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Director and Actuary – Group Benefits Disability Pricing

The Standard

This is a Contract position in Portland, OR posted August 19, 2021.

At The Standard, you’ll join a team focused on putting our customers first.

Our continued success is driven by a high-performance culture.

We’re looking for people who are collaborative, accountable, creative, agile and are driven by a passion for doing what’s right
– across the company and in our local communities.

We offer a caring culture where you can make a real difference, every day.

Ready to reach your highest potential?

Let’s work together.

You’ll have direct responsibility for leading rate setting of our Short
– Term and Long-Term Disability products.

You’ll leverage your skillful relationship management as you partner with key internal stakeholders including underwriting and sales leaders and staff to balance appropriate profitability with new business goals.

You’ll be involved in evaluating and implementing new ways to price our products as we challenge ourselves to consider new methods through our Actuarial Transformation effort.

You’ll ensure timely and accurate rate filings across approximately 25 states that we conduct business in.

You are an inspirational leader who identifies and develops great talent and ensures an inclusive working environment to allow for employee engagement and diversity of thought.

The missing piece is you, bringing your vision, expertise, and energy.

Location This position can be conducted as a remote role within the U.S.

The individual may also appreciate working out of our headquarters office in Portland, Oregon.

Reporting Relationships You’ll report to the AVP and Actuary in our group benefits pricing area.

You’ll have a team of three direct reports.

You’ll collaborate and interact regularly with others across the organization.

Primary Responsibilities: In this role, you will: Establish credibility with key stakeholders to promote and implement effective and agile actuarial and rate setting approaches Ensure accurate and timely filings with various state Department of Insurance contacts.

Ensure an inclusive and engaging work environment for your team, promoting diversity of thought and perspective.

Provide leadership and coaching to existing staff as well as attract, retain, and develop new talent ensuring a pipeline of talent for the future.

Support our Actuarial Transformation initiative ensuring successful implementation of improved procedures and processes.

As an active member of the group benefits leadership team, you provide thought leadership as needed on various departmental as well as cross-functional teams supporting the insurance businesses.

Provide actuarial advice and consultation to senior management on matters relating to all relevant products.

Your Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required.

Advanced degree a plus.

Fellow of the Society of Actuaries {FSA} or equivalent international designation Eight years of actuarial experience within the insurance industry including sufficient relevant work experience in disability plan pricing.

A minimum of three years prior people leadership strongly preferred.

Leadership Competencies You Possess: You demonstrate those leadership behaviors and qualities we think are important to success.

Transparent and consistent with high value-add personal impact, leading with respect and managerial courage easily establishing yourself as a trusted business partner.

The ability to move from a strategic macro point of view as well as to drill down into the details in order to understand impacts and build credibility with stakeholders.

Driven to win: Pro-active and self-motivated, inspiring enthusiasm about the business and engaging hearts and minds to create a positive culture with high morale and strong performance with a focus on excellence and continuous improvement.

Effective communication skills that instill confidence with internal and external audiences and ability to translate complex concepts into meaningful actionable information.

Strong presentation skills in order to effectively present at board meetings.

Demonstrated strong consultative and influencing skills and are resourceful to build effective partnerships/coalitions across all areas of the organization with colleagues at all levels, including executive leadership.

Low-ego, Team-oriented, collaborative approach Makes informed decisions through strong analytical, conceptual and critical thinking skills with a solutions-oriented mindset; and willingness and ability to handle opposing perspectives and gain consensus.

Able to work effectively through complex problems with the ability to assess gaps and opportunities to inform strategy and to prioritize initiatives and action plans.

Proven organizational leadership skills and ability to define roles required to enhance and sustain a “best in class” corporate actuarial function.

Excellent project management and organizational skills with strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously.

The Standard Culture You’ll find the environment provides complex intellectual challenges as well as excitement as you share in the success of the company’s forward moving plans.

The Standard fosters innovation, builds collaboration, and pursues excellence.

You’ll experience an open and welcoming environment with authentic people who are thoughtful and intentional.

You’ll find a collaborative approach when it comes to planning and decision making.

You’ll have the independence to achieve results and develop your team with a clear view of the values and culture of the organization.

In a culture that places high value on continuous improvement and possibilities, your ideas and insights regarding creative and innovative approaches are expected and encouraged.

LI-Remote Note: The Standard is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary for this role when hiring a Colorado resident.

The salary for employees working in Colorado in this role is listed below.

The Standard’s package also includes incentive plan participation and comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and paid time off.

Please note, eligibility to participate in an incentive program is subject to the rules governing the program and plan.

Any award depends on various factors, including individual and organizational performance.

Salary Range: $106,200.00
– $188,300.00 Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc.

and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law.

The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited.

The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment.

All employees of The Standard must be bondable.

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