Pricing Sophistication Lead

  • Dublin
  • Axa
We’re recruiting for a Pricing Sophistication Leadto join our AXA Pricing team. Candidates must be highly numerate, and an expert in data science and statistical modelling techniques who thrives working independently and leading out on projects.At AXA, diversity and inclusion means empowering people to be 100% themselves at work. We operate a smart working hybrid model, with a requirement to work away from home for a minimum 40% of your week, Dublin, Belfast or Derry work base.This is an opportunity to join a high-performing, dynamic team which is highly integrated into the wider AXA company and a key component of AXA’s financial performance. Successful candidates would have significant opportunities to further develop their skills through regular training, best practice sharing and support for further education where relevant. The pricing team also benefit from strong ties with other AXA entities and the ability to learn from and share best practice with the wider pricing and data science communities throughout the AXA group.This is a highly independent role working within a small market-leading team of data scientists and actuaries who are responsible for making pricing recommendations to meet AXA’s financial targets. This role will be responsible for carrying out much of AXA’s pricing sophistication development and integrating data science capabilities into existing processes.. A strong background in data science with statistical modelling and coding experience are a pre-requisite for this role. Key responsibilities include:·Lead development required to complete AXA’s pricing sophistication programme which aims to:oImprove financial performance through sophisticated rating modelsoImprove efficiency of rating processes and proceduresoIntegrate data science techniques and capabilities into AXA pricing processes·Maintain and develop models to understand customer value and profitability·Develop pricing tools and reports to monitor and react to changes in account performance·Identify new rating opportunities using advanced techniques or new data sources ·Design, plan and execute large pricing projects co-ordinating resources where required·Act as a point of contact between pricing and IT teams to ensure effective development and deployment of pricing models·Facilitate the transition of project based development into BAU·Represents Pricing team on cross-functional projects within AXA IrelandAssist with mentoring, leading and developing more junior staffYour ProfileMinimum of 3 years experience in a senior data science role or qualified actuary (FSAI or equivalent) with data science experience.Prior experience general insurance industry is desirable, particularly in the Irish home or motor insurance markets.High level of qualification in a numerical discipline – Masters/PhD preferred in maths/ physics/ actuarial science etc.Strong knowledge of data science techniques and skills:Supervised / unsupervised learning - requiredR – requiredData management / feature engineering – requiredSQL database – preferredGit – preferredPython – preferredDevOps knowledge is a plusDetail oriented and exhibiting highly effective organisational skills to manage multiple tasks.Enthusiastic with an interest in future development over maintaining the status quo.Ability to communicate complex analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner.Ability to work well under pressure in a team environment.Will participate in continued professional development to keep up to date with developments in general insurance and the Irish market.About AXAWould you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life? Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things.In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 166,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 103 million customers.About the EntityProud to be part of the AXA Group, at AXA Ireland our values are at the heart of everything we do. We work together as One AXA, embracing our differences to make our teams great. We believe integrity, courage and our customer-first approach is what makes us a great place to work. AXA is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from across all communities.What We OfferOne of the best things about joining AXA is our rewards package. At AXA Ireland, we’re appreciative of the people who work for us and our rewards package reflects that. You can expect to receive:• Competitive salary with annual review• Annual company & performance-based bonus• Contributory pension scheme (up to 10% employer contributions)• Life Assurance• Generous annual leave plus Bank Holidays• AXA employee discounts• Education support and plenty of learning opportunities.AXA is proud to support the needs of our employees and as such understands everyone has individual work and home life responsibilities. We are therefore happy to discuss flexible working arrangements, should this be a requirement for you.At AXA, we want to become one of the most inspiring companies to work for and to achieve this ambition, we need the best talent to come and work for us. We look for candidates with the right skills and values to join us and selection is based on a fair and equal process. As a financial services company, all successful candidates will require employment checks, so we can ensure regulatory compliance.We’re proud to be committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all backgrounds. AXA Ireland dac consider applicants on the basis of skills, experience & qualifications and without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status.