CVP, Actuarial - Pricing #80581


Date: Apr 5, 2019

Location: Tampa, FL, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


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The CVP, Pricing will be a leader on the New York Life Direct Actuarial Pricing and New Business Team, reporting directly to the Head of Pricing. The position will work closely with the Product Team to design new products and with the Marketing Team to build new business plans and evaluate new business profitability. The position will help lead the day to day activities of the Pricing and New Business Team, and coordinate with other teams in the Actuarial Department of NYL Direct. The position will be expected to be a thought leader in determining the strategic direction of Direct profitability.


Responsibilities Include:


  • Work closely with Product Team to design new products
  • Ensure accurate pricing of direct to market life insurance products
  • Understand profitability targets and ensure new products meet requirements
  • Present and defend pricing analysis to NYL Senior Management
  • Work with Experience Studies & Analytics Team to develop appropriate pricing assumptions
  • Work closely with Marketing to build new business plans, ensuring profitability targets are met
  • Evaluate profitability of new business using a variety of metrics, including lifetime client value
  • Provide thought leadership in Direct on the strategic direction of new business profitability




  • Life products pricing experience required
  • Experience with simplified underwriting and direct market life insurance a plus
  • Experience with Prophet modeling software a plus
  • Strong and effective communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to present to senior leaders, as well as peers, in a clear manner, fostering dialogue and helping to drive decisions; ability to communicate technical, actuarial concepts in an easy to understand manner
  • Ability to build relationships and reach across the organization, both internally to NYL Direct and within the broader NYL organization
  • Significant experience creating executive level presentations
  • Ability to influence areas outside direct line of reporting
  • Strong management skills
  • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries



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