Life as ... a Pensions Manager

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Louise gives us an insight to her role as a Group Pensions Manager 

My role ... 

Group Pensions Manager. 

My day to day tasks consist of ... 

Every day is different – there are three different pension schemes we look after so day to day, I can be seen answering queries from members, working with the Final Salary scheme’s advisers and making sure our members’ contributions get invested correctly and on time.

What do you love about your job? 

We’re showing that pension contributions can form part of your overall financial wellbeing, and the earlier you start saving, the more time your money has to grow in the years leading up to your retirement. With the current cost of living crisis, it can be challenging to spare money for pension contributions – that’s why we are including pensions in the overall financial wellbeing landscape, and reminding employees of the advantages of joining and investing in the pension scheme.

What have you learnt from your role? 

I’ve been in my role for five months so there are new things I’m learning every day. There are varying degrees of understanding about pensions across the company and about how they work. I’m working to ensure that it’s easy to understand and information is available for everyone. The best thing we can do is promote the education piece and be as helpful as possible to all of our members.

What makes Mercedes-Benz different from other companies you have worked for before? 

There is a lot of enthusiasm, positivity and a real willingness to help others to be the best they can. Right from day one, I felt included and was met with such friendly smiling faces!

What accomplishment are you most proud of? 

I think I’m working towards that – as there is still work to be done. I’m enjoying speaking to members as and when they wish to discuss their options, and asking them to spread the word so we can continue to provide tools and guidance to those that need it. I’m also proud to work in a team where we share a vision of inclusivity, education and ensuring our communications are as helpful and easy to understand for our members as possible.