International Benefits - Global Absence Manager
- London, UK
- Employees can work remotely
- Alternate Location: Dublin, Ireland
Square is looking for a senior benefits professional with extensive knowledge in managing and delivering cross border global benefit programs. The Global Absence Manager will have responsibility for the strategic design and management of our absence policies globally (vacation, leave of absence, holidays, sick time, accommodations etc.), while also establishing policies for new countries as we continue to expand. They will also provide strategic input on Square’s evolving benefits strategy and manage key ad hoc benefits projects.
Square has over 6,000 employees across the globe (and we’re growing!) and this is a new role reporting to the International Benefits Lead. The position is a great opportunity for someone who thrives in an all hands on deck environment and enjoys interacting with people. You are organized, detail-oriented, know how to navigate ambiguity, love crafting new policies, like to move fast and also know when to be flexible. This is a full time role based in either our Dublin, Ireland office or our London, UK office, however there is the potential to work remotely in either Ireland or in the UK.
Manage absence programs for Square’s international locations across EMEA, APAC, LATAM, and Canada.
Evaluate our existing policies and develop recommendations to ensure programs are current, competitive, and in compliance with legal requirements
Set up leave and time off policies for new countries as Square grows
Establish and implement global minimum requirements for our policies
Support mergers and acquisitions and harmonize absence policies to ensure global consistency
Establish and manage Square’s accommodations process globally
Provide consultancy support on absence programs and complex absence queries to Benefits Partners, HR Operations and HRBPs
Provide educational resources to employees, HRBPs, and managers including policy guides, self-service resources, and training sessions
Work with HRIS team to automate leave and time off policies on Workday
Input on the design and implementation of the international benefits strategy at Square and ensure programs are scalable as Square continues to grow
Manage key ad hoc projects processes.
Proactively partner with and seek input from key partners including HRBPs, Site Leads, Communications, HRIS, Legal, and Payroll to ensure successful execution of programs
Stay up to date on current events in applicable countries including legislative and market developments
BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience
8+ years experience in employee benefits or HR ideally in a multinational environment
Experience in creating and managing complex people policies
Experience in managing large-scale, complex people projects
An understanding of global employment laws
Proven creativity and resourcefulness in solving problems
You thrive and prioritize in a constantly changing environment
Analytical and structured thinking, working intelligently to understand the task at hand and relevant context
Strong attention to detail skills
Exceptional teamwork and multi-tasking skills
A global mindset while also being in tune with local context and best practice
Experience in a startup environment is a plus
A sense of fun!
At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)squareup.com. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.
At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
- Healthcare coverage
- Retirement Plans
- Employee Stock Purchase Program
- Wellness perks
- Paid parental leave
- Paid time off
- Learning and Development resources
We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Square is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, based solely on the core competencies required of the role at hand, and without regard to any legally protected class.
We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible.
Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Sellers use Square to reach buyers online and in person, manage their business, and access financing. Individuals use Cash App to spend, send, store, and invest money. And TIDAL is a global music and entertainment platform that expands Square's purpose of economic empowerment to artists. Square, Inc. has offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Norway, and the UK.