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Job Title: Actuarial Programme Manager Location: Potters Bar Type: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
Canada Life UK looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals, families and companies. We help to build better futures for our customers, our intermediaries and our employees by operating as a modern, agile and welcoming organisation.
Part of our parent company Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life UK has operated in the United Kingdom since 1903. We have hundreds of respected and supported employees committed to doing the right thing for our customers and colleagues.
Canada Life UK is transforming to create a more customer-focused business by providing our customers with expertise on financial and tax planning, offering home finance and annuities propositions, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers.
We are seeking an experienced Actuarial Programme Manager with a proven track record of delivering major business and IT change. You will need to have a solid programme management background, be skilled at leading teams and have experience of working with senior finance and actuarial stakeholders to deliver transformational change through complex programmes of work.
The Programme Manager role will deliver significant Capital and Asset & Liability Management changes being made by the actuarial teams in the UK Finance function and manage all aspects of the day to day administration and control of allocated programme activities.
More specifically, the Programme Manager:
Independently evaluates and constructs robust business cases for potential initiatives
Creates matrix management structures of internal and external project teams to drive delivery of agreed business outcomes through the control of allocated programme activities
Is accountable for the effective delivery of complex and high-profile programmes including the planning and structuring of multiple project streams
Is directly responsible for leading all types of programmes on behalf of the UK Executive including strategic, transformational and major regulatory changes.
Is visible, engages strongly and influences senior stakeholders.
Prepares and delivers presentations to Executive sponsors and business leaders
Significant programme management experience in a wide range of business areas and demonstrated success of delivering complex project assignments
At least 5 years' experience in delivering business change with and into LifeCo actuarial teams. Exposure to a range of actuarial systems - Prophet (FIS) / WTW); & data warehouse / platform solutions.
At least a basic understanding of a range of actuarial processes (as well as valuation) – Solvency II reporting (including Internal Model / Partial Internal Model and ORSA; capital modelling; Asset & Liability Management; & liquidity management).
Expected to work independently, submitting high quality outputs that should not require constant review
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships, working closely with the UK Executive and senior management, as well as external parties
No direct line people management so heavily relies on influencing skills and key stakeholder management
Proven track record of programme delivery in a Life & Pensions environment
Strong programme budgetary control and financial management
Experience of managing multiple parties including third party suppliers
Excellent facilitation and presentation skills
High degree of knowledge and experience in stakeholder relationship management at a senior level
Excellent leadership skills and the ability to manage change with a proactive and enthusiastic approach
Good knowledge of LifeCo key business drivers, products and services
What you'll like about working here
As a Canada Life UK colleague, you'll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including income protection, private medical insurance and life assurance, along with a generous pension and bonus scheme. You'll also receive the support you need with your personal and professional development.
Diversity and inclusion
Canada Life is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer of choice is to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences