Senior Director

  • 33653
  • Non-Life - Actuarial
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  • New Jersey, United States
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  • May 10, 2018
  • Provide leadership and direction to the group of analysts establishing and communicating expectations, as well as a clear vision and operational plan to deliver organizational objectives.
  • Manage the end to end rating process in respect of rated companies followed by the group, ensuring that the company’s quality, timeliness and compliance standards are consistently met or exceeded.
  • Ensure that the rating analyst teams in the group are appropriately skilled, resourced and motivated to support rating and project work related to your functional area and regulatory requirements.
  • As a member of the rating analytics management team, to help guide the business into the future, leading and participating in a range of operational planning and internal initiatives.
  • Contribute to building the company’s brand and reputation ensuring the analytical voice is effectively heard through a range of different channels including networking, seminars, conferences, special reports, and analytical comment in the press etc. and personally represent the company at industry events.
  • Provide thought leadership to internal and external customers and clients on key topics within your analytical area as well as the company methodology and processes, demonstrating expert knowledge and insight.
  • Chair rating committee meetings ensuring that company procedures and standards are consistently complied with.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of internal policies and practices.
  • Ensure that company policies and procedures are understood and followed by the members of your group.
  • Establish and develop positive relationships with external stakeholders including brokers, consultants and rated companies in order to build and maintain industry and local market intelligence.
  • Keep up to date with relevant industry, market and professional developments through continued professional development and learning.
  • Support analytical teams in the communication of rating issues as needed.
  • Bachelor degree in Economics, Finance, Business or Accounting.
  • Relevant professional qualifications are required.
  • Experience managing a group of career-oriented professionals, with responsibility for the performance management and hiring of employees that can accept and embrace a dynamic business culture.
  • Proven exemplary communication skills with evidence of delivering a strong work ethic from team members.
  • Proven leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Extensive experience of leading and supervising high performing teams.
  • Strong knowledge of the company rating methodology.
  • Highly developed specialist knowledge likely to have been gained through extensive research or study of a particular market or technical area within financial services.
  • Strong analytical skills, knowledge of financial markets and economic/industry trends.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; adept at building and developing trusting relationships.
  • Experienced in giving live press interviews and providing analytical comment.
  • Experience of presenting at major industry conferences, seminars and other relevant events.
  • Experience in writing high quality specialist / macro reports and providing analytical press comment.
  • Has a developed network of industry contacts.
  • Self-starter and pro-active in bringing new ideas and solutions to the table and aggressively seeking knowledge.
  • Ten or more years of experience in the financial services sector.
  • Solid technical knowledge in financial analysis of insurance companies.
  • Maintaining strong analytical skills through a professional designation and continuing education.