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Credit Risk and Analytics functions are integral parts of many organisations. MERJE excels at sourcing this hard to find, technical skillset. We offer both permanent and interim solutions across a variety of sectors throughout the UK.
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Winners of 'Recruitment Partner of the Year'
at the Credit Awards 2018
In an ever-changing economic climate, Credit Risk and Analytics are intrinsic to the success of businesses across a range of industries. The specialist skillset associated with Credit Risk and Analytics professionals is always in high demand and can be equally as hard to find.
MERJE has a dedicated team with a combined 15 years’ experience in the area and an established network of connections and contacts across all levels. Representing a plethora of clients, our opportunities cover permanent and interim positions throughout the UK. Sectors include:
Credit Risk Recruitment
Since the financial crash in 2008, Credit Risk has become an area where both permanent and contract professionals are more important than ever and as such the recruitment marketplace is thriving. At MERJE we recruit a variety of roles including Head of Credit Risk, Senior Credit Risk Analyst - Scorecards, Lead Collections Strategy Analyst, Decision Science Analyst, Portfolio Manager and Credit Risk Modelling Specialist.
More and more organisations are seeing the benefit of data analysis and how it can help with understanding current trends as well as forecasting the future. Analytics functions often provide the information on which future business strategy is based, so companies are keen to find strong talent in this area. Job titles include Head of Analytics, Systems Analyst, MI Pricing Manager, Data Scientist, Lead SAS Analyst, BI Manager and SQL Developer.
MERJE was founded in
Our Management Team each have over
years' recruitment experience within their specialist markets
of permanent placements had a
salary of £40,000 and over
Contract and Interim roles comprise of
of our placements
6 days ago
Senior Credit Risk Manager
£60,000 - £70,000
As a Senior Credit Risk Manager, you will be responsible for the day to day management of a small team of analysts, you will monitor and influence portfolio performance, develop new credit risk strategies and collaborate with key stakeholders across the business on all areas of the credit lifecycle. The role will also involve assisting the Board of Directors with a diverse range of strategic decisions. Key responsibilities include: Lead and mentor a new credit risk team; Lead analyses in multiple areas of the business including new business, marketing, finance and collections; Produce MI and analysis that highlight emerging trends in the portfolio for discussion with the wider business; Review and analyse existing business strategies, as well as recommend and implement new strategies as appropriate; Work on and improve the existing risk strategies to deliver better customer outcomes and improvement to the impairment position of the Company; Develop economic and portfolio forecasts for portfolio management, budgeting, and planning Monitor the portfolio by analysing KPI’s to ensure appropriate risk appetite, lending policy and the right profitability growth; Produce analysis to support marketing strategies and channel performance; Comply with policies, procedures and the regulator; Liasing with key stakeholders across the business to ensure the successful delivery of analytical projects; Liasing with external agencies; Support ad-hoc analysis requirements from the business. Partner with the finance team to refine the company’s approach to price and risk The Person: Strong analytical ability and quantitative/statistics skills (degree in a numerate/analytical subject); Ability to use SQL or SAS or WPS or SPSS Ability to use MS Office package; Ability to interpret data, identify and deliver priority actions; evaluate impacts and risks of changes. Clear, effective written and oral communication skills across all levels in the business. Positive attitude and ability to be flexible and willingness to learn. Ability to think strategically and apply both quantitative methods and business insights to drive results Seasoned credit risk professional with experience in credit risk management, credit decision systems and scorecards Thought leadership and solution-oriented mindset A leader, that enjoys a hands-on approach Please note, should you not receive feedback 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
7 days ago
Lead Underwriter (Mortgages)
up to £45,000
MERJE are partnered with an exciting London based FinTech that are looking to grow their underwriting function. Your new role: Evaluating mortgage applications and making decisions within a set mandate; Input into the ongoing design and build of our best in call origination and underwriting platform; Monitoring for and identifying fraudulent applications Constantly searching for areas for improvement and growth, through process, policy or technological change; and working with the rest of the business, including product, tech., analytics and marketing teams. Support the collection of MI around efficiency and conversion Our Ideal candidate: Has significant Residential and Buy to Let mortgage underwriting experience (in the UK) Ability to make quality lending judgments; Resilient, confident and committed with the ability to engage and form strong relationships with key stakeholders; Expertise in the end-to-end mortgage process, from application through to servicing and collections Up to date knowledge of the UK regulatory mortgage framework; Has held a credit mandate previously; Can do attitude; Ability to deliver technical concepts to a non-expert audience; and Previously managed a team (Beneficial, but not essential) Rewards Package and Benefits The total rewards package and remuneration will be based on experience and potential, and is highly competitive. Competitive salary up to £45,000 depending upon experience Professional development – budget plus 5 days to spend on whatever you think best Workplace pension Season ticket loans Holiday – 25 days a year + an extra day for your birthday. Enhanced parental leave Please note, should you not receive feedback within 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
