Senior Manager, Actuarial Services

  • 34413
  • Life - Actuarial
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  • Massachusetts, United States
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  • Nov 26, 2018
Insurance
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Recruits, trains, develops and supervises analyst and/or management-level staff, through direct or matrix reporting.
  • Identifies and addresses development needs of Actuarial Analysts and Associate Actuaries through coaching and oversight.
  • Assists Director in translating corporate and department goals into specific initiatives.
  • Leads some cross-function processes.
  • Integrates work across business functions within/outside department, and external to the company where relevant.
  • Assists Director in developing appropriate staffing or team organization to support objectives.
  • Sets standards and goals for individual and team performance.
  • Evaluates current technical processes developed by their team and/or others and makes suggestions for improvements and/or increased efficiency.
  • Defines key objectives of technical processes developed by others and assures deliverables meet stated objectives.
  • Designs and builds technical processes to address business issues.
  • Provides input into and/or help structure program code for more junior staff.
  • Oversees the technical work of others.
  • Assists Director in defining quality standards and acceptable tolerance levels for error.
  • Develops criteria to validate results in light of prior expectations. Investigates unusual results and offers explanations.
  • Assists colleagues and more junior staff with validation/checking activities.
  • Ensures the accuracy of deliverables through oversight of the work of others.
  • Conducts peer review. Challenges results and assumptions to assure quality and accuracy.
  • Examines and interprets results in the context of the specific business questions being addressed.
  • Identifies new questions and/or unforeseen data complexities arising from results and takes steps to address them.
  • Integrates information from multiple sources to interpret results in larger business context.
  • Vets results with organizational stakeholders to gain alternative views and reach agreement on interpretation.
  • Identifies implications of results for departmental or corporate action.
  • Assists Director in leading decision-making processes using analytic results.
  • Packages results to demonstrate link between analysis and broad business context.
  • Ensures that deliverables meet stakeholder needs and are packages and presented to facilitate understanding and action.
  • Packages and presents results to draw conclusions and influences decision-making by senior management.
  • Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master's in related field or equivalent education/training.
  • 8+ years of responsible healthcare actuarial experience including at least 3 years of product line revenue-based activities.
  • ASA or FSA designation.
  • Able to develop and lead junior managers/highly skilled individual contributors. Assist Director in managing change and motivating teams to be high performing.
  • Experience managing teams and individuals in a direct report and/or matrix environment.
  • Able to mentor and develop staff using situational leadership techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience in analytic project design.
  • Proficiency in the use of personal computers.
  • Sufficient understanding of relational databases, statistical packages, spreadsheet and/or database applications to oversee work of others.
  • Assists Director in influencing development of future corporate and departmental goals related to area of expertise.
  • Highly developed verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to facilitate planning and review sessions with senior management.
  • Well developed presentation skills; presents to senior management.
  • Able to effectively manage difficult group dynamics to effectively reach a positive outcome.
  • Able to present to highest level of company management.
  • Able to operate in a matrix environment.
  • Able to implement Actuarial department standards and processes.
  • Able to identify issues and roadblocks and participate in their resolution.
  • Able to influence and resolve conflict within own staff and/or project team.
  • Well-developed skills to influence interdepartmental teams, steering committees and senior management.
  • Able to navigate political issues using advanced organizational knowledge.
  • Applies own judgment with consultation from Director as needed on the design, organization and implementation of projects and processes.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively as a team member.