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Director, Benefits


Job Description

Within the Global Benefits team, the Director Benefits EMEA will be responsible for working with internal stakeholders and external advisors to design and deliver cost effective and compelling benefit programs. The role will also participate and/or lead key projects to include program design, M&A activity & global/region wide initiatives as we scale for growth.


  • Oversee benefit strategy and delivery of day to day benefit provision for 20+ countries in the EMEA region.
  • Within the benefits leadership team, set policy and direction to drive competitive, cost effective and compliant programs (to include Pension, Healthcare, Disability, Life, Wellness Programs, Allowances and Voluntary Benefit Schemes).
  • Lead the implementation of new/improved benefit programs that are globally consistent and locally relevant, including complex retirement projects
  • Develop strong team capability to support sustained growth
  • Maintain strong international broker/vendor relationships and lead key renewal & remarketing processes
  • Create/develop frameworks, tools, policies, and programs that help accelerate our growth and foster an environment which enables HR and Business Managers to make and own better decision outcomes.
  • Collaborate with the global benefit team to enhance benefit packaging and develop communication plans that drive education/ engagement and promote the value of our programs (to include web content, direct communications, and events).
  • Drive competitive benchmarking and high quality analysis in support of total reward strategies designed to attract and retain the very best talent
  • Monitor/evaluate program effectiveness, costs, trends, and best practice to shape current/future programs/ initiatives
  • Craft program design change proposals in support of reward strategies
  • Provide advice and counsel to HR and other stakeholders on benefit policy and best practice
  • Build a proactive, close working relationship with key stakeholders, including the relevant Country HR leaders, Finance/Legal Partners and external vendors to ensure quality and appropriateness of provision and services

Job Requirements

  • Broad subject matter expertise and relevant benefit experience at senior management level; experience of implementing complex retirement programs and managing an international benefit function in the tech sector preferred
  • Successful track record of managing & developing team members with ability to foster a strong growth mindset environment
  • Ability to lead significant high value and complex projects from planning to implementation stage
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; highly collaborative with proven ability to influence and build strong (often remote) relationships and trust at all levels to deliver fast, positive results
  • Strong business acumen with ability to develop a compelling data driven business case for change to meet the needs of the business
  • Ability and desire to coach and influence others
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to simplify information and present proposed solutions in a way that is meaningful to stakeholders.
  • Ability to constructively challenge the status quo and present alternative ideas and solutions which balance the needs of local employees, managers and corporate priorities.
  • Team player with strong client focused work ethic demonstrating sensitivity, empathy, cultural awareness, integrity, fairness, good judgment and conflict resolution
  • Thrives in fast passed/complex and challenging environment with ability to prioritize/handle multiple projects simultaneously and respond swiftly to demanding customers

Consistent demonstration of company values: integrity, collaboration, no-limits mindset, objectivity and results


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Our people are our most valuable asset, so we invest in them from Day 1. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well. These resources are designed to support your physical, financial and emotional well-being. We encourage continued personal and professional growth through ongoing learning and development opportunities. Our employee resource groups, charity match and volunteer programs keep you connected to your internal Gartner community and causes that matter to you.

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