Senior Pension Manager

Senior Pension Manager

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Montreal, QC

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Location: Montreal, QC, Canada

Job Type: Permanent

Date: 6/15/2022

Job ID: 9D345861615

Category: Human Resources

If you are a talented & experienced Senior Pension Manager, David Aplin Group has the right opportunity for you! David Aplin Group has partnered with our client to recruit a talented Senior Pension Manager. Under the direction of the Managing Director of Human Resources, the Senior Pension Manager oversees, manages, and administers the Employees’ Pension Plan, oversees all financial activities of the Plan, and is the primary resource for the Joint Board of Trustees that governs the plan.
The Senior Pension Manager will also lead the Pension team to high-quality pension administration services and ensure pension practices are in line with best practices and comply with all relevant legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinates and supervises the operation of the Pension unit, including the Recording Secretary to the JBT; lead a team of administrative staff and provides coaching, training, and guidance to ensure performance expectations are met
  • Provide accurate and timely administration of all pension activities related to pension benefit calculations and information in accordance with the Plan’s provisions/policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation and regulation
  • Oversee and review all activities relating to the financial and membership data for the Plan including reporting and reconciliations to ensure accuracy. Prepare all documentation and data required for actuarial valuations and the annual audit of the Plan. Work with the auditors to provide support and assistance throughout the annual audit. Ensure the accurate and timely processing of the annual year-end and employee/retiree/deferred statements
  • Authorize all payments of professional fees and administrative expenses as detailed in the service agreements for service providers, including the review of all Trustees’ expenses. Manage the Request of for Proposal (RFP) processes for external service providers, draft or assist with the preparation of the RFP, and manage the transition to the new provider, if necessary
  • Act as internal subject matter expert on all matters relating to the Plan. Provide explanations to employees in pension matters, explain their options, as well as provide them with resources and information. Respond to complex pension queries from Plan members with supporting help from the Plan actuaries and lawyers as required
  • Assist and provide support to the Chair and Vice-Chair of the JBT and to the JBT sub-committees, and the Recording Secretary of the JBT with the tasks and activities of the Board as needed. Prepare and review agendas and reports for the JBT and sub-committee meetings
  • University degree, preferably in business administration or finance/accounting, with a focus on management, human resources, or employee benefits
  • Minimum five years of recent and related experience in defined benefit pension administration, preferably in a unionized environment, managing a team of pension specialists
  • CEBS designation would be considered a strong asset
  • Actuarial or accounting qualifications or experience would also be considered a strong asset
  • A professional human resources designation, such as CHRP or CHRA, could also be considered an asset.
  • Fluently bilingual in both English and French
Job ID: 9D345861615
If you are interested in this position and meet the qualifications, apply today! We thank all applicants; however, only those who are authorized to work in Canada or are selected for an interview will be contacted.
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