Lead Data Scientist

Reference

VAC-1003


Sector

Pricing & Data Science


Salary

£80,000 to £100,000 Per Annum


Benefits

Base, Bonus & Benefits


Town/City

Flexible


Contract Type

Permanent

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Our client, a large personal lines insurer, is currently looking for a Lead Data Scientist (Pricing).

The purpose of the role is to lead and develop a Data Science strategy for Pricing, one which will ultimately improve the company's competitive standing within the marketplace by building predictive models and extracting insight from data and to grow a team moving forwards.

The location of the role can be flexible.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and develop a Data Science strategy for Pricing.
  • Examine opportunities to source both internal and external datasets.
  • Deliver predictive models that allow the company to gain a competitive advantage.
  • Develop Data Science skills and mindset within the team.
  • Provide technical leadership and direction for a team of Actuaries and Data Scientists.
  • Create an innovative environment for the team to flourish, identifying value-add initiatives and seeing them through to implementation.

Requirements

  • Must have a solid Pricing background gained within a general insurance environment.
  • Experience of Data Science (Pricing) techniques.
  • Hands on experience of developing predictive models.
  • An understanding of statistical and mathematical techniques applicable to Insurance Pricing, Risk Selection and Analysis.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with senior stakeholders.

At least a 2:1 Bachelor's Degree with Honours in appropriate Data Science or Numerical subject, or equivalent experience.

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