This Leading Provider in the DC market is seeking and experienced Retail Pensions Team Leader to run a small team to administer a new product offering. This is an extremely exciting time to join the organisation as this is an area of expected strong growth for the business so the opportunity for this role to grow in scale is exceptional. It is also a high profile team so one in which you can make a distinct impact and build a solid reputation in the business.The Retail Pension Team leader role is to manage a team of 4 SIPP administrators and likely a Pensions Payroll Administrator with a view to expanding the team as the role develops. The day to day duties of the Pensions Team Leader will be 2 fold, in the lead up to the go live point and then the day to day management of the team as detailed below:The initial focus of the role will be supporting the development and successful launch of the new Retail Pension/Simple SIPP during 2012. This will comprise of assisting in scoping the operational requirements, processes and customer documentation outputs and seeing this through to successful implementation and then manage in a business as usual process:- Organise and control the team's work such that all work items are processed avoiding exposure to unnecessary risks in market movements- Ability to organise the day to day planning of the team workload- Provide quality control function to other members of the team- Provide technical process support to the team, escalating where necessary- Provide and collate information for regulatory reporting- Where required support team with meeting urgent deadlines- Responsible for development of team membersAs a successful applicant to the Retail Pensions Team Leader you will need a good background in Pensions administration, ideally SIPPs but DB/DC would be considered. You will need to have had experience managing a team and mentoring junior staff. Knowledge of Pensions Transfer legislation would also be required given the nature of the role. Strong Communication skills are a must and strong decision making skills would be required.