International Assignment Manager

United Kingdom

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Under the general direction of the Vice President, Client Management, performs a variety of complex managerial and operational activities independently, to ensure a high level of satisfaction among assigned clients and their globally transferring employees in accordance with established MSI guidelines.

Requirements

PRIMARY COMPONENTS:

  • Cultivates and creates an on-going integral relationship with assigned expatriates as the key owner and project manager for each case. Acts as assignee’s advocate throughout the transition from home to host country. Ensures service standards are met and /or exceeded, promoting a high level of client retention for MSI. Utilizes global relocation knowledge and industry expertise to promote the “high tech/high touch” MSI philosophy to differentiate our service delivery model.

  • Manages assignee’s expectations by providing expert counseling and guidance in all elements of client’s global policy and authorized allowances.

  • Exercises ongoing analysis of company processes, offering recommendations for implementing improvement methodologies for efficiencies of scale.

  • Creates, generates and delivers customized client management reports relative to performance measurements on all relocation activities as specified. Collaborates with Information Technology, Finance and other Global Service professionals for development of future measurement enhancers.

  • Acts as critical resource during the initial installation/implementation phase ensuring a positive “hand off” from sales to service operations.

  • Controls and maintains a monitored caseload of assigned expatriate files to ensure the ability to deliver a high level of service satisfaction. Provides continuous day-to-day counseling to assigned expatriates, effectively managing time to ensure all tasks inclusive of data entry for client tracking and reporting. Exercises independent judgment relative to decision making/exceptions to client policy within established operating service guidelines.

  • Monitors and manages all supplier activity through MSI standardized reporting mechanisms.

  • Manages expatriate’s transition, coordinating all supplier services on behalf of the expatriate. Determines housing and lifestyle assimilation needs in the host country for each expatriate family. Manages in-country partner service delivery in the homesearch and settling-in process. Acts as expatriate’s advocate throughout all aspects of the transition.

  • Directs all expatriate expense reimbursements to ensure timely payment.

  • Provides intricate counseling and guidance in all aspects of client policy abstract including, reimbursable expenses, benefits and associated incentives.


SECONDARY COMPONENTS:

  • Coordinates and collaborates with team members and Management to ensure team harmony and service standards are monitored.

  • Ensures peer International Assignment Managers are prepared to provide service continuity to Client Accounts during peak periods or absence.

  • Refers special operational projects for clients, i.e. group moves, volume aberrations, etc. to Management. Assists with operational execution of such plans.

  • Suggests and designs improvements to operational activities/procedures.

  • Provides back-up and training to team members as necessary.

  • Serves as a subject matter expert on global service delivery and operations in support of the business development teams.


OTHER COMPONENTS:

The items listed as primary and secondary components represent a description of the

ordinary duties of the position. It should be expected that other duties, both related and

unrelated, may be assigned and required.


EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OR EQUIVALENT:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience.

  • Speaking facility in second language a plus

  • International travel experience (business or personal) a plus

  • Knowledge of key world markets and currencies

  • Relocation, human resources and/or Big Four experience a plus


WORKING DEMANDS:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, suppliers, and all employees.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work under pressure, create consensus, make decisions.

  • Ability to operate personal computer.

  • Ability to travel a must.

About the Company

We help companies to make agile informed workforce transformation and management decisions thru the application of predictive and prescriptive analytics designed to drive efficiency and productivity while mitigating the inherent risks associated with human capital in today’s complex global marketplace.
Since our inception in 1981, we have been leaders in the creation and execution of market driven solutions for global growth companies. Our long term sustainability is the direct result of our continuous commitment to workforce performance for our valued customers.
MSI is comprised of a diverse team of subject matter experts and industry practitioners in the specialized areas of global business strategy, talent mobility, tax, compliance, and workforce optimization. Our ecosystem of best in class solutions partners are the leaders in their respective areas of expertise.