RGA Reinsurance Company
Position Overview More than anything, RGA employees love their jobs because it\u2019s challenging work. We believe smart people work smarter when they\u2019re empowered. When they use logic, balanced with creativity and curiosity. At the forefront of RGA\u2019s culture is collaboration \u2013 a must to be successful within our organization. These are just a few of the attributes we are looking for in a VP, Data Science candidate. The VP, Data Science works closely with the Head of Data Science taking on substantial delegated responsibility to lead, manage, and direct the development and execution of advanced analytics projects as well as supporting the execution of the Enterprise Data and Analytics Strategy. Works closely with key stakeholders including department management, Pricing, Business Development, Underwriting and RGA clients globally taking responsibility to deliver models, insights and content that provide direct commercial benefit to RGA. Stands in for the Head of Data Science when needed. Responsibilities Utilizes RGA\u2019s advanced analytic capabilities to execute projects that generate unique insights and commercial value for RGA and our clients. Works closely with local offices and global functions to encourage innovation, spread ideas and insights, understand business needs and communicate results. Ensures quality and depth of analysis of each project Works closely with the Head of Data Science to understand that role and is able to step into that role as required Supports the development and maintenance of best practice and standards for data scientists around the company Presents research findings through various outlets including webcasts, industry meetings, client presentations, and internal or external publications.\u00a0 Assists with the execution of the Enterprise Data and Analytics strategy that ensures RGA remains at the forefront of advanced analytics capability in the Life insurance sector. Performs management duties including, but not limited to: hiring, training, evaluating, coaching, guiding, mentoring and disciplining direct reports. Fosters a positive and engaged work environment. Mentors associates and gives guidance on associate development Serves as leader and participates in special projects, committees, meetings and client presentations as required. Maintains regular and predictable attendance. Performs other duties as required. Requirements Education and Experience Required: Bachelor\u2019s degree in Math, Finance, Actuarial Sciences, Statistics or related field FSA accreditation 10-15 years of actuarial experience in life insurance and\/or reinsurance 7 years of management experience Preferred: Advanced degree in business, statistics, or related experience Skills and Abilities Required: Highly advanced statistical modelling, machine learning and other modelling skills including but not limited to the use of Generalised Linear Modelling, Cluster analysis techniques, Random Forest and gradient boosting methods. Expert knowledge of statistical analysis packages generally but specifically including R. Highly advanced data management and manipulation skills. Highly advanced actuarial technical skills and a deep understanding of drivers of experience Intermediate PC skills and understanding of actuarial systems \u2013 including spreadsheet, database, and actuarial projection tools (AXIS, TAS, ALFA, MoSes) Expert knowledge of life insurance products Advanced understanding of reinsurance concepts and methods Advanced ability to challenge and enhance analytical capabilities Highly advanced oral and written communication skills including presentation skills, demonstrating the ability to convey information in a way that is meaningful and well received by stakeholders and team members Highly advanced ability to adapt new methods; work under tight deadlines and stressful conditions Expert skills in managing multiple projects and\/or sub-teams simultaneously Highly advanced ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies Highly advanced ability to implement organizational, divisional and\/or departmental vision and goals that result in achievement and success through exceptional leadership skills, collaboration, creative thinking, maintaining focus, and persistence, even under adversity, while maintaining the confidence of associates and customers Expert ability to work well within and manage a team Expert ability to foster a teamwork and customer service focused environment Expert ability to liaise with individuals across a wide variety of operational, functional and technical disciplines Expert persuasion and negotiation skills when working with internal\/external customers to resolve issues\/problems Exceptional people management skills, demonstrating the ability to lead, mentor, and develop associates; including the ability to delegate key areas of responsibility Must be able to travel as required. Preferred: Knowledge of database applications. Advanced life insurance and\/or reinsurance industry and product knowledge. Knowledge of life insurance underwriting Company Overview Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE: RGA) is one of the largest global providers of life reinsurance, with offices around the world. RGA delivers expert solutions in individual life reinsurance, individual living benefits reinsurance, group reinsurance, financial solutions, facultative underwriting and product development. With operations in 26 countries, we support our clients and partners around the world with innovative approaches and customized solutions. What do you think? Better yet, how do you think? Have we piqued your curiosity? Consider a career with RGA. It\u2019s the logical choice. #LI-TS1
RGA Reinsurance Company
Website : http://www.rgare.com/
Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE: RGA) is a leader in the global life reinsurance industry with approximately $2.9 trillion of life reinsurance in force and assets of $39.7 billion. We are one of the largest life reinsurance companies in the world. We are the only global reinsurance company to focus primarily on life and health-related reinsurance solutions. Our core products and services include individual life reinsurance, individual living benefits reinsurance, group reinsurance, health reinsurance, financial solutions, facultative underwriting and product development. In 2013, we reviewed more than 580,000 facultative applications, more than any other life reinsurer in the world. From its beginnings in 1973 through four decades of steady global expansion, RGA has grown to become one of the world’s largest and most highly respected reinsurers, recognized for our superior risk management, innovative solutions, and dedicated client focus.