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Global Benefits Senior Specialist - EME (12m FTC)

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Saturday, May 6, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Global Benefits Senior Specialist to join our dynamic Global Benefits & Well-Being team in London.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is dedicated to hiring and developing the best and brightest. A key to Latham’s success and our continued ability to deliver the highest quality service to our clients is our “one-firm” culture – a spirit of teamwork and shared commitment to quality across our offices worldwide that has long distinguished Latham from other law firms.

About The Role

As a Global Benefits Senior Specialist, you will be responsible for varying degrees of support to local and expatriate attorneys and staff with respect to the administration of firm benefit programs in Europe and the Middle East. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with the local Human Resources teams to support the benefit programs in the EMEA offices, and ensuring that firm programs and resources are being appropriately communicated to build and sustain engagement.
  • Acting as a point of contact for benefits plan questions from attorneys, paralegals and staff in the EMEA offices; educating participants by providing clear and complete information in accordance with group policy, terms, and conditions; using appropriate judgment to route complex questions and issues to appropriate resources and following-up to ensure the issue is resolved in a timely manner.
  • Leading new hire orientation and off-boarding for local and expatriate attorneys and staff.
  • Leading global benefits projects for the firm as it relates to supporting attorneys and staff in the firm’s EMEA offices; as a project leader, you will be expected to research and become an internal expert resource for new or enhanced benefit programs; projects may span areas of claims processes, leave of absence policies, or other new programs as they arise.
  • Ensuring compliance and proper documentation with regard to all applicable laws and regulations; providing expertise related to the regulatory and legal requirements for employee benefit plans to employers and employees.
About You

Join our team if you:

  • Have knowledge of regulations and guidelines, including Leaves of Absence, as well as knowledge of benefit practices.
  • Possess well-developed and professional interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm.
  • Display the ability to work in a team environment with a customer service focus
And have:

  • Experience related to Employee Benefits administration
We encourage you to apply!

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding opportunity, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Health insurance as well as group income protection and life assurance
  • A pension plan
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!
Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms.

Latham & Watkins' lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

What sets Latham & Watkins apart is our commitment to our pro bono work and sustainability initiatives. Latham's dedication to pro bono work is a source of pride and reflects a fundamental part of the firm’s culture. For more information about our pro bono work, please click here.

Latham & Watkins is committed to supporting the long-term sustainability of the environment, you can find more information on our sustainability programs by visiting our Latham Sustainability webpage.