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Pensions Manager

Group Pensions Manager

The Group Pensions Manager with have responsibility for leading the international pension agenda for Primark.

Job Details:

  • Provide strategic guidance for the ongoing design and administration of Primark’s pension plans. To include working to develop our future pension operating model.
  • Ensure that our international pension schemes operate effectively and efficiently by identifying and implementing improvements to internal processes and procedures.
  • Leading key projects which include implementation of auto-enrolment within the Irish and Polish markets
  • Build strong relationships with all key stakeholders (Primark P&C, Primark Payroll, ABF pensions and our pension scheme administrators internationally).
  • Work to raise awareness and promote the benefits of our pension schemes with all colleagues.
  • Support internal P&C Business Partners through effective communication & education on complex pension matters.
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes and drive a culture of compliance. Ensure all regulatory controls are adhered to whilst minimising any associated risks to the business.
  • Provide technical expert advice as necessary.
  • Manage our Group Risk Schemes (Death in Service/ Income Continuance).
  • Manage annual and ad-hoc projects for all schemes (renewals, communications roadmap, etc).

Desired Experience:

  • 10 + years experience in a similar role ideally with exposure to EMEA and US pensions landscape.
  • Third level qualification and additional professional qualifications.
  • Must have strong knowledge of defined contribution and defined benefit schemes.
  • Relationship builder with excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • Strong commercial awareness and experience working with senior stakeholders.
  • Self-starter with strong project management capability.

Personal Attributes:

    • Organised, detail-oriented, possessing the ability to effectively prioritise projects and deliverables.
    • Be a collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal/communication skills, while demonstrating high levels of emotional intelligence and possess the ability to influence.
    • Proven ability in developing effective working relationships across all levels of the organisation.
    • Operates with a high level of integrity, diplomacy, tact and professionalism.
    • Effective and persuasive presentation skills, including the ability to present complex information in an understandable manner to all areas of the business.
    • Ability to lead, influence and coach others.
    • Sound judgement, unquestionable ethics and integrity with high degree of transparency and trust

Behavioural Competencies

    • Working with Others; Influences with passion and energy, exciting people in their vision
    • Decision Making; Makes informed decisions with pace and confidence, in difficult and pressured situations
    • Self-Direction and Agility; Promotes a culture of optimism, enthusiasm and mutual support
    • Customer Experience; Understands, always considers and delivers for their customer. Demonstrates a high level of trust, collaboration, confidentiality and diplomacy.
    • Innovation; Implements a plan for managing and responding to innovative ideas and business opportunities

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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