• Benefits Manager, EMEA

    Location UK-London
    Posted Date 4 months ago(15/10/2018 11:32)
    Job ID
    Amazon UK Services Ltd.
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United Kingdom
  • Job Description

    Amazon is seeking an experienced employee benefits manager to join our EMEA Benefits team, responsible for Western Europe. This role will join a team of Benefits Managers who focus on management and development of existing programs and implementation of new benefit programs. This European-based individual contributor role will also participate in multiple key initiatives to enhance Amazon’s benefits programs and services to employees, drive greater efficiencies in service delivery, and identify new opportunities to meet the needs of our diverse and rapidly growing businesses.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Strategic Benefit Management and Design - this position will be responsible for country benefit plans (statutory requirements and typical market practices) and developing benefit program proposals for your countries that align to Amazon’s Global Benefits Strategy.
    • Implementation - you will be responsible for all implementation activities of approved benefit programs, including selection and setup of benefit providers, creating project plans, assembling resources, and developing and documenting processes and policies through stabilization period.
    • Governance - ensuring programs align to Amazon’s benefit philosophy and meet local regulatory requirements. This also includes monitoring costs, financial impact, future funding requirements, competitiveness of package, ensuring adherence with regulatory, legal and best practice approaches.
    • Expansion Program Management - act as subject matter expert for expansion activity within your countries including setting up of new entities, new benefits and implementing global programs.
    • Consulting – become a trusted advisor to International Compensation and Benefits team, local HR, payroll and our vendors to ensure high quality delivery of all benefit programs and initiatives.

    Basic Qualifications

      • Bachelor’s degree with additional qualifications in business, finance, HR or related field.
      • Experience with large scale global employee benefit plans programs development and delivery.
      • Excellent written and verbal communications skills - ability to interface with all levels of the organization. Ability to influence business leaders.
      • Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy of discretion through ambiguous phases of expansion project development
      • Strong sense of accountability, sound personal judgment and global business acumen.
      • Great organizational skills with exceptional follow through and attention to detail.
      • Proven abilities in vendor management and establishing effective partnerships with external service providers to ensure quality service to Amazon.
      • EMEA-wide business travel is required
      • 5+ years of experience working within the field of global benefits development, administration and governance.
      • Deep knowledge of employee benefit plan design including healthcare and pension schemes along with associated complexities of plan administration, associated payroll processes, country level regulatory requirements and benefits program taxability.
      • Successful record of building operational processes and procedures as well as global partnerships, driving program efficiency along with measuring and maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 5+ years of relevant global benefits experience
    • Experience influencing executives, in partnership with cross functional business leaders, to gain approvals on proposals and recommendations
    • Proven track record of working effectively with people across a large, complex organization to create and launch innovative, successful solutions
    • Experience with acquisition integration and new country expansions
    • French and Spanish language skills a plus
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