Pensions Director

Our Client is looking to recruit a Pensions Director for their pension advisory practice in Dublin. You will have a proven track record in a business development / sales role in a pension environment for in excess of ten years.

Our Client has developed a wide range of propositions as an independent pension provider to corporate sponsors of defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. The team collaborates closely with colleagues in the Client’s wider European pension network and particularly with pension practitioners in the more mature UK pensions market.

Our Client prides itself on delivering focussed, commercial, value adding, advice for its clients. Where possible our Client leverages the skills and expertise of the wider Client network and collaborates with colleagues across risk consulting, management consulting, taxation both locally and internationally.

Strong demand for independent pension advisory services

The practice is expanding to respond to demand for independent advice to corporate sponsors of pensions schemes in a rapidly changing pension product and regulatory landscape. IORP II has generated much discussion about the optimal level of governance and risk management of pension schemes.  Defined benefit schemes will need to appoint a new risk management function holder and continue to grapple with challenges to reduce risk whilst managing liabilities and cost.

Our Client is seeing heightened demand for an independent advisor with the ability to successfully navigate the variety of different pension products in the Irish landscape including many of the recently launched master trust products and fiduciary investment management offerings.

Skills and attributes desirable for the role:

  • A proven track record in a business development / sales role in a pension environment.

  • 10+ years experience in Irish pension consulting environment with a strong understanding of the issues affecting defined benefit, defined contribution schemes.

  • An appetite to work in a competitive environment and shape our propositions and messaging for sponsors of defined benefit, defined contribution schemes in light of a changing pension landscape.

Responsibilities:

  • A focus on high quality client deliverables including analysis, reports and presentations at client meetings.

  • Development of further propositions for the practice and relaying those propositions in a readily understandable way for clients and target clients

  • Raising your personal profile and the profile of the pension advisory practice both internally within our Client and externally – e.g. presentations at pension events, writing articles, online presence