Global Programs - EMEA Benefits Specialist R5843

People and Culture | Brighton, United Kingdom,United Kingdom

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We are building cloud-based tax compliance solutions to handle every transaction in the world.

Imagine every transaction you make - every tank of gas, cup of coffee, or pair of sneakers, every movie ticket, or streamed song, every sensor-to-sensor ping.

Nearly every time you make a purchase, physical or digital, there is an accompanying unique and nuanced tax compliance calculation.

As our EMEA expansion continues at pace, we are hiring a dedicated Total Rewards Manager to support the region, joining our global team.

(Location: Brighton Hybrid / UK Remote / Germany Remote)

Key Responsibilities:

Benefits


  • Assist in the design, implementation, communication, and administration of benefit programs including retirement plan(s)

  • Participate in the analysis of benefit programs, policies, and practices to ensure they are compliant, competitive, cost effective, and align with company philosophy and support business objectives

  • Act as liaison between the company, employees, and third-party vendors to resolve escalated issues

  • Assist with various benefit surveys and provide insight on market trends and employee feedback to help us stay current

  • Foster relationships with 3rd party providers and ensure data exchanges are monitored and executed with accuracy and timeliness

  • Maintain benefits and absence in Workday

  • Manage the day-to day health and wellness programs and oversee enrolment activities

  • Absence


  • Coordinate and conduct benefit and leave of absence program training for employees and managers

  • Develop processes and procedures for leave administration and educate HRBPs and managers on best practices to ensure compliance with applicable countries and jurisdictions across the EMEA region

  • Assist with the management of leave of absence for all EMEA locations

  • Compliance


  • Partner with Global Benefits Team to ensure benefit plans meet regulatory compliance and governance/audit requirements; consults with legal resources and stays abreast of developing legislation and its potential impact

  • Partner with external vendors to conduct annual testing and plan audits to ensure government filings are timely prepared

  • Stay current on changing country and region compliance and HR policy changes and provides necessary updates, education, and process changes

  • M&A


  • Partner with Global Benefits Team to coordinate implementation and harmonisation of benefits to align with EMEA M&A strategy

  • Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a proven track record of implementing benefit programs and/or employee benefit administration across EMEA

    Workday benefits experience

    Knowledge of country/ regional benefits requirements across the EMEA region, including, all legislative and compliance requirements

    Advanced knowledge of MSOffice

    Ability to focus on and manage competing priorities

    Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Experience of working collaboratively within a matrixed organization where multiple stakeholder management is required

    Ability to build relationships across cultures

    Excellent project management skills

    Strong ability to deal with ambiguity

    Excellent analytical skills

    About Avalara:

    We're building cloud-based tax compliance solutions to handle every transaction in the world. Imagine every transaction you make — every tank of gas, cup of coffee, or pair of sneakers, every movie ticket, meal kit, or streamed song, every sensor-to-sensor ping. Nearly every time you make a purchase, physical or digital, there's an accompanying unique and nuanced tax compliance calculation.

    The logic behind calculating taxes — the rules, rates, and boundaries — is a global, layered, three-dimensional mess of complexity, with compliance dictated by governments and applied by every business, every day.

    Avalara works with businesses of all sizes, all over the world — from corner stores to gigantic global retailers — to calculate tax accurately and automatically, at speeds measured in milliseconds. That's a massive technical challenge, in terms of scale, reliability, and complexity, and we do it better than anyone.

    That's why we're growing fast!

    Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices in North and South America, Europe and India

    Equal Opportunities:

    Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.

    Reasonable Accommodation:

    Avalara is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities. Applicants with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can follow this process outlined when applying for a position: Please provide your name and contact information to our recruitment team at recruitmentEMEA@avalara.com

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