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Junior Actuary

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Zurich Benelux Insurance is currently looking for a Junior Actuary to strengthen our actuarial team in our office in The Hague or Zaventem. In this role you will work on the reserving, valuation, pricing or risk management process for the assigned portfolio and provide support and recommendations to the relevant senior actuary or Head of Pricing and actuarial business partners including insights into risks, underlying performance and implications for the business

 

Are you an analytic, agile and engaging person with a passion to drive an organization forward? Do you have an aspiration to join an innovative Underwriting & Actuarial team within a global insurer? We are looking forward to receiving your application!

 

Key Accountabilities

As a Junior Actuary, you

  • Prepare and perform pricing analyses including trends, to drive portfolio and risk level profitability, and support strategic direction of the organization
  • Liaise with relevant functional stakeholders, to continuously monitor and provide insights into underwriting performance and implications for the business
  • Balance pricing and reserving views on performance to ensure cross functional alignment and challenge where warranted
  • Influence and collaborate with Underwriting on strategic portfolio and individual account pricing decisions
  • Assist in training the Underwriting community and other stakeholders

 

Other accountabilities (in close collaboration with senior actuary)are to

 

  • Ensure that data, methodology and processes used in analyses are fit for purpose
  • Ensure that processes and standards are consistent with internal actuarial policies; lead the improvement of systems and processes in own area.
  • Monitor and guide quality of relevant data, working cross functionally to ensure required quality and granularity is available for analyses
  • Ensure awareness of profitability measures and business dynamics throughout relevant parts of the organization
  • Provide informed actuarial recommendations based on professional judgment and experience

 

Requirements/Profile

  • Bachelor’s or master’ degree (or equivalent) in Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering or Mathematics/Statistics
  • Qualified or nearly Qualified with local actuarial body
  • Dutch/Flamish and/or French and English language spoken and written at a high level
  • Knowledge of the actuarial pricing concepts and good understanding of the actuarial reserving concepts
  • Good knowledge of statistics and actuarial modelling
  • Proficient with Excel, MS office suite and preferably programming languages such as R, VBA, etc
  • Excellent communication skills

 

This role will be based in The Netherlands or Belgium and you will have to occasionally travel to our office in Brussels.

 

We offer

An international, entrepreneurial and informal working environment with professional growth and development opportunities and salary and benefits in line with your experience and your future role and responsibilities.

 

Who we are

Zurich Commercial Insurance Benelux is part of the Zurich Group and is one of the most specialized insurance companies within non-life insurance for local and international business in the Benelux market. Looking for a challenging and inspiring work environment where you can make a difference? At Zurich millions of individuals and businesses place their trust in our products and services every day.

 

Are you ready to start a new adventure within a market leader of the insurance industry?

 

Our 55,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, enabling, businesses and communities to face a world of risk with confidence. Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world. You’d give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most. It’s a big challenge, but you will be supported by a world-class team who believe in helping you to reach your full potential and deliver on our promises.

 

So be challenged. Be inspired. Help us make a difference.

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