Senior Defined Benefit Actuarial Consultant
Marsh & McLennan Companies 235 reviews - Chicago, IL

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Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer's 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. If you thrive on challenge, are passionate about ideas, love solving problems and truly enjoy connecting with people, we encourage you to explore the hundreds of job opportunities available through Mercer. Our core strengths place Mercer in a unique position to help our clients achieve the extraordinary - and extraordinary results require extraordinary people. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of

Marsh & McLennan Companies

(NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital.

The Senior Defined Benefit Actuarial Consultant will sells and delivers customized retirement consulting services to both new and existing clients (medium or large) with an emphasis on implementation of non-standard and/or complex solutions. Leads and develops internal staff to ensure operational excellence and sharing intellectual capital. To fulfill this role, the consultant will:

Drive client service delivery, resulting in the expansion of existing clients by incorporating intellectual capital generated within the business and introducing other lines of business and developing new intellectual capital

Serve as a lead consultant on medium and large clients and/or second on jumbo clients; work on cross-geography retirement teams and projects

Participate as a significant team member with respect to sales by driving new business proposals and extending the range of services provided to retirement and other lines of business' clients as appropriate

Act as a mentor and coach by motivating staff to deliver a high standard of work through on-the-job training and development (for example, fosters a team environment, brings staff to client meetings, challenges technical growth and prepares staff to take on more senior roles with their clients; leads R3 coaching sessions)

Lead and successfully manage strategic client projects by driving Mercer's project management best practices and providing timely direction and guidance to ensure deadlines and service standards are exceeded; ensure compliance with profession and Mercer standards

Partner with local office and market leadership on establishing realistic budgets and managing write-offs


Bachelor's degree in Math, Statistics, Actuarial Science, or a related field

Minimum 10 years experience in benefits consulting with proven ability to sell and deliver retirement consulting services to senior business leaders

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly build credibility and gain confidence in individuals at all levels

Experience in leading large teams

Strong presentation skills

Proven Leadership

Proven skills in leading large complex projects and managing client expectations

Proven financial project management

FSA , EA expected

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Marsh & McLennan Companies is a global professional services firm providing advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human...