DC Pensions Manager
About the team
PwC has recently been recognised by ALM Intelligence as a global leader for retirement benefits consulting and we are continuing to invest in our Workplace Savings & Benefits team in the UK, with a particular focus on growing our market share in the South East.
PwC is at the forefront of innovation, developing and using new technology (such as our Savings Lab and Enhance platforms) is central to the role. No two client projects are the same and you will need to be an agile thinker to take your existing knowledge and apply it to new client situations. Recent client projects have included:
Harmonising employee benefits and pension arrangements (including provider selection, broking and asset transition)
Using data analytics and visualization to identify themes in employees financial wellbeing and retirement planning
Auto-enrolment implementation and compliance
Designing and delivering financial education to employees
Assisting companies with responding to the changes in pension tax (Lifetime and Annual Allowances)
This is an exciting opportunity to join our rapidly growing pensions team as a Workplace Savings & Benefits specialist. As a Manager, you will be responsible for managing project teams to deliver a range of defined contribution pensions and wider employee benefits projects across the South region. You will be based in our Reading office but should be flexible to work out of London (Embankment Place), Uxbridge or Bristol as the need arises.
About the role
In this role you’ll be:
Dealing with all client activity, preparation of reports, communications, provider contracting terms, etc.
Delegating work to Associates and Senior Associates within the P&O team and providing relevant training, guidance and support
Being the main point of contact with the providers, maintaining good relationships and monitoring activity.
Regular client contact, acting as a primary point of contact.
Undertaking internal risk management activity to support new projects, working with the Client Administrators to ensure all risks are addressed and fees/invoices a raised on time. Business development support, helping drive client campaigns and proactively driving opportunities.
Essential skills and experience
Minimum 3 years’ experience with DC Pension/Employee Benefits.
Pensions and/or employee benefits qualifications with the CII or Pensions Management Institute (PMI)
Client and provider consulting experience essential
Good knowledge and technical awareness of Employee Benefits – DC Pension (essential), Healthcare and Risk (advantageous)
Auto-enrolment experience also desirable.
Who we’re looking for
We’re looking for someone who is:
Excellent Project Management skills
Good communication skills
Good relationship builder