Defined Contribution Plan Consultant

    • Los Angeles, CA

This position is for a productive professional individual contributor to Defined Contribution Plan Consulting, who can work independently with minimal supervision. This individual will work on defined contribution plan projects, such as but not limited to design benchmarking, cost analysis, non-discrimination testing, compliance review, fee benchmarking, and vendor search projects. Duties will include working directly with multiple senior consultants in varying geographies. This role requires project management skills and may involve checking of other analysts' work. Responsibilities can include some or all of the following:

  • Perform necessary calculations or analysis on plan design costing projects including analyzing current participant behavior, projecting costs based on static and projected populations over single or multiple years
  • Assist in analysis of administrative fees for fee benchmarking and vendor search projects.Support drafting of RFIs/RFPs and analysis of vendor responses including review of vendor websites
  • Assist in nondiscrimination testing including ADP/ACP, coverage and general testing
  • Assist on vendor related projects such as vendor searches and fee benchmarking
  • Based on experience, may provide checking of spreadsheets and data analysis
  • Intended to have exposure to clients (by phone and in person where projects permit) based on client needs

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ years retirement related work experience preferably in a consulting environment
  • Successful client relationship experience
  • Qualified Plan/Trust administration experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Analytical ability
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects

At Mercer, we make a difference in the lives of more than 110 million people every day by advancing their health, wealth, and careers. We're in the business of creating more secure and rewarding futures for our clients and their employees - whether we're designing affordable health plans, assuring income for retirement or aligning workers with workforce needs. Using analysis and insights as catalysts for change, we anticipate and understand the individual impact of business decisions, now and in the future. We see people's current and future needs through a lens of innovation, and our holistic view, specialized expertise, and deep analytical rigor underpin each and every idea and solution we offer. For more than 70 years, we've turned our insights into actions, enabling people around the globe to live, work, and retire well. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. At Mercer, we say we Make Tomorrow, Today. Visit for more information and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @Mercer Mercer LLC and its separately incorporated operating entities around the world are part of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a publicly held company (ticker symbol: MMC). Mercer is a market leader in the provision of advice and solutions to the global DC market.

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