Job Overview

Cambridge, England
Job Type
Full Time
£50,000 - £60,000 Per Year
Date Posted
21 days ago

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Job Description

Our client is looking for a Benefits Analyst (EMEA) to work from their Cambridge Office to be part of their Global Benefits team working with colleagues looking after the US and APAC regions. Responsibilities will include:

  • Manage & review EMEA benefit renewals and any new plan proposals through Corporate approval process; oversee retirement plans in EMEA; day-to-day plan management and collaborate with EMEA HR Business Partners
  • Procurement and invoice management for all benefit related services
  • Ensure benefit summaries & forms are kept up to date and posted on company portal
  • Manage ongoing enrollments for new hire employees (with vendors & Payroll) and ensure benefits are discontinued for leavers; this would include the meal voucher process
  • Explains employee benefits by conducting meetings (if and when necessary); responding to day-to-day questions & requests from employees
  • Managing annual process for pension statements in Germany; interface to Pension administrator and Payroll
  • Cooperation with Works Council committees on benefits related activities and collective agreements
  • Review quarterly & annual budget forecasts provided by Finance team
  • As needed, work with vendor / broker to keep benefit database (with Mercer) updated
  • Support statutory tasks – e.g., social insurance audits, support on employee income tax audits, reporting activities with fiscal year closure, employer’s professional health association
  • Assure adherence to company benefit strategy, policy and governance, and ensure programs comply with regulations, laws and employment standards
  • General reporting activities on various internal and external topics
  • When necessary, determines employee benefit practices by benchmarking best practices; researching industry and employment trends

The Person

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of benefits management and administration in an international environment
  • Team player, flexible and cooperative approach and used to working in a flexible and fast developing / changing environment
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong project, program and vendor management experience
  • Experience with integration & harmonization of benefit  programs within M&A projects
  • Good presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of various defined benefit plans (e.g., Germany)
  • High level of benefit plan design, regulatory and compliance knowledge
  • Fluent English, verbal and written communication
  • Solid knowledge of European labour regulations
  • Experience with Oracle i-Procurement a plus


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