Senior Manager, Pensions, Actuarial, Open to flexible working

London (Central), London (Greater)
22 Nov 2021
22 Dec 2021
Contract Type

The EY Pensions Advisory Team is hiring! We have exciting growth plans for our pensions team, with a particular focus on growing our presence in the pensions insurance & consolidation market. In this space, we work closely with our Life advisory team who advise all the major pensions bulk annuity providers as well as a number of other potential new entrants to the market. This collaboration across Pensions and Life provides unique opportunities to our people, and brings differentiated insight to our clients. 

We want people who are not just great technicians but brilliant consultants. People  who can build networks, spot industry trends, solve industry problems and make things happen. If you are interested, please read on and apply. 

The opportunity 

We are seeking high-performing people to join our Pensions Advisory team with a focus on advising clients in relation to bulk annuity purchases, transfers to consolidators and potential new solutions in this space. You will be heavily involved in shaping EY’s proposition and processes for this type of work and have the opportunity to work closely with other senior EY colleagues and our clients to test and develop new ideas and solutions.

EY works with many of the world’s leading companies. You will have the opportunity to leverage EY’s relationships to identify and be involved in the pursuit of strategic pensions projects, and ultimately lead the implementation of pensions risk transfer transactions.

Our relationships with insurers and other providers are hugely important to us. You will have the opportunity to partner with the Life team to continue to build your personal relationships and networks across the industry.

Your key responsibilities 

  • You will lead or assist with the implementation of pensions risk transfer projects, including transfers to insurers, consolidators or other new providers.
  • You will bring specialist insight into wider strategic discussions with clients and contribute to the overall growth of the pensions team.
  • You will assist with the pursuit of new client opportunities and development of a longer term pipeline.
  • You will contribute to the development of EY’s processes, proposition and thought leadership in the pensions risk transfer space, partnering both with the Pensions and the Life Actuarial teams.
  • You will actively promote EY’s brand and capabilities for strategic pensions advice, using social media, your personal network and contributing to marketing / press materials.
  • You will contribute to and support EY’s relationship networks with bulk annuity providers, consolidators and other providers of pension risk transfer solutions, including potential new entrants.
  • You will create innovative commercial insights for clients, adapt methods and practices to fit operational team and cultural needs, and contribute to thought leadership. 
  • You will work with the project heads to manage and mentor teams or parts on engagements, keeping a clear focus on anticipating and identifying risks, and escalate issues as appropriate. 
  • Working closely with colleagues, you will create a positive learning culture and coach and counsel junior team members and help them to develop. 

Skills and attributes for success 

As a senior member of the team, you will be expected to consult, so it is essential that you showcase

  • Intellectual curiosity 
  • Strong problem solving skills 
  • Excellent communicator in range of situations both written and oral

Candidates will be assessed based on both CV and interview, 

To qualify for the role you must have 

  • Strong experience of working on bulk annuity projects, either as a consultant / broker or at an insurer with experience of working across a range of projects (size / type) both as project lead or as part of a team
  • Relationships with the main insurers active in the bulk annuity market 
  • Understanding of broader pensions issues and ability to have a wider strategic conversation with a client
  • Strong academic record including a degree and full professional actuarial qualifications i.e. IFOA or PMI
  • Experienced in managing people (including internal and external stakeholders), and managing projects / engagements.

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. 

Apply now.

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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