Manager, Benefits Administration

Corporate Functions Zug, Switzerland


Position at Seagen

Seagen is a global multi-product biotechnology company that develops and commercializes innovative therapies for the treatment of cancer. The company’s industry-leading antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology harnesses the targeting ability of antibodies to deliver cell-killing agents directly to cancer cells. In addition to four marketed products, we are advancing a strong product pipeline of novel therapies for solid tumors and blood related cancers designed to address significant unmet medical needs and improve treatment outcomes for patients. More information about Seagen can be found at 

Position Summary  

The role of the Benefits Administrator is a member of the Global Rewards Team and the InternationalEurope HR team in Switzerland. The role reports into the Associate Director, Total Rewards International based in Zug, Switzerland. The Benefits Administrator will support Seagen business growth in Europe by administering all benefit programs, enrolling and onboarding employees and communicating benefit programs for more than 350 employees across 12 countries. This is an important role within the EU HR team with the focus on continuous improvement of positive employee experience and transparency and clarity of benefits programs. 

Principal Responsibilities 

The Benefits Administrator will: 

  • Own the agenda of all implemented benefits for European affiliates the agenda of all statutory and supplementary benefits for European affiliates (car program, retirement, medical/accident/ illness insurance, etc.) 
  • Manage vendors, maintain the program database MercerGold (benefit database) 
  • Maintain good the working relationship with external and internal partners 
  • Liaise with Seagen benefit broker and benefit providers concerning employee enrollment process, providing the update to pension vendors 
  • Apply the knowledge of the country specific programs and related regulations and practices  
  • Liaise with and provide guidance to EU HR team and the accounting team regarding the contribution processing, updates or changes  
  • Support talent acquisition process by providing input on country benefit program 
  • Enroll /disenroll employees in/from benefit programs, prepare and update onboarding materials for new hires 
  • Schedule regular benefit updates for EU HR team and other stakeholders as required 
  • Provide response to employees’ questions 
  • Review and improve the invoicing flow between vendors and the accounting team 


Interactions and Collaboration: 

  • Work closely with head of Rewards International on total rewards strategic direction, philosophy and communication  
  • Work proactively with HR partners in International, Talent acquisition team, Accounting /Payroll and Legal team 
  • As a member of the Global Rewards team, works in ad hoc projects as required 
  • Present benefits in various forums, e.g. employee information sessions or country leadership teams 
  • Externally, liaise with benefit broker and vendors as required 
  • Works independently to provide guidelines to employees in the region on implemented benefits and processes 


Decisions and Governance 

  • Use the approved guidelines and governance 
  • Work within the compliance guidelines in each market  
  • Evaluate current processes and methodologies and propose improvements where necessary 
  • Work with the global HR Operations team to enhance the benefit onboarding process and improve employee experience  
  • Detect the insufficiencies or act upon them  


  • Min 3 -5 years of experience in Benefits administration or Compensation & Benefits coordination/analysis  
  • Experience in implementing and communicating benefits in multiple countries 
  • International benefits experience and good knowledge of local HR/benefit regulations in major markets – France, Germany Switzerland, UK 
  • Good analytical skills 
  • Intermediate/advanced excel skills 
  • Project management skills 
  • Presentation and clear communication   
  • Enjoy working in multicultural and diverse environment 
  • Fluent English, additional EU languages are an asset (Spanish, French, Italian, German) 



  • BA /MA in Human resources, Business studies 


As a leading employer in our industry, Seagen is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. To learn more about Seagen, please visit 

Seagen is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment.