Senior DC Consultant
Marsh & McLennan companies
5d ago

Company : Mercer

Description : Summary


At Mercer, we understand that the market landscape is changing at an unprecedented pace. Customer and client expectations are constantly evolving.

Companies are merging at historic rates. Technology is developing faster than the market can keep up with. That’s why we need to ensure we are leading by example and we do this by being true drivers of change through educating, providing tools and services to optimise employer retirement outcome.

This role has been hand crafted to do just that!

Mercer can help design, plan, and manage customised defined contribution plans both globally and locally. We align organisational objectives with workforce demographics and employee behaviors to identify how employers can help improve retirement outcomes for their employees while meeting workforce management needs.

The Team

Mercer’s Defined Contribution (DC) team is unrivalled and is the largest group of DC expertise (including governance, scheme design, investment consultants, provider and technical researchers and technicians) in the UK.

This exciting growth area of Mercer’s UK business is a key strategic focus and delivers both successful pension and savings solutions for clients and career opportunities for our talented colleagues.

Our collaborative culture within the team drives and naturally promotes our successful growth of winning new business and maintaining strong existing relationships.

To provide you with more context, below explores some of our market-leading, client-driven tools and services :

  • Global DC management : helping clients analyse their plans both globally and locally, and optimising plan design features.
  • Financial wellness : evaluating workforce characteristics to drive campaigns and client objectives.
  • Mercer DC platforms : utilising our institutional investment experience to provide competitive and compelling investment options to all clients.
  • This includes Mercer Workplace Savings (UK)
  • Strategic advice on investment and plan design
  • Scheme governance experience and provider research skills
  • Clients will include corporate sponsors, trustee boards of trust-based schemes and governance committees of contract-based schemes.


  • Serves as a lead consultant on clients delivering and promoting our services
  • Review calculations and work products produced by junior consultants and analysts using Mercer software / tools
  • Managing your own portfolio by assessing the performance, trends, business insights to ensure we are servicing our clients and still remaining profitable
  • Provide support and advise internal Mercer teams regarding defined contribution issues
  • Hold significant responsibility for proactive revenue generation of existing clients and extending the range of DC services provided by other lines of business as appropriate
  • Building new and developing existing business through maintaining relationships, networking, attending events, seminars and being a knowledgeable expert in DC
  • Contribute to future strategy for the team, working with the leadership team and local business leaders from other lines of business.
  • Acts as a change agent by supporting and implementing Mercer business and corporate strategies as appropriate
  • Promote Mercer in the market place
  • Qualifications & Experience

    Essential requirements for the role include

  • Experience in a Defined Contributions Consultancy role (or similar)
  • Relevant professional qualification such as PMI, FIA / FFA or CFA
  • Proven experience in managing projects and exceeding client expectations
  • Proven sales experience in developing new business from an existing client base and new clients
  • Project management experience (not essential)
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with colleagues, clients and provider contacts at all levels
  • Show initiative and enjoy working in a dynamic team environment
  • Here at Mercer, we recognize the need to balance work and personal commitment and we believe all roles can flex. Please speak to us about all available working options.

    We will consider candidates who are available on a part-time basis and located across any of these locations; London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Woking.

    About us

    At Mercer, we make a difference in the lives of more than 110 million people every day by advancing their health, wealth, and careers.

    We’re in the business of creating more secure and rewarding futures for our clients and their employees whether we’re designing affordable health plans, assuring income for retirement or aligning workers with workforce needs.

    Using analysis and insights as catalysts for change, we anticipate and understand the individual impact of business decisions, now and in the future.

    We see people’s current and future needs through a lens of innovation, and our holistic view, specialized expertise, and deep analytical rigor underpin each and every idea and solution we offer.

    For more than 70 years, we’ve turned our insights into actions, enabling people around the globe to live, work, and retire well.

    We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients.

    At Mercer, we say we Make Tomorrow, Today. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

    Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including : health and welfare, tuition assistance, pension, employee assistance program, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs.

    For more information about our company, please visit us. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients.

    Mercer and its separately incorporated operating entities around the world are part of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a publicly held company (ticker symbol : MMC).

    Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority / Female / Disability / Vet / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity employers.

    Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliatesare EOE Minority / Female / Disability / Vet / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity employers.

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