We are looking for a HR Manager – Benefits to join our Compensation and Benefits team.


Working with the Manager HR (Benefits) review, design and implement Emirates Group employee benefits in a cost effective and market compliant manner that enable us to attract and retain a high calibre workforce across global locations (specialising in medical, life, disability, pension and other wellness plans).


  • Analysis of benefit practices and provisions to ensure alignment with the companies global benefits strategy.
  • Research, review, design, implementation and continual improvement of benefit programs for the Emirates Group including outstations and joint ventures in order to ensure that our overall reward package is cost effective, market appropriate, complies with local legal legislation in terms of design, level and delivery.
  • Ensure timely renewals of the various insured risk benefits schemes, negotiating annual premiums, service charges, changes and revisions to benefit coverage through the cost analysis of alternate service providers and evaluation of tangible and intangible benefits.
  • Periodically review all self-administered schemes in comparison with market practice and external service providers in order to ensure cost effectiveness and provision of best practices.
  • Interpret benchmark data on benefits (design and level of benefit) and provide appropriate recommendations in the context of our total reward package.
  • Support the review of the service and performance of all service providers through periodic monitoring and also feedback from the employees in order to ensure that service levels provided are as per contractual obligations and desired standards.
  • Make recommendations to enhance and continually improve the current communication channels and content to ensure visibility, engagement and buy in from employees on these benefits.
  • Deliver member presentations and briefings, as required.

Qualifications – External


Qualifications: Degree or Honours (12+3 or equivalent)

Experience : Human Resources. Compensation & Benefits 8+ Years

Knowledge/Skills: Degree preferably in Management, Finance, Maths or Economics or a degree that shows a high level of numeracy. Experience in Human Resources. Compensation & Benefits.


  • Preferably experience working on employee benefits scheme design and communication specialising in risk and retirement benefits.
  • A relevant professional qualification such as Associate of Chartered Insurance, Institute of Insurance and Risk Management (with a focus on employee benefits modules) is beneficial.
  • The job-holder must be an expert in their field, with a detailed professional expertise in employee benefits covering all pay and general personnel policy conditions essential in the airline industry.
  • An in-depth knowledge and use of all MS Office programmes with a focus on Excel and Word.
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly at all levels within a multi-cultural environment, to negotiate solutions and analyse and interpret statistical data.
  • Leadership Role :YES

Critical competencies:

  • Delivering
  • Providing Direction
  • Business Thinking
  • Developing Talent
  • Engaging Others
  • Drive

About Emirates

Based in Dubai, the Emirates Group employs over 103,363 staff from more than 160 nationalities. The Emirates Group’s extensive and diverse international portfolio includes the world’s largest international airline, Emirates, and one of the largest combined air services provider in the world, dnata. For the year financial year ending 2017-18, the Emirates Group posted a profit of AED 4.1 billion (US$ 1.1 billion). Within the Group there are a diverse range of businesses which offer a wide spectrum of career opportunities, all of which can be explored through the Group's dedicated careers website, emirates.com/careers

Essential to the Group’s ongoing success is the employment of high-quality people who benefit from living and working in Dubai, a modern cosmopolitan city offering one of the most desirable lifestyles in the world. The Emirates Group employees come from over 160 nationalities, receive tax-free salary and benefits package, and are offered professional development opportunities to further their careers with the organisation. If you are a high-performer, seeking a career challenge, personal and professional development, and reward and recognition for your contribution, then the Emirates Group is the perfect opportunity for you. To find out more about the career opportunities the Emirates Groups offers and how to become part of our future growth and rapid success, visit emirates.com/careers