Insurance Director | Financial Services Consulting

Firm
PwC
Location
Dublin
Education
Benefits
Competive
Industry

Line of Service

Advisory

Industry/Sector

FS X-Sector

Specialism

Risk

Management Level

Director

Job Description & Summary

As part of the FS Consulting team you will have the opportunity to work with like-minded, high-performing individuals as well as collaborating with colleagues from the wider Consulting team and global PwC network. Our multi-disciplinary teams are structured to best meet our clients’ requirements, with appropriate skills, expertise and levels ranging from in-depth technical knowledge through to hands-on practical experience.

Our Financial Services (‘FS’) Consulting team is a team of 100 professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experience across the insurance, banking and asset & wealth management (AWM) sectors. Our team has a range of skills, spanning strategic, operational and specialist regulatory experience to solve complex problems for our clients, many of whom are global financial institutions. This team is part of the wider Consulting team of 450 people, who work in PwC Ireland’s Advisory Line of Service.

As part of the FS Consulting team you will have the opportunity to work with like-minded, high-performing individuals as well as collaborating with colleagues from the wider Consulting team and global PwC network. Our multi-disciplinary teams are structured to best meet our clients’ requirements, with appropriate skills, expertise and levels ranging from in-depth technical knowledge through to hands-on practical experience.

Successful candidates will demonstrate an inner drive to deliver the best outcomes for our clients, will collaborate effectively within our team and use their experience and skills to provide best-in-class services to our clients. The scale of potential growth within the FS sector in Ireland, driven by macroeconomic events, presents a significant opportunity for trusted advisers that partner with their clients to proactively respond to the challenges ahead; we are looking for candidates that can help our FS team to be the trusted advisor of choice amongst clients. 

Role Description

We are looking for an experienced Director to join our Financial Services (FS) Advisory team.  The role will be based in PwC’s offices in Spencer Dock, Dublin 1, however, due to the nature of client service, travel (including international) may be required.

As a Director, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Support team to disrupt, improve and evolve ways of working when necessary.

  • Arrange and sponsor appropriate assignments and experiences to help people realise their potential and support their long-term aspirations.

  • Identify gaps in the market and spot opportunities to create value propositions.

  • Look for opportunities to scale efficiencies and new ways of working across multiple projects and environments.

  • Create an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.

  • I promote and encourage others to value difference when working in diverse teams.

  • Drive and take ownership for developing connections that help deliver what is best for our people and stakeholders.

  • Influence and facilitate the creation of long-term relationships which add value to the firm.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct

Our Commitment to You


You will focus primarily on enhancing your skillset as a professional management consultant. This will occur through delivery of client engagements and contributing to the capability of the firm.

  • We help you build a tailor-made career to suit you as an individual, with targeted on- and off-the-job coaching and training to help you grow on a personal and professional level

  • We count on you to contribute to building and developing a world-class consulting team dedicated to the success of both national and multinational organisations

  • We enable you to develop an international professional network, tap into our global network of 223,000 specialists, more than 2,500 colleagues in Ireland

  • We support you in your personal growth through attractive career opportunities, stretch assignments, as well as through interdisciplinary collaboration within our company

  • You'll work with the best teams to add value for our clients on challenging national and international projects

 
Essential skills required

  • 10+ years total experience – including consulting experience from a professional services, advisory or internal consulting environment 

  • Strong background in the Insurance Sector (From a Strategic, Operational and Technology perspective)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the insurance markets and regulatory systems, including Insurance Distribution Directive, Solvency II, IFRS 17, challenges, future trends and regulations

  • Demonstrated knowledge of insurance industry technology solutions and platforms

  • Deep understanding of life, general and/or health insurance industry dynamics and value creation opportunities

  • Client focused and commercially astute

  • Strong experience managing teams and multiple client projects

  • Excellent understanding of leading business practice

  • Project / programme management experience

  • Strong business analysis and problem-solving skills

  • Adaptable and with an innovative approach to their work

  • Can effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with different audiences

  • Excellent Excel, PowerPoint and report writing skills
     

Essential experience required 

  • Experience of working with Insurance-specific products

  • Experience with Target Operating Model design

  • Leading projects to deliver results for clients within agreed deadlines and budgets

  • Experience in managing teams of resources on multiple assignments running simultaneously

  • Continually managing client and internal stakeholder expectations

  • Overseeing and delivering formal and informal reports and presentations

  • Leading, preparing and presenting compelling proposals for new client work

  • Coaching and mentoring team members to achieve project and career objectives

  • Recruiting talented professionals to grow the team

  • Developing practical thought leadership articles and publications

 
Other experience – desirable  

  • A relevant primary or advanced degree e.g. finance, business, engineering, MBA or equivalent

  • Formal project management qualifications e.g. Prince2

  • Accounting or actuarial experience / qualifications;

  • Relevant industry qualifications e.g. CII for insurance;

  • Regulatory reporting experience e.g. in producing or reviewing aspects of Solvency II reporting;

Skills:

Consulting, Solvency II, InsurTech

Education (if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified)

Degrees/Field of Study required:

Degrees/Field of Study preferred:

Certifications (if blank, certifications not specified)

Desired Languages (If blank, desired languages not specified)

Travel Requirements

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?

Government Clearance Required?

Job Posting End Date

July 30, 2021

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Firm: PwC

Location: Dublin

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