• Associate Director - Pension Strategy and Asset-Liability Studies - REMOTE

    WTW Columbia, SC 29240

    Job #2173483150

  • The Role

    In this exciting role, you will have the opportunity to support diverse projects related to asset-liability studies, pension risk transfer, funding strategy, and other special projects requiring settlement and investment expertise, as needed. You will also:

    • Provide value-added consulting expertise on settlement feasibility, asset-liability studies and other special projects involving settlement or investment expertise

    • Understand capital market environment and outlook, particularly in the context of asset-liability projections and resulting investment recommendations

    • Serve as a resource on recent pension risk transfer market developments

    • Support presentations of complex consulting information to senior-level internal and client audiences

    • Support large complex project assignments and lead smaller-scale project assignments, driving project planning, management of client financials and ensuring work is properly delegated

    • Develop statements of work, project plans and budgets for broad range of studies

    • Develop a trusted advisor relationship with client contacts, lead retirement consultants and Retirement Risk Management consultants through effective communication and efficient, quality execution of projects

    • Perform technical review of work products, including consulting-level insights on stochastic forecasting results

    • Contribute to the development of new tools and approaches

    • Support the generation of new business by promoting client engagement with WTW as a partner for pension risk transfer transactions

    • Demonstrate natural ease and effectiveness when dealing with clients/colleagues at all levels

    • Serve as mentor to project team associates

    The Requirements

    • 7+ years of experience and success in the management of defined benefit plans, ideally gained in a consulting environment

    • 2+ years of experience in pension risk transfer and/or asset-liability modeling

    • An undergraduate degree is required; Advanced degree preferred

    • Has obtained at least one or more actuarial credentials - ASA and/or EA; FSA, CERA & CFA credentials are encouraged and a major advantage

    • Experience and expertise delivering retirement consulting services to a broad range of organizations

    • Proven experience successfully managing multiple projects and producing quality deliverables on time and within budget

    • Demonstrated success or strong evidence to support the ability to contribute to new business generation

    • Strong client relationship, interpersonal and team skills

    • An executive presence with polished and well developed oral and written communication skills

    • Flexibility and proven ability to diagnose and resolve issues

    • Strong analytical and creative skills

    • Intellectual curiosity and the desire to expand one's business acumen in the retirement risk management field

    Strong knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word

    EEO, including disability/vets (~~~)

    Willis Towers Watson may be subject to mandatory employment-related COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Therefore, to the extent any such mandates apply, you may be required to certify and provide documentation of full vaccination against COVID-19 if you are hired in the U.S. If you accept an offer from WTW and are subject to a mandate but are unable or unwilling to be vaccinated because of medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, you may request a medical or religious accommodation. If you require an accommodation, the Company will evaluate your request and work with you to identify reasonable alternatives to vaccination, if available.

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