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Actuarial Manager (Life and Pensions Strategy)

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Join our market-leading Life Insurance and Pensions strategy consulting team, widely recognised by our clients for original insight and deep sector expertise.

Create impactful strategies: our work is highly varied, advising on some of the most ambitious strategic programmes in the sector, including:

  • New product development and market entry analysis
  • Customer and adviser strategy
  • Commercial analysis and business case construction
  • Strategic operating model design
  • Strategy input to digital transformation or delivery programmes

Work in a growing practice with leading clients: our team has a strong and growing client network across the industry, including the UK’s largest pension providers, wealth managers and insurers

Learn from world-class experts: As well as being strategy experts, bridging the gap between strategy and execution is at the heart of what we do. We work closely with Deloitte experts in digital, marketing, risk, product, M&A and actuarial, learning from each other and bringing the best of Deloitte to our clients.

Build a brand: Everyone in our team brings unique skills and experience. We take time to help each other develop a domain of expertise, building what we are known for as individuals and in the market.

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Deloitte drives progress. Using our vast range of expertise, that covers audit, risk advisory, and consulting services across tax, legal, business, technology and corporate finance, we help our clients become leaders wherever they choose to compete. To do this, we invest in outstanding people. We build teams of future thinkers, with diverse talents and backgrounds, and empower them all to reach for and achieve more.

What brings us all together at Deloitte? It’s how we approach the thousands of decisions we make every day. How we behave, our beliefs and our attitudes. In other words: our values. Whatever we do, wherever we are in the world, we lead the way, serve with integrity, take care of each other, foster inclusion, and collaborate for measurable impact. These five shared values lead every decision we make and action we take, guiding us to deliver impact how and where it matters most.

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As a Strategy Manager you will be the day-to-day lead on strategy engagements with our clients. While no two projects are the same, you will typically manage a team of analysts or consultants with support from senior colleagues as needed. You’ll play a vital hands-on role in designing the analysis approach, distilling insights and constructing strategic recommendations.

At times this will include being the bridge from strategy into delivery, and we particularly welcome applications from candidates with experience in digital delivery and data science, alongside core strategy skills.

The nature of the work we do includes:

  • Strategic options analysis and evaluation: working with clients to understand and define strategic choices ahead of key investment decisions
  • Market analysis: traditional evidence-led analysis to identify market development opportunities to support client strategies
  • Developing strategic business models: determining the optimum business or commercial model to effectively deliver client objectives
  • Capability building: helping our clients configure effectively and develop their ability to deliver operational excellence in specific areas
  • Stimulating innovation: identifying new ways of working that will stimulate innovation and growth, and lead to better decision-making
  • Digital transformation: guiding and supporting clients through imagining, defining and delivering their digital journey to enable competitive advantage

The team: The role sits within the Pensions and Life Insurance practice, part of Deloitte's Insurance Strategy Consulting team. You will join and learn from several other experienced Strategy Managers with expertise across customer and adviser strategy, wealth management, financial planning and taking new products to market. You’ll also benefit from being part of the wider Insurance Strategy community. Beyond the Strategy team, you will build a network with Pensions and Life experts across Deloitte, in digital, marketing, M&A and operations consulting lines.

Development: We offer a structured career path and invest in continuous development and learning, which matter greatly to us. Our growth in recent years has been strong and we have ambitious plans for the future: you will find that there is no lack of opportunity for you to develop your career, wherever you may choose to take it.

Responsibilities: As a Strategy Manager your responsibilities will include:

  • Leadership: independently leading engagements from scoping through delivery
  • Analysis and insight: leading execution of rigorous and insightful analysis to build an evidence base to support strategy development and change
  • Tools, skills and frameworks: mastery of strategy tools and frameworks to solve client problems, and sharing best practice within the team
  • Team management: managing and mentoring junior colleagues to ensure successful project delivery
  • Relationship management: working closely with clients and internal stakeholders, taking the lead in developing strong professional relationships and liaising with teams to deliver a seamless client experience
  • Continuous Learning: proactively developing your own skills, seeking feedback, building knowledge, and sharing your insight with colleagues
  • Business development: Taking a leadership role in the management of the practice and business development with clients

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We are looking for people who enjoy addressing complex problems in an analytical manner, with a proven record of delivery in a project environment and a strong background in the Life & Pensions sector. We particularly welcome applications from those with experience working closely with technology, digital and data teams.

Essential:

  • Experience of leading strategy development in one of the following environments: Management or strategy consultancy; Corporate strategy development within industry (e.g. pensions provider, adviser platform, insurance provider) or Proposition strategy development within industry (e.g. product owner, proposition architect)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage teams in a project-based or client-facing environment
  • Strong understanding of the UK Life and/or Pensions landscape, trends, and drivers of change
  • Good understanding of how to construct and evidence strategic arguments, and creativity in identifying evidence sources
  • Strong academic track record
  • Flexibility to travel

Desirable:

  • Good understanding of digital delivery or experience of working in agile development
  • Postgraduate or professional qualification (completed or in progress) e.g. MBA, CFA, CIMA, CISI, CII etc

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