Pension Manager

  • Location:

    Farnborough, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Finance

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Job ref:

    BBBH95072_1546532301

  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Duration:

    2 Months

  • Start date:

    14/01/2019

  • Client:

    Marks and Spencer

Role: Group Pensions Manager

Location: Farnborough

Contract: 2 Months (Potential for Perm)

Pay Rate: Competitive daily rates! (Perm position Salary £68k)

Role Purpose:

* The role will design, develop and implement pension programs, policies and processes in support of achieving business goals on sound commercial terms.


* Act as Trustee secretary and manage all meetings, advice and training for the Trustee Board.

Key Accountabilities:

* To act as lead on all pension and related deliverables, to keep abreast of current developments in the pensions market and provide strategic advice as required.


* Work with business leaders, Trustees, HR, EEG and advisers to develop pension solutions appropriate to the workforce over the medium to long term.


* Manage executive pension and risk benefit arrangements and be conversant with Annual and Lifetime Allowance concerns and possible solutions.


* Ensure that all pension schemes operate effectively and meet performance and quality targets and are compliant with industry and regulatory standards.


* Manage pension scheme advisers and administrators to achieve SLAs in response to member requests etc. and be the escalation point for queries.


* Be the subject matter expert and respond to HR, business and finance queries and requests for support in relation to pensions (e.g. M&A, TUPE etc.).


* Arrange Trustee and sub-committee meetings, prepare and issue meeting agenda and papers, draft minutes and issue to the Trustees & advisers and manage actions arising

Key Capabilities/Knowledge:

* Strong interpersonal skills including relationship management and an ability to influence though collaboration.


* Exceptional analytical ability with a systematic, logical approach and a highly developed problem solving ability.


* Strong written and verbal communication skills.


* Ability to deliver complex projects whilst managing conflicting priorities.


* A self-starter able to work in an unstructured environment.

Experience & Qualifications:


1. Pensions managerial experience in a large complex company with legacy DB arrangements.
2. APMI/ FPMI qualified or equivalent.
3. Demonstrable experience in delivering strategic pension projects and solutions.
4. Advanced Excel, strong Word and PowerPoint skills.

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