Carlsberg Group Treasury

Pension Manager, Carlsberg Group Treasury

Carlsberg is one of the largest brewing groups in the world. The company produces beer, soft drinks and mineral water at more than 100 sites across 50 countries and has sales in over 150 markets. Carlsberg employs + 45.000 people worldwide and we produce more than 100 million standard bottles of beer every day.

Group Treasury & Risk Management

The position as Pension Manager will be in the Group Treasury & Risk Management department that undertakes and develops Group treasury, pension and risk management throughout the Group and the Pension Manager will report to Head of Group Risk Management.

The Pension Manager will furthermore work closely together with Group HR and the Group Finance department setting up a global strategy for a new approach to manage our defined benefit and defined contribution pensions and related insurable benefits.

The position

The role as Pension Manager requires a highly motivated person with an in-depth understanding of Pensions and related insurable benefits with a knowledge of the diversity of pensions and benefits legislation, custom and practice across the countries in which the Group operates.

The position requires solid experience from working in an international company with a large number of pension and benefit plans around the world and with a solid and first-hand experience in setting up standards for defining a global Governance model for pension and related insurable benefits, which today is managed on a decentralized basis.

Your future tasks will be:

  • Support Global Pension Committee and implement decisions in accordance with pension policy
  • Working together with and provide information to the VP Group Treasury and Risk Management and VP Talent and Compensation & Benefits Management  to support decision-making and ensure necessary information to all relevant stakeholders, including offering guidance to improve performance throughout the Group and all aspects on related to pension and related insurable benefits.
  • Be the driver in setting organizational strategy and principle including governance model for a new global governance model with respect to pension and related insurable benefits
  • Coordination of accounting and financial reporting on pension and related insurable benefits
  • Advice re cost and risk management opportunities including market and legislative developments
  • Reporting to pension committee including project and data reporting, risk and opportunity reporting
  • Benchmarking
  • Compliance review

In addition, responsibilities are: 

  • Proactively perform pension and -related work as assigned.
  • Provide information, reports and advice on Group operations on pensions and related insurable benefits, including important finding themes and recommendations for action and improvements.
  • Proactively and collaboratively interact with group companies and group functions as well as executive and line management to ensure that strategy and operations are followed-up and fulfilled in the most effective and efficient manner.

The awareness of the work of the management of pensions and related insurable benefits is high within both the Board and the Executive Committee, and for the right candidate awaits a challenging and interesting position.

The right candidate:  

  • Fluent in English, both oral and written.
  • Master’s degree in Finance or similar higher economic education Experience:              
  • Senior professional with +5 years of experience from a global pension and benefit function.
  • Experience from an international business with extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of pensions and benefits and possibly with risk management preferably from a company with exposure to many different and similar risk elements, including the application of accounting standards.
  • An in-depth understanding of the diversity of pensions and benefits legislation, custom and practice across the countries in which the Group operates and Experience of best practice within major multinational groups.
  • Solid experience from strategic as well as operative management.

Personal qualifications:  

  • Analytical, intelligent and strategically thinking and able to work with complex analyses and figures at a high level.
  • Strong financial mind-set combined with a good business understanding and a strong drive for results.
  • Highly capable of stakeholder management internally and externally including interacting with people at all levels and with great interpersonal and communication skills - informal and co-operative – straight forward, down to earth, informal and with a sense of humor.
  • Excellent leadership skills and drive with the ability to manage, communicate and motivate.
  • Performance-driven, superior problem-solving attitude and capable of driving and managing change as well as meeting required deadlines and delivering high-quality work.
  • A strong sense of commitment and dedication and possessing a strong ability to intelligently handle confidential and sensitive matters, willingness to raise difficult themes and issues and the right tone and with a strictly fact-based approach.
  • Ambitious with high standards and wanting to drive improvements

Travel shall be expected but will vary depending on projects.

In case you have any questions regarding the position, please contact VP Group Treasury & Risk Management, Anders Örbom on mail: or Senior Director, Head of Group Risk Management, Charlotte Enggaard on +4522291414.

Application deadline is 24 August and due to summer holiday, we expect to revert to all candidates early September.

Application deadline: 24/08/2017
Working hours: Full-time
Working days: Day
Location: Copenhagen
Anders Örbom
Mobile: +45 3327 1427
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The Carlsberg Group is one of the leading brewery groups in the world, with a large portfolio of beer and other beverage brands. Our flagship brand – Carlsberg – is one of the best-known beer brands in the world and the Baltika, Carlsberg and Tuborg brands are among the eight biggest brands in Europe. More than 46,000 people work for the Carlsberg Group, and our products are sold in more than 150 markets. In 2014, the Carlsberg Group sold 122 million hectolitres of beer, which is about 37 billion bottles of beer.