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Pensions Administration Special Projects Manager

Date: Jan 31, 2019

Location: Reading, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID140093BR
Job TitlePensions Administration Special Projects Manager
CountryUnited Kingdom
Service LinePensions
Service Line InformationThe KPMG Pensions Team are always questioning conventional thinking, helping our clients’ businesses thrive by ensuring their pension schemes are as effective as possible. We have a breadth of roles across our dynamic sectors, each one offering the opportunity to get involved in exciting work and deliver bespoke solutions. You’ll be given the training and development you need to decipher complex concepts and the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities in your chosen sector.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

The Role

The Reading Pensions team has a vacancy for a full-time Administration Special Projects Manager who will be part of a team of staff who work on all aspects of Administration, Actuarial Consultancy and Investment services. This will be a high profile role, supporting the growth of our thriving business in Reading and nationally. For the right candidate, this role will provide an exciting opportunity to develop their career as part of a high performing team in a forward thinking business. Ambitious problem solvers welcome!

The Responsibilities

You will be an Administration Special Projects Manager in the Reading Administration team, which administers both Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution pension schemes, and report directly to the National Administration Manager.
You will be responsible for developing and delivering solutions to a variety of business challenges – allowing the client service teams to focus on the ongoing servicing of our existing clients.

One point we can be clear on, this will be a varied and exciting role responding to a wide range of needs. You will actively participate in the national administration managers’ meetings and provide input to the development of the administration procedures and best practise. You will be responsible for identifying efficiency initiatives and implementing these to further enhance client service delivery. You will oversee the implementation of national initiatives and processes within the Reading team.

You will support on business development and you will have a key role in building and presenting our proposals to potential new clients. You may be asked to attend and present at client meetings.

In addition, you will also be responsible for the development and coaching of your team, including identifying individual training needs and dealing with performance issues. This will primarily be done by conducting formal performance appraisals.

The Individual

The ideal candidate is expected to have relevant experience in pension’s administration and is currently an administration manager or “problem solver” in a consultancy based environment, an insurance company or in-house arrangement. Good sound technical knowledge is essential.

Strong communication, a positive attitude and good organisation skills are also essential for this role.

You should be experienced in all aspects of pension’s administration, and have some experience of people management. Knowledge of Profund and Intellipen would also be advantageous.

Ideally, you should already be a qualified APMI or near completion of this qualification.

Additional Information

You will have the opportunity to develop communication skills, team-working skills and technical skills. At KPMG we have a wealth of training materials, opportunities and courses for you to take advantage of.

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. That’s why we introduced ‘Our Deal’ – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for bringing your best to work. As part of ‘Our Deal’, you’ll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development.

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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