Senior Statistical Analyst
First Central
Haywards Heath
1d ago

We’re on the hunt for a number of talented Senior Statistical Analysts to join our Commercial and Marketing team in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

You’ll be responsible for exploring and learning new tools (open source / commercial statistical modelling packages) and techniques (including machine learning).

You’ll lead the building of new predictive models using linear and non-linear statistical techniques, monitoring, maintaining and updating existing statistical models.

We require someone who can solve key company questions, and provide analysis, insight and competitive advantage to the company by producing recommendations, analysis and reports that maximise customer satisfaction and the profitability of the company.

You’ll need to be pro-active in seeking ways to improve existing processes in the Retail Pricing team as well as implementing and advising on analysis strategy for the company, with particular focus on customer behaviour and motor insurance market dynamics.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to :

  • Have a strong background in statistical methods, data and statistical analysis skills
  • Have experience of SAS, Emblem, Excel and advanced statistical techniques
  • Have a minimum 2 : 1 in a numerical undergraduate discipline
  • Job responsibilities

  • Produce regular business analysis reports
  • Maintenance of analysis programs written in SAS, RADAR and other software packages
  • Write new analysis code using SAS, RADAR and other software packages
  • Build predictive models using SAS, EMBLEM and other software packages
  • Monitor, maintain, update and improve existing predictive models
  • Produce timely and accurate information for management decision-making purposes
  • Apply statistical techniques, including generalised linear modelling and non-linear methods to improve the performance of the company
  • Liaise with other departments on data issues, business effects influencing company reports, business processes and operational issues
  • Analyse business issues to find solutions to and make recommendations to improve profitability
  • Provide input and advice into company analysis strategy and the effective implementation of that strategy to meet company requirements
  • Create an innovative approach which drives the business forward by introducing new analytical methods, making use of new data sources and producing reporting suites to track performance
  • Train, develop and guide Analysts and Graduate Analysts within the team
  • Skills, knowledge & experience

  • Experience of personal lines insurance analysis
  • Experience of SAS, Emblem, Excel and advanced statistical techniques
  • Proven ability to produce outstanding results based on own initiative
  • Experience in people and project management
  • Minimum 2 : 1 in a numerical undergraduate discipline
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to adopt a logical approach to solving problems
  • Excellent data and statistical analysis skills
  • Logical thinker with solid reasoning ability
  • Commercially focused
  • Emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy
  • What can we do for you?

    We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer

  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible working
  • YOUday we give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day
  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
  • A health cash plan
  • Help with travel expenses
  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Professional subscription fees paid
  • Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home.

    In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

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