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Willis Towers Watson

Governance and Pensions Executive - Lead Consultant

Due to new business growth, we have a fantastic opportunity available to join our Governance and Pensions Executive team as a Lead Consultant. This exciting new role will enable you to influence the strategic direction and growth of the team. You will deliver a consulting service to a portfolio of clients along with managing and developing a small team of consultants. The successful candidate will have a strong pensions background coupled with excellent communication skills and able to build strong relationships with stakeholders.

You will be required to travel to London on a regular basis to attend client meetings (post Covid).

The Role
  • Consulting with a portfolio of clients on governance and pensions executive matters
  • Delivering agreed workstreams
  • Adhering to agreed SLAs and fee agreements
  • Strategic input into the development of the clients governance framework
  • Consult on new and upcoming governance-related legislation and translating the requirements to the meet the clients needs
  • Attending client meetings on a regular basis, leading on governance matters and as required undertaking minute-taking
  • People management responsibility for a small team of consultants and covering all areas of performance management including objective setting and regular performance reviews
  • Develop and implement a competency framework to ensure the team have development goals
  • Motivate and develop the team to ensure SLAs and client satisfaction is achieved
  • Ensuring that client billing is completed on time across your own portfolio of clients and your teams portfolio of clients
  • Analysing the commercial aspects of your portfolio of clients and those of the team you manage to ensure profitability and to identify opportunities for fee growth
  • Entering into commercial negotiations for both new and existing clients
  • Working alongside the head of business unit in developing the service proposition to clients
  • Dealing with all aspects of new business to ensure continued profitability and client growth
  • Building and developing strong relationships with clients and advisors with the ability to work with complex clients with specific needs and requirements
The Requirements
  • Previous experience within DB, DC or hybrid pensions
  • Previous secretariat and governance experience
  • Strong technical knowledge of governance and pensions consulting experience
  • Must be a strategic thinker
  • Previous people management experience
  • Business development experience
  • Must possess the ability to work in a fast paced organisation
  • Exceptional organisational skills and an ability to effectively prioritise work across multiple client relationships
  • Flexibility with the ability to work under tight timescales without diluting the quality of work
  • Professional delivery
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent written skills
Equal Opportunity Employer

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