International Benefits Manager

Human Resources Dublin, Ireland

International Benefits Manager


We are currently seeking an International Benefits Manager to join our Corporate Compensation & Benefits Team at Guidewire Software. This role will report to the Head of Global Total Rewards. On a global level, implements and administers international benefits plans, programs, policies and processes for 15+ countries. Looking for an energetic and detail-oriented manager to join our fast-paced and growing team. If you are an independent self-starter, enjoy building benefits programs and love to learn new things, this is the role for you.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages and administers all benefits programs in EMEA, Latin America and APAC including medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance
  • Finds creative ways to streamline and automate processes to optimize efficiency
  • Educates the global employee population on their benefits offerings and how to best utilize them
  • Coordinates with brokers/vendors on the negotiation of renewals, RFPs, etc.
  • Initiates proposals for scalability and manages improvements in design, administration and cost efficiency
  • Collaborates with internal partners relative to operations, communication, budgeting/forecasting, preparing business cases, and ongoing program management
  • Strong team player and able to coach and advise team members
  • Coordinates and manages health fairs, flu shots and benefits activities in local Guidewire offices
  • Evaluates benefits policies and programs and makes recommendations to ensure that programs are current, competitive and in compliance with legal requirements
  • Writes company benefit policies and develops a global benefits communication strategy
  • Harmonizes global benefits
  • Stays apprised of market trends and best practices
  • Engages with Mercer and other benefit vendors on best practices
  • Partners with third party administrators to resolve claim issues and employee inquiries as needed
  • Determines employee benefit interests by conducting employee surveys and analyzing results
  • Assists with Radford Benefits Survey



  • At least 8 years of benefits administration experience in a global software or tech company
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in global benefits (EMEA, LATAM, APAC) and has benefits expertise in 5 or more countries
  • Experience with benefit design and harmonization
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical ability
  • Strong organization skills
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and shift as needed
  • Prior project management experience
  • Skilled with HRIS systems; Workday experience preferred
  • Intermediate Excel skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-motivated


Guidewire Software Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it’s applicable to the position.