Manager, Benefits - GEO


At Elastic, we see endless possibility in a world of endless data. And we use the power of search to help people and organizations turn that possibility into results. Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we help improve customer and employee search experiences, keep critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic enables organizations worldwide to use the power of Elastic, including Netflix, Uber, BBC, Microsoft, and thousands of others.

Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how we work. We’re a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mentality that is at the core of our culture.

We are looking for a passionate benefits professional to join our Global Benefits team. Our ideal candidate is an experienced, driven individual with a deep understanding of the benefits landscape in a variety of countries including what we need to consider in the context of different cultures and different employee segmentations.

Reporting to the Director, Global Benefits & Wellbeing, you will have the support to develop your expertise whilst enjoying the autonomy to take ownership in delivering a number of our major programmes.

Do you thrive in helping to craft and deliver a leading employee benefits programme for a fast-growing technology company? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

What You Will Be Doing

  • Be responsible for the management and implementation of benefits plans as we transition some of our PEO countries to a Global Employment Organisation (GEO) model.
  • Support in the management of our EMEA based plans.
  • Oversee performance of benefit programs and handle relationships with vendors to ensure compliance with all policies, service level agreements, laws and regulations to ensure excellent customer service for plan participants.
  • Research, design, and propose new or revised benefits offerings that align with the company's strategy. Participate in RFPs, vendor selection and implementations.
  • Assist with the development of wellbeing programs, analyze employee wellbeing requirements, and monitor global wellbeing trends
  • Support employee engagement initiatives ranging from excellent written communication to country calls and presentations.
  • Stay informed of changes to local, state and federal laws pertaining to health and welfare benefits; support compliance colleagues to ensure that programs stay in sync with current regulations and support the organization's strategic objectives.
  • Support and engage HRBPs, HR Operations, Recruiting, and Elasticians on plan changes that impact HR activities at large

What You Bring Along

  • Relevant expertise in Global benefits;
  • Experience in building and refining programs, policy and process that provide an exceptional employee experience whilst remaining compliant within a high-growth global company
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to emphasise the key messages and simplify benefits speak.
  • Strategic, critical thinker who isn’t afraid to get into the weeds; a real passion for problem-solving and bringing people insights to the business
  • Ability to build effective work relationships at all levels of the organization, influence behavior, and lead change
  • High degree of integrity and honesty; ability to exercise confidentiality and neutrality in complex and sensitive situations
  • A global approach while also being in tune with local context and market practice.

You know that sometimes laughter is indeed the best solution - a sense of humor, ability to roll with the punches and adapt quickly to a changing environment is a big plus!

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please email

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