Pricing Analyst
Manulife
Waterloo, Ontario
2d ago

Job Description

As a key member of Manulife’s Global Wealth and Asset Management (GWAM) Finance Team, the Pricing Analyst will be heavily involved in supporting the US Retirement pricing management, internal pricing teams and the Pricing Officer with analytics, internal reporting, development, implementation and adoption of key strategic project initiatives and modeling.

It is a role that is designed for someone who is eager to grow their career at a top Financial Services firm.

This role will play a critical function in achieving organizational financial and pricing objectives via supporting sales and retention goals.

This role will operate as a key strategic advisor with decision making authorities to the Sales teams, Strategic Relationship Management (SRM) teams and Pricing leadership to help win and retain business.

The candidate will be empowered to foster relationships with customer facing roles to drive business outcomes.

The role conducts both qualitative and quantitative internal data analysis and external market studies, supports internal customer needs, helps to guide pricing strategy and conduct business process analysis to improve pricing operations and management.

This includes financial analytics and reporting that relate to pricing and underwriting of new and existing clients as well as analytics relating to competition.

Technical skills including working with large data sets and expertise with the MS Office Suite. The Pricing Analyst will be required to demonstrate and develop leadership, coaching and consultative skills by living the Manulife values.

It is a role that is designed for someone who is eager to grow their career at a top Financial Services firm.

Key Individual Accountabilities :

  • Ability to deliver complex pricing analytics, pricing model analysis, profitability analysis, market analysis, business risk analysis and implementation of final fees.
  • Ability to utilize existing models to aggregate and manipulate large & complex data sets from multiple sources / formats, which in turn, drive automated internal and external reporting.
  • The incumbent strives to build on prior experiences to further develop strong data analytical skills and answer complex questions and needs with data and reporting.
  • Analyze financial and pricing information in relation to our overall business strategy to help determine any related financial risks to the organization.
  • Ownership of risk management and risk mitigation through the rigorous development of controls, procedures, training, and analysis.
  • Key Shared Accountabilities :

  • Improve client retentions that drive organizational business and financial objectives.
  • Conduct both qualitative and quantitative internal data analysis and external market studies, support internal customer needs, help to guide, and innovate Pricing strategy and conduct business process analysis to improve Pricing operations and management.
  • Support and advise internal customers’ need for information and data from pricing and financial models.
  • Key Behaviors :

  • Demonstrate and continue to develop leadership, coaching and consultative skills in this role.
  • Challenge the status quo and innovates the team to develop new tools, process efficiencies and automated solutions to meet internal and external customer demands.
  • Demonstrate big picture thinking in decision making and has the desire to drive change that will positively impact business growth and profitability.
  • Superior analytical, communication and written skills with militant attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate highly engaged behaviors including but not limited to an exceptional work ethic, personal accountability, team first mentality, positive attitude, high energy, desire to help others and eagerness to learn and take on new responsibilities.
  • Invest in career growth through taking training courses offered by Manulife / JH, making progress towards an advanced degree or certificate / designation program, and establishing mentor relationships.
  • The incumbent will be required to demonstrate and develop leadership, coaching and consultative skills by living the Manulife values.
  • Qualifications :

  • Minimum 3 years of experience within the financial services industry and pricing experience.
  • Preferred 2 years of experience within the defined contribution and / or defined benefit industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Mathematics, Statistics, or business-related field.
  • Advanced knowledge and thorough experience with Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Experience with financial reporting, pricing, underwriting or risk analysis, and marketplace analytics.
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, and excellent analytical, communication, presentation, written and oral skills.
  • Self-starter and team player with a high level of initiative, strong work ethic and the ability to gather, synthesize, organize, and report information.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage priorities in a demanding and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Proactive strategic thinking and willingness to innovate and question the status quo.
  • Proven organizational, time management and prioritization skills to meet strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Exceptional work ethic, positive attitude, eagerness to learn and take on new responsibilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate across departments within the organization including senior leadership and peers.
  • High energy and self-driven individual looking to build a career within a Finance organization.
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