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  • Actuary – Pricing, Research and Development: John Hancock

    May 8, 2019 by John Hancock

    Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed? With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.

    Job Description

    This job description does not represent a comprehensive listing of job duties that are required of the employee performing this role. We reserve the right to change duties or assign additional duties at any time with or without notice.

    People Leader Role: No

    Individual Responsibilities

    • Supports a specialization function within a business area (100%)

    Product

    • Lead major projects within the department
    • Lead and manage pricing aspect of new products during the design, development, launch and monitoring stages.
    • Ensure profitability of new products and product features comply with corporate guidelines and regulatory environment.
    • Recommend Assumptions relevant to product design
    • Maintain pricing tools for products within Actuary’s purview, including documentation
    • May lead a team of actuarial students and/or Associate Actuaries
    • Provide actuarial support to both Marketing and Administrative areas.
    • Lead/participate in adhoc projects as necessary (e.g. innovation, tax, infrastructure, etc)
    • Take initiative to drill down deeply into some subject matters in order to become department’s “expert”
    • Take initiative to suggest changes in department’s processes and procedures
    • Synthesize experiences from other projects within the department to find solutions to current problems
    • Perform top-down analysis of results and uses rules of thumb to identify areas for further investigation
    • Drive significant improvement within the department or BU by obtaining key management buy in

    Job Requirements

    • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) or equivalent.
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability combined with very strong technical actuarial skills.
    • Risk management focus, with ability to see beyond traditional measures and identify emerging issues.
    • Ability to respond to changing demands from multiple stakeholders and prioritize needs and results while working under deadline pressure
    • Knowledge of IFRS, US Statutory and US Tax accounting bases including earnings emergence, deferred taxes, and capital, as well as the various profit metrics used in pricing.
    • Strong general programming skills and ability to develop organized, creative and consistent solutions to diverse and complex problems
    • Experience with US individual life insurance (product development or valuation) an asset
    • Practical experience with Axis

    Decision Authorities

    • Prioritizing and reprioritizing work deliverables and projects
    • General modeling approach
    • Managing internal and external resources to achieve targets if applicable
    • Detail documentation for product requirements and filing products

    Location: Boston, MA – preferred; Canada – available for consideration

    Relocation: not supported

    JOHN HANCOCK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – AA/F/M/D/V

    • JHC

    If you are ready to unleash your potential it’s time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.

    About Manulife

    Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers’ needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2016, we had approximately 35,000 employees, 70,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 22 million customers. At the end of 2016, we had $977 billion (US$728 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made almost $26 billion in payments to our customers.

    Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as ‘MFC’ on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under ‘945’ in Hong Kong.

    Manulife is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization. It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request an accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

    Click HERE to see the LinkedIn posting.

    Originally Posted at LinkedIn on May 2019 by John Hancock.

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