Supervisor, Pension (5148)

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Supervisor, Pension
Organization:  Wawanesa Insurance
Province:  Manitoba
Location:  Winnipeg

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices in Canada and the United States.  Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.
We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience, advancement on a growing team.

Job Overview

We are currently recruiting for a Supervisor, Pension to join our team.

In this role you will be responsible for the administration and continued compliance of Wawanesa's defined contribution and defined benefit plans, communication strategy and continued education for plan members.  This position will assess and establish internal controls, evaluate current pension operations, implement process improvements, and ensure adherence to regulatory standards. 


Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the pension team through performance management inclusive of training, guidance, feedback and coaching.Assist in administering and overseeing the pension procedures to ensure materials are processed in a timely, legislatively compliant manner and monitor results to ensure 100% compliance for the Canadian and United States operations.
  • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality and diplomacy at all times.
  • Assist in calculating and preparing Pension Adjustments (PA's), Pension Adjustment Reversal’s (PAR's) and maintain/test administrative systems.
  • Prepare and enhance reporting for oversight committees
  • Develop and implement related education and communication strategies
  • Liase with consulting actuaries, regulatory authorities and financial institutions for pension plan administration. 
  • Analyze, review and compile statistical data for internal and external reporting. 
  • Ensure all deadlines are adhered to and met
  • Complete annual regulatory filings and other legislative reporting.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum 5 years work experience with increasing levels of responsibility in a pension role; experience with a defined beneift program is required
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to manage confidential complex information and handle multiple tasks will adhering to deadlines is necessary;
  • Dedicated team player, who demonstrates initiative and independence.
  • Strong leadership skills to provide support, learning opportunities and guidance to team members while working collaboratively in a team environment
  • Champions change and guides the change management process
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to identify, select and implement best solutions  
  • Strong working knowledge of Federal and Provincial pension legislation, employment standards, tax legislation applicable to pension and benefits and government social security programs and policy;
  • Communicates in a persuasive and eloquent manner;
  • Demonstrate excellent attention to details;
  • Produces error-free, grammatically correct, logically organized, and clearly expressed documentation with a tone and style fitting for the audience and message;
  • Committed to continuous learning;
  • Ability to interpret actuarial valuations and financial statement knowledge is necessary;
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills, as well as mathematical proficiency; 
  • Ability to exercise personal initiative, sound judgement and critical thinking skills;
  • Bilingual in French would be considered an asset;
  • A completed PPAC/CEBS designation would be considered an asset.

Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, goal achievement plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan).  Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.

Accommodations are available as needed for all applicants.