The Role As a Project Leader, you will lead a range of client projects for different offices. You will effectively manage clients, projects, and team members to meet or exceed client expectations.
You will work with client teams across different offices.
You will oversee a diverse team of actuarial analysts and senior actuarial analysts, providing technical review of work product along with training and performance guidance as needed and act as a coach, mentor and role model for junior associates.
Performance Objectives : Excellence
Perform technical review of work products
Contribute to the development of new tools and approaches
Identify opportunities to enhance quality and / or improve processes to reduce costs
Build relationships internally and collaborate effectively with client teams in different offices and demonstrate natural ease and effectiveness when dealing with colleagues at all levels
Serve as mentor to other associates. Provide feedback to junior team members, may include people management responsibilities.
Delegate and leverage work effectively for efficiency and development of associates.
Take responsibility for retaining key talent and minimizing regrettable turnover.
Ensure succession planning on key roles and projects.
Identify and is engaged in potential non-billable activities (e.g., recruiting) to help ensure success of center. May lead an internal committee to improve process or training.
Identify and act on development needs of project team members.
Deliver superior, consistent project management for assigned project / country
Develop and manage project plans and budget involving multiple workflow streams and client teams
Serve as the day to day project lead, ensuring the progress of the team against established objectives, budget, timeline, deliverables and quality standards
Serve as primary contact to client teams on delivery of services from the AV team
Develop a trusted advisor relationship with client teams through effective communication and efficient, quality execution of projects
Manage client team expectations and raise appropriate issues to Lead Retirement Consultant or Office LOB Leader
Provide value beyond the immediate deliverables and ensure that the consulting team feels looked after ; regularly solicits feedback from consulting team, manage expectations and effectively addresses consulting team satisfaction issues.
Remove any barriers from collaboration with consulting team.
Serve as primary interface between AV team and consulting team. Ensures associates are interacting effectively with consulting office teams.
Ensure associates are integrated into the consulting team.
Meet billable hour targets
Monitor under- and over utilized associates and addresses concerns.
Manage projects and leverage resources to produce quality deliverables on time and within budget
Manage the financials of projects / countries independently.
Undergraduate degree in Math related major
10 years + of performing core retirement work and an in-depth understanding of the funding of and accounting for retirement and other post-
retirement benefit plans
Proven experience in successfully managing multiple projects and producing quality deliverables on time and within budget
Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively with client teams
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with other team members, and to provide guidance and leadership working with diverse team members.
Possess or expect to be able to quickly develop advanced knowledge of internal Willis Towers Watson tools
Self-starter attitude and ability to work within ambiguity
Flexibility and proven ability to diagnose and resolve issues
Strong analytical skills
Enjoy training / mentoring junior staff
Actuarial exams / designation (Preferred)
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