Head of Technical Pricing - (Open to Internal Applicants only)


Job Ref:
2370

Job Title:
Head of Technical Pricing - (Open to Internal Applicants only)

Location:
Dundrum - Dublin 16

Closing date:
Close date not set

Vacancy Description

Join RSA and make a difference every day. 

 Whether you are just beginning your career or looking to take the next progressive step in your journey, RSA Insurance Ireland is an organization where you can be yourself, learn and develop and a place where your ideas and contributions matter.  

With offices in Belfast, Galway, and Dublin, we have embraced hybrid work empowering our people to work flexibly and to suit their individual needs, which enables them to deliver great service to the customers we look after every day. Our Dublin office is also home to our sister-company 123.ie.        

At RSA and 123.ie we empower our customers to make a difference in their lives. And the same goes for our employees. We are proud to have 32 different nationalities represented in our workforce. Our diverse customer base benefits from the diverse perspectives of our teams that serve them, solving complex problems with creative ideas. 

 As proud member of the Intact family, we’re part of something bigger with a presence in North America, the UK, and Europe. Our business has grown organically and through acquisitions to over $21 billion of total annual premiums. 

We want you to thrive and grow with us – and we’ll give you all the tools, flexibility and learning opportunities you need to do it.

 And, if you bring your best, then we promise to give you, our best. 

 

Culture and Community 

 RSA is a purpose-driven business – our purpose is to ‘help people, businesses, and society prosper in good times, and be resilient in bad times’.  

 We do that by living our values – Integrity, Respect, Customer-driven, Excellence, and Generosity – in everything that we do. 

 We provide an open and honest workplace – where everybody contributes, and every view is listened-to and respected.  

 Generosity is in our DNA and is the value that guides and enables our people to help others, protect the environment and make our communities more resilient. It drives our efforts to care for people and to give our time, financial resources and talent. We’re also committed to helping society adapt to a changing climate taking reasonable care to ensure that our business activities are conducted in an environmentally sustainable manner.  

 

Our stats don’t lie… in our annual engagement survey  

87% of our people celebrate the diversity in their teams and the wider company  

90% of our people feel safe to speak up and share if they’ve made a mistake  

91% of our people feel valued and respected by leadership  

89% of our people are benefiting and thriving through our hybrid working model 

 

So if you want to make a difference every day, we’d love to have you. 

 

Head of Technical Pricing - (Open to Internal Applicants only)

This role is responsible for leading the Technical Pricing team in the Actuarial Function in RSA Ireland, reporting directly to the Chief Actuary. As a key member of the actuarial leadership team, you will lead the development and delivery of personal lines technical pricing and risk modelling practices and strategy.

You will support the Chief Actuary with driving the achievement of performance targets.  You will ensure that there is the necessary capacity and capability within the team and that they are developed and managed to achieve business targets. You will be an experienced people leader with broad knowledge of General Insurance, risk modelling and data science.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading, motivating and developing the RSA Ireland Technical Pricing team to ensure the provision of comprehensive, high quality actuarial services to the business.
  • Recruiting, managing, coaching, developing and motivating the team to ensure delivery of the required standards of performance now and in the future.
  • Planning and managing team business operations and resources in line with agreed performance targets, service standards, budgets and wider business and change objectives.
  • Lead and assist in the production, interpretation, communication, and implementation of pricing recommendations from GLMs, Claims Trending Analyses and other risk modelling exercises.
  • Build, maintain, improve, and own all Personal Lines Technical Pricing models.
  • Deliver technical excellence and constantly improve all aspects associated with pricing sophistication; and business insights delivered by Technical Pricing team.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships between Technical Pricing, Underwriting / Retail Pricing, Reserving, Capital Modelling Teams, and corresponding teams across the Group.
  • Be a key contributor to cross functional engagement as part of the Virtuous Circle and Operational Planning.
  • Manage and monitor the Change Control Process for pricing tools. Be EUCA owner for pricing tools and ensure compliance within the team.
  • Keeping abreast of developments in the external market, Pricing models, tools and methodologies including data science techniques and challenger models.
  • Agreeing and organising the production and reporting of business information and key insights required to support and inform other business areas and activities e.g., on claims trends.
  • Supporting and encouraging the identification and implementation of appropriate new and/or better ways of doing things to improve service and/or efficiency, with a real focus on innovation.
  • Maintaining an effective and proportionate business control environment in line with internal policy and material external legislative and/or regulatory requirements.
  • Providing ad hoc pricing insights to the RSA Ireland Executive Team and RSA Ireland Board either directly or through appropriate reporting channels.
  • Selecting, monitoring, and overseeing the use of external actuarial advisers including RSA India to support the Technical Pricing team in providing high quality, value for money actuarial services to the business.
  • Leading and/or contributing pricing expertise to ad hoc reviews or projects as necessary.

 

Requirements:

  • Relevant Actuarial Qualification or significant relevant experience gained through employment.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a pricing role in a General Insurance Company; ideally including team management responsibilities.
  • Detailed knowledge of the Irish regulatory environment and requirements.
  • Flexibility to price non-standard risks and portfolios and develop ad-hoc solutions to new pricing challenges.

 

RSA Insurance Ireland DAC and its affiliate companies consider applicants on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status

 


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