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Gloucester, Gloucestershire | Permanent
£70000 - £85000 per annum + Strong Benefits
Pricing Manager sought on a permanent basis for a Top 10 UK General Insurer. Reporting directly to the Head of Pricing, you will have responsibility for the Customer Pricing / Optimisation Team and ensure that the premium that hits the customer has been adjusted to meet business and financial plans. Our client underwrites a range of Personal and Commercial classes of business. Your team is responsible for the final part of the pricing process before the premium hits the market for over 30+ different products. Some of the key responsibilities for the Pricing Manager include: Leading a team of circa 10 members of staff, from Deputy Pricing Manager to Pricing Analyst level. Make recommendations on price optimisation activities in order to drive profitability and growth across multiple product channels. Working with stakeholders in Finance, Marketing and Sales to ensure that business plans are met for each product (i.e. targets may be profitability or volume of policies sold). Tracking the impacts of alterations made to the premium and understanding the impact. Working on departmental and company-wide initiatives with the Head of Pricing as required. Essential experience: General Insurance Pricing experience Personal Lines experience Strong leadership and line management experience Excellent stakeholder management experience Desirable experience: Commercial Lines Experience of Customer / Street / Optimisation Pricing Knowledge of General Insurance Pricing software e.g. Emblem or Radar Benefits: Highly competitive basic salary 28 days holiday 25-30% Bonus 12% Pension Flex Time Remote Working / Work From Home For further information, please apply below with your CV Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Sellick Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.
Birmingham, West Midlands | Permanent
£40000 - £50000 per annum + Strong Benefits
Actuarial Pricing Analyst sought for one of the UK's largest General Insurers. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join a highly respected Pricing team. The Actuarial Pricing Analyst will be working directly with one of the departments Senior Pricing Managers to help incorporate the costs of business into insurance premiums (prices). Our client is also open to recruiting an ambitious Pensions, Life or Investment Actuary who is looking to make the transition to General Insurance. Some of the key responsibilities for the Actuarial Pricing Analyst include: Incorporating the costs of business and future claims into the pricing process. Creation and delivery of rating models with high integrity and accuracy. Monitor and develop strategies to respond to external changes such as those to legislation (Ogden rate change, PPOs etc.) that may impact premiums. Develop and maintain close working relationships with other departments in the business, such as Finance, Marketing, Sales, Actuarial (Reserving & Capital). Essential experience: Prior experience in an Actuarial or Pricing role. Ability to manipulate, analyse and report on the reliability of various sources of data. Ability to deal with a variety of technical and non-technical stakeholders. Excellent communication skills (report writing, presenting and negotiating with stakeholders). Desirable experience: General Insurance experience (Actuarial Pensions, Life and Investment experience is also considered). Experience of building and implementing Pricing (or other) models. Actuarial student or Nearly / Newly Qualified (or equivalent). 1st or 2:1 in a highly numerate subject (or equivalent). Benefits: 25 Days Holiday 20% Bonus 10% Pension Flex time Study support (if required) Gym membership Fitness lunch classes For further information, please apply below with your CV Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Sellick Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.
London, England | Permanent
£75000 - £100000 per annum
Senior Pricing Actuary sought to lead the development of a niche general insurers Pricing capability. The role is a dual technical / leadership role, which involves enhancing the development of the insurers technical (GLMs / loss cost modelling) and retail (optimisation / street price) pricing operations. You will be an expert in Personal Lines Pricing (or at least Personal Lines Pricing techniques), with a solid understanding of best practice. You will be responsible for leading a small team and upskilling them. In the short term your goal will be immediately enhancing the insurers Pricing capabilities, in the medium term your goal will be to establish a well-run pricing function, in the long term you will look to grow the team and progress to a Head of Pricing role. You will be a qualified Actuary (or equivalent), or nearly qualified. For further information please apply with your CV below. Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Sellick Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.
