The opportunity :
Finastra is currently seeking a Global Benefits Lead to join our amazing People & Places team. Reporting to Global Head of Benefits & Mobility, this position is responsible for benefits programs in EMEA (plus India) with a focus on the UK.
As such we have a strong preference for a candidate with previous experience of working within this region. This position will help identify opportunities for program design improvements and efficiencies whilst making sure that the benefits packages remain competitive, employee focused, and cost effective.
It is a Senior Manager role. We see this as a superb opportunity leading into a stretching and career enhancing role. Accordingly, the ideal candidate should be forward thinking, dedicated and detail-oriented with a strong desire to work with awesome people in a highly collaborative environment.
What you’ll do :
Manage the policy renewals and business-as-usual management of the benefits within our EMEA and India footprint.
Oversee the UK annual enrolment process including set-up, communications, carrier preparation and local broker management.
Actively coordinate cross-functional teams including, but not limited to the following functions : Legal, HRIS, Communications, CSR, etc.
Provide management planning and control information by collecting, analysing, and summarizing employee benefit data and trends.
Work with external consultants / brokers to manage the design, development, pricing, and implementation of new and existing benefit programs within the assigned region
Prepare, analyze and deliver reporting and cost projections to support the recommendation of benefit plan changes and ensure program governance
Lead the annual plan renewal processes, including evaluation of costs, design reviews, data requirements and communications.
Co-ordinate the planning, organizing and directing the activities related to annual enrollments and changes to existing benefit plan design, changes in processes etc.
Develop and deliver comprehensive communication material / training documentation for new and existing benefit programs
Act as the escalation point for internal and external inquiries relating to benefit plans, policies and procedures and advise management on resolving benefits issues
Monitor benefit trends in the business environment and stay abreast of applicable benefits legislation. Research, analyze and interpret existing and proposed statutory requirements governing benefits plans and recommend appropriate course of action.
You will also be involved in any special projects on various benefit and budget matters as needed (as such M&A, harmonization exercises, etc.)
What you’ll need :
At least 6 years of experience in a benefits-related role
A demonstrated ability to prioritize in a complex environment with multiple tasks and tight deadlines and with a high degree of change and ambiguity
Strong organizational skills and follow-through on commitments and deadlines
Ability to confidently and comfortably interact with team members and leaders at all levels
Strong interpersonal and employee relations skills with understanding of the importance of confidentiality
Ability to work with multi-functional areas
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple and shifting priorities
Can think and work independently to research, analyze and make recommendations
Strong background manipulating data using Excel or other widely used systems
As a Global Benefits Lead, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude.
The successful candidate should be able to display solid leadership skills (i.e.; organizing, planning, problem-solving and decision-making) in order to motivate other colleagues to deliver a world class benefits provision.