7 days ago
Senior Credit Risk Analyst (FinTech)
C £45,000 pa
Merje are partnered with one of the fastest growing fintechs in Europe (Deloitte Fast 50; FT 1000 list). They have secured significant funding to fuel even more expansion and they were also the winners of the £10m Banking Competition Remedies grant to build new products that give small businesses access to the funds they need, when and where they need it. We are looking for smart, humble, motivated people with a growth mindset to join their Credit Analysts, helping them make even better lending decisions whilst supporting the business through this rapid growth period. It would be strongly preferred if you have experience managing a team. Your new role: To conduct independent analysis of credit applications - using our cutting-edge tech platform, you will be analysing data from financial accounts, bank statements, credit reference agencies and other sources to arrive at fast, fair, and accurate decisions. To perform thorough due diligence to ensure affordability of credit in line with internal policy. To improve the decision making framework, models and processes alongside our Tech, Analytics and Product teams. To communicate effectively with our customer facing teams to ensure a fast and slick service. Be responsible for training, coaching and monitoring the performance of more junior members of the team. We look for people that are smart, humble, motivated and who are always looking to improve. Ideally, you’ll have: Experience in commercial loan underwriting, credit sanctioning or credit analysis, preferably within the SME sector or alternative lending. Strong business acumen and a working understanding of what makes a good business good, so you can quickly identify the key drivers behind an application. Experience managing a team or the interest to do so in the future A good understanding of how businesses operate, including their main risk and revenue drivers. The ability to interpret financial statements and an understanding of the key risk drivers specific to SMEs. An analytical mindset with a practical approach to problem solving. A confident and enthusiastic attitude that works well in a regularly changing and fast paced environment. Excellent communication skills. You will have direct telephone contact with loan applicants to extract additional information so need a friendly telephone manner. The ability to come up with innovative and scalable solutions to day-to-day problems and suggest changes to processes to improve our efficiency. Benefits: Bright, modern office spaces in Tottenham Court Road and Covent Garden Competitive salaries which we regularly benchmark to ensure we pay everyone fairly Two company retreats a year (in places like the French Alps or Spanish seaside) Pool, ping pong, foosball tables and tournaments and yoga An ever-growing number of clubs including climbing, chess, football and boxing Plenty of drinks and snacks in our office kitchen A paid volunteering day each year, for you to support your chosen charity Just for you: Medical insurance from Vitality, including discounted gym membership Stock options Enhanced maternity and shared parental leave A workplace nursery tax benefit scheme 25 days holiday per year and an extra day off on your birthday Extra leave if you want to travel or study Special celebrations for anniversaries and long service including sabbatical Flexible working Cycle-to-work scheme And to make sure we all keep learning, we offer: Tickets to tech conferences across Europe Company-wide talks with internal and external speakers A calendar of meetups we host at our office Access to learning platforms like Treehouse if you want to learn to code. Please note, should you not receive feedback within 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
8 days ago
Pricing & Data Science Manager
Merje are partnered with a leading UK Insurer in their search for an exceptional pricing and data science professional. This role will sit within the Retail Pricing who are responsible for developing and delivering the business’ street pricing strategy, driving commercial performance whilst ensuring fair customer outcomes. This team of pricing, data science and analytics experts set prices that maximise the value generated through customer acquisition and retention by using advanced machine learning, statistical and optimisation techniques to model both customer behaviour and the dynamic, highly competitive UK price comparison market that they operate in. Pricing & Data Science Managers are key leaders within this team, working with an experienced team of pricing analysts and data scientists to deliver optimised street prices that meet business needs, as well as shaping the development of pricing strategy. Your new role: Reviewing the data, analytical and modelling outputs of the team, to ensure our standards are met; diving into the code and getting your hands dirty when needed Managing the development of our pricing algorithm and delivering new price optimisations, in consultation with our stakeholders Keeping up to date with the latest thinking in the business, industry and data science arena; coming up with new ideas for test & learn, to inform and evolve our street pricing strategy Foster a culture of