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Senior Benefits Specialist (65-70k)

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Benefits Specialist
Salary: £60-67k
Location: Greater Belfast Area (Hybrid)
Duration: Full Time / Permanent

Are you an seasoned Benefit/Reward leader with hands on experience on a European or global scale? Do you have a passion for people and a drive to bring around long-term change?

VANRATH is delighted to be working with a global manufacturing client based in County Antrim, as we search for a full-time permanent Senior Benefits Specialist. You will report to the Director of Global Benefits and you will serve as the lead subject matter expert across the European region, responsible for the design, development, implementation, administration and communication of comprehensive employee benefit and retirement programs.

Salary & benefits

  • Market Leading Salary - £60-67k
  • 15% Bonus
  • Flexible start / finish times
  • Hybrid working
  • Pension
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Cash Health Plan
  • 25x days annual leave + 8x stat days


  • Administrates conducting analyses on programs and policies to ensure that they are being administered effectively and in accordance with the organisation's reward strategy
  • Manages internal personnel regarding employee benefit related knowledge and skill sets to determine current benefit trends and compare with legislated requirement and programs
  • Manages the design and implementation of programs such as accident and health insurance coverage, retirement and pension plans, income continuance holidays, and vacation time
  • Manages local and global surveys on current benefit trends, pricing and policies
  • Administrates communicating the benefits program and policies effective to the company. Ensures proper communication regarding any change or updates
  • Administrates any coverage or claim procedures, and maintains updated files of information for each reported incident
  • Manages modelling cost analyses of various program or policy updates

Experience / Qualifications

  • A university degree required (i.e. Bachelors degree) or equivalent relevant work experience.
  • Must be a team player able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation
  • Strong organisation, planning and time management skills to achieve results
  • Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity
  • Holds self-accountable to achieving goals and standards
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization including suppliers and/or external customers

Specific Experience / Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience with benefit programmes in Europe
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of regulatory/legislative requirements in Europe.
  • Experience with M&A integration initiatives and activities associated with the analysis and comparison of benefit plans and policies and legislative requirements.

For further information and a more comprehensive Job Description on this exciting Senior HR Benefits vacancy, please contact Jason Glenn or apply via the link below in the strictest confidence. Alternatively, feel free to reach out on LinkedIn.

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