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Benefits Consultant

Posted 23 February by Advantage Resourcing Easy Apply Ended
**Benefits Specialist / Benefits Consultant - 4 months contract (possibility of extension) - c£330 day rate Ltd/Umbrella - Technology Organisation - Reading**

Our client is a leading Technology Organisation based in Reading who are looking for an Interim Senior Benefits Specialist/ Benefits Consultant to join their team.
If you are interested in this role please send your CV urgently, there is a deadline on this role so respond early to avoid missing out. Unfortunately due to the large number of applicants individual feedback cannot always be given.

Key Responsibilities:
You will be responsible for leading in the management of flexible benefits vendor within a comprehensive and complex flexible benefits program. Responsible for successful end to end project management of annual flexible benefits enrolment cycle to drive simplicity, engagement and employee satisfaction, including employee communications, stakeholder training, vendor accountabilities and benefit brokering. Drive benefits data analytics requirements with benefits vendors in line with agreed business requirements. You will be accountable ensuring HR web and relevant benefits collateral are reviewed and updated and drive resolution of relevant escalated benefit program issues in collaboration with partners in HR, Staffing, HR Services, Finance, Procurement, Payroll and Legal and additional stakeholders where required.
Management of existing supplier compliance requirements and ensuring vendors and suppliers comply in full with all requirements in relation to annual recertification. Ensure compliance in relation to contractual requirements, including annual review and update of SOW for agreed benefit vendors. Partner with key internal stakeholders and vendors to agree deadlines and timescales to an agree SLA, with an agreed process for issue escalation management. Responsible for management of vendor invoicing process, aligning to the businesses policy requirements. Proactive review of regulatory/statutory benefit provisions and make program changes to ensure compliance and appropriate communication plan to relevant stakeholders and employees.

Ideal experience required for this role:
Previous experience working as a Senior Benefits Consultant, Benefits Advisor, Benefits Specialist, Benefits Consultant or equivalent
BS/BA degree or equivalent is desirable
CIPD qualification would be advantageous
Proven track record of effective benefit vendor management (including end to end management of flexible benefits-UK)
Ideally have experience of working within a large corporate organisations including Technology, IT, Telecoms environments - fast-paced, matrixed environment
Excellent cross-group collaboration, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills
Strong business & employee benefits acumen and ability to coach & influence internal stakeholders
Ability to manipulate and analyse data and drive solutions/recommendations
Knowledge of UK benefits plans and programs including legislation and compliance requirements and proven track-record in management of UK pension auto-enrolment
Demonstrable strong project management skills with end to end responsibility and ownership
Exeptional experience of benefit stakeholder, vendor and supplier relationship management
Ability to work in partnership with benefit providers to define and achieve service level
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong communication skills
Good understanding and knowledge of various IT software (e.g.) Advanced Excel, Powerpoint
Must have some knowledge of the Thomsons system or equivalent

Please submit your CV now to be considered for this Interim position. Liz Renshaw is the consultant managing this assignment and can be contacted on if you have you any queries.

Advantage Resourcing is a service driven recruitment consultancy.

Required skills

  • EMEA
  • HR
  • benefits advisor
  • benefits specialist
  • benefit consultant

Reference: 34546754

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