Pricing Analytics Data Scientist

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Willis Towers Watson
30 Aug 2017
27 Sep 2017
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The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas - the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at

The Business

Investment, Risk and Reinsurance

Our sophisticated approach to risk helps clients free up capital. We work in close concert with investors, reinsurers, and insurers to manage the equation between risk and return. Blending advanced analytics with deep institutional knowledge, we reveal new opportunities to maximize performance.

Willis Towers Watson's insurance consulting business works with major insurers around the world on issues that range from economic capital and regulatory change to the intricacies of hedging and other forms of asset-liability management. Applying deep analytical skills, we help insurers:
  • Identify and deploy the metrics and methodologies that will meet their risk and capital management needs
  • Solve practical business problems, applying the latest techniques and software solutions to help grow revenue and create competitive advantage
  • Foresee and avoid major losses, enhance risk-adjusted returns, and establish and meet strategic objectives

The Role

We are searching for a Data Scientist with a passion for delivering innovative analytical solutions for our GB retail insurance clients.

You will deliver high quality work for our broad set of UK pricing clients, ranging from claims and underwriting analytics, predictive modelling of claims costs and insurance customer behaviours, retail pricing and optimisation support, and operational big data analytics, working with our existing team of pricing specialists. You will be expected to manage small projects or project work streams from conception through to delivery, including managing the day to day client communications and providing technical direction to colleagues working on the projects.

Willis Towers Watson's pricing team works with almost all of the top UK insurers as well as intermediaries, data and software houses and other organisations, seeking to deliver market leading pricing solutions to meet the needs of each individual client. You will have immediate exposure to real client assignments which will draw on your imagination and creativity as well as your ability to analyse data, draw insight and present results. These experiences will help build on your technical and overall industry knowledge.
  • Undertaking substantial analytical work streams within large projects and providing day-to-day input to these projects, working with project leaders to determine overall priorities.
  • Participating in regular interaction with clients, especially with analyst peers
  • Producing reports, summaries, graphics and other communications with a client focus and working to provide solutions rather than issues for senior project leaders.
  • Working on a range of projects / internal responsibilities and managing priorities appropriately
  • Developing a profile within UK, European or global analytics initiatives, working to support the delivery of commercially important work stream(s) and viable analytical propositions
  • Recognising the importance of intellectual capital and working with others to develop and manage this appropriately
  • Leveraging knowledge through training, development and mentoring of other associates
  • Providing creative analytical solutions with innovative coding and machine learning techniques.
  • Collaborating with a wide variety of people within the organisation in order to ensure best solutions to client needs (including with Insurance Management Consultancy, Underwriting, Reserving and Capital teams and EMEA offices)
  • Proactively identifying and implementing changes to client propositions

Job Requirements The Requirements

  • Minimum of MSc in a Quantitative subject (PhD Preferred), particularly focussed toward data science or machine learning analytics
  • Strong experience of R and Python coding
  • UK motor insurance analytics background an advantage but not essential
  • A passion for coding, data and analytics
  • An interest and aptitude for developing new ideas and techniques
  • Have 'credibility' with both clients and internally
  • Work collaboratively with fellow associates both in the UK and more widely in EMEA
  • Demonstrate commitment to clients
  • Show commitment to exceptional delivery
  • Ability to write client deliverables / reports in a clear, concise and appropriate way
  • Proactive, energetic, and can demonstrate being a "safe pair of hands"

  • Experience of pricing for the UK personal lines insurance aggregator distribution channel, claims systems/processes, data enrichment, data hubs and IHP

    Closing Date : 23rd May 2017

    Salary = Highly Competitive
Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on any basis. We support flexible working and this role will be considered on a flexible basis