Contract typePermanent Full Time
Interested in managing an innovative, market-leading pricing and analytics team? Like working in an energetic, fast-paced, agile environment? Want your team and your ideas to make a difference?
Then come and join Hastings Direct: we are a fast growing, agile, digitally focussed general insurance provider to the UK market.
Our retail pricing and analytics team is looking for an experienced pricing manager to lead a team of skilled analysts devising cutting-edge market pricing approaches for new business generation and retention of customers.
This is an opportunity to develop your commercial thinking, learn advanced analytical and non-traditional pricing techniques using the latest technology, hone your management skills and build strong relationships with senior management to push our pricing agenda forwards.
We pride ourselves on being market-leading pricing and analytical professionals – come and join us!
Location is flexible – the role can be based at our city office in Cannon Street, London or our Bexhill head office down by the sea. Either way, some home working is an option and regular travel between offices is required.
About the role
Our passion is generating commercial value and solving business problems through data science, analytics, modelling and innovation, so we expect our pricing mangers to:
- Lead, motivate and develop a market-leading pricing team, to ensure delivery against our strategic goals and trading objectives;
- Understand a dynamic market, through research, insight and scenario simulations, setting prices and improving optimisation techniques to maximise customer lifetime value;
- Keep ahead of the curve with our competitors, developing initiatives to meet and surpass budget expectations using cutting-edge technology
- Collaborate with senior stakeholders, executive board members and investors, to take them on our pricing journey.
We need you to be relentlessly curious, passionate about data, a creative thinker, self-motivated and enthusiastic with drive and adaptability in any situations that could come your way.
Experience of managing an analytical team, turning insights into commercial value is a must, as is a degree (or above) in a mathematical or scientific discipline. If you can code, wrangle data or build a statistical model then great! Insurance, financial services or other price-competitive industry experience is helpful but not essential for the right candidate.
We use tools such as R, Python, SQL, Hadoop, Radar, Emblem, Earnix, etc. so some familiarity will help you fit right in.
What will you get in return?
Joining Hastings Direct means you can bring “yourself” to work and be a part of our growth story and on-going success. Working alongside a highly collaborative and talented pool of individuals, who have an excellent breadth and depth of knowledge, you will get the support and development to help build your career in the way you wish to.
Hastings Direct is a rapidly expanding company, which operates in a non-hierarchical environment. As a key role, Pricing Managers have exposure to projects and senior stakeholders across all of our retail brands and products, as well as opportunities to make a difference across the business.
In addition to this, you will receive a competitive base salary, a £5K car allowance, an end of year bonus potential (up to 10% of salary), 27 days holiday + bank holidays, as well as a great company pension scheme and other benefits.
78 Cannon Street