Pensions Manager
GWS Segment
Areas of Interest
HR / Personal
London - England - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
CBRE is the global leader in real estate services and leverages the industry's most powerful knowledge base to meet the commercial real estate needs of its clients worldwide. Our vision is to be the preeminent, vertically integrated, globally capable real estate service firm. Globally we employ over 105,000 employees and operate in over 100 countries. 

Pensions Manager
The Head of Pensions is accountable for making sure that the CBRE GWS EMEA pension arrangements function effectively, are administered properly and employees are provided with a quality service. 

The Head of Pensions is responsible for the day to day operational management of the pension schemes and supports the Head of Reward, VP of People and Trustees in all duties for which each party is responsible.  

Imperative in this role is the scrutiny of the pension schemes and alerting appropriate leadership at the earliest stage of any risks or other material factors that could impact the Schemes or their performance.  This will involve giving advice to the leadership in relation to legislative issues concerning pensions, interpretation of pension legislation, employment law in relation to pension issues, Inland Revenue regulations and various pension scheme rules.

- Support pension scheme design and implementation
- Provide specialist technical support and advice to the Company’s key pension stakeholders and raise awareness of pension related issues 
- Identify and implement improvements to existing practices, processes and policies
- Facilitate a collaborative and effective working relationship between the Trustees and the Company
- In conjunction with pension providers, provide regular communication to employees on any key risks or changes
- Management of service level agreements, fee structures and costs of advisors
- Oversee compliance with auto-enrolment and meeting Pension Regulator requirements
- Monitor pension scheme deficits and contributions
- Monitor the Scheme’s finances, including the preparation and management of the Scheme’s annual budget, monitoring and approving associated fees, advising on cash flow needs and liaising about contributions and deficit contributions and levy management in conjunction with the scheme advisors

Person Specification
- Minimum of 5 years within a Pension Manager role within a large corporate organisation
- Pensions or actuarial qualification
- Advanced level of numeracy skills
- Experience of working with pension trustees and pension regulatory compliance requirements
- TUPE regulations and New Fair Deal pension experience is essential to support the business with new clients
- Have experience of historical pensions arrangements and of working on a variety of pension arrangements
- Experience of being an effective influencer
- Able to operate in a fast-paced business with strong resilience and an ability to lad and manage change
- Have managed budgets with knowledge of financial terms and principles and conduct financial analysis.  

Equal Opportunities
We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.