EMEA Senior Benefits Specialist


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Atlassian can hire people in any country where we have a legal entity. Assuming you have eligible working rights and a sufficient time zone overlap with your team, you can choose to work remotely or return to an office as they reopen (unless it’s necessary for your role to be performed in the office). Interviews and onboarding are conducted virtually, a part of being a distributed-first company.

With a sufficient timezone overlap with the team, we’re able to hire eligible candidates for this role from France, Germany, Poland, Turkey, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
We are looking for a Senior Benefits professional with experience in benefits delivery and program management to help build our global benefits strategy throughout the EMEA region.
You will report to the EMEA Benefits Manager, establishing a regional benefits team and strategy that aligns our employee benefits with our values while supporting our strategic direction in the region. You’ll work with global and local partners. You will manage the full scope of country benefits programs, including health, retirement, life, accident, disability, wellness, and ancillary programs.


About the role:


  • Manage relationships with vendors, brokers, and carriers, including monitoring of cost, service levels, processes, and accuracy of data.
  • Support with plan renewals, working with providers on timelines and planning, contract compliance, issues management, communications frequency, schedule, and approach.
  • Identify opportunities to improve existing programs, including process design, documentation, and training
  • Partner with team members like InfoSec, Legal, and Finance to onboard new benefit vendors and consultants and manage existing contract reviews.
  • Participate in benchmark surveys and make recommendations to establish competitive benefits programs.
  • Be an escalation point for employee benefits queries and issues that can not be resolved by the People Operations Team
  • Develop relationships with main partners such as Payroll, Tax, Finance, and all other HR and extended teams to facilitate collaboration across teams on benefit-related matters
  • Assist as a reviewer for policies and programs and make recommendations
  • Support HRIS leave configurations and build-outs, being compliant with local legislation
  • Support in setting up new entities and M&A activities

    More about you:


  • 5 years of hands-on and relevant experience in benefits, both domestically and internationally in high-growth organizations
  • Team player with an ability to work both collaboratively and asynchronously, and the ability to collaborate with all levels of partners
  • You are current on developments and trends in legislative requirements and methodologies and you know how to ensure that benefits plans are compliant with local legislation
  • Experience with HRIS (Workday)
  • Fluency in English
  • Fluency in Dutch would be a plus



    Our perks & benefits
    To support you at work and play, our perks and benefits include ample time off, an annual education budget, paid volunteer days, and so much more.
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