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International Pricing Manager 2018/19

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
Business Support Departments
International ~International
Location
Cardiff
External Closing Date
31/05/2019
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Looking for an exciting opportunity to work for one of the most important departments of a leading Financial Services company? Then we have the perfect role for you!

About Admiral

Admiral Group Plc is a FTSE100 company with a market capitalisation of £6bn+. It is one of the UK’s largest and most innovative motor insurers and in recent years has branched out into additional products. The company operates on 3 continents and in 8 countries, including Spain, Italy, France and the USA. The Group has 16 brands, over 5 million customers and more than 10,000 members of staff around the globe. We are consistently voted among the best workplaces in the UK and Worldwide.

Founded in 1993 by two INSEAD MBA graduates, Admiral Group has experienced amazing growth and has a strong track record and reputation for innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Role

International Pricing Department

Pricing has always been a key strength of the company- our consistent loss ratio advantage over our competitors’ is evidence of that.

The International Pricing Department acts as a taskforce to advise and assist Pricing and Analytics departments across the group, whether by leading cross-country projects or deep-diving into country-specific challenges.

Our fast-growing Analytics function focuses on learning, developing and integrating new machine learning and data science techniques, to augment our existing Pricing expertise.

We are involved in launching new products, implementing new technologies, and researching new data sources. We work with traditional pricing methods as well as in cutting-edge fields like big data and analytics. As the insurance market is rapidly evolving, our team keep looking for innovative ways to improve our pricing practices.

Your role

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who excels at both analytical and leadership capabilities, to join the International Pricing team in our head office in Cardiff and work directly with senior leadership and country pricing directors.

Pricing is the backbone of our success, and the role of International Pricing Manager (IPM) is designed to give you a chance to develop your analytical and managerial skills while building an understanding of our business across the globe. It is a unique training program for future senior leadership roles.

The role will provide you with an opportunity to work in a position of strategic and operational importance. It also gives you exposure to senior management across the group and allows you to make an impact early in your career.

This is a high-profile role, suitable for someone with a long-term focus on building a career within Admiral. Past examples of this include the CEO of our US Insurance Operation, and the Head of our new Travel Insurance venture in the UK, both of whom joined Admiral as IPM’s.

 

Your responsibilities

  • Identifying new opportunities and leading strategic pricing and analytics projects in the UK and overseas
  • Analysing our pricing structures and past performance to improve risk management
  • Assessing the usefulness of external data sources and managing partnerships with data vendors
  • Communicating results and ideas to key decision makers across different group companies
  • Traveling to international operations for short / long stays to work on projects and assist in-country pricing teams
  • Managing and collaborating with a team of international analysts and data scientists

 

Qualifications, skills and experience we are looking for

  • MBA from a top tier business school or equivalent
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills supported by a solid academic and work background
  • An interest in data science and machine learning. Some experience in these areas will be considered an advantage
  • Proactive and creative approach to taking initiative and getting things done
  • Willingness to learn from the bottom up and put in the time to acquire the necessary technical skills
  • Experienced people manager (either directly or in virtual teams)
  • Team player with proven ability to collaborate and build relationships across functions and geographies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Fluent English, and either French, Spanish or Italian. Strong preference for candidates with a right to work in the EU and UK
  • Personality and a sense of humour (we believe work should be fun!)

 

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The Recruitment Officer looking after this role is Deborah Reeve. If you’d like to know any more about the position, please feel free to drop her an email Deborah.REEVE@admiralgroup.co.uk