Head of Pricing Technology
London, United Kingdom
4d ago
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    The Pricing Technology team is a newly formed unit within the Global Pricing department at AGCS. The team is responsible for maintaining and further developing the pricing tool system landscape.

    You will join an international department located across London, Munich, Bucharest, Chicago and New York.

    AGCS is implementing a major expansion of its technical pricing capabilities. As part of this the decision has been made to centralise the ownership of the pricing tool implementations into the newly formed Technology team.

    In addition, the Technology team would be responsible for a large-scale project of modernizing the pricing tool IT landscape.

    In this role, which can be based in London or Munich, you will report to a team lead in the Pricing department and work closely with him to lead the efforts of the Technology team.

    This will involve collaborating with the line of business pricing teams, the underwriter units and IT to keep the pricing tools up to date and to drive forward relevant projects.

  • Work closely with the pricing teams to maintain and further develop the pricing logic within the tools
  • Manage the enhancement process for the pricing tools, liaising with Underwriting, Pricing and IT
  • Ensure the quality of pricing tool updates via the design and execution of a rigorous testing process
  • Set the direction for the newly formed Pricing Technology team
  • Drive forward projects to modernize the pricing tool suite
  • Act as a link between the Pricing function and IT
  • Mentor and develop junior members of the Technology team.
  • Establish an excellent working relationship with all stakeholders to ensure their long-term support for the technical pricing tools
  • Support projects which affect the use of technical pricing and promote the use of technical pricing at AGCS
  • Successfully collaborate across the Global Pricing team and all AGCS departments
  • Experience in the development of expert IT systems. Pricing tool experience a positive
  • Strong understanding of mathematical techniques. Actuarial background an advantage
  • Results orientated with a track-record of delivering on-time projects
  • Confident in designing and implementing new processes
  • Experience of successfully working in close partnership with IT
  • Strong computer programing skills : Excel and VBA experience required with SQL preferred. Other programming languages an advantage
  • Experience of working with Radar Live or equivalent an advantage
  • High attention to detail with a focus on building systematic controls to ensure quality of delivery
  • Partnering mentality with the ability to build strong working relationships with peers, management and the business areas
  • Experienced in discussing technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Previous line management experience an advantage but not essential
  • Ability to work in an international / virtual environment
  • At Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment with global challenges at the world’s leading P&C insurer.

    Did you know Allianz insures more than half of the Fortune Global 500® companies, or that AGCS insures major movie productions, cyber security threats, and that we are the leading specialist in satellite and space insurance?

    We have offices in 29 countries and with our extensive Allianz and partner network we help customers in more than 160 countries worldwide.

    At AGCS UK we are not only impressive for our clients, but also for our employees as we offer the following generous benefits :

  • Flexible buy / sell holiday options
  • Bupa private medical insurance
  • Generous pension contributions
  • Enhanced paid maternity, paternity, shared parental leave
  • Sabbaticals
  • Flexible working options
  • Subsidized on-site massages
  • Employee stock purchase plan for Allianz shares
  • Education / study sponsorship
  • Global mobility within AGCS and the wider Allianz Group
  • and many more individual flexible benefits to choose from. We pride ourselves on our approach to wellbeing and provide regular seminars, activities, and events devoted towards the overall health of our employees.

    We are looking for talented individuals who are passionate about what they do come and find out why AGCS is the place for you!

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