Pensions Manager

Macmillan Davies
Lancashire, England
£65000 - £68000 per annum + Pension and further benefits
Closing date
6 Dec 2021

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Macmillan Davies are looking to attract a Pensions Manager on behalf of a large and expanding construction business with Head Office in Lancashire.

About the role

The Pensions Manager will lead the Organisation's pensions strategy with the objective being to reduce pension risk and costs, as well as simplifying the pensions management structure. You'll work with senior Group stakeholders, Group advisers and HR Business Partners to implement the pensions strategy in a logical, considered, and timely manner.

The role will ask you to:

*Be the expert on pensions - deal with non-standard pension queries and coach and up skill the Payroll & Pensions team to ensure confidence in day to day transactional processing and compliance reporting
*Manage the relationship for all pension providers, life insurers and related advisers
*Provide general pensions advice or information as required from a people perspective
*Act as part of a team that recommends the strategy and details solutions for dealing with legacy pension schemes
*Support HR Leads for each business and advising on DB pension implications of corporate activity or restructuring
*Manage people side of pensions on any M&A, corporate activity or restructuring work
*Prepare all pensions communications
*Benchmark pension scheme design and recommend any changes to provision

About you

We are looking for a suitably qualified individual who can demonstrate:
*Extensive experience of managing the corporate aspects of DB and DC schemes plus life assurance cover
*Working history gained in-house in a role with a clear pensions focus or working in a third party pensions adviser/consultancy
*Significant knowledge of pensions legislation with specific regard to auto enrolment regulations and requirements
*Experience of closing pension schemes and transitioning to new arrangements
*Strong communications skills, including the ability to make pensions issues 'come to life' for a non-pensions audience
*Knowledge and experience of pensions consultation requirements
*High degree of familiarity with pensions in the context of M&A and TUPEs
*Experience of working with multi-employer pension schemes would be advantageous

Working Pattern

This role will come with a remote base. However travel to Head Office in Lancashire will be expected around once per week.



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Engage. Consult. Recruit.
For many HR professionals, we’ll need no introduction. We are one of the longest-established specialist HR recruitment consultancies in the UK, with expertise in every sector, including financial services, technology and communications, retail, and professional and business services. However, it’s our consultative way of working that really sets us apart. Engage Macmillan Davies and you’ll find the focus is firmly on you and your needs. 

Professional. Proven. Personable. 
Whether you’re an established HR Manager or just beginning your career as an HR Administrator, you’ll find our focus is on long-term candidate relationships, not short-term fixes. We’ll take as much time to understand your needs as we do client ones. Rather than simply pointing you towards a permanent or interim job in HR, we’ll ensure you make the right career move. 

Our history
To say we’ve a wealth of experience in HR recruitment is an understatement. Macmillan Davies has been a dedicated HR recruitment consultancy since 1979. Since then, we have developed into the business we are today: a market-leading HR recruitment firm with offices in London and Manchester and part of a global network that spans Asia, Australia and Europe. 

Our approach
Our approach has been developed over three decades at the forefront of HR recruitment consultancy. In that time, we’ve developed an excellent track record of adding value to leading clients in every major sector, a well-established global network and a collaborative working style.
Together, these qualities add up to a unique proposition in HR recruitment. Not only do we have the expertise to deliver what you need, but our consultative and professional approach also means that search will be a rewarding experience.
At Macmillan Davies we take our responsibilities seriously, as we’re guardians of both our clients’ brands and our candidates’ careers. But we also make sure this professionalism is balanced with a personal approach. How we deliver is just as important to us as what we provide – and the reason so many of our clients and candidates return for our advice again and again. 

Supporting your HR career every step of the way
We’re a long-term career partner to many of our candidates, supporting them as they progress from HR Assistant jobs to HR Director levels. All of which is made possible by our specialist practices. If you’re looking for a senior HR role, our Executive Resourcing practice is a specialist in the field. Our Interim team will handle your day rate and fixed-term HR assignments, while our Futurexec team will provide the support and opportunities you need earlier in your human resources career.

Darren Hayman – Director, Executive Resourcing
0203 587 7066

Noreen Curtin - Associate Director, Manchester
0161 416 6225

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14 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HE


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