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Pensions and Benefits Administration Specialist

Job ID 9334 Brussels, Brussels Capital, Belgium;
Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. Solvay Business Services (SBS) is the global organization supporting internal and external growth by integrating the major End-to-End administrative processes as well as the Information Services of the Solvay Group, through three strategic objectives: Strategic agility & Customer centricity - Service excellence - Talents & innovation.


Job Overview and Responsibilities:
The Pensions and Benefits Administration Manager will be in charge of managing the Solvay Belgian Pension Funds by providing accurate and timely Pensions and Benefits services for the Belgium zone. Based in Belgium, he/she will be part of a team of around 10 people based in Brussels (Neder-Over-Hembeek) that are in charge of the Benelux zone.

Under the guidance of the Payroll Manager for BeNelux, he/she will perform the following tasks: 
  • Manages Solvay Belgian Pension Funds 
  • Ensures operational management of the Belgian Pension Fund (technical advisory committee, board of directors, general meeting)
  • Provides support to Belgian Pension Fund chairman as well as administrators
  • Manages audits (internal and external) related to Solvay Belgian Pension Funds 
  • Assures follow-up and relationships with subcontractors of the Solvay Belgian Pension Funds (actuary, accountant, auditors, …)
  • Checks and validates Solvay Belgian Pension Funds accounting
  • Monitores and extracts information for reporting purpose
  • Responsible of (pre)pension payroll for Belgium, using SAP payroll
  • Manages and checks (pre)pensions files for Belgian employees (cadres and non cadres)
  • Provides support for the management and administration of any kind of benefits like medical care, death and disability coverage, seniority premium …
  • Communicates with internal and external customers, point of contact on Pensions and Benefits with regard to employees questions as well as HR or partners questions
  • In close collaboration with C&B global team, support implementation of new pension schemes

Education and Experience:
  • Experience : professional or master level in accounting, pension administration  or related HR fields
  • Wide experience in 2nd pillar Pension processing (4-5 year experience) is a must
  • Technical (pre)pension payroll skills and experience

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Fluent in French and English, Dutch is an asset
  • Good knowledge of IT tools (Google, Excel, …), knowledge of SAP HR is a plus
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Stress resistance
  • You are meant for this job if you demonstrate the ability to work autonomously and to achieve short term demanding challenges
  • You are a team player with strong interpersonal skills and good time management
  • You are curious, accurate, proactive and eager to improve your own knowledge


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