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Risk Transfer Pensions Director

Employer
PwC
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Feb 2024

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Sector
Accounting - practice
Salary band
Competitive
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Seeking an experienced, highly motivated pension professional specialising in Risk Transfer work. The candidate will help to lead and grow our team in the fast moving and exciting Risk Transfer space. The candidate will lead relationships with clients, insurers and other third parties and be responsible for building new relationships and winning new projects for the team. They will need to be driven and passionate about growing a business and providing a high level of service.
Why join us?
  • Exciting opportunity to join and help lead a growing team in the fast moving and exciting Risk Transfer space
  • Work within a close team of c30 individuals specialising in risk-transfer and a wider team of c220 individuals with backgrounds in actuarial, investment, administration, governance and project management
  • Lead on projects to deliver innovative strategic solutions to solve complex problems and transfer pension risk for our clients
  • Exposure to wide-ranging clients, both Corporate and Trustee side, with many large multinational organisations
  • Opportunity to be involved in all aspects of risk transfer work (such as buy-ins, buy-outs and capital backed journey plans) with the opportunity to take your career in the direction you want, whether that is focusing on traditional transactions, alternatives or new solutions
  • Work closely with other professionals from Covenant Advisory, Legal and Reward and Employment specialists and our Risk Modelling Services (RMS) team


Main duties and responsibilities:

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Director, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:
  • Support team to improve and evolve ways of working when necessary.
  • Arrange and sponsor appropriate assignments and experiences to help people realise their potential and support their long-term aspirations.
  • Identify gaps in the market and spot opportunities to create value propositions.
  • Look for opportunities to scale efficiencies and new ways of working across multiple projects and environments.
  • Create an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
  • Promote and encourage others to value difference when working in diverse teams.
  • Drive and take ownership for developing connections that help deliver what is best for our people and stakeholders.
  • Influence and facilitate the creation of long-term relationships which add value to the firm.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.


Responsibilities specific to Risk Transfer work:
  • Proactively lead a portfolio of clients and build a pipeline of future clients for the team
  • Help to drive the future strategy for the team
  • Sign out high quality, technically accurate client deliverables, including FCA regulated advice
  • Establish effective working relationships with individuals internally and maintain strong relationships with insurers, Professional Independent Trustees and other advisers externally
  • Lead meetings
  • Responsibility for the financial management of your portfolio of clients
  • Contribute to the development of personal and team knowledge, including coaching junior members of our team
  • Build or expand your own network of contacts through regular attendance at internal and external meetings
  • Stay up-to-date with changes in law, topical issues in the industry and in the firm's products and services
  • Some travel and occasional overnight stays will be expected.


Essential skills and experience:

Alongside a strong academic background, you will ideally have an actuarial (IFoA) qualification and have:
  • Relevant UK pensions experience (ideally 10+ years), gained in an actuarial advisory team or with an insurer or reinsurer
  • Significant experience in Risk Transfer work leading the transactions with the insurer and the client
  • Experience in drafting RFPs, winning new work and developing new client relationships
  • Established insurer relationships and relationships with Professional Independent Trustees
  • Preferably FCA approved
  • Excellent team, leadership, organisational and communication skills
  • Plenty of self-motivation
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines effectively


Locations in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Reading, Bristol, East Midlands. Expectation to be in an office at least 2 days per week.

Company

Our values define how we do things. And our purpose is why we exist - now more than ever - to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients and our communities. In a world we no longer recognise, we need to rely on the strength and agility of our people to help us to navigate these uncertain times.

We're committed to ensuring that care and our people's wellbeing remains central to our culture. While we may not know what’s ahead, we can do all we can to help shape the future. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, it’s important that we support our people, to help them take care of themselves and to ensure the right support is available when it’s needed.

For now, we ask you to join our talent network and stay in touch with what’s happening in real time, including new possibilities as they arise. Visit our website for more information on how we’re responding to this pandemic and what changes we’re making to our recruitment process. 

Stay safe and stay connected in this rapidly changing world.

PwC

Opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.   Opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, collaborate with experts, build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything.

Our offer to you...

·         Be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that.

·         Meet and collaborate with highly talented people from diverse backgrounds, developing new ways of thinking, creating value for you, for PwC and for our clients.

·         Work in a challenging and stimulating environment where you’ll be inspired to reach your full potential.

·         Identify and develop your skills, build on your existing strengths and discover new ones you didn’t know you had. Watch your expertise and influence grow with us.

 

The PwC deal

No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all offer the same deal.  The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life.  All whilst making an impact in a place where people, quality, and value, mean everything.  Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.

 

What you need to bring to us

Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

The skills, insights and connections you develop at PwC are career defining wherever your career may take you. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Take it.

 

 

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