HR colleagues on effective implementation of these programmes including drafting employee communications

  • Advising local HR colleagues on the ongoing management of these programmes including annual insurance renewals

  • Developing the programmes and related employment policies to ensure they remain relevant, in line with our global benefits philosophy, local legislation and tax requirements, market practice and business / employee needs

  • Working with finance and local HR colleagues on the annual benefits budget process

  • Working with other HR functional areas such as compensation, expatriate services, employee relations when needed

  • Monitoring key risks across the regional plans (e.g. operational risks, legal changes)

  • Providing support to the broader pensions and benefits team as required

Skills / Experience Required

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is ready for a role that will allow them to put into practice the skills they have developed in their career to date. Other requirements include:

  • Strong team player with excellent organizational and project management skills, used to managing varied priorities in a high paced environment, with ability to take ownership of projects, and be proactive

  • Relationship builder with strong influencing skills -- an effective communicator who is able to influence decision-making and is comfortable working at all levels internally and externally

  • Flexible outlook and approach to work across different locations and cultures

  • Analytical -- a problem solver with ability to make decisions with high attention to detail and based on a thorough understanding of the relevant facts

  • Desire to learn new skills and take on new challenges

  • Strong focus on risk management

  • Pensions / benefits experience (international experience would be an advantage but not essential)