• Senior Actuarial Analyst

    Job Ref
    51018-6694
    Closing Date
    24/10/2018
    Advertised Range (External)
    Competitive salary - depending on experience
    Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Department
    Actuarial
    Location : City
    Eastleigh
  • Job Purpose

    Senior Actuarial Analyst Ageas are seeking a highly motivated Senior Actuarial Analyst or Actuarial Manager to join the dynamic commercial actuarial team, based in our Head Office in Eastleigh. You will play a leading role in the team and assist in delivering data-driven analysis, performing and reviewing actuarial modelling and interpreting and presenting results to help create high impact, intelligent solutions which help to drive Ageas’ commercial business forward.

     

    As a Senior Actuarial Analyst in the commercial insurance team, you have the opportunity to make a difference in a number of areas of the commercial business, including pricing reviews, quarterly reserving, account performance assessment and internal data analysis. As a senior member of the Actuarial Team the role requires a high degree of competence and specialist knowledge to ensure the Actuarial Department continues to meet the expectations of Senior Management.

     

    To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a one-page covering letter, addressed to the Chief Actuary, containing details of:

    • Why you wish to work for Ageas
    • What motivates you in your career
    • What you see as the greatest challenges facing commercial insurers over the next 5 years.

     

    Your main responsibilities as an Actuarial Manager/Senior Actuarial Analyst are:

    • Model, interpret and monitor business data to identify and confirm market trends, niche product opportunities and new/changing rating factors. Make recommendations to Underwriters and senior management based on analysis.
    • Carry out and oversee elements of the quarterly and monthly reserve review exercises carried out across the team, as well as additional claims related analyses.
    • Conduct and oversee regular and ad hoc pricing analyses to support Underwriting teams, and directly communicating results and their implications.
    • Supervision of junior analysts within the team, overseeing/reviewing work and managing workloads. Line management opportunities are available.
    • Assist in the development and maintenance of effective statistical models and MI in relation to the company's underwriting performance and pricing strength.
    • Provide professional actuarial input in the development and launch of new products.
    • Liaise directly with stakeholders, in particular Underwriting, Finance and Claims teams.
    • To support the Heads of Actuarial and Chief Actuary as appropriate.

    To be successful in this Actuarial Manager/Senior Actuarial Analyst role you will have the following skills and experience:

    • Ability to prioritise work, be a confident decision maker, proactive and innovative.
    • A good working knowledge of the commercial lines market.
    • A sound understanding of reserving and pricing analysis and principles & experience of a wide range of technical issues.
    • Strong IT skills and in-depth experience of Excel and working knowledge of SAS is essential. Additional IT skills (Python, R) may be beneficial
    • A high level of understanding of modern actuarial and statistical modelling and techniques is essential.
    • A flair for manipulating and interpreting data and making decisions or recommendations as appropriate is essential.
    • Excellent skills in explaining, both internally and externally to key business partners, pricing decisions based on detailed analysis.
    • Flexibility to adopt appropriate behaviour given the situation, acts with integrity, openness and honesty, positive and enthusiastic.
    • Able to work with people at all levels, both internally and externally. The ability to support other members of the team and foster good working relationships internally and externally. Demonstrates timely and open communication and is diplomatic when dealing with others.
    • Ability to lead by example, maintain a visible leadership presence, experience of managing and addressing performance consistently and ability to delegate effectively ensuring appropriate participation and support. An ability to mentor coach and develop less experienced members of the team.

    Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy within the Actuarial Manager/Senior Actuarial Analyst role based in Eastleigh:

    Our people enjoy a comprehensive range of flexible benefit options such as a company pension, 25 days’ holiday (rising to 27 days after 3 years) with the ability to buy an additional 5 days, a personal car lease option, health and dental plans, private medical insurance  life assurance of 4 x salary with the option to flex up or down, and a discretionary annual bonus.  Our people enjoy discounted gym membership as well as discounts with a wide range of retailers through our partner Perkz.com and make the most of our Wellbeing activities and Sports and Social Club events. We have also introduced our “Dress for Your Day” policy which means you have the option of what to wear depending on what your day holds.

     

    About #AgeasUK

    We’re an award-winning, international insurer with key markets in Europe and Asia and go back a fair bit too - almost 200 years.  Fast-forward to today and we’re proud to be one of Europe’s top 20 insurance companies.  Our UK team of 4,000, stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our most important people – our customers.  We’re recognised for our excellent insurance cover and being easy and straightforward to deal with. Plus, we understand the need for choice, which is why our insurance can be bought with us directly, and through aggregator sites as well as through our broker relationships and our leading partnership brands.  We have around 5 million customers and have a first-class attitude when it comes to being there for them when they need us most.   Don’t just take our word for all this though.  We’ve scooped a Gold Standard Insurance Award for the last nine years running which speaks volumes about our dedicated teams across our UK offices based in London, Manchester, Stoke, Gloucester, Eastleigh, Bournemouth and Port Solent.

     

    Click on the ‘Apply button’ to be considered for our Actuarial Manager opportunity at Ageas in Eastleigh.

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