Oliver James Associates

Life Reinsurance Pricing Manager

28 Oct 2020
27 Nov 2020
Jack Lynch
Nearly qual (11+ exams), Qualified
Contract Type
Full Time

Oliver James Associates are seeking to recruit a Life Actuarial Manager for a global consultancy practice.

Oliver James Associates are seeking to recruit a Life Actuarial Manager for a global consultancy practice.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and motivated person to join our team in the growing area of financial services, with a focus on actuarial and data analytics. This will be a challenging and fulfilling role, where you will be involved in a wide variety of actuarial engagements related to reserving, Solvency II, IFRS17, pricing, reinsurance, capital/risk management, data analytics, and actuarial modelling for clients. There will be opportunities to work in international engagements with clients and colleagues in other jurisdictions and in other financial services areas such as banking, asset management, aviation finance, and InsurTech.

The role is to significantly contribute to the successful delivery of a wide variety of assignments while providing technical pricing and reinsurance expertise as required. The successful candidate will be the technical lead for certain projects or sub-projects, particularly those relating to pricing and / or reinsurance, which will include dealing with client issues and providing internal updates. The role will provide an excellent prospect to build a long term and sustainable career.

Main responsibilities:

  • Technical lead for pricing and reinsurance related engagements providing expertise and specialist knowledge.
  • Assist in the successful delivery of a wide variety of engagements, including the development of client relationships in order to enhance our reputation and brand.
  • Contribute to the development of the company's market proposition through the skills and knowledge they bring and those they will develop/enhance in the future.
  • Ensure opportunities are well understood by the Firm and contribute to the creation of superior proposals demonstrating an understanding of the market, client needs, and the Firm's offering.
  • Provide on-going training and support to the team, particularly from a technical perspective. This will include planning, managing, and allocating work to junior members of the team.
  • Networking internally to identify potential collaboration and cross-selling opportunities.
  • Ensure adherence to Firm policies and standards as well as the relevant actuarial technical and professional standards, including risk management, escalating key risk issues appropriately.

Required skills and attributes:

  • Nearly / newly qualified actuary with at least 5 years' experience in the life insurance industry.
  • Extensive pricing and reinsurance experience and knowledge across multiple business lines.
  • Understanding of the Solvency II rules, in particular those relating to the Technical Provisions and the Solvency Capital Requirement.
  • Knowledge of actuarial software relevant to experience: Prophet, etc.
  • Capable of working autonomously or as part of a team.
  • Strong problem solving, decision making, planning, and organisational skills.
  • Flexible, proactive, and collaborative attitude.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Acting professionally, ethically, and with integrity.
  • Expert-level knowledge of MS Excel, Access, and Word.


  • Consultancy experience including managing projects and client relationships.
  • IFRS17 experience.
  • Internal Model and capital modelling experience.
  • People management experience.
  • Awareness of current topics in insurance and challenges facing the insurance industry.
  • Interest in developing data analytics skills.
  • Knowledge of R and / or Python as well as version control software.
  • Experience using MS PowerPoint.

For more information, please apply via the below details.

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