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Darwin Trading Strategy Manager

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Req ID:
R-13503
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Category:
Strategy & Delivery
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Location:
Bromley; Leeds

About us

Darwin is one of the fast-growing motor insurers in the UK – it is part of the Direct Line Group, one of the UK's largest and most established general insurers.

What you'll be doing:

We have an exciting new opportunity to join the team as a Trading Manager. The role will be part of our Customer and Commercial Value (CCV) chapter. The CCV chapter represents the wide set of commercial, P&L management, customer journey and product skills that are essential for adding new value for our customers and shareholders. In this role, you will be responsible for driving growth & profitability by setting the commercial plan for the business and developing trading strategies to deliver the plan. Some specifics the role will include:

  • Define and deliver trading metrics measures & Management Information (from multiple sources)

  • Deliver the business plan and trading KPIs providing steer on prioritising opportunities

  • Use a range of insight and direct approaches to actively track the motor insurance market, present analysis and findings, and give direction for pricing / underwriting / product & customer journey improvements

  • Develop retail tests to improve trading metrics of written premium, volume, loss ratio risk mix and profit contribution

  • Build a deep understanding of the drivers of profitability, especially underlying risk pricing and the uncertainty inherent in the risk price

  • Use data and commercial instinct to make big decisions in uncertain economic conditions and help the CEO /CFO / ExCo members understand these

  • Work in an Agile squad to deliver customer and commercial objectives aligned with group OKRs (Objectives & Key Results)

What you'll need:

The successful candidate will be a data native who can couple data skills to build credible insight into trading performance and work with Pricing & Underwriting, Technology and Operational teams to deliver initiatives to drive trade. You will have a passion for driving real change by demonstrating your data and commercial skills and harnessing the full potential of people around you.

Ways of Working

Our mixed model way of working offers a 'best of both worlds' approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone. How much you'll be in the office depends on your role, and we'll consider the flexible working options that work best for you.

Benefits

We recognise we wouldn't be where we are today without our colleagues, that's why we offer excellent benefits designed to suit your lifestyle:

  • 9% employer contributed pension

  • 50% off home, motor and pet insurance plus free travel insurance and Green Flag breakdown cover

  • Additional optional Health and Dental insurance

  • Generous holidays

  • Buy as you earn share scheme

  • Employee discounts and cashback

  • Plus many more

Being yourself

Direct Line Group is an equal opportunity employer, and we think diversity of background and thinking is a big strength in our people. We're delighted to feature as one of the UK's Top 50 Inclusive Employers and are committed to making our business an inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves and succeed in their careers.

We know you're more than a CV, and the things that make you, you, are what bring potential to our business. We recognise and embrace people that work in different ways so if you need any adjustments to our recruitment process, please speak to the recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

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