England, England | Contract/Interim
£350.00 - £400.00 per day + DOE
We are currently recruiting for an experienced Pricing Analyst for an established and reputable general insurer on a contract basis. Key responsibilities for the Pricing Analyst: - Building GLM models in Emblem - Enhancing pre-existing GLM models in Emblem - Building Radar models from scratch - Working with pre-existing Radar models Essential experience for the Pricing Analyst: - Pricing Analyst specialist with the ability to build models independently - General insurance experience - Experience of Emblem, Radar, Classifier, SQL - GLM experience This is an exciting contract that will enable you to build on your existing experience whilst making a worthwhile contribution to a team which in return will add value to your CV. You must be flexible and able to demonstrate that you can hit the ground running. Our client is an employer of choice that offers a great work/life balance with the potential for some remote working. The role also offers a great opportunity for those looking to make the move into the contract market from a permanent position as our client is willing to wait for those on a notice period. Please apply now should you have the relevant experience. Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.
Curriculum vitae translates literally as ‘the story of your life’. It is a personal advertisement that will assist your next step up the career ladder to a better position, more money, and new challenges. It must represent the best you have to offer. Your CV can continue to work favourably even after it has obtained you an interview. It can help you at an interview by carefully focusing the interviewer’s mind on your good points and achievements. After the interview it will continue working for you, as the interviewer will probably reread it before making a decision. When it comes to salary negotiations a well-written CV can pay dividends do not take shortcuts! That being said, putting your CV together or updating your current one can often be a daunting task, particularly for senior actuarial professionals who may been out of the job market for a longer period of time. It is for this reason you should think carefully about putting together the relevant information for a winning CV. 1.Get the basics right When starting off your CV, it is easy to jump ahead and rush to the other sections, however, it is imperative to put a good plan to together to structure the document appropriately. Contact details are obviously a good place to start, with a mobile number, an evening number and email address. Try to also include the link to your LinkedIn profile to ensure whoever is interviewing can easily find it. This is a great way of giving them more information without clogging up your CV and making it longer than it needs to be. Other sections you should incorporate include; education, employment history, professional qualifications, specialist skills and software skills to name just a few. 2.Be authentic It is important to sell yourself and your skillset on your CV, but be sure not to exaggerate or twist the truth about your experience. Highlight your achievements and what makes you stand out in a competitive job market, but ensure you can always articulately back up your claims on paper with your expertise if you get to the interview stage. 3.Personal statement Include a short section at the top of your CV with a personal statement, detailing your key motivators, why you are looking to leave your current position and why you are interested in the role you are applying for alongside your relevant skills. Ensure this is concise and engaging to capture the attention of the hiring manager. 4.Numbers speak a thousand words Whilst it may take a bit of calculating, it is always worthwhile to incorporate numbers and statistics to sell your achievements. Telling a prospective employer that the models you built increased profitability by 28 percent has a much greater impact than just saying you helped increase profit. Solid statistics such as this can really impress potential hiring managers. 5.Tailor it every time Ensure you tailor your CV for every application to reflect the required skills, experience and culture of the organisation. Try to avoid slipping into the habit of just sending out a standard CV for every role. By tailoring your CV to a specific role, you instantly show you have gone out of your way to research the company and the role, making you stand out from the crowd even further. 6.Proof read it Your CV exists to demonstrate your expertise and professionalism to potential employers and simple mistakes or a lack of attention to detail is not the best first impression – and could even cost you from progressing further in the hiring process. Ensure you proof read it yourself, checking for minor spelling or grammatical errors. Then get someone else to do it too; casting a fresh eye on the document could pinpoint further errors that can be corrected before you send it off. Following these simple steps can really add value to the content of you CV and allow you to gain a winning edge with hiring managers. By continuously updating and refining your CV, you’re ensuring that you make a stellar first impression to recruiters and hiring managers, positioning yourself as the strongest candidate for the role. For more advice on securing your next Actuarial role contact me directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sellick Partnership has recently published their Salary Guide & Market Insight Report 2018/19 providing valuable insights into salaries, remuneration packages and recruitment trends for the Finance & Accountancy sector across the North West, Midlands, North East and Yorkshire. In this blog I will take a look at the benefits