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Analyst, Prospects and Studies
Munich, Germany
EUR 5 911 to 8 385

The EPO offers a wide range of compensation and benefits to its staff, pensioners and families, who altogether accoutn for more than 23 000 individuals. As an international organisation, the EPO acts like a state by providing a sustainable social security framework covering pensions, allowances and remuneration schemes. This is paramount for a self-financed organisation that generates its own revenue and must provide current staff with the best and fairest packages, while also caring for past and future generations of EPO employees. To ensure the competitiveness of the package it offers staff and to propose evidence-based measures to decision-makers, the EPO must rely on strong social data and analyses, regular benchmarkings and internal and external studies.

These missions are driven by Directorate, Compensation and Benefits, under the Principal Directorate (PD) Welfare and Remuneration. Directorate Compensation and Benefits team is responsible for assessing and designing programs related to the employee package and for managing different social-security schemes from a long-term social and financial sustainability perspective.

With us you will:

  • manage technical requirements with other business intelligence and data warehouse staff
  • develop and monitor complex, non-standard, Office-wide HR statistics
  • prepare, analyse, and translate information requirements into effective report design and communication for senior management
  • develop and set up HR dashboards and statistics, as well as statistical reports and data visualisation
  • provide data analysis and expert interpretation on various HR projects
  • develop and report on key performance indicators to provide strategic guidance
  • set priorities and rationalise statistical requests from internal and external stakeholders
  • participate in and/or lead studies and benchmarking with other international organisations, private entities and national social security schemes
  • prepare draft reports and studies using evidence-based analyses and surveys in line with the needs of the Office
  • communicate and present results to a wide audience (different types of stakeholders)
  • analyse and provide support for interpretation of results in response to requests for information
  • develop automation and data process optimisation

Apply if you have:

  • several years of professional experience in human resources, finance and/or compensation/benefits matters in an international organisation or multinational company
  • diploma of completed university studies at master’s level (in human resources, business administration, economics) or – in exceptional cases – equivalent professional experience
  • demonstrated ability to team up and network with a large variety of stakeholders (senior management, other departments including HR units and Finance, staff representatives, external consultants, auditors, international organisations, etc.) and subject-matter experts to deliver collaborative, solution-oriented and successful outcomes on complex issues
  • ability to embrace and promote change in a continuously dynamic environment
  • excellent knowledge of one official language and ability to understand the other two; in exceptional cases, excellent knowledge of one official language and ability to understand another
  • successful experience in project/programme management
  • excellent presentation and communication skills with the ability to interact effectively at all levels within the organisation and externally
  • proficiency in MS Office (focus Excel) required; experience with SAP applications, Python, Structured Query Language & visualization tools (e.g. Tableau) would be an advantage
  • citizenship of one of the member states of the European Patent Organisation


The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of qualifications and relevant experience, supplemented as appropriate by interviews, tests and/or a personality questionnaire.

Key information

Job group: 4
Grade: G7 to G10 (net (basic) monthly salary* for this vacancy: EUR 5 911 to 8 385, depending on experience) – complemented by additional benefits defined in the Service Regulations
Duration of appointment: Five years (renewable under the conditions laid down in the Service Regulations)
Career path: Technical
Location: Munich/The Hague
Application deadline: 24 June 2022

Interviews planned for: week commencing 4 July 2022

* after deduction of EPO-internal tax and before deduction of staff contributions to the social security and pension schemes.

We welcome all applications for vacant positions. We consider each on its professional merits – regardless of your nationality, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion or belief.

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