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Head of Pensions

  • ING Group
  • ING Group


Within our organization, an opportunity has become available for a Head of Pensions to create a positive business impact within ING Belgium. The role is part of the CoE Performance & Reward Belux within ING Belgium's HR department. The role is based in Brussels with occasional business travels.

As leader, you will oversee 2 Pensions Funds (OFP) providing retirement, death & invalidity benefits to the employees of ING Belgium. You also lead & develop a team of 6 people. You set the standards for their expertise area and take responsibility for developing, innovating and safeguarding knowledge in the field of expertise.


Your role is to lead the daily management team of both Pension Funds of ING Belgium.

This includes:

  • Oversee day-to-day pension management and the accurate and timely administration of both OFP’s (data mgt, calculations, payments, accounting, …);

  • Follow up the investment management and monitor the performance and value of the portfolio’s;

  • Monitor pension scheme liabilities and control the financing level of the technical provisions and prepare relevant internal and officials reports;

  • Ensure that the supplementary pension schemes operate effectively and comply with relevant legislation and regulations from Belgian (FSMA) and European (EIOPA) regulators;

  • Ensure updating maintenance of pension official documents & policies;

  • Prepare and animate management bodies of both funds (Board of Directors, General Assembly, operational committees).  Supervise redaction of meetings minutes, annual and financial reports;

  • Coordinate and encourage communication between key control functions (internal auditor, risk manager, compliance officer, actuary, DPO). Contact point with control authority;

  • Manage contact and contracts with external service providers;

  • Ensure transparent communication towards employers (sponsors), affiliates & other stakeholders (trade unions, PensioPlus, FSMA, …);

  • Manage projects such as ALM study, Own Risk Assessment (ORA), regulatory changes, Surveys, IT systems updates;

  • Innovate by developing simplified or new tools, processes and procedures;

  • Lead & develop the skills of the pension team.


A colleague with a talent for taking it on and making it happen, enthusiasm for helping others to be successful and a knack for always being a step ahead. In other words, you strive to bring fresh ideas to life and embrace challenges in a fast changing and complex environment. You are a natural collaborative person who listens and invests in others to achieve common goals. You love to challenge the status quo and are eager to propose creative solutions to problems.

Soft/Hard Skills

  • Proactive, Autonomous & organized with strong analytical skills;

  • Customer focused & collaborative;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Project/change management skills;

  • Stakeholder management & People Leadership skills;

  • Open to new technologies and digital tools and their implementation;

  • Ability to evolve in an international context.

Education & Background

  • Master’s degree in Law, Economics or Actuarial Sciences;

  • Prior proven experience in pension management.


A clear purpose, a unique offer with and a full range of flexible compensation and benefits:

Furthermore, you can count on a range of opportunities to invest in your personal and professional growth with the possibility:

  • To participate in multiple courses, trainings & wellbeing programs throughout the year;

  • To work on projects and having a job content ensuring a steep learning curve to realise your ambitions;

  • To join an informal, dynamic environment with innovative colleagues supporting your endeavours, while being part of an international group offering numerous career opportunities in Belgium and abroad.

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