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CAT Management Lead or Senior Analyst (Open to Remote Location)

Company: Markel Corporation
Location: Plano
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Company Information:

What we look for

Our exceptional and motivated employees are our greatest strength. Our employees provide the highest level of

customer service and help maintain our position as a leader in the global marketplace.

Markel Style

The Markel Style is what makes us stand out from our competitors. It's our core value which should underpin how we do business, while influencing our behavior and performance. We are looking for people who have potential and share our passion to live the Markel Style, which is described in more detail below.

If you think you have these core attributes we want to hear from you.

Job Summary:

Great opportunity to expand your career in the exciting world of Catastrophe Management! Our top candidate will be currently working in a P&C or re/insurance company in the CAT Management department - seeking their next move into a Senior level or Lead level!

The primary purpose of this position is to provide catastrophe management services to maximize the profitable growth of Markel's catastrophe exposed product lines. This includes supervising portfolio risk roll-up and analyzing changes in corporate catastrophe exposure and loss statistics to differentiate between profitable and unprofitable segments. This position will collaborate with both internal and external customers to communicate catastrophe management results, concepts and potential issues. This position will provide guidance, instruction, and direction to the Catastrophe department for the purpose of achieving functional goals and objectives.

Preferred locations are Richmond, VA, or Rosemont, IL. Open to remote work with the right background and skill sets.

Job Responsibilities

  • Allocate resources appropriately.
  • Supervise portfolio risk roll-up over a wide variety of products, analyze and validate results.
  • Relate mathematical catastrophe models to the real world and provide guidance to senior management that translates results to actionable items.
  • Provide and communicate catastrophe loss and exposure estimates and related reporting to internal and external customers in a timely manner.
  • Support the presentation of results of our catastrophe exposure and loss analyses in the Quarterly Catastrophe Management Report and ad hoc meetings.
  • Collaborate with underwriters, Product Line Leadership (PLL) and management to support and sustain profitable organizational growth by providing effective catastrophe analysis that identifies profitable areas to target and highlights unprofitable areas as well as monitoring key catastrophe statistics and advising management of possible issues.
  • Utilize available data to effectively apportion catastrophe capacity and access existing products to determine if they add profitable growth to the organization.
  • Evaluate new business opportunities and potential acquisitions providing input to senior management.
  • Collaborate regularly with related departments, including Actuarial, Risk Management, Reinsurance Administration and Regional Catastrophe Departments, to increase efficiency and achieve objectives through open communication.
  • Proactively share knowledge in related areas, fostering collaboration both internal and external to the department.
  • Provide career planning and performance feedback to ensure proper staff development by coaching, motivating and building bench strength.
  • Communicate effectively and ensure team has been adequately updated on matters relating to workflow or procedural changes.


  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in a related quantitative field required

General Skill Set

  • Thorough experience utilizing MS Excel to analyze data and present information in a user-friendly format
  • Ability to apply and interpret advanced mathematical, economical, and statistical concepts
  • Creative problem solver who is detail-oriented and possesses exceptional organization and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and consistently meet deadlines
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to maintain working relationships with other departments and function in an unstructured environment
  • Open and enthusiastic to learning new software and exploring new and different ways of analyzing catastrophe risk

Specialized Skill Set

  • 7+ years of work experience as a catastrophe modeler/analyst or in a related position within the insurance/reinsurance field with knowledge of commercial catastrophe models (RMS/AIR) and data management tