Natural Perils Specialist | NSW - Sydney

Job reference number: ALL/ALL/1387996EXT

When you work at Allianz, you're part of a strong global insurer, helping to protect over 3 million Australians. We value diverse thinking, so your ideas and innovative mindset will be warmly welcomed. You'll experience a friendly environment working with talented people, where you'll be included and have your capabilities recognised. And you'll be supported to reach your full potential and enjoy an enriching career.

About the Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Allianz Australia's Technical division, based in our Market Street office, for a Natural Perils Specialist to be appointed.  This is an excellent opportunity to utilise your research, problem solving, communication and analytical skills.

This position will support the managing of Natural Peril risk to the General Insurance industry relating to Allianz Australia. This includes supporting the underwriting, rating, pricing and exposure management of Natural Perils across all Allianz Australia portfolios.  This will be achieved through utilising external models, industry data and leveraging best practice locally and within Allianz Group. The major Natural Perils include flood, cyclone, bushfire, storm and earthquake.

This role will produce analysis and insights relating to Natural Perils and share these insights with key stakeholders to drive appropriate decision making relating to Natural Perils.

Key role objectives:

  • Broaden the knowledge base of natural peril risk with internal stakeholders across various divisions
  • Perform pricing analysis accurately by utilising programming, modelling and analytical skills
  • Utilise mathematical background for application to pricing, exposure management and impact change for internal stakeholders
  • Support the identifying, evaluation and sourcing of external data and models where appropriate
  • Provide insights and recommendations to internal stakeholders to support business decisions
  • Contribute to and support implementation of pricing and underwriting initiatives to achieve business objectives
  • Continually optimise and refine models, reflecting competitive and commercial considerations
  • Identify opportunities to continuously improve processes to address inefficiencies and risks
  • Develop skills in relevant data and modelling software to contribute to development and implement of best practice in pricing and modelling 

About You:

The successful applicant will possess the following experience with an understanding of General Insurance products.

  • Three years plus experience in either general insurance, catastrophe modelling, environmental science, engineering, reinsurance or related background
  • Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Studies, Engineering or Data Science
  • Experience in General Insurance is desirable
  • Strong SAS, Excel and VBA skills
  • Strong technical, analytical and mathematical skills
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written
  • Strong and proven stakeholder management and influencing skills and a business partnering mindset and approach
  • The ability to quickly build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, demonstrating exceptional customer service
  • Experience with Willis Towers Watson pricing software, R or Python would be favourably considered
  • Experience GIS software would be favourably considered
  • Results driven focus with an emphasis on producing outstanding results
  • Strong time management and organisation skills, with the ability to multi-task and ‎prioritise your work, whilst working in a fast paced environment

 What's on Offer:

This role will present an exciting opportunity to join a global iconic insurance organisation, which is transforming through an exciting time of change and growth. A competitive remuneration package including an excellent employee benefits and discounts program awaits the successful applicant.A supported learning and career development pathway also awaits you.


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