Senior Statistical Analyst

Senior Statistical Analyst

Location:
Haywards Heath
Salary:
Competitive
Department:
Commercial & Marketing
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We’re on the hunt for a number of talented Senior Statistical Analysts to join our Commercial and Marketing team in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.
 
You’ll be responsible for exploring and learning new tools (open source/commercial statistical modelling packages) and techniques (including machine learning). You’ll lead the building of new predictive models using linear and non-linear statistical techniques, monitoring, maintaining and updating existing statistical models.
 
We require someone who can solve key company questions, and provide analysis, insight and competitive advantage to the company by producing recommendations, analysis and reports that maximise customer satisfaction and the profitability of the company. You’ll need to be pro-active in seeking ways to improve existing processes in the Retail Pricing team as well as implementing and advising on analysis strategy for the company, with particular focus on customer behaviour and motor insurance market dynamics.
 
To be successful in this role, you’ll need to:
 
  • Have a strong background in statistical methods, data and statistical analysis skills
  • Have experience of SAS, Emblem, Excel and advanced statistical techniques
  • Have a minimum 2:1 in a numerical undergraduate discipline
 
Job responsibilities
 
  • Produce regular business analysis reports
  • Maintenance of analysis programs written in SAS, RADAR and other software packages
  • Write new analysis code using SAS, RADAR and other software packages
  • Build predictive models using SAS, EMBLEM and other software packages
  • Monitor, maintain, update and improve existing predictive models
  • Produce timely and accurate information for management decision-making purposes
  • Apply statistical techniques, including generalised linear modelling and non-linear methods to improve the performance of the company
  • Liaise with other departments on data issues, business effects influencing company reports, business processes and operational issues
  • Analyse business issues to find solutions to and make recommendations to improve profitability
  • Provide input and advice into company analysis strategy and the effective implementation of that strategy to meet company requirements
  • Create an innovative approach which drives the business forward by introducing new analytical methods, making use of new data sources and producing reporting suites to track performance
  • Train, develop and guide Analysts and Graduate Analysts within the team
 
Skills, knowledge & experience
 
  • Experience of personal lines insurance analysis
  • Experience of SAS, Emblem, Excel and advanced statistical techniques
  • Proven ability to produce outstanding results based on own initiative
  • Experience in people and project management
  • Minimum 2:1 in a numerical undergraduate discipline
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to adopt a logical approach to solving problems
  • Excellent data and statistical analysis skills
  • Logical thinker with solid reasoning ability
  • Commercially focused
  • Emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy
 
What can we do for you? 
 
We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…
 
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible working
  • YOUday – we give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day
  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
  • A health cash plan
  • Help with travel expenses
  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Professional subscription fees paid
     
Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team.
 
If you’d like to work for an award-winning employer in a fast-paced environment, apply now!
 
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Flexible working

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YOUday

We give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day.

Holiday Extra

Not only do you get a generous holiday entitlement, you can also buy additional leave.

Volunteering

Get a day off each year to take part in volunteering activities.

Health cash plan

Claim money back on your healthcare costs, such as dental check-ups and eye tests.

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