Senior Pricing Actuary - Chicago Remote

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

The Senior Pricing Actuary is a seasoned professional who is responsible for identifying and communicating the profit and loss implications of underwriting and financial decisions for business segments, lines of business, or a regional profit center. Actively participates in the decision making process for area of responsibility. This may be accomplished as an individual contributor or through the direction and supervision of the techniques, procedures and projects of a functional unit within the department. Using actuarial experience, knowledge of external market forces, and awareness of industry trends, identify new opportunities, influence management's development of business strategies, and identify and/or assist with solving complex business problems. Senior Pricing Actuaries are responsible for performing pricing analyses in conjunction with and support of business unit strategies. Depending upon the department, duties and responsibilities vary among positions within the same class. All duties involve written reports on findings and recommendations, and frequently involve oral communications and/or presentations.

##Direct, monitor and control the evaluation of actual and technical pricing adequacy at all levels, from micro (e.g., rating variable) to macro (portfolio), and the interpretation of price monitoring reports for area of responsibility. ~crlf~##Develop global actuarial pricing approaches and processes, as well as enhance actuarial models and analyses. ~crlf~##Use predictive analytics to build, maintain and enhance technical pricing models in support of technical excellence strategy. ~crlf~##Provide mandatory actuarial support for US regulatory compliance.~crlf~##Assess expected profitability, risk, and operating efficiency of new and existing accounts, portfolios, and products, and provide appropriate pricing and operating recommendations for improvement. ~crlf~##Promote close collaboration and interaction with the various business areas (Group, UW, MM, CFO, etc.) to foster mutual understanding how business developments impact actuarial drivers in the financials.~crlf~##Produce forecasts and analyses reflective of emerging economic/business trends and changes in operational/strategic direction through review, analysis and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative information and keeping abreast of leading market practice and driving innovation. ~crlf~##Provide recommendations for new and/or enhanced management and statistical reports to facilitate decision making and proper actuarial evaluation of company products and programs. ~crlf~##Design and implement training/education programs for business partners on financial impact of various strategies. ~crlf~##Provide counsel and technical support on pricing and operating matters where Actuarial expertise would be of use. ~crlf~##May sit on industry committees or participate in negotiations with external parties. ~crlf~##Communicate conclusions and influence decisions toward appropriate actions and changes.~crlf~##Peer review work from other team members and mentor, provide guidance to junior team members. ~crlf~~crlf~

##At least 8 years of Actuarial experience, preferably spanning multiple actuarial areas, as well as multiple types and lines of business;~crlf~##Proven experience driving large assignments;~crlf~##Experience working in an international environment (including business trips);~crlf~##Bachelor’s Degree (ideally Master’s), preferably in Mathematics, Statistics or other appropriate discipline or qualified by experience in related discipline;~crlf~##ACAS required, FCAS preferred;~crlf~##Extensive computer skills (MS Office, including VBA and relevant expert systems such as Matlab, R, SQL or Java, etc.);~crlf~##Job specific knowledge with regards to market dynamics, standard concepts and approaches, regulations/compliance standards, and reporting requirements (e.g., reinsurance and underwriting knowledge, actuarial pricing techniques, data flows, etc.);~crlf~##Finance and Insurance know-how (ideally P&C) as well as understanding of complexities inherent in an insurance group (consolidation processes, legal vs management view) allowing for cross-departmental thinking and acting;~crlf~##Quantitative financial, risk modeling, and predictive analytics know-how and skills;~crlf~##Proactively and quickly make sense of complex issues; ~crlf~##Respond effectively to complex and ambiguous situations in global matrix scenarios by identifying and initiating appropriate actions for remediation and follow through on actions;~crlf~##Ability to anticipate and resolve issues before they transpire;~crlf~##Ability to understand, elaborate and convey information clearly and effectively with respect to the audience/level of management in both verbal and written form;~crlf~##The ability to positively influence others actions, decisions, opinions or thinking resulting in positive outcomes;~crlf~##Ability to persuade and motivate others without direct authority;~crlf~##Ability to identify and initiate appropriate actions to remediate issues that can be abstract/ambiguous and follow through on their remediation;~crlf~##Proactive and efficient; and ~crlf~##Willing to travel occasionally.~crlf~~crlf~

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is the Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business. AGCS provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Aviation (incl. Space), Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Financial Lines (incl. D&O), Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (incl. International Insurance Programs).

Worldwide, AGCS operates in 30 countries with own units and in over 210 countries and territories through the Allianz Group network and partners. In 2016, it employed around 5,000 people and provided insurance solutions to more than three quarters of the 'Fortune Global 500' companies, writing a total of €7.6 billion gross premium worldwide.~crlf~~crlf~AGCS SE is rated AA by Standard & Poor’s and A+ by A.M. Best.~crlf~~crlf~More information about careers at Allianz Global Corporate Specialty can be found at www.agcs.allianz.com/careers~crlf~~crlf~


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