10th July 2020

Pensions Manager

Reference: 17807

Location: England Job Type: Permanent Date Posted: 10/07/2020

Pensions Manager

Location; Reading, England

Abacus Careers are pleased to be recruiting for a Pensions Administration Manager on behalf of a leading Financial Services firm in their Reading office. Our client is one of the most ambitious pension providers on the market and has a track record of investing in keen professionals with a goal of advancing their career within the industry. This role will likely appeal to those with a minimum 6 year’s experience in a similar role.

Salary and Benefits:

Attractive Salary (depending on experience) with a competitive package including pension scheme and flexible

What you will do:

  • Overseeing day to day management of client relationships with trustees and corporate clients, and participation in trustee and client meetings where applicable.
  • Providing expert advice solutions to pension’s queries and pensions consultative advice
  • Overseeing the project management of annual and ad-hoc projects such as renewals, benefit statements, pension increases, trustees’ reports and accounts.
  • Taking responsibility for all aspects of admin billing, in conjunction with Operations Manager and Client Manager. Ensuring all recorded admin time is billed or accrued by the monthly deadline, all chargeable work is correctly recorded on the time recording system and billed as soon as possible, and all bills are issued and payment received on time.
  • Disseminating information to team members on service delivery objectives and targets for assigned client portfolio. Presenting of technical matters at team meetings.
  • Leading non-client activities, conducting internal audits, being alert to potential improvements in pensions processes, quality improvement and implementing changes. Ensuring Governance tracking measures (for example central spreadsheets, error logs etc.) are updated promptly.
  • Assuming responsibility for total workflow management for the designated team, including workload allocation, prioritisation and ensuring delivery in line with client expectations, legal timescales and service level agreements (SLAs). Holding regular workflow meetings with senior team members to manage progress and resolve any issues.
  • Identifying team objectives or other necessary changes in line with business needs, and actively implements appropriate course of action.
  • Formal staff management responsibilities including areas such as; conducting appraisals, setting individual and team objectives, handling HR, performance management issues and recruitment related activities as and where required.
  • Forging strong working relationships with other departments/teams both internal and external to the Company in order to provide a total service to our clients. e.g. Pensions Accounts, Payroll and Business Support.
  • Ensuring the accurate updating on the time recording system for both chargeable and non-chargeable activities, enabling team and self to meet required utilisation and recovery targets, and providing encouragement to team to meet targets and objectives. Reporting to senior management by exception.

About you:

  • Previous pensions experience of Defined Benefit schemes including leavers, retirements, deaths, transfers, monthly processing and investment, benefit statements, renewals and pension increases. This role is likely to appeal to individuals with c. 6-7 years +experience although not exclusive as all applications will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Thorough knowledge of pensions legislation framework and demonstrable ability to remain informed of changes to the framework.
  • Previous supervisory, leadership and management experience including performance monitoring, appraisals, recruitment etc.
  • Third party pensions experience preferred, although strong all round experience within an in house pensions department, which is not purely process driven will be considered.
  • Previous presentational experience is desirable to assist with client pitches, trustee meetings and account development activities.
  • Previous project management experience would be required to perform pension project based work.
  • IT proficient, in particular Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint.

Next Steps:

Please contact Damian Farrell at Abacus Careers on (028) 90 313157 for a further chat

Next Steps:

Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours. ABAPEN

The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are professionally qualified we can support your job search.

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Next Steps:

Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.

The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are professionally qualified we can support your job search.

Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy on www.abacus.careers

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