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AVP - Life Insurance Actuarial Operations Lead

10 - 12 Years.Delhi NCR/Bangalore/Others
Posted 7 years ago
Posted 7 years ago


Life Insurance Actuarial Ops Lead

Job title: Operations Leader, Life Insurance Actuarial

Level: AVP

Function: Actuarial, Insurance

Reporting Relationship: Life Insurance Operations Leader with dotted line to Insurance Actuarial & Analytics Practice Leader.

Travel: 10 - 20%. Mostly in US.

Location: Gurgaon, Bangalore

Summary of Role / Profile:

The Objective of this organization operations unit has to tie into the overall aims of different stakeholders. The group aims to provide a high standard of service for Insurance Actuarial Analytics and therefore its end clients.

- Lead the global actuarial, risk and analytics operations for life and retirements client.

- Develop further the Life actuarial capability - people, tools, and processes.

Why does this job exist:

- To service client and lead their actuarial, risk and data management group

How does the role add value:

- Operations leader for client's India actuarial modeling unit

- Demonstrable depth in Actuarial domain- helping win new stakeholders and thus projects, coach and mentor existing teams to move along the service value chain, provide consulting depth to customers in the Actuarial space.

How is this role unique from others:

- There are multiple regulatory changes and increased competition impacting the existing US Life Insurance industry. We need business and technical representative who are completely familiar with the local US regulations and products.

- It is not possible to source resources due to lack of experience and knowledge of US industry and products. The combination of insurance industry breadth, depth in actuarial domain and geographic coverage make this a very specific role

- Ability to seamlessly blend consulting (consultative skills, good project management) and operational (people management practice know-how on industry actuarial processes, analytical) skills and be accountable for the results

Who are the key relationships for this role:

There will be multiple regional and global engagements - It will have a direct relationship with Client's Actuarial Leader as well as organization's Life Insurance Operations leader. They will also interact with Insurance Industry Domain specialists globally at client side which will include Chief Actuaries, senior leaders at client side. Apart from this, will need constant interaction with Practice teams

What are the minimum prior qualifications to be an applicant for this role:

- Candidate with good actuarial exam progress (Associate/Fellow is not mandatory)

- Min 10 years of experience in Life Insurance Industry managing large teams for global insurance companies

- Understands concepts of US Statutory and GAAP reserve methodologies and Market consistent valuation.

- Has managed projects independently and run operations for global insurance companies

What are the key initiatives & challenges facing this role in the next six months to three years:

- Ensure smooth transition, set up and implement training practices

- Engage in direct client communications and meetings

- Lead projects in various actuarial modeling platforms across for valuation, reserving, projections and lead model build initiatives

- Present and project organization in the industry

- Maintain professional knowledge & position

Specific competences ( Essential)

- Experience with the US Life & Retirement Insurance space is required

- Thorough knowledge and prior experience in the following areas - Financial Reporting on various accounting bases, including projections of principles-based reserves and capital and forward market-consistent valuations of liabilities.

- Understand actuarial spectrum of services and solutions

- Excellent communication - verbal and written with strong Presentation skills

- Ability to engage & influence senior client stakeholders

- Strong business acumen and understanding of insurance markets/products

- Strong interpersonal and relationship skills including experience in managing multiple people and projects and producing quality deliverables on time and within budget

Specific competences (Desirable)

- Judgement

- Personal effectiveness

- Cross cultural work experience - US & India

Key Roles and Responsibilities

In summary:

- Opportunity to help organisation build its operational and consulting capabilities to strengthen its insurance practice - Client Relationship Management:

Liaison with clients to understand requirements and conceptualize solutions, Owns and leads project delivery, Reviews outputs prepared by the team and adds business rationale; sign off of results and supervises junior actuaries

- Strong Domain of Actuarial Modelling: Developing detailed documentation of model design, processes, deficiencies, and validation in accordance with corporate and regulatory standards

- Familiarity with US Statutory and GAAP reserve methodologies

- Service Delivery and People Leadership: Management of a team of actuaries who will support actuarial modeling and testing, including communication of project objectives and direction to these actuaries and

- Leading communication, including serving as a key point of contact for actuarial modeling in the center, producing regular reports on team activities for project leadership and senior management committees, and participating in regular team meetings to track progress and issues with project

Knowledge, Experience, Education


- 10+ years life actuarial in delivering services to Tier 1 and 2 insurance companies, strong operationally

- Proficiency with actuarial modelling software is preferred. Examples include Prophet, GGY Axis, MG-ALFA, MoSes, TAS, PTS, etc.

- Advance Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, including VBA, is required.

- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including proven ability to write clear concise memos.

- Must be self-motivated and able to work independently.

- Should have led team of actuarial modelers in past

- An executive presence with excellent written and oral communication skills

- Ability to influence and collaborate with senior management and work across all levels of an organization

- Willingness to travel globally

Preferred skills:

- Familiarity with US Statutory and GAAP reserve methodologies is a plus.

- Experience with other programming languages, such as C++, MATLAB, or Python, is a plus

- Experience with software development process is a plus, especially software quality assurance. A successful candidate will have strong consciousness of software and actuarial controls.

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