of candidates and clients benchmarking salaries, why it’s important and how you can use a Salary Guide to your advantage. How can it help clients? After going through the recruitment process and finding a high-calibre candidate who fits in well with your company culture and has all the necessary skills for the role, the last thing you want to happen is to have the candidate decline your offer. There are many reasons for why this might happen, but one of the main reasons could be down to the remuneration or benefits package that is on offer. Nowadays, roles will often be rejected if they do not offer the right level of flexible working or additional benefits such as 25 day holiday allocation and sabbaticals. Candidates within the Finance & Accountancy sector are searching for roles that will allow them to have a healthy work/life balance, and with multiple generations now firmly in the workplace it is important that employers are up-to-date with the motivations of the current talent pool in order to remain competitive. By offering the right package in-line with competitors and the current market, employers will be able to attract the very best candidates. The Sellick Partnership Salary Guide & Market Insight Report provides information on what salary and benefits packages are being offered in the North West, Midlands, North East and Yorkshire. By using this information you will then be able to tailor your offering to both current and future employees. The information provided in the guide will help you to evaluate your remuneration packages and find out if it is competitive enough compared with other salaries being offered in the market. How can it help candidates? When looking for a new role or speaking with your employer about a promotion, one of the first things anyone will always want to find out is what benefits are being offered, what the salary is, and how much can they expect to earn. Whether you are applying for a new role, or negotiating a new rate with your existing employer, it is important to do your research and find out how you compare with others in the same role. By finding out what similar companies are offering to their employees, you will be in a much better position to ask for the right salary for your role. Industry information is valuable, and will help you when negotiating with a potential or existing employer. Find out how you or your business compares today, and download Sellick Partnership’s Salary Guide & Market Insight Report 2018/19. If you are a finance professional looking to make your next career move, please click here to view our latest vacancies.
Over the last 12 months Sellick Partnership’s Actuarial Team have seen a healthy and steady increase in the volume of permanent positions across the market, with internal MI indicating no real change in hiring requirements, from the beginning of the year to now. This is an extremely healthy sign, post-Brexit. On the permanent side, some General Insurers Pricing & Underwriting teams have opted to open up Pricing vacancies to non-Actuarial candidates as well as Actuaries. Although this is not necessarily a new trend, there seems to have been a much greater success rate this year, with companies sourcing highly skilled Pricing professionals to fill what may have traditionally been seen as roles exclusive to Actuaries. However, over the last year our Actuarial Team have experienced a significant growth in the volume of daily rate contract roles we have been receiving from clients. We have seen a substantial increase across both the Life and General Insurance markets. In part some of the increase has been due to organisations taking a more pragmatic view to the use of contractors, to fill short term resource gaps. Whereas some of the growth has come from, long term projects, which may have been the result of an acquisition or system transformation. The increase in contracting opportunities has also impacted the permanent market, as many candidates we have placed in assignments this year have left permanent roles to enter the contracting market. Whilst some may consider taking the jump from permanent to contract slightly daunting, those on the fence seem to have had their concerns quelled by the visible buoyancy of the market and availability of contract roles. With the financial rewards on offer for contracting in the Actuarial market, it is understandable to have seen the increase in the numbers of candidates willing to undertake roles. This is particularly the case when taking into account the potential differences in net take-home after tax, for some contractors versus permanent staff. Feedback from candidates also reflects, that they are finding it very straightforward to practically set themselves up for contracting. As well as the information we can provide candidates about the basics of contracting. There are also a lot of umbrella companies and accountancy firms who are more than happy to offer free consultations to advise on the most efficient tax set up for your individual circumstances. These firms will even set up a Limited company for you and register your company for VAT, for a fee. Over the last 15 years our business has been built of the provision of high quality contractor resource to clients. So Sellick Partnership make life for contractors very straight forward, we have online portals for you to process your timesheets and offer frequent and fast payment terms. Given we have hundreds of contractors on assignment at any one time, we have a dedicated support team who are on hand to answer any queries. If you are thinking of entering the Actuarial contract market, why not drop Sellick Partnership’s Actuarial Team a line on 0151 224 1480 and one of our experienced consultants will be happy to discuss our current assignments.