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The new Group Pensions Manager will be responsible for developing and delivering the pension strategy, policy and plan for the Group, aligning requirements to the business's financial and HR strategy, whilst maintaining the financial integrity and legal compliance for all Group schemes and businesses. The role is a "company side" one i.e. it is to further the Company's objectives whilst respecting the requirement to deliver effective and efficient delivery of scheme obligations and providing appropriate support to Trustees.
You will require significant pension’s knowledge and willingness to utilise this knowledge in a consultative capacity. Our client is happy to consider candidates with experience gained from either employee benefit consultancy and/or in-house pensions, as long as you have a working knowledge of Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution schemes, experience of trust and/or contract-based pension arrangements, knowledge of legislative requirements such as compliance with workplace pension reforms (automatic enrolment), and benefit design.
You will have experience of undertaking pension change projects, including due diligence work with extensive exposure to the UK and the ROI pension's industry, experience of other jurisdictions would be helpful, and can effectively communicate pensions change. Your deep specialist skills and expertise over the spectrum of pensions change will include administration, benefit design, governance, risk management, and benchmarking. You will be able to provide the full range of specialist technical support to the Scheme Trustees and Company Pensions Team, but vitally be able to manage pensions from a business/commercial aspect, as well as a technical perspective, drawing on your excellent analytical skills and incisive financial analysis.
Risk and cost will be at the forefront of your mind, and as a strategic and pragmatic thinker, you will be able to provide advice on risk/cost management on pension provision, as well as proactive, and innovative thinking when it comes to managing legacy DB schemes, and managing the mortality risk, which ideally you will already have experience of.
You will be someone who enjoys strategic decision-making and long-term planning and delivering results, and will be someone who makes things happen, going the extra mile to drive performance and standards, always planning and monitoring results to identify what needs to change.
This is a superb and rare opportunity for a driven pension’s professional to take on some real challenges in a strategic role.
For a confidential discussion please telephone Dianne Beer on 07747 800740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org