Retirement & Pensions Manager

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #651

Retirement & Pension Manager

LOCATION: New York, New York (Remote – Hybrid)

COMPENSATION: Base salary up to $170K; Competitive Performance-Based Bonus; Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage; Transit Program; generous Paid Time Off; Competitive 401K with firm contribution; and much more!

OVERVIEW: Seeking a highly motivated and organized Retirement & Pension Manager to provide support to the Director and Associate Director of Benefits. This role will use analytical, organizational and communication skills to manage the day-to-day operations and maintain positive collaboration with direct reports.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the process flow for administrative actions, design adaptations, program changes, and process improvements within firm benefits plans
  • Organize retirement plan payments and contributions with the help of plan actuaries and trustees
  • Spearhead the execution of annual audits, annual reports and government filings while collaborating with Benefit Plan auditors
  • Develop and maintain subscription documents and transacts investment directions with input from the ERISA counsel and investment managers
  • Ensure proper administration of COBRA and retiree medical benefits with guidance from the Health & Wellness team
  • Determine and manage compliance with local, state and federal legislation related to benefits; PBGC filing, Form 5500s, Annual Funding Notices, Summary Annual Reports and others as necessary
  • Ensure accurate data and pension calculations are being attributed to necessary parties
  • Establish new process flows aimed at streamlining current methodologies 
  • Deescalate any participant concerns and handle complex transactional issues
  • Provide mentorship and training to staff in order to promote a positive environment
  • Share knowledge and insight with HR and staff on benefits matters
  • Follow through on deliverables, provide relevant data and hit set benchmarks

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 4+ years of benefit planning experience; health, welfare, retirement and savings plans
  • Workday and law firm experience preferred
  • Strong computer skills; high proficiency in Outlook, PowerPoint, MS Word and MS Excel
  • Able to manage multiple projects and activities simultaneously, with a strong ability to prioritize, organize and work effectively with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrates good judgment in communication verbally and in writing
  • Able to communicate effectively with employees at all levels, firm management, and attorneys
  • Able to maintain the utmost confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Works well under pressure and in a collaborative environment
  • Analytical thinker and problem solver