Pensions Investment Analyst

  • Competitive
  • Guildford, England, United Kingdom Guildford England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Sanofi
  • 13 Aug 18 2018-08-13

The Pension Investment Analyst role has both regional and global responsibilities; regionally you will assist with the in-house coordination of pension investments for the UK and Ireland and globally you will support a wide range of pension schemes in different countries, with a particular focus on researching investment managers.

About Sanofi Business Unit

Sanofi Pension Advisory is a specialist unit of corporate Treasury that coordinates and monitors the pension investment activities of Sanofi Group worldwide (~€18bn assets invested at end of 2017). The team is international, with members in Belgium, the US and the UK, reflecting the global nature of our work.  Our work is collaborative, bringing together regional and functional expertise within the SPA team and also working closely with local and global HR to deliver efficient and effective DB, DC and savings plans across Sanofi.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting all investment aspects of the governance and operation of the UK Pension Scheme as required, including monitoring the investment position of the scheme, liaising with scheme’s advisers, preparing analysis and reports to support decision making, and implementing the investment decisions taken;
  • Working in the investment manager research function of Sanofi Pension Advisory, establishing detailed knowledge of the investment managers that Sanofi pension schemes globally are invested with or are considering for appointment;
  • Participating in the operation of the flagship cross-border Sanofi European Pension Fund, particularly as it relates to Irish Pension schemes.;
  • Collaborating with Sanofi Pension Advisory colleagues in other areas such as risk management and investment controlling, to support the Global Pensions Investment Committee and special projects as required.

About You

To excel in this role you will need to have:

Essential requirements:

  • University graduate (preferably in Finance) or equivalent ;
  • Demonstrated general knowledge of, and interest in, finance, investment and pensions;
  • Working towards a qualification such as CFA or similar would be an advantage.  Study support may be available for relevant qualifications;
  • Aptitude for analytical work, both quantitative and qualitative;
  • Knowledge of Excel, or experience with other quantitative analytical tools;
  • Ability to gather and analyse written material ;
  • Knowledge of, or interest in learning about, investment managers’ approaches and strategies across a variety of asset classes;
  • Project management and execution skills;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Strong organization skills, both in managing assigned projects and coordinating third parties;
  • Team-oriented approach;
  • Ability to work with both a local and an international team.

It would be advantageous to have (not essential):

  • Experience working with a pension fund or in pensions consulting, particularly with exposure to investment operations work;
  • French or German language skills, but other languages in addition to English also welcome.

What Sanofi can offer you:

  • A role where you are instrumental to creating best practice and as the organisation grows, you can too;
  • We offer a generous package including flexible benefits, and are committed to helping you have a healthy work-life balance throughout your career with us;
  • You will be based in our Guildford centre office (moving to Reading in July 2019);
  • This is a full time role and we support flexible working.

About Sanofi

Empower Life Everyday.

At Sanofi we work across human health from vaccines to rare diseases, and consumer healthcare. This creates opportunities to work across different areas to build a diverse and exciting career. Sanofi has the capabilities and resources to support your aspirations to fulfill your ambitions and be the best you can be.

Our purpose at Sanofi is to work passionately every day to understand and solve healthcare needs of people across the world. Our ambition is by 2025, to be a top 3 innovative, global and diversified human healthcare company. One that embraces transformative technologies and is focused on its area of excellence, which means we’re not there to try to solve everybody’s problems. We want to focus on those areas where we know we are making a difference.  

The values we are live by are teamwork, courage, respect and integrity.

At Sanofi diversity and inclusion are foundational to how we operate and are embedded in our Core Values. We respect the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences.  We recognize that  to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our employees, patients and customers.