EMEA ex-UK Pensions & Benefits Manager

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Location:Midlothian
Job Type:Full Time

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 whol

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