Rutherford Cross is retained by Weir Group PLC to recruit a high performing Head of Pensions to be based in the firm’s corporate headquarters in Glasgow

The Weir Group PLC. is a highly regarded FTSE 250, Glasgow headquartered engineering business with a global footprint spanning over 70 countries. The company employs more than 14,000 people and is organised into three sector focused divisions: Minerals, Oil & Gas and Flow Control.

With an auspicious history in Glasgow industry the company has in recent year’s undergone significant growth both operationally and in terms of its geographical footprint. In 2015, the Group reported profits before tax, exceptional items and intangibles amortisation, of £220m against revenue of £1.9bn. These are impressive results, particularly during an extended period of general economic uncertainty, and unprecedented downturn in minerals and oil markets more specifically, which have required the Group to act proactively to mitigate the impact on the business.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced professional to join the business in the role of Head of Pensions.  Reporting to the Group Treasurer, the main purpose of the role is to ensure the company’s pension arrangements are managed according to scheme rules and regulatory requirements.  The Head of Pensions will be a key point of contact for Trustee Boards and external stakeholders, managing pensions risk and dealing expediently with all pensions administration.

The role requires a strong, confident communicator with excellent knowledge and understanding of UK legislation affecting occupational pensions and statutory reporting.  Conscientious and self- motivated, this is an ideal role for a senior pensions professional who is capable of developing and maintaining influential relationships with senior management and Trustees.

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