Project Manager, Pensions Administration

Project Manager, Pensions Administration

Aptia | UK, UK, UK

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Job description

About Aptia

Aptia is a new force in employee benefits and pensions administration services, on a mission to change the world of administration for the better.

In an underserved market, with huge growth potential, Aptia will serve 1,100 clients in the US and UK markets and will be supported by shared services in India and Portugal - helping more than seven million people live healthier and happier lives.

And we are expanding. Aptia Group is not only fuelled by our investors' backing but also by our commitment to fostering the growth and success of our people. At Aptia, we're investing heavily in learning and development, paving unique career paths for our colleagues.

Specialist. Responsive. Thoughtful. These aren't just words; they are the backbone of our business. Our team embodies our values daily, to surpass client expectations, evolve constantly and nurture genuine relationships for the long-term.

If you want to join a sector that never stands still, in a company culture that is agile and that will invest in your career development, we could have your perfect next role.

Job Requirements

The Role:

Are you an experienced Project Manager with defined benefit pensions administration experience?

As a Project Manager, you will be working on a wide range of large and complex projects in a client-facing role. Project span across the Pensions Administration remit, including implementations, benefit changes, pensions dashboard, GMPE and de-risking.

This role will ideally be aligned with an Aptia Office in the UK on a hybrid-working basis. Other flexible working options may be considered by exception.

What you’ll be doing:

  • End-to-end management of moderately complex to complex projects ensuring work is delivered on time, within budget and to a high level of client satisfaction
  • Development and maintenance of detailed, robust, high-quality risk plan and project plan including resources, scope, cost, assumptions, and dependencies – keeping plans updated through the lifecycle
  • Undertaking regular work stream and project meetings, documenting and following up on actions and risks identified. This will also include regular project assessments through toll gate reviews and health checks
  • Understanding the impact of scope changes and adjusting project plans and communication accordingly
  • Reviewing significant project proposals of high complexity and ambiguous parameters with high visibility and identifiable risk to the company, validating all project requirements, and providing recommended changes to the proposal, as appropriate
  • Cross-departmental resource management, negotiating resource requirements as needed internally vs conflicting priorities
  • Client-facing communication as needed, ensuring progress, risks and issues are communicated clearly and with a solutions-focussed approach
  • Assigning work to entry-level and support team members as required, ensuring support is given to adhere to departmental standards and procedures
  • Contributing to a culture of continuous improvement, actively recommending new standards and procedures based on project experience and results

What we’re looking for

  • Experienced Project Manager, with deep working knowledge of DB, DC and insured pension schemes. The combined experience of Trust and Insurance based work would be ideal
  • Experience managing pension administration projects
  • Excellent relationship-building and communication skills at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Structured and organised, able to prioritise simultaneous workloads effectively across multiple deadlines
  • A willingness to learn new skills and be adaptable to a changing environment
  • Strong business acumen with existing client-facing experience
  • May have a project management qualification (desirable) or be interested in working towards one
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel

If you are interested in this role and then we’d love to hear from you. Please go ahead and click apply and to submit your CV.