Expansion Consultant, Benefits, International Benefits
Amazon
Luxembourg, LUX
14h ago

Job summary

Amazon is seeking an experienced senior international employee benefits consultant to join our Global Expansions Benefits team.

This role will be a subject matter expert and diligence point of contact supporting Amazon’s Global Expansions and M&A activities and are responsible for benefit design, strategy, implementation and documenting all benefit expansion activities, primarily within Europe.

The scope of the role includes financial benefits, health and welfare benefits, and time away programs. This individual contributor role will be responsible for delivering the benefits workstream for multiple key Expansions and M&A initiatives, and identify new opportunities to meet the needs of our fast growing business.

The role can be based in London, Luxembourg and Dubai.

Key job responsibilities

  • Benefit Strategy, Program Management and Design Responsible for designing benefit programs that align to Amazon’s Global Benefits Framework, market practice, compliance requirements and provides flexibility as necessary for unique expansion needs.
  • This includes developing written proposals and cost impact analyses, and seeking input from a wide range of internal stakeholders to receive input and feedback on recommendations.

  • Implementation this position 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 to ensure smooth transition to regional benefits and plan administration teams.
  • Benefits integration act as the subject matter expert for acquisitions in countries where Amazon has established benefits programs.
  • This role is responsible for benefit harmonization and integration, including due diligence, side-by-side rewards costs analyses, developing a roadmap for any future integration needs, and partnering with the Compensation team to ensure that there is a holistic view and aligned approach.

  • Governance and Compliance ensure programs align to Amazon’s benefit philosophy and meet local regulatory requirements in all countries.
  • This also includes monitoring costs, financial impact, future funding requirements, competitiveness, ensuring adherence with regulatory, legal and best practice approaches.

  • Consulting serve as a trusted advisor to the Expansions and M&A HR Project management teams, regional Benefits team, Compensation teams and HR teams amongst others and provide consultative support on benefit initiatives for expansion projects.
  • Vendor Management manage vendor relationships, costs and performance across all in scope benefits programs and countries.
  • Working with the target companies in terminating contracts and ensure and compliance reporting before close of M&A projects.

  • Innovation this position will drive innovation in benefits in their assigned region for Expansion and M&A projects, seeking opportunities for experimentation and developing comprehensive written proposals.
  • A day in the life

    A typical day involves meeting with Expansion and M&A Project Managers, HR leaders, Talent Acquisition, Payroll and other key stakeholders to develop and track progress against the benefits workstreams for all Expansion and M&A projects.

    It includes partnering with operations, compliance and systems teams to develop or implement new benefits proposals, evaluate compliance requirements and provides flexibility as necessary for unique expansion needs.

    A typical day is highly collaborative, working with colleagues in international benefits, internal partner teams and external consultants and suppliers to deliver an optimal benefits experience for Amazon employees.

    About the team

    The International Benefits team is responsible for strategy and design of Amazon benefits programs outside the US. The dedicated Global Expansion team is part of the International Benefits team.

    It comprises of SMEs and diligence POC’s supporting Amazon’s Global Expansions & M&A activities and are responsible for benefit design, strategy, implementation and documenting benefit expansion activities.

    We are a virtual team, spread across the world from Sydney to Seattle. We are highly collaborative and maximize available virtual communication channels to stay connected with each other.

    We have high standards for ourselves, passion for innovation with strong focus on our customers.

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Educated to degree level.
  • 7+ years of experience working within employee benefits.
  • Experience with multi-country employee benefit program development and delivery.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communications skills - ability to interface with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to influence business leaders and strong stakeholder management skills. Ability to simplify complex topics for broad audiences.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy of discretion through ambiguous phases of expansion project development.
  • Strong sense of accountability, sound personal judgement 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.
  • Ability to thinking creatively and demonstrate a bias for action and Ownership.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10+ years of experience working within global benefits development, administration and program governance
  • Experience with M&A benefits harmonization and integration
  • Experience with new country launches
  • Detailed knowledge of employee benefit plan design along with associated complexities of international plan administration, associated payroll processes, country level regulatory requirements and benefits program taxability
  • Successful record of designing, implementing and optimizing large-scale international benefit programs
  • Focus on driving program efficiency along with measuring and maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction
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