Actuarial Analyst – Sandton

Gauteng, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

Key Purpose
Understand, analyse and optimize sales and distribution strategies across Discovery Health and Discovery Vitality using industry knowledge, analytical expertise and strategic insights. The candidate will be required to:

Perform analysis to inform distribution and new business strategies.
Transform unstructured data into strategic insights to inform key business decisions.
Storyboard and communicate complex information in a coherent, succinct manner.

Areas of responsibility
Market expertise:

Detailed analysis, technical modelling and desktop research covering company performance, product utilisation, sales trends and competitor landscape to guide the business on future growth opportunities.

Sales and distribution leadership:

Responsible for analysis which supports strategic insights, ideas, and assists in finding solutions to address sales and distribution priorities within Discovery Health
Contribute to research and development through a deep understanding of the competitor space and market dynamics. o Responsible for the successful product positioning and the associated analytic support of Discovery Health and Discovery Vitality’s annual enhancements and product launches

Broker leadership:

Engage with distribution channels and brokers as a key decision maker to complex problems faced by Discovery Health and Discovery Vitality
Position newly launched Health and Vitality products via nationwide webinars and roadshows to brokers
Develop strong relationships with brokers as the key voice on distribution sentiment and product delivery.

Thought leadership:

Produce white papers and thought leadership (through analysis of both internal and external data along with desktop research) to elevate the Discovery Health and Discovery Vitality brands and to support product positioning for the Discovery Health and Discovery Vitality’s annual enhancements and product launches


Self-starter with a strong drive for excellence
Strategic thinker
Exceptional analytical skills
Strong communication skills
Management and leadership skills
Competencies of storyboarding, presentation preparation and data visualisation is advantageous

Qualifications /Experience

Qualified Actuary/ Actuarial analyst, with a minimum of two years’ work experience.
Management consulting experience is advantageous.