treating customers fairly, ensuring we follow internal governance processes and adhere to regulatory requirements Our Ideal candidate: Has great ideas and sets the agenda Creative thinker and problem solver as this business always has new challenges Cares about the detail – because small errors can have big impacts Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment – organisation and multi-tasking are key Hungry for knowledge – always seeking to learn, develop and come up with new ideas Communicates effectively – because our stakeholders don’t always get it Be a fast learner to understand our business, its value drivers and the wider industry context Have a customer focus to both spot profit opportunities and do the right thing Think creatively to solve business problems with data-led insight and approaches Love sharing your ideas and storytelling to engage and enthuse our stakeholders Embrace flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and get the best out of a diverse team of specialists The essentials: Degree (Masters preferred) in a numerical discipline (e.g. mathematics, sciences, engineering, computing) 4+ years working in a pricing, analytical, modelling or data science role SQL and experience working with large or complex datasets R/Python/Matlab or coding statistical methods in other languages Practical predictive modelling experience, whether statistical (e.g. GLM) or machine learning Mentoring/training, project or line management of junior colleagues Also desirable PhD with a substantial mathematical/statistical element 1-2 years line management of an analytical team Insurance industry/actuarial experience Experience with Radar, Earnix or other specialist pricing software Practicalities of deploying models into production environments (e.g. XML, POJO, PMML) Knowledge of version control and automation tools (e.g. GIT, Jenkins) Working in a regulated industry and familiarity with governance processes Please note, should you not receive feedback within 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
13 days ago
Credit Risk Analyst
£30,000 - £40,000
The Credit Risk Analyst is responsible for a range of activities critical to the delivery of the Risk Management strategy, including the production of management information used to inform business strategy and ensure the business is operating within risk appetite. As well as regular contact with a variety of different business departments, the role holder will work also work with external consultants to develop leading risk models and strategies. Key responsibilities include: Support the build, validation and implementation of all risk classification and scoring models for the retail portfolio, including PD calibration of the models. Provision of annual scorecard and PD validation reports for all retail models. Production of detailed portfolio analysis, including the production of reporting for the Credit and Lending Risk Committee. Design and deliver management information and insight to the Head of Risk and Risk Manager to support the development of credit risk strategies and inform decision making. Develop metrics which are used to monitor the effectiveness of risk strategies for new business, customer management and collections. Production of data and trend analytics relating to monthly movements in portfolio risk profile, including scorecard shifts and movements in PD and the IFRS 9 retail provision. Creation of bespoke, ad hoc reporting and analysis using Tableau, Excel, Business Objects, SQL, and other tools. The Person: A data analytics background is essential, requiring full competence using data analytics tools such as MS Excel, Tableau and Business Objects. Solid commercial experience within the financial service industry, preferably in a Risk or comparable analytical environment. A sound understanding of retail financial services products and the requirements of working in a regulated industry sector. Experience of working in projects across all stages of the project management lifecycle. Experience to confidently and appropriately make, defend, and challenge decisions that impact the portfolio and its performance. Ability to manage a rapidly developing workload with regular operational requirements and both short and long term ad hoc tasks. Please note, should you not receive feedback 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
13 days ago
Senior Credit Risk Manager
Up to £85,000
MERJE is looking for an experienced Credit Risk professional on behalf of an exciting, growing bank in London. In the Senior Credit Risk Manager position, you will take the lead on all credit risk areas including policy, strategy, analytics, processes, portfolio management, modelling, etc. You will be joining an award winning, innovative bank with a 15+ year history of lending and a broad, established customer base. On offer is a salary of up to £65,000 + benefits, as well as fantastic development opportunities, a supportive working environment and an office close to transport links. This company is unable to provide sponsorship Key Responsibilities of the Senior Credit Risk Manager: Develop and enhance the overall credit risk capability for the bank Review, build and implement effective policies, strategies and risk management approaches across the end-to-end credit lifecycle Drive the analytical agenda within the business, enabling the achievement of strategic business goals Deputise for the Head of Credit Risk when necessary across key forums and committees Ideal knowledge and experience for the Senior Credit Risk Manager role: Strong consumer credit risk background including knowledge of the whole lifecycle and a variety of products (particularly mortgages – residential, BTL) Experience in developing and challenging credit risk policies Knowledge of credit risk modelling techniques and approaches Structured, analytical thought process Some coding experience with SQL and R would be preferred but not essential Excellent communication, organisation, negotiation and time management abilities Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
13 days ago
Credit Risk Modelling Manager
Up to £65,000
MERJE is looking for an experienced Credit Risk Modeller on behalf of an exciting, growing bank in London. In the Credit Risk Manager position, you will take the lead on credit risk modelling projects, as well as supporting the Senior Credit Risk Manager with wider Credit Risk matters. You will be joining an award winning, innovative bank with a 15+ year history of lending and a broad, established customer base. On offer is a salary of up to £65,000 + benefits, as well as fantastic development opportunities, a supportive working environment and an office close to transport links. This company is unable to provide sponsorship Key Responsibilities of the Credit Risk Manager: Lead the development, build, implementation, testing, enhancement, monitor and maintenance of credit risk models Develop MI for risk reporting, credit analytics and portfolio oversight Support the development of policies and lending criteria Embed effective risk management practices and culture Ideal knowledge and experience for the Credit Risk Manager role: Strong consumer credit risk background including knowledge of the whole lifecycle and a variety of products (mortgages, savings accounts, bridging finance, etc.) Good hands-on experience with R and SQL In-depth expertise of credit risk modelling techniques and approaches, must have built models Experience working with large data sets data and data manipulation tools Structured analytical thought process Excellent communication, organisation, negotiation and time management abilities Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
15 days ago
Senior Contact Centre Team Leader
£38,000 - £40,000
We are excited to be working with a brand new client in London that can easily be described as a start-up disruptor within their field. Providing customers with world class service while navigating the sale of this varied and exciting product! The contact centre has doubled in size of the last 12 months alone! As they continue to grow in both size and market share they are looking at developing the structure and hierarchy of the contact centre. As a result, I am supporting their search for an experienced customer service professional at a Senior Team Manager/Junior CCM level. You will be responsible for your own team of between 7-12 Sales Exec’s as well as take on Deputising duties for the Head of Site while they are working at other sites are need assistance with various other day to day running objectives. This is a fantastic stepping stone role to elevate your career today! It is also the right time to join a start-up venture that is growing into something amazing! This is an opportunity for your ideas to be heard and implemented To be successful you must be at a high performing Team Manager level within a Contact Centre and have experience with multi-channel contact. You should be able to demonstrate your ability to deal with high worth sales and ensure the customer journey between purchase and receiving is flawless. If you would like more detail and a chat, please apply today!
15 days ago
Credit Risk Contractor
MERJE is looking for an experienced Senior Credit Risk professional to join a major FS company on a 12-month contract basis and provide insightful analysis, develop scorecards and lending strategies, etc. You will be joining an established Financial Services business with the possibility of further employment following the completion of the initial 12 months. This company is unable to provide sponsorship Key Responsibilities of the Credit Risk Contractor: Recommend the most appropriate delivery of models to provide a good outcome for both the customer and the business within risk appetite Support development and implementation of a wide range of Credit Risk models - collection & recovery, customer profitability, internal & external fraud, application, behavioural, etc. Maintain suites of regular Credit Risk MI reports Provide wider support to the development of credit risk policies, procedures, strategies, etc. Ideal knowledge and experience for the Credit Risk Contractor role: Excellent analytical abilities and skills with SAS Experience in a sub-prime lending environment would be highly beneficial A background of enhancing credit risk functions Able to support overall business direction and growth A broad understanding of credit risk within financial services businesses Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
19 days ago
Merje are partnered with an early stage FinTech business. They have secured exceptional levels of funding via a European Investment Bank, demonstrating their commitment to this exciting project! This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join an early stage FinTech start-up that could really accelerate your professional growth and career development. Your new role: We are looking for a Credit Manager who will focus on ensuring that, at both a product and an individual loan level, our Client deliver the appropriate level of risk adjusted return. This will include the commercial evaluation of counterparty risk and the loan repayment mechanism, and by implication their risk of potential loss. You will need to develop processes and procedures to underwrite the risks associated with both individuals and counterparties that our Client intend to loan to. Given the early start-up stage that our clients business is at you will need a really hands-on, roll your sleeves up approach. You will be proactive in working with clients, often face to face, to provide a first-class service and credible in providing recommendations and guidance to the Loans Committee. Key responsibilities To define and manage lending policy and risk appetite and present proposals to committee. Identify, evaluate and provide solutions to mitigate credit risks. Evaluation of new products and specific underwriting of client borrowers. To implement and manage our anti-fraud policies and procedures. Develop new products that are commercially viable and fit within our risk and return appetites (in conjunction with members of the Senior Management Team) To define and produce appropriate Portfolio MI to assess return and loss experience. Underwrite more complex applications and schemes. Key requirements Three plus years experience in a Commercial Finance or Credit or Risk role in a regulated retail lending business. Ideally someone with experience of high value high net worth consumer loans. Detailed knowledge of retail lending for financial products and relevant regulations. Experience of developing underwriting processes, procedures and criteria and presenting these as policy or scheme proposal to committee. Someone with the ability to ‘hold the credit line’ with senior management, balanced by the vision to see commercial opportunities and desire to develop innovative solutions to realise these opportunities. A self-starter willing to work autonomously within a small team. Please note, should you not receive feedback within 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
22 days ago
Senior Credit Risk Analyst- Decision Systems
Up to £70,000
The Credit Risk team is responsible for all aspects of credit decisioning for new customers, including risk-based pricing, credit limit assignment, decline strategies and the optimisation of all strategies through data-driven analysis and rigorous testing and learning. You’ll be delivering significant change in the automation of key business revenue driving strategies and reducing the risk of poor customer experience. Key responsibilities include: Robust implementation of account management strategies including, but not limited to, credit line, pricing, re-issue, profiling and authorisations Develop and embed a change process and culture in credit risk change management Run and optimise existing SAS processes during transition to new technologies Design and document existing customer strategy assuring these are in line with credit policy, regulations and improve the customer journey Consult on business change requests gathering business requirements and translating these into technical specifications The Person Significant experience working within Financial Services, preferably in Retail Banking Proven use of existing customer decisioning software SAS/SQL coding proficiency Degree (or equivalent) in Finance, Maths, Statistics, Computer Science or Engineering It would be desirable if you brought near prime banking, Blaze/SRL coding, Agile work experience Please note, should you not receive feedback 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
23 days ago
Senior Credit Risk Analyst
£35,000 - £45,000
Ensuring the business lends responsibly and within appetite across both FCA-regulated and corporate channels. The department is accountable for recommending, implementing and monitoring credit risk strategies to ensure they remain fair, robust and fit for purpose. Key responsibilities include: Ensure the business continues to lend responsibly and within agreed risk appetite. Be active in the ongoing optimisation of credit risk policies and be accountable in the detection and recommendation of any improvements to both policy and process. Contribute to a data-led ethos in decision making within the business The Person: Act as a Subject Matter Expert within the credit risk department as well as coaching colleagues and driving change. Perform detailed analysis of various internal and external data sources. Highlight and autonomously investigate key trends and areas of concern for relevant parties/committees to aid decision making. Be responsible for the generation of committee reporting and accompanying commentary. Support the evolution of the department through the proposition of new ideas and processes. Ensure data remains consistent and accurate throughout a variety of systems. Ad-hoc Projects as required. Please note, should you not receive feedback 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
27 days ago
Senior Credit Risk Analyst
Up to £40,000
MERJE is looking for an experienced Senior Credit Risk Analyst to join a major FS company and conduct analytics using SAS and SQL to provide insight into credit risk portfolios. You will be joining an established Financial Services business with a long history of consumer lending. One of the largest of its kind in the UK, the company constantly grows and develops. On offer is a salary of up to £40,000 + benefits, as well as fantastic development and progression opportunities, a supportive and collaborative working environment and a modern, vibrant office in a prominent city centre location. This company is unable to provide sponsorship Key Responsibilities of the Senior Credit Risk Analyst: Product complex and accurate analysis and management information of the credit risk portfolios Understand and define requirements for analytical projects Process, manipulate and interpret credit risk data & maintain databases Keep up to date on emerging market and industry trends, analytical techniques, etc. Support more junior team members Ideal knowledge and experience for the Senior Credit Risk Analyst role: Excellent analytical abilities Good technical skills with SAS and SQL Experience in a similar role - risk/analytics function A Financial Services background Excellent attention to detail and accuracy skills Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
30 days ago
Credit Risk Analyst
up to £30,000
An exciting, brand new opportunity for a Credit Risk Analyst to assess and provide insightful analysis on the performance of assigned Credit Risk systems and strategies, identifying opportunities to improve performance, contributing to the delivery of FS goals and objectives Key responsibilities include: Analysing and reporting on the Credit Risk strategy performance, providing insightful MI to key stakeholders Monitor and review the effectiveness of Credit Risk strategies proposing challenger strategy changes to drive commercial performance Implementation and testing of Credit Risk strategy changes Implementing and adhering to all governance, risk and compliance standards, ensuring strategies deliver the best outcomes for customers and the business Building and maintaining key internal and external stakeholder relationships to deliver strategy performance insight The Person: Experience in an analytical role, preferably within a Credit Risk function Highly numerate degree or equivalent Excellent analytical skills and able to assess complex problems and deliver solutions Good technical skills including Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) Strong IT skills with experience using statistical tools and programming languages such as SAS, SQL, etc Strong communication abilities Please note, should you not receive feedback 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
about 1 month ago
Compliance Analyst - Mortgages
£30,000 - £35,000
Job Description: The purpose of this role is to support the Compliance Manager in providing oversight of compliance activity. Understanding regulatory requirements in relation to mortgage servicing and responsible for compliance monitoring / quality reviews across the regulated businesses. The Client- This firm has been established for over 30 years and operates as a residential mortgage lender, servicer and buy-to-let specialist. Now also looking to develop more growth opportunities in the Mortgages market alongside its established offerings. This Client does not provide sponsorship. The role- Carrying out monitoring tasks in line with the compliance monitoring plan Liaising with other teams to ensure reviews are completed in a timely manner Deliver 2nd line quality assurance reviews and highlight any non-compliance and / or quality assurance problems to completion with the business area Produce, clear and accurate compliance data and reports Manage MI relating to the reviews and recommendations Ensure compliance control recommendations are implemented and update on any relevant regulatory changes Provide technical Compliance advice to the business under the guidance of the Compliance Manager Support the Head of Compliance in maintaining an effective 2nd line of defence over business activities Key Requirements- Ideally candidates will be able to demonstrate compliance experience Mortgages industry experience would be desired with any knowledge around MCOBs to support or Consumer Credit (CONC) The individual can come from a Quality Assurance (QA) background Strong communication skills Ability to manager stakeholders successfully
about 2 months ago
Pricing Manager (Insurance)
We are looking for creative, innovative and ambitious individuals with 5+ years' experience in any insurance pricing role, who have a track record of finding insight in data, can take ownership for driving forward change and have a passion for sharing your knowledge and experience with colleagues, both at a peer level and in a managerial role. Your final position could be for any of our client’s products (for example motor pricing, household pricing, etc), based on your experience and skills. Pricing is considered to be a fundamental cornerstone of the successful growth of our client’s business and as they continue to transform from a monoline car insurer to one who offers a growing range of personal lines products, we are looking for driven, skilled and experienced pricing managers to join them at their Cardiff based headquarters. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and successful team that can offer not only a highly competitive salary but market leading employee benefits on top that include: • Annual Share scheme • Dividends on shares • Season ticket loans • Local retailer discounts and much, much more! What will you be responsible for: 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, including Heads of Department and CEO/COO Collaborating with peers in pricing and with stakeholders from all relevant areas of the business Management and development of other members of the team Qualifications, skills and experience we are looking for: A degree, 2:1 (or equivalent) or above in a highly mathematical subject Strong quantitative and analytical skills supported by a solid academic and work background At least 5 years' experience in a pricing role, plus managerial experience Experience of working with SAS or similar packages essential Experience of GLM and/or Machine Learning techniques and software such as Emblem is 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 Team player with proven ability to collaborate and build relationships Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal) Personality and a sense of humour (we believe work should be fun!) Please note, should you not receive feedback within 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
MERJE really understands the markets that they operate in and goes to considerable lengths to really understand their clients’ needs. Finding exceptional Candidates in the very competitive Financial Services world is extremely difficult. MERJE has consistently sourced excellent candidates for us. I cannot recommend MERJE highly enough.
COO, Management Consultancy