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Pricing Projects Principal Analyst

Direct Line Group

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About us

Direct Line Group is an ambitious company employing thousands of people throughout the UK. We’re proud to be one of Britain's leading general insurers, offering millions of customers decades of experience and knowledge. In the history of modern insurance, there has never been a bigger time for change than now and we work hard to make sure our well-known brands –Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, NIG and Green Flag are making insurance easier and better value for our customers. We know we can’t do this without our brilliant people who we reward for ideas and thinking as well as results because that’s how we can achieve amazing things – for our customers and for each other. Come work for the 3rd Best Big Companies to Work for in 2019.

What we’re looking for

We are always looking for ways to enhance and improve our pricing and we have a whole team dedicated to making everything from fundamental step changes of capability to tactical improvements – all to keep us on the leading edge of pricing.

Our dedicated team work across a diverse range of projects such as evaluating new sources of data, changing our rating algorithm and building new pricing models, primarily across motor, home and other personal lines. The projects team is looking for a new joiner, so if you are passionate about delivering innovative analytical projects this could be a great role for you.

  • You’ll be a logical thinker but with a creative flair

  • You’ll have strong analytical skills

  • You’ll be a great communicator with strong relationship building skills

  • You’ll be improvement focused

Who you’ll be working with

The team sits within the wider pricing projects department, reporting into the Pricing Projects Manager Lai Hatcher. With currently over 20 specialists using tools such as radar, emblem, R and SAS there will be lots of people to learn from and collaborate with.

What you’ll be doing

This is an exciting and ever-changing role where you will be working across different projects, delivering key pricing changes, ensuring project timelines are met and partners are engaged throughout.

The new pricing capabilities will need to be imbedded into the wider pricing and underwriting teams and you will be key in this transition. This will take some time but also a strong sense of method, dedication and patience as well as a good measure of testing.

We want you to strive to improve the logic of the pricing algorithms, ensuring it is relevant for business needs, new developments match to our strategic direction and redundant logic challenged for removal - irregardless of the size of the project.

You will be breathing and living change, always looking for the better option or the more accurate model, so this needs to be a passion of yours. We have excellent benefits available for our employees who can deliver significant improvements to our business - if you have an idea, we promise to listen!

What we’ll give you

We have a strong focus on developing you and your skillset and work hard to give you the tools to do so. In addition to this we also offer a generous benefits package including family and work life balance focused options such as: fully paid maternity leave and parental leave, flexible working, insurance savings for you and your family as well as a range of other optional benefits. Here are just a few of the highlights:

  • 9% pension contribution

  • Annual bonus

  • 25 days holiday

  • 50% off home, pet and motor insurance

Direct Line Group are an equal opportunity employer who value diversity. We do not discriminate and we recognise and embrace that people work in different ways. We will always adapt so you have the best and most comfortable working environment. If during the recruitment process you require any reasonable adjustments, please just let us know.

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