EMEA Pensions and Benefits Manager - East Coast

Up to £62000 plus benefits - Reward Specialist
Ref: 113 Date Posted: Wednesday 17 Feb 2021
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​Syme Drummond is partnering this global financial services business in Edinburgh as they seek to appoint an EMEA Pensions and Benefit Manager. The EMEA pensions and benefits team is part of Human Resources and is responsible for managing the firm’s pension, employee benefit and wellness programmes across the region. The primary focus of this role is pension, benefits and wellness provision for the 33 non-UK locations in the region (c. 4,700 employees). Additionally, the successful candidate will have the flexibility to assist with other projects depending on the workload demands of the broader team and the skills/experience of the candidate.

  • 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 organisational 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