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Associate Analyst

Southern Cross Health Trust
Auckland, NZ
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 8, 2024

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Full Time
About us

We're a not-for-profit organisation on a mission to transform ourselves and empower New Zealanders to live their healthiest lives.

With almost a million members in our care, we are New Zealand's leading health insurer.

We have an unstoppable focus, delivering outstanding experiences to our members in their time of need. This is an exciting time to be part of our journey and in return for your extraordinary talent, we'll provide a high performing values-based team environment where people are at our heart.

About the role

As an Associate Analyst, you will support the delivery of a wide range of pricing and modelling solutions that enable our customers to deliver value to members and the organisation. You will support the 'Managers' by delivering high-quality analysis and insights to meet customer needs, enabling business leaders in their decision-making.

Key accountabilities:

  • Monitor portfolios and carry out regular price reviews for consumer and group segments according to our pricing strategy.
  • Provide analytical support to wider pricing initiatives and strategies.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with key customers to understand their needs and effectively communicate the data and insights to support smooth pricing implementation.
  • Review and maintain complex statistical models to enhance Southern Cross' pricing function and risk selection processes.
  • Communicate complex concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences and build positive relationship with stakeholders across the business.
  • Drives continuous improvements to our current pricing and modelling process including documentation, process controls and knowledge share.

  • Engage with the business to identify their needs to delivery a technical solution (through analytical work or rely on advanced modelling technique) to solve the business problem in a pragmatic manner.
  • Hand on development and maintenance of complex statistical models, delivering robust models and monitoring frameworks that ensure the ongoing efficacy of the models for their intended purpose.
  • Stay up to date with recent research and developments and share ideas for new exploratory analysis.

About you

You are energetic, passionate and able to work cross-functionally across different areas of analytics. Ideally you have:
  • Business related qualifications (mathematics, statistics, finance) and/or learning demonstrating expertise, curiosity, a thirst for knowledge and growth.
  • Strong programming and coding skills in one or more statistical modelling packages, preferably in R.
  • Technical competency complemented by curiosity and a thirst for knowledge and growth.
  • Keen to pursue in actuarial or insurance pricing field.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment.
  • Can do attitude in an unfamiliar context.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Ngākau nui. Āhurutanga. Tikanga.

Join a proud diverse team, that's always there, always real, always true. If you thrive in a caring, honest and open culture, we think you'll love working with us.

We know that it is our team's culture and wellbeing that will drive us forward. That's why we prioritise not only professional development opportunities but opportunities to thrive personally, too. We offer exceptional work/life balance and our employees are encouraged to - and rewarded for - living well.

Southern Cross employee benefits include:
  • five days of wellbeing leave per year
  • health insurance for you and your immediate whānau
  • life insurance cover and discounts on pet and travel insurance
  • extra parental leave benefits and financial wellbeing support
  • earn up to $1000 extra per year with our workplace wellbeing programme.

That's not all. Need more time to study, volunteer or support your whānau? You'll have the opportunity to purchase flexi leave. Each year, you will also get to take part in a volunteer day, to contribute to a cause or community with your team.

Our commitment to LGBTQIA+ and minority communities is reflected in our culture, and we run a regular Diversity and Inclusion Forum to help ensure this continues to flourish.

If you share our commitment and passion, then apply now!

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