AVP Actuary

Americare Group Des Moines , IA 50301

Posted 3 months ago

Rooted in the downtown landscape since 1929, American Enterprise knows what it means to stay viable in the marketplace. That is why the organization is in the midst of a transformationreinventing the way we serve our customers. We are growing and are looking for dynamic individuals who are ready to share their talents and ideas with us.

Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa American Enterprise employs approximately 450 employees between the Des Moines, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska Ogden, and Utah offices. Through our family of companies, we create solutions that help secure the financial future of the customers we serve. Learn more at www.americanenterprise.com.


Included, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develops and introduces new and/or enhanced products in support of the Enterprise's strategic profit goals and distribution needs

  • Responsible for developing sound actuarial rates/prices for assigned products

  • Participates with a product team in creatively solving product design, financial, marketing, and administrative challenges

  • Works with the Health and Life Business Units to assess competitive positioning and efficacy of distribution

  • Responsible for supporting the evaluation of potential M&A or partnership opportunities

  • Monitors profitability in light of emerging experience for assigned products or partnerships

  • Ensures that all relevant MAR controls are appropriately established and adhered to

  • Supports the Valuation and Modeling functions within Actuarial to refine, streamline, and audit processes and work products


  • Strong aptitude for understanding technical solutions and learning/utilizing tools

  • High ability to solve problems and work under pressure

  • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills backed by exceptional ability to articulate and defend complex ideas and strategies to non-technical audiences in order to assure maximum understanding and positive impact of ideas

  • Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to speak to executive and board level officers in formal settings, and an ability to be persuasive in the presentation and "sale" of ideas and strategies that are difficult to understand

  • Advanced actuarial skills on pricing, experience analysis, data management and/or reporting

  • Advanced knowledge of insurance products, operations and existing regulations

  • A wareness of legal, political, economic and environmental impacts on the insurance products and operations

  • Experience with modeling software, preferably MG-ALFA

  • Demonstrated success working in cross-functional collaborative teams and in working with senior management

  • Strong organizational skills with a drive for transparency and efficiency


  • Bachelor's degree with at least a minor in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, or Statistics

  • Ten years of actuarial experience in related product line as well as previous experience leading / mentoring a team

  • Experience with Annuity pricing highly desirable

  • Experience with valuation of M&A or reinsurance partnership opportunities highly desirable

  • FSA designation

The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

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