Buck Consultants - Retirement Actuary (Director)
Buck Consultants - Honolulu, HI

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Job Description:
Buck Consultants has the ways and means to help clients solve human resource challenges. Buck specializes in customized client solutions in retirement services, health and welfare programs, human resource management, compensation strategy, effective employee communications, and global consulting.

RetirementActuary (Director)

Responsibilities of Position:
  • Performs actuarial consulting services to clients.
  • Ability to work successfully with client contacts for all types and sizes of clients, but mostly small to mid-sized clients.
  • Maintains significant contact with clients both over the telephone and in client meetings.
  • Supervises all phases of actuarial valuations, coverage and nondiscrimination testing, and special projects, and ensures quality services are provided.
  • Prepares and keeps to schedules and budgets resulting in on-time profitable projects.
  • Prepares bills and participates in billing decisions to assure high realization and client retention.
  • Consults with other Buck practices to assist in valuations and other special projects.
  • Keeps abreast of latest trends and developments in pension and OPEB actuarial field.
  • Mentors, trains, and manages junior actuarial staff.
Job Experience:Requirements/Skills Sought:
  • Enrolled Actuary. ASA or FSA preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Math, Actuarial Science or Statistics, or equivalent experience.
  • 10 or more years of progressively more responsible positions in actuarial science and employee benefits consulting.
  • Ability to project a strong professional image, network in business community, and develop new business.
Key Success Factors:
  • Project management skills.
  • Manages time effectively, works under deadlines and meets budget expectations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to negotiate contracts, make sales presentations and effectively interact with clients and staff.
  • Excellent analytical and management skills.
  • Strong mathematical ability.
  • Ability to work on a team.
  • As a Director, you need to manage a significant block of business – totaling at least $650,000 of annual revenue. You need not be the account executive for all this revenue.
There are additional criteria that individuals should display at the Director level in the Retirement Practice at Buck.

Some of these criteria are:
  • Financial Skills
  • Consulting Skills
  • Business Development
  • People Development
1. FINANCIAL SKILLS
  • Prepare and keep to schedules and budgets resulting in on-time, profitable projects
  • Participate in AE billing decisions and bill preparation assuring high collection rates and retention of clients
  • Delegate work to junior staff
  • Contribute to the financial success of the organization
2. CONSULTING SKILLS
  • Participate in developing creative, strategic, proactive and technically correct advice to clients both in special situations and in your day-to-day responsibilities
  • Display strong written and oral communication skills including the ability to articulate complex concepts
  • Actively participate in client meetings to gather information, establish needs, clarify expectations, develop strategy and obtain feedback
  • Ensure quality services are provided to clients (e.g., compliance with the peer review policy established for the practice)
  • Contribute to advancement of the firm by seeking to learn and share best practices
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field and at your clients so that you maintain your technical, professional expertise and can be timely and informed in your advice to clients.
3. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SKILL

Minimum Education Required: Bachelor

Years of Experience Required: More than 5 years

Expected Travel Time: None

This company may offer relocation assistance.

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