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Head of BPA Pricing

Head of BPA Pricing

Salary: Competitive

Due to the continued success and investment in our Bulk and Individual Annuity businesses, an excellent opportunity has arisen to join our Retirement business as Head of BPA Pricing to lead delivery of BPA trading and technical actuarial pricing. Reporting to the Annuity Pricing Director, this role would suit a hard working and commercially minded actuary with experience in DB Pensions de-risking and UK insurance pricing.

Strong actuarial and problem-solving skills, a delivery focus and ability to lead a team effectively in a multi-disciplinary, fast paced, technical and competitive market are key.

A bit about the job:

The Bulk Annuity market continues to grow strongly as Defined Benefit pension scheme trustees and employer’s de-risk. Scheme funding levels are improved, and potential for c£40-70bn pa of transitions over the next few years are forecast, including potential for very large strategic transactions of up to £20bn+ alongside a regular flow of deals from £10m-£2bn.

The BPA Pricing team is responsible for our pricing strategy and capability, and then driving successful execution in a complex and competitive market, working on live tenders in conjunction with our BPA Deals, Reinsurance and Asset Origination teams to realize the best opportunities, control risks, and optimize our commercial delivery vs plan.

The team is also responsible for tracking our overall trading performance, oversight of deal pricing and governance, pricing methodology, building and optimizing pricing models/tools, setting pricing assumptions, regular planning and forecasting, proposition development, pricing bespoke deal features, supporting development of new strategic opportunities, operation and strengthening of key pricing controls.

The successful candidate will lead a team of c9 qualified and trainee actuaries while working closely with other areas of the wider Annuity Pricing team, including the BPA Dev team (building and maintaining cashflow valuation models), Individual Annuity Pricing, and supporting delivery of strategic projects. The role will work with senior colleagues across the BPA team, wider Retirement businesses (Individual Annuities and Equity Release), Finance, Risk and Group, so will require the ability to build effective relationships.

Skills and experience we’re looking for:

  • Qualified Actuary (or similar experience)
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of DB pensions (products, scheme features etc.) in relation to the bulk annuity de-risking market as well as expertise with pricing methodologies, models, and tools and controls
  • Detailed knowledge of Solvency 2 and IFRS requirements in relation to Bulk Annuities
  • Strong track record of successfully building, leading and developing teams
  • Strong commercial focus, technical expertise, communication (verbal, written), collaboration, and a risk and control mindset

What you’ll get for this role:

  • Competitive salary, depending on location, skills, experience, and qualifications,
  • Bonus opportunity - 25% of annual salary actual amount depends on your performance and Aviva’s.
  • Generous pension scheme - Aviva will contribute up to 14%, depending on what you put in.
  • 29 days holiday plus bank holidays, and you can choose to buy or sell up to 5 days
  • Make your money go further - Up to 40% discount on Aviva products, and other retailer discounts
  • Up to £1,200 of free Aviva shares per year through our Matching Share Plan and share in the success of Aviva with our Save As You Earn scheme
  • Brilliantly supportive policies including parental and carer’s leave
  • Flexible benefits to suit you, including sustainability options such as cycle to work
  • Make a difference, be part of our Aviva Communities and use your 3 paid volunteering days to help others
  • We take your wellbeing seriously with lots of support and tools

Aviva is for everyone:

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We flex locations, hours and working patterns to suit our customers, business, and you. Most of our people are smart working –spending around 50% of their time in our offices every week - combining the benefits of flexibility, with time together with colleagues.

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