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Zurich NA Senior Actuarial Consultant or AVP- Pricing in Albany, New York

Senior Actuarial Consultant or AVP- Pricing


Zurich is currently looking for a Pricing Actuary to join National Accounts and work out of our South Region (preferably Atlanta or Dallas). This colleague will support and work alongside the market facing underwriting teams in our Domestic Casualty, Excess, and IPZ business units, as well as supporting other Business Unit initiatives.

Through this collaborative, cross functional business partnership, the National Accounts Pricing team improves the financial understanding and performance of accounts within the regions and enhances the quality of technical underwriting, decision making and risk selection. They are instrumental in profitably growing the premium volume on both a regional and company level. This individual will be responsible for supporting the field underwriting needs of the South Region, as well as Excess and IPZ.

As a Senior Consultant or AVP Pricing Actuary, you will be a primary point of contact and resource for the South Region, and its underwriters and underwriting managers. In this individual contributor role, you will work independently on account pricing as well as lead more complex analytical work. Examples of this include:

  • Assisting with the development of account-based technical pricing structures and leveraging profitability analysis

  • Partnering with regional business leaders and underwriters on both transactional and strategic account decisions; most notably by providing actuarial calculations, including:

  • Risk transfer analysis

  • Large complex loss forecasts and unique rating plan structure 

  • Large account collateral needs

  • Supporting and training underwriters in pricing and loss forecasting concepts, model outputs and tools, and providing a feedback channel to ensure the issues faced by the tool users are being addressed by the tool designers

  • Participating in internal audits and occasional meetings with brokers, outside actuarial consultants, and/or customers

  • Understanding profit drivers on portfolio and book segments and communicating insights as needed

  • Providing leadership with recommendations on key parts of the large account book of business to help drive strategic profit and growth

  • Developing strategic partnerships with the business segment leadership, portfolio managers, and underwriters 

  • Helping underwriters craft a story and support the deal proposal with sound rationale for rate increases, term changes, coverage adjustments, etc. beyond “the model says so”

  • Managing the demands of the various stakeholders, ensuring predictable and timely completion of work.

This is an opportunity to gain broad exposure to our various casualty lines of business, business segments and customers/prospects. You will also gain valuable underwriting insights and business knowledge working within an underwriting framework. As part of the expectations in this role as a seasoned actuarial SME, you will remain current with regulatory/market conditions to apply this knowledge in pricing solutions and recommendations.

This role will be filled at either the Senior Consultant or AVP Pricing Actuary level. The hiring manager will determine the appropriate level based upon the selected applicant’s experience and skill set relative to the qualifications listed for this position.

Basic Qualifications:

Senior Consultant:

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice, including Associates DegreeOR

  • Bachelors DegreeAND

  • 5 or more years of experience in the Actuarial area plus FCAS or equivalent international certificationOR

  • 10 or more years of experience in the Actuarial area plus ACAS or equivalent international certification


AVP Pricing Actuary:

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice, including Associates Degree OR

  • Bachelors Degree AND

  • 8 or more years of experience in the Actuarial area plus FCAS or equivalent international certificationOR

  • 13 or more years of experience in the Actuarial area plus ACAS or equivalent international certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in multiple functional areas (pricing, reserving, capital management) and knowledge/skills reflective of a senior practitioner

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Compensation for roles at Zurich varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Zurich provides in good faith a reasonable range of compensation for roles. For additional information about our Total Rewards, Clickhere ( . Other rewards may include short term incentive bonuses and merit increases. Candidates with salary expectations outside of the range are encouraged to apply, and will be considered based on experience, skill, and education. The salary provided is a nationwide market range and has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location where the position may be filled.The combined salary range for this position is$127,400.00 - $239,800.00.The starting salary range for theSenior Actuarial Consultantis$127,400.00 - $208,600.00and for theAVP- Pricingis$146,500.00 - $239,800.00.

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time ( ).

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Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please clickhere ( to learn more.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

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Location(s): AM - Atlanta, AM - Remote Work (US)

Remote Working: Hybrid

Schedule: Full Time

Employment Sponsorship Offered: No

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