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Actuarial Director-Commercial Pricing

Employee Type:  Full-Time

Chicago, IL, US, 60601

Job Type:  Administrative
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Years of Experience: 

Position Summary:

This role will be lead in a multitude of actuarial support for Ryan Specialty business units, central functions, and/or external partners; work may relate to pricing, underwriting support, loss projection, and/or risk analysis; this role is a highly visible position in an area of strategic importance and require significant collaboration and coordination across the organization.

Essential Functions:

  • Development and management of key stakeholder relationships, both internal and external
  • Scheduled and ad hoc actuarial analyses of underwriting performance, profitability, and projection
  • Ownership of strategic analysis and predictive modeling aimed at process/rate/UW intelligence improvement, including identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, and other strategic elements
  • Product and tool strategy & development in support of new and existing initiatives
  • Ownership/leadership of projects, including portfolio modeling & monitoring, risk aggregation assessment, peer & industry comparisons, and business intelligence & management information processes
  • Play a key role in driving strategy around the use of technology underlying actuarial analysis and supporting key decision-making
  • Consistent and efficient communication with the underwriting teams, management teams, and central functions
  • Consistent and efficient communication with insurance partners and external actuarial teams


  • Bachelor’s degree in numerical or related field, including, but limited to, actuarial, mathematics, or finance
  • 8+ years of industry experience
  • Actuarial designation
  • Strong technical aptitude and attention to detail
  • Solid interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills
  • Proven experience working with Excel, relational database tools, and visualization tools
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of insurance business
  • Ability to ask questions, provide constructive challenge, manage upward, and get involved at all levels of process, as necessary
  • Experience working with large data sets and instances of incomplete/inconsistent data
  • Ability to think flexibly and react nimbly during critical moments and the ability to make connections between data and business strategies
  • Ability to evaluate, analyze, design, and implement solutions based on technical requirements
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Capability to balance multiple projects and/or customers concurrently
  • Ability to manage workload with minimal supervision


Ryan Specialty is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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