Corporate - Human Resources - EMEA ex-UK Pensions & Benefits Manager - Vice President

Job Type:Full Time


The EMEA pensions and benefits team is part of Human Resources and is responsible for managing the firm’s pension, employee benefit and wellness programmes across the region.

The primary focus of this role is pension, benefits and wellness provision for the 33 non-UK locations in the region (c. 4,700 employees). Additionally, the successful candidate will have the flexibility to assist with other projects depending on the workload demands of the broader team and the skills/experience of the candidate.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategic advice on the firm's pension, benefit and wellness programmes across the EMEA ex-UK locations

  • Advising local HR colleagues on effective implementation and ongoing management of these programmes and employee communications

  • 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

  • Monitoring and advising on key risks across the regional plans (e.g. vendor, investment and operational risks within the benefits plans, legal changers etc)

  • Project work – e.g. pension governance, budgeting, compliance with legislative changes

  • Maintaining a cost discipline (e.g. through insurance and vendor contract negotiations and the annul budgeting process)

  • Working with other key stakeholder groups as needed (e.g. compensation, expatriate services, employee relations, tax, legal, finance etc)

  • This is a senior position within the team and includes management of an Associate as well as contributing to the leadership of the team as a whole

Skills / Experience Required

We are looking for an experienced pensions & benefits professional. 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 good influencing skills -- an effective communicator who is able to influence decision-making and is comfortable working at senior 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

  • Highly motivated and comfortable working at senior levels internally and externally

  • Desire to learn new skills and take on new challenges

  • Strong focus on risk management

  • Considerable general pensions / benefits experience with some experience in international pensions / benefits

  • Previous people management experience would be beneficial

The hiring manager for this job opening would be willing to have a conversation about flexibility. This could range from ad hoc flexibility in a full time position, to a more formal Flexible Work Arrangement.

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About J.P. Morgan Chase & Co:

J.P. Morgan serves one of the largest client franchises in the world. Our clients include corporations, institutional investors, hedge funds, governments and affluent individuals in more than 100 countries. J.P. Morgan is part of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.1 trillion. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase serves millions of clients and consumers under its JPMorgan and Chase, and WaMu brands.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of the UK Government’s Disability Confident Scheme.