Willis Towers Watson Pensions Transitions Project Manager in Redhill, United Kingdom

Pensions Transitions Project Manager

Date Posted: October 29, 2018


Not ready to Apply?


Pensions Transitions Project Manager within Technology and Administration Solutions with primary focus on delivery of new client administration service installations and major projects for existing pensions administration clients. The successful candidate will play an essential role in leading high profile client projects from the initiation/sales phase through to completion and will typically act as the lead client contact during the project delivery phase. They will have a strong broad understanding and experience of the various delivery streams across a pensions administration service together with prior project management experience gained in similar environments. They will need to be able to co-ordinate and provide guidance across multiple workstreams and the ability to understand and explain complex issues. Very strong inter-personal skills at all levels are essential

The Role

• Achieve project delivery deadlines within scope and budget. Ensure out of scope activity is identified and additional costs managed with the client

• Drive high quality project governance, risk and issue management

• Deliver quality regular project updates to clients (for example, Project Working Group / Steering Group meetings including senior client contacts and Trustees)

• Co-ordinate TAS project teams to ensure focus on go-live preparation and achievement of maximum efficiency at go-live. Proactively manage regular project team meetings to discuss progress, issues, challenges and identify solutions or escalation routes

• Build relationships across TAS teams (on & offshore) and WTW lines of business

• Identify and efficiently resolve issues identifying solutions which will enable projects to be effectively delivered in accordance with client requirements

• Work with local resource managers to ensure projects are resourced appropriately and at the right levels

• Build on outputs from post project reviews and other sources to drive project delivery improvements across workstreams

• Gain a good understanding of the TAS administration business, service initiatives and project delivery impact on profitability

• New business support to include review of tender documentation, input to responses & pricing, perform an active role in sales presentations through to support with contractual activity

• Work with other colleagues in the project management team to review resource loads, general improvement opportunities, develop industry and business knowledge and understanding

The Requirements

• Understanding of corporate pensions business requirements including that for DC, DB and hybrid arrangements

• Experience of large scale complex projects, ideally in the pensions / financial services area

• Proven track record of delivering projects including demonstrable experience and skills with an understanding of typical project structure, governance, delivery approach, quality management (Prince2 experience / qualification preferred)

• Experience of managing the delivery of a number of medium / large projects simultaneously

• Record of demonstrating the ability to identify opportunities for improvement with subsequent delivery

• Previous experience in delivery of pensions administration services to clients and understanding of supporting processes and systems (may include a prior administration or pensions systems role)

• Concise and confident communicator of project governance aspects and issues – covering both verbal and written skills

• Highly organized, motivated individual with excellent communication skills and strong team skills

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

Willis Towers Watson believes that effectively managing a diverse workforce is vital to our business strategy. We have an obligation to our organization, ourselves and our clients to hire and develop the best people we can find. We will continually review our policies and practices to ensure that all areas of the employment process (including recruiting, hiring, work assignments, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, company-sponsored development programs and overall workplace experience) are free from discriminatory practices. We are committed to equal employment opportunities at Willis Towers Watson.

Unsolicitated Contact : Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Willis Towers Watson are considered property of Willis Towers Watson and are not subject to payment of agency fees. In order to be an authorized Recruitment Agency/Search Firm for Willis Towers Watson, any such agency must have an existing formal written agreement signed by an authorized Willis Towers Watson recruiter and an active working relationship with the organization. Resumes must be submitted according to our candidate submission process, which includes being actively engaged on the particular search. Likewise, for our authorized Recruitment Agencies/Search Firms, if the candidate submission process is not followed, no agency fees will be paid by Willis Towers Watson. Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer.


Not ready to Apply? at https://willistowerswatson.avature.net/WTWTalentNetwork


  • Share on Facebook

  • Share on Twitter

  • Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest

  • Share on Linkedin

  • Share by Mail


  • Location:Redhill, England, GB

  • Date Posted:October 29, 2018