Pricing Analyst

Haywards Heath, Home Office (Remote) or Manchester
£30,000 - £40,000 - depending on experience
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We’re First Central Insurance & Technology Group (First Central for short), an innovative, market-leading insurance company. We protect the things customers love so they can get on with what matters to them in life. 

Data drives us. It fuels our outstanding distribution, finance, technology and legal services. Our underwriting skills are built on data expertise; it creates the insights we need to give the right cover to the right customers at the right price. But, it’s the people inside and outside our business that power us. They make us stand out, help us succeed. We’re ambitious. We’re growing. We’ve won awards.   

Are you a talented Analyst with Retail Pricing experience? Are you an expert modeller with strong knowledge of GLM and non linear techniques? If so, we need you!

We’re looking for someone to join our Retail Pricing team as a Pricing Analyst either working remotely or based in our Salford Quays, Manchester or Haywards Heath, West Sussex offices. 

In this role you’ll support and develop pricing changes within First Central. You will be used to validate and build confidence in the pricing algorithm and the relevant data systems surrounding the pricing process.

You’ll support in refreshing predictive models using linear and non-linear statistical techniques; to monitor, maintain and update existing statistical models. You will solve key company questions, and to 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.

We’re all about people and we’re passionate about continuous improvement, so you’ll share your thoughts with the team to continually progress our methods and team knowledge.

Developing the best talent means a lot to us too. We’re an ambitious bunch to work with. You’ll play a vital part in attracting graduates and other talent into the company and supporting them on their journey. You’ll spread the word.

You’ll be great in this role if you have: 

  • Retail Pricing experience, Trading or Radar Optimisation would also be of interest
  • Modelling experience, either using GLM’s or non linear
  • Strong Analytical mindset

What's Involved:

  • Learn new tools and techniques
  • Give confidence in the underlying data within the pricing algorithm
  • Production of business analysis reports
  • Ad hoc project work providing analysis to the business
  • 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
  • Present findings and results in a clear and logical manner; produce written reports
  • Train, develop & guide graduate analysts
  • Positive manner with ability to communicate well with all colleagues and stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance with company and other relevant standards / regulations
  • Travel to group locations on an ad hoc basis (currently Manchester, Gibraltar and Guernsey)
  • Any other reasonable duties as required


  • Minimum 2:1 in a numerical undergraduate discipline


  • Strong background in statistical methods
  • Experience of personal lines insurance analysis
  • Experience of SAS, Emblem, Excel and advanced statistical techniques

Skills & Knowledge

  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to adopt a logical approach to solving problems
  • Excellent data and statistical analysis skills
  • Strong IT skills (including Excel and ideally programming skills)
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good time management and organisation skills
  • Broad knowledge of statistical methods and techniques
  • Good knowledge of motor insurance products and the motor insurance industry
  • Solid understanding of the business objectives and operations


  • Logical thinker with solid reasoning ability
  • Commercially focussed
  • Emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Quick learner
  • Able to transfer skills and knowledge to others
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • An organised and pro-active approach
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • A flexible approach and positive attitude
  • Strives to drive business improvements to contribute to the success of the business
  • Takes initiative to make decisions

Are you the person we’re looking for? If so, we look forward to hearing from you. Apply today!

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work. Check out our Glassdoor page to see what our colleagues think about working here.

What can we do for you?

People first. Always. We’re passionate about our colleagues and know the best people deserve an extraordinary working environment. We owe it to them so that’s what we offer. Our workplaces are energetic, inspirational, supportive. To get a taste of the advantages you’ll enjoy, take a look at all our perks in full here. 

Intrigued? Our Talent team can tell you everything you need to know about what we want and what we’re offering, so feel free to get in touch.

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