Pension Project Manager

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 19/08/2022


Pension Project Manager

Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

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About the role

A fantastic opportunity managing multiple (and sometimes interrelated) pensions projects at the same time, both one-off projects and annual tasks, preparing project plans, monitoring actions, chairing calls/meetings, driving forwards, monitoring budgets.

You'll also be identifying risks, interdependencies, challenges and solving if possible or referring upwards and identifying downstream admin challenges from change projects.

Work with multiple internal parties involved in projects to identify solutions which meets all their requirements and persuading them of the way forward; with external suppliers, including scoping work and negotiating fees.

You'll be preparing the papers for Trustee and Committee meetings, including occasional attendance at meetings to present papers.

Keep up to date with pensions legislation/requirements and how they impact projects and routine work and challenge existing processes and practices and explore/propose alternatives.

You will be responsible for

  • Planning, governance, reporting, communication, budgetary and delivery disciplines ensuring delivery to quality, time and cost requirements
  • Owning the relationship with Origen (IFA) including process, resolutions, changes, reporting and invoice management.

You will need

Experience relevant for job:

  • Experience of completing the entire project lifecycle, from inception to implementation
  • Track record of delivering pensions projects and bulk exercises to time, quality and budget
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to articulate complex messages with clarity and ease to all audiences and flex style as required
  • Strong business awareness
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to cope with high demand requirements of stakeholders
  • Logical, innovative, methodical, collaborative and thorough approach to work
  • Expertise in making high level decisions and implement operational plans
  • Collaborative team player who can influence outcomes as well as work independently
  • Knowledge of pensions administration operations and pensions legislation

Operational skills relevant for job:

  • MS Office products (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Project)
  • Project management qualification desirable - Prince2 qualified
  • Desirable: PMI part qualified
  • Planning, monitoring and controlling projects, including risk management
  • Financial control and budget management
  • Operational management, process management and control
  • Commercial Credibility
  • Drive & Resilience
  • Delivering Solutions
  • Big Picture Thinking
  • Relationship Building
  • Leadership & Influence
  • Driving Change & Improvement

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work! These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme 
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want

Click here to read more about the benefits we have available for our colleagues

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is ‘Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’. Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers. It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities. We're a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you. Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have recently announced that we will be moving towards a more blended working week – combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us to about how this can work for you.

NOTE: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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