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Willis Towers Watson

Senior Consultant - Pricing

The Business
As an advisor to more than three-quarters of the world"EURTMs major insurers, Willis Towers Watson"EURTMs Insurance Consulting and Technology business is the industry"EURTMs foremost risk specialist and a leader in financial modelling. Our software is used by the all of the top insurers and in recent years we have conducted pricing and underwriting reviews across many of the world"EURTMs prominent insurers.
We use our deep analytical skills to solve practical business problems, applying the latest techniques and software solutions to help clients improve their performance and create a competitive advantage.

The Role 
Please note this role can be based in either Reigate or London, and will require flexibility from the successful candidate to travel between these locations as necessary.
We are looking for a pricing practitioner, having at least three years of experience of focus on technical or retail pricing in the UK general insurance markets in either commercial or personal lines, to join Willis Towers Watson as a consultant in our general insurance pricing practice to help us further enhance our market leading pricing advisory capability. You will work beside some of the market"EURTMs top thought leaders designing and implementing cutting-edge solutions to pricing and underwriting challenges faced by leading general insurers, intermediaries and Lloyd"EURTMs syndicates.
In your role you will be helping our broad set of UK pricing clients by:Delivering best in class pricing and underwriting capability reviews Helping to build effective pricing models, tools and processesEnhancing our practical data science and analytics capabilities and offeringsDesigning and building sophisticated MI and portfolio management capabilitiesLeveraging your market knowledge in developing cutting edge pricing solutions in collaboration with various teams from across Willis Towers Watson
Your main responsibilities will be as follows:
Clients
  • To build a market profile as a representative and advocate of Willis Towers Watson pricing consulting services and technology solutions
  • Manage substantial work streams within large projects, having responsibility for communication with clients and for the day-to-day running of projects
  • Work collaboratively across a portfolio of projects and internal responsibilities, managing priorities appropriately
  • Develop a trusted advisor relationship with client contacts through effective communication and efficient, high quality execution of client work
  • Actively seek to be involved in a variety of work to ensure that a broad and highly-relevant skill set (technical, management and client) is maintained and developed
  • Interface with colleagues from other practices and regions on assignments that reflect the client"EURTMs broader business issues, including those within our Claims consulting practice and our Technology business
  • Demonstrate commitment to Willis Towers Watson professional standards in managing project delivery and in communications with clients

Thought leadership
  • To develop new relevant propositions or to enhance current pricing propositions leveraging Willis Towers Watson"EURTMs toolset and broader pricing intellectual property and resources
  • Lead or contribute to the development of the company"EURTMs intellectual capital including our plans for taking this to market within novel propositions

Financial and business development
  • Meet goals for billable hours and intellectual capital development objectives
  • Show commitment to meeting revenue generation goals for current and future periods
  • Develop and present proposals to potential clients, demonstrating the relevance and economic value of these
  • Use contacts within your industry network to obtain introductions to new contacts; working to develop supporters and advocates of our products and services

People
  • Build relationships internally and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrate natural maturity, ease and effectiveness when dealing with clients and colleagues at all levels
  • Manage teams of one or more junior associates to effectively deliver client projects on time and budget
  • Serve as line manager or mentor to more junior associates
The Requirements
  • Recent and relevant pricing focussed experience in commercial and/or personal lines in a UK general insurance firm (including Lloyd"EURTMs syndicates) "EUR" either with experience across multiple lines of business or deep expertise within one particular line
  • An advocate for the development of analytical approaches and the adoption of new techniques, including data science, machine learning and AI
  • Solid experience with data manipulation packages (SAS, SQL, WPS, etc.)
  • Experience of Emblem and Radar software is preferred, but not essential
  • Experience of coding in Python or R is essential for candidates with deep experience in personal lines, and preferable for candidates with experience in commercial lines or the London Market
  • A track record in innovation and creativity delivering realised revenue enhancements
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills
  • Self-starter attitude and ability to work and thrive within ambiguity 
  • Strong analytical and creative skills
  • Enjoy training/mentoring junior staff
  • Excellent project management skills
  • The ability to see the "bigger picture"EUR , leveraging the resources of related practices to effectively address clients"EURTM business challenges
  • Availability to travel on an as needed basis, both domestically and internationally, and, if necessary, to work on-site at client offices

The Company Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas "EUR" the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer
Willis Towers Watson believes that effectively managing a diverse workforce is vital to our business strategy. We have an obligation to our organization, ourselves and our clients to hire and develop the best people we can find. We will continually review our policies and practices to ensure that all areas of the employment process (including recruiting, hiring, work assignments, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, company-sponsored development programs and overall workplace experience) are free from discriminatory practices. We are committed to equal employment opportunities at Willis Towers Watson.

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