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Associate Partner - Defined Contribution Consulting


in Atlanta, GA / New York, NY / Somerset, NJ / Saint Louis, MO / Tampa, FL


Aon Associate Partner - Defined Contribution Consulting

Aon Hewitt seeks an experienced Defined Contribution Consultant as an Associate Partner to join our DC Practice in one of the following locations:  Somerset, NJ; New York, NY; St. Louis, MO; Atlanta, GA; Tampa, FL.  The consultant provides support to new and existing clients’ defined contribution programs (401(k), 403(b), 457, etc.), develops new business and  partners with plan consultants and project managers to provide full spectrum of DC client services to primarily mid to large sized clients. Consultants are responsible for supporting the execution and delivery of consulting projects and advice to our clients.  They market actively to develop new consulting relationships for the firm.  


  • Lead sales activities for defined contribution consulting work, including preparation of proposals, RFP responses and new business presentations.
  • Conduct and oversee DC vendor searches: RFP preparation, distribution, analysis, reporting.
  • Conduct and oversee DC vendor fee and expense analyses, and handle related negotiations.
  • Assist clients in managing their vendors
  • Coordinate fiduciary oversight processes, checklists and documentation with clients.
  • Conduct and oversee data analysis, spread-sheeting and PowerPoint report preparation
  • Manage DC plan design and financial impact studies
  • Coordinate plan mergers and vendor implementations/conversions.
  • Lead recurring and non-recurring client projects and services, both independently and as a team leader.
  • Initiate client interaction, servicing and problem-solving by providing research and technical support to clients.
  • Provide proactive and creative support to clients. Apply good judgment and appropriate follow-through with clients, firm employees, and other service providers to clients.
  • Demonstrate initiative and ownership of all client-related work.
  • Exhibit very strong knowledge of defined contribution plan administration and compliance requirements, and the ability to apply this knowledge to client work.
  • Efficiently manage time and internal resources to allow for effective handling of multiple projects for multiple clients simultaneously.
  • Drive the success of client teams.
  • Effectively mentor junior staff and manage client teams


  • 15-30 years of experience in defined contribution consulting including experience with a variety of DC plans including 401(k), 403(b), 457, etc.
  • A strong understanding of defined contribution administration requirements according to IRS and ERISA.
  • An understanding of the 401(k) recordkeeping marketplace and experience with recordkeeper selection and management, fee analysis, and fiduciary support. Prior recordkeeping experience also a plus.
  • Strong analytical and consultative inquiry skills with the ability to develop meaningful client recommendations.
  • Strong PC experience, particularly the Microsoft suite of business applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Team player who can work with a variety of individuals, and can manage people effectively.
  • Ability to work independently on a variety of projects, receive instructions from a number of people and meet project deadlines.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in related discipline. CEBS, ASPPA or other retirement certification programs and/or coursework is a plus.

Our Colleague Experience:

From helping clients gain access to capital after natural disasters, to creating access to health care and retirement for millions, Aon colleagues empower results for our clients, communities, and each other every day.  They make a difference, work with the best, own their potential, and value one another.  This is the Aon Colleague Experience, defining what it means to work at Aon and realizing our vision of empowering human and economic possibility. To learn more visit Aon Colleague Experience.

About Aon:

Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Our more than 72,000 colleagues worldwide empower results for clients in over 120 countries with innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise.  To learn more visit

By applying for a position with Aon, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Aon's employment policies. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, and criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, fingerprint verification, credit check, and/or drug test.  You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.

Aon provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran, marital, or domestic partner status.  Aon is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer.

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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