Commercial Lines Insurance Consultant

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive + Attractive benefits
Posted
03 Mar 2017
Closes
02 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Risk Consulting and Software

As an advisor to more than three-quarters of the world’s leading insurers, Willis Towers Watson’s Risk Consulting and Software business is the industry’s leading risk specialist and a leader in financial modelling. Our software is used by the all of the leading insurers and in recent years we have conducted pricing and underwriting reviews across many of the world’s leading insurers.

We use our deep analytical skills to solve practical business problems, applying the latest techniques and software solutions to help clients improve their performance and create a competitive advantage.

The Role

As a Commercial Lines Pricing Consultant within the UK P&C Consulting Practice you will work beside some of the market’s top thought leaders designing and implementing cutting-edge solutions to pricing and underwriting challenges faced by the world’s leading commercial insurers.

In your role you will be helping our clients by;

  • Optimising their commercial lines pricing strategies and approaches
  • Delivering best in class pricing and underwriting capability reviews
  • Helping to build effective commercial lines pricing models, tools and processes
  • Designing sophisticated MI and portfolio management capabilities
  • Leveraging your market knowledge in developing cutting edge solutions for commercial lines pricing in collaboration with various teams from across Willis Towers Watson
  • Bringing innovative data enrichment ideas to harness pricing insights and providing support with their implementation

Your main responsibilities will be as follows:

Clients

  • To build a market profile as a representative and advocate of Willis Towers Watson commercial lines pricing consulting services and software tools
  • Develop a trusted advisor relationship with client contacts through effective communication and efficient, quality execution of projects
  • Actively seek to be involved in a variety of work to ensure a broad skill set (technical, management and client) is maintained and developed
  • Interface with colleagues from other practices and regions on assignments that reflect the client’s broader business issues
  • Demonstrate commitment to Willis Towers Watson professional standards in managing analyses and in communications with clients

Thought leadership

  • To develop new relevant propositions or to enhance current propositions in commercial lines pricing leveraging Willis Towers Watson’s toolset and broader pricing intellectual property and resources
  • Lead or contribute to the development of the company’s intellectual capital including plans for taking this to market
  • Have a desire to establish and enhance a public reputation in a chosen specialism through the production of articles and presentations

Financial and business development

  • Meet goals for billable hours and intellectual capital development
  • Have a desire to work towards meeting revenue generation goals in the future
  • Develop and present proposals to potential clients, demonstrating the economic value of the company’s offerings
  • Use contacts within current network to obtain introductions to new contacts; work to develop supporters for company’s products and services

People

  • Build relationships internally and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrate natural ease and effectiveness when dealing with clients/colleagues at all levels
  • Serve as manager or mentor to more junior associates

The Requirements

  • Experience in an insurance firm (including Lloyd’s syndicates) – preferably with Non-London Market/SME experience in Motor Fleet, EL, GL, PL, Property, Combined
  • Extensive recent and relevant experience in Commercial Lines Pricing applications across  multiple business lines
  • An advocate for the development of analytical approaches and the adoption of new techniques
  • Advocate for the  value of data enrichment in commercial lines pricing and underwriting
  • Exposure to machine learning or big data techniques beneficial
  • Solid experience with data manipulation packages (SAS, SQL, WPS, etc.)
  • Experience of Emblem and Radar software, preferred
  • Experience or interest in selling projects to insurance / financial institutions
  • A track record in innovation and creativity delivering realised revenue enhancements
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills
  • Self-starter attitude and ability to work within ambiguity
  • Strong analytical and creative skills
  • Enjoy training / mentoring junior staff
  • The ability to see the "big picture”, leveraging the resources of related practices to address the clients' business challenges
  • Availability to travel on an as needed basis, domestically and internationally

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on any basis.  We support flexible working and this role will be considered on a flexible basis.

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