Risk Transfer Discontinuance Analyst / Consultant (Pensions)

Risk Transfer Discontinuance Analyst / Consultant (Pensions)

Marsh McLennan
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Job Description



DB Pensions Consultant / Associate Consultant - Risk Transfer (Can be based in any UK/I location) hybrid or fully remote working - flexible / part-time hours also considered
A fantastic opportunity to further your career within Mercer's Wealth team within Risk Transfer. This opprtunity would be suitable for either non actuarial DB consultants/ associates or an Actuary (part/qualified) with some experience of Risk transfer, looking to make the switch.
Mercer is looking for talented and ambitious pensions consultants/associate consultants who are keen to further their career, focused on consulting with clients. This is an opportunity to join the Risk Transfer team and lead on providing clients with advice on discontinuance and general risk transfer. We are looking for individuals with excellent communication and project management skills, adaptability, business acumen and a desire to be in front of clients, all underpinned by the required consulting skills and experience.
What can you expect
Winding up pension schemes as part of the overall risk transfer process will be an increasingly important role as part of the run off of DB schemes and delivering service excellence in this area will be crucial to our overall delivery. Becoming an integral member of the Risk Transfer team, this role will give you the opportunity to work on a wide range of clients at various stages of overall journey including the lead in to a buy-in transaction and then the post transaction buyout and wind up journey. You will work on a portfolio of clients and will be involved in leading on those client relationships along with colleagues. You will need to be able to able to learn quickly, think on your feet, be naturally inquisitive and most importantly be committed to giving our clients an excellent experience. In return, you will have access to training, experience and full support from the wider Risk Transfer team.
This role would be suitable for someone who already has experience working with trustees and/or corporates on DB pensions within a consultancy role and has knowledge and experience of the risk transfer process including the buyout and winding up stages.
What's in it for you

  • Good work life balance with a competitive salary

  • Comprehensive benefits programs including: excellent pension contributions, private health insurance, tuition assistance, pension, employee assistance program, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs

  • 25 days holiday with the option to buy or sell up to 5 days per year

We will count on you to:

  • Working on a portfolio of clients and consulting on and project managing all aspects of the buyout and winding up journey, including providing support on the preparation and delivery of both day-to-day and strategic consulting advice

  • Preparation of project plans and setting and budgets will also be required

  • Project managing a portfolio of clients to help them achieve their buyout and winding up objectives and assisting with the co-ordination all the relevant teams and client stakeholders

What you need to have:

  • A high level understanding of the requirements of the buyout process and winding up pensions schemes including key considerations

  • Excellent communication and consulting skills and a proven track record of client exposure

  • A strong sense of team working

  • A willingness to learn new skills and be adaptable in a changing environment

  • Proven ability to build relationships with colleagues and clients

  • Excellent project management and organisational abilities, in order to prioritise and complete work and meet project deadlines

  • It would be desirable to have experience in using project management applications

What makes you stand out:

  • Experience working with trustees and/or corporates on DB pensions within a consultancy role and has knowledge and experience of the risk transfer process including the buyout and winding up stages

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Mercer is a global consulting leader helping clients around the world redefine the world of work, reshape retirement and investment outcomes, and unlock real health and well-being for their people. We want to make a difference in people's lives.
Building brighter futures for our clients, colleagues and communities is why we come to work each day. Whether it's building a more agile workforce for the future, uncovering the new opportunities AI and automation present, or crafting strategies for responsible investments, we use our expertise and insight to show our clients the bigger picture, giving them trusted guidance and practical, sustainable solutions that help them solve complex problems and prepare for change.
As a Mercer colleague, you're supported by a community of peers and leaders who inspire you to learn, grow and advance in a culture that values your unique strengths. We strive to make Mercer the employer of choice for the best and brightest diverse talent, fostering an inclusive work environment where employees from varied backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities can thrive. As part of our commitment to shaping the future, we bring our whole selves to our work - our colleagues, as well as our clients, are celebrated and appreciated for who they are. Our goal is to make sure everyone has a voice.
We believe that the future of work is agile and our world leading All Roles Can Flex philosophy promotes a culture of results and performance and at Mercer we encourage flexibility in all aspects of our work arrangements, including working hours and location.
Our people are our business - that's one of the reasons we value our colleagues personal learning and improvement so highly. We also want colleagues to see Mercer as a place where they can develop their skills and plan their career in the long term. For this reason, Mercer offers many opportunities to develop our colleagues careers, including hundreds of online and in-person seminars, courses, certification programs and training sessions. Mercer also provides tuition reimbursement and other support, such as study days, to colleagues who are completing qualifications or certifications.
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At Mercer, we make a difference in the lives of more than 110 million people every day by advancing their health, wealth, and careers. We're in the business of creating more secure and rewarding futures for our clients and their employees - whether we're designing affordable health plans, assuring income for retirement or aligning workers with workforce needs. Using analysis and insights as catalysts for change, we anticipate and understand the individual impact of business decisions, now and in the future. We see people's current and future needs through a lens of innovation, and our holistic view, specialized expertise, and deep analytical rigor underpin each and every idea and solution we offer. For more than 70 years, we've turned our insights into actions, enabling people around the globe to live, work, and retire well. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. At Mercer, we say we Make Tomorrow, Today. Visit for more information and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @Mercer.
At Mercer we are open to flexible and part time working arrangements for new hires. The aim of our flexible working policy is to enable employees to balance work and home life more effectively, whilst meeting the needs of our business. This is another step towards us being an employer of choice. We encourage you to discuss your requirements with us when you apply for a role.
believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer's more than 25,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of (NYSE: MMC), the world's leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with 76,000 colleagues and annual revenue of $17 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including , and , Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit . Follow Mercer on Twitter .
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