Commercial Pricing Actuary

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Insurance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40,000 - £80,000

  • Contact:

    Andy Lovegrove

  • Contact email:

    andy.lovegrove@uk.zurich.com

  • Job ref:

    200001A4

  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-04-22

  • Client:

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Commercial Pricing Actuary – (P/T, job-share or F/T)

Location: London

The opportunity:

Have you recently or nearly qualified as an Actuary? Are you looking for that next step in your career? If so, this could be the next step you are looking for. We have an opportunity to work on multiple business lines and with some of our largest clients and schemes. You will join our team based in our London office and you will also have the flexibility to work from home occasionally.

This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.

Key Responsibilities:

Case Pricing

You will help lead the case pricing of our larger clients and schemes. This is across all lines of business. This will involve large account pricing, internal customer, broker and client relationship management and contributing the development of new business and renewal propositions. You will also have the opportunity to be responsible for reviewing junior actuaries’ work and development and improvement of tools and processes.

Portfolio Management

You will lead and develop portfolio management and strategy across these multiple lines of business across Energy, construction and specialty lines. Activity includes:

  • Monthly analysis of portfolios

  • Reinsurance strategy

  • Working closely with the internal underwriting teams

  • Business planning

  • Ad-hoc deep dives/portfolio analyses

Model Development

You will play a major role in development and simplification of the Zurich rating tool landscape. This will be across local and global tools. You will develop and maintain rating structures that allow accurate and flexible pricing for our underwriters.

Management

This role is part of a wider team and there may be the scope for line management. This will also include the coaching and mentoring other members of the team.

Your skills and experience:
  • Nearly or recently qualified with London Market pricing experience

  • Experience of large account pricing

  • Strong commercial knowledge

  • Excellent communication and people skills with a track record of dealing with internal stakeholders and external customers and brokers

  • Experience of specialty lines is desirable but not essential

  • Excellent IT skills is a must and it would be great if you have some coding experience

The reward:

As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes –

  • 12% pension

  • £3,200 per annum London Allowance

  • Annual company bonuses

  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days

  • Contribution to medical cover

  • Discounted technology offers

  • Virtual GP appointments

  • Discounted gym membership,

  • Free flu jab

  • Discounted gadget insurance 

At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring.  Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, and an element of working from home or compressed hours.  Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

Who we are:

With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.

You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.

Further information:

At Zurich, we aim to have a diverse mix of employees that reflects our customers and the communities in which we live and work. Zurich is a workplace that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all, regardless of age, sex, race, religion or belief, disability, marriage/civil partnership, gender reassignment, pregnancy/maternity status and sexual orientation.  Our approach ensures that Zurich is a place that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all. We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.