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Senior Manager, Pensions, Actuarial

Location:  London
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  22-Jun-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  379122

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all. 

Senior Manager – Pensions Strategy Consulting  
EY is accelerating the growth of our Pensions Strategy Consulting team.  We and are looking for self-starting, diligent individuals with a strong consultancy background, and who can contribute to our growth and be part of a successful wider business with a strong, established brand.    


Our clients comprise corporates, trustees, capital providers and lenders, insurers and other financial services providers, government, policymakers and regulators.  We help our clients solve their pension challenges and capture their pension opportunities in the context of their wider business or pension fund needs.  Our pension consultants work with colleagues from a range of different backgrounds and expertise within a multi-disciplinary and cross-industry environment. 


The opportunity    
We have ambitious aspirations to grow our consulting business.  We seek quality people with core pensions knowledge and consulting skills who have demonstrable experience of building trusted and lasting relationships with CFOs of corporate sponsors, pension managers, trustees, deal makers and pension providers. 


We are seeking individuals with expertise in any combination of the following areas: 

  • Corporate pensions strategy 
  • Pension aspects of corporate M&A 
  • Pension end-game solutions 
  • Pension risk transfer transactions 
  • Pension fund operational and governance excellence 
  • Fiduciary management advisory 
  • ESG issues for pension funds 
  • Leveraging corporate and pension data for value, including deploying data, analytics and reporting insights 


Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Be visible in the market, make things happen, build and leverage client relationships 
  • Drive and lead marketing initiatives 
  • Build effective relationships both in the market and within and through the wide-ranging EY network 
  • Build and leverage key relationships with clients and oversee EY’s advice to them 
  • Lead client projects and delegate work effectively 
  • Provide meaningful and valuable opinions leading to superior outcomes for our clients 
  • Represent pensions expertise and outcomes within larger multi-disciplinary projects 
  • Play your part in developing intellectual property to support delivering superior outcomes for client and firm 
  • Develop team members through mentoring, feedback and training, and by embracing people of diverse backgrounds and skills, making our workplace inclusive to all, resulting in better outcomes for clients and firm 
  • Manage and mitigate risks, recognising complexity and ambiguity, in collaboration with others 
  • Maintain our very high professional standards 


To qualify for the role, you must have:      

  • Relationships and contacts in the market that you’re able to leverage 
  • Relevant consulting experience and track-record 
  • Comfort and a track-record with building client relationships 
  • Comfort and enthusiasm for dealing with complexity and ambiguity, recognising the world is changing fast and unpredictably and will continue to change even faster 
  • A self-starter, can-do attitude with energy and willingness to try new things 
  • Demonstratable initiative and creativity 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Passion to work with people from a diverse range of abilities, backgrounds and disciplines 
  • Knowledge of the UK pensions environment 
  • Good commercial acumen and awareness 
  • Proven track record of delivering high quality outcomes for your clients and firm 
  • Demonstrable stakeholder and project management skills 


What working at EY offers 
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Join us in building a better working world. 
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Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance
Please note: Prior to finalizing your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. We ask because it matters!

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