My client is looking for a Senior Implementation Manager to be responsible for managing our existing buy-in clients achieve their de-risking ambitions and moving their scheme to buy-out. Covering all elements of the buy-out planning journey ensuring all aspects of data cleanse, scheme preparations are aligned and agreed. Provide data set requirements to Data & Onboarding team to prepare files and client agreed templates for Individual Policy production.
•Oversee the project managing of all buyout implementations, agreeing project plans with internal and Trustee/Administrator stakeholders updating, as required, any key deliverables change or are delayed
•Support the Trustee’s, their administrators or in house Pensions teams throughout the data cleanse process as required, providing advice and support for final data requirements and any administration queries
•Agree the flow of all scheme implementations in to Mercer with the Implementation Services area, ensuring adequate planning and preparation time works for all parties.
•Drive through scheme implementations to a satisfactory conclusion, dealing with Mercer queries as required and providing regular updates to all interested parties
•Prepare all scheme data for transition to Mercer, templates are agreed for IP’s and papers for approval area ready and signed off as per agreed DB Governance matrix.
Qualifications, skills, knowledge & Experience:
•Professional qualifications such as PMI would be beneficial, but not required if relevant “Industry” experience has been gained. Project and stakeholder management qualifications are also desirable.
•Proven planning and organisational skills with the ability to plan scheme implementations and manage a diverse work load
•Excellent understanding of DB de risking administration requirements and how they differ from standard pensions administration essential
•Self-starter, able to work on own and to tight deadlines, maintaining exceptional standards of accuracy and attention to detail
•Excellent understanding of life and pensions industry essential, in particular DB Pensions and the DB de risking market
•Excellent negotiation and influencing skills, with the ability to work with both Trustees and EBCs to drive scheme transactions through to conclusion
•At least 5 years’ experience working in the Pensions Industry for a similar organisation
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