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Director (DC Pensions)

KPMG's Pensions is an exciting initiative to re-establish the pensions team. We are looking for a talented and experienced Director to join our team and lead the DC pensions advisory area. You will be responsible for growing revenue, building, and leading this service line, delivering:

  • Advice relating to DC scheme strategy and structure, across DC trust based occupational pension schemes, including the National Employment Savings Trust, and Workplace Personal Pension schemes, which could be Group Personal Pension (GPP), a Stakeholder Pension (SHP), or a Group Self-Invested Personal Pension (Group SIPP)
  • DC member engagement and education
  • DC investment
  • DC governance, including setting up DC governance committees
  • Wider benefit and reward strategy
  • Financial coaching and well being
  • Statutory auto-enrolment compliance and implementation
  • Advice on good governance and compliance
  • Thought leadership on future of DC structures and links to wider reward

You will lead the client team, with responsibility for managing the day-to-day relationships. You will work closely with our tax and legal specialists across all of KPMG's UK offices to consider areas of adjacencies and growth. As a Director, you will be responsible for setting and meeting revenue targets, managing teams, providing coaching and also having performance management responsibilities for a small number of employees.

  • Market facing with a strong external profile
  • Track record of driving sales and converting new opportunities
  • Hold and control high level conversations with senior stakeholders and be capable of introducing relevant specialists from across the firm
  • Lead on innovation and spotting market opportunities, build propositions, develop collateral and take propositions out to market
  • Lead by example with client relationships, technical quality, service delivery and commercially
  • Actively promote team and personal profile to internal networks in order to promote collaboration and increase internal leads
  • Strong financial management, setting and agreeing budgets for work delivering to budgets and timely billing and debt collection
  • Ability to identify out of scope work and bill, accordingly
  • Signing off technical actuarial work in line with the actuarial standards (where applicable) and, in line with KPMG quality procedures.
  • Directing and overseeing the work of engagement teams and team members, including reviewing their work (e.g., checking calculations and reviewing conclusions), and providing coaching and mentoring support.
  • Performance managing team members, ensuring that you are having rich development conversations that supports their growth and career progression.

Experience and Knowledge Requirements

  • Successful track record of new business origination and sustained revenue growth in DC pensions advisory at Senior Manager/Director level, at either an employee benefit consultancy or other Big 4 firm. (E)
  • Proven track record of innovation and thought leadership (E)
  • Deep technical knowledge of defined contribution schemes, auto-enrolment legislation and compliance, DC provider landscape, and understanding of the wider UK pensions landscape, and the issues facing our stakeholders. (E)
  • Knowledge of DC pros and cons of differing structures eg GPP, SHP, Group SIPPs. (E)
  • Experience of leading and performance managing teams, coaching and mentoring junior staff. (E)
  • Proven track record of managing and delivering high quality, complex projects, including team oversight and stakeholder management. (E)
  • Proven track record of managing and delivering provider selection and provider transition. (E)
  • Proven track record of advising Trustees/corporates on DC scheme design, investment fund ranges, suitable default funds, charging structures (E)
  • Prove track record of developing and delivering DC member communications (E)
  • IT literate with sound knowledge and experience of MS Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint and Word). (E)

Behavioural Attributes and Skills

  • Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude that translates across the team
  • Inspirational leader and clear role model
  • Displays an inclusive, collaborative approach and operates in an inspirational & respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community
  • Brings insight and effectively applies knowledge to business and client problems
  • Communicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear
  • Builds the reputation of KMPG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to communicate complex matters in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Highly effective stakeholder management and relationship building skills; credible and confident with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills; able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with conflicting priorities and deadlines.
  • Self-driven and resilient; able to thrive in a high-pressure environment.
  • Effective problem solver; makes pragmatic and logical decisions, drawing on own and others' technical expertise to provide high quality solutions.
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills; able to analyse and interpret complex technical statistical information, with a focus on quality, attention to details and accuracy in calculations.
  • Effective team working skills; works collaboratively with others towards shared goals.


  • A qualified senior actuary, FIA or equivalent. (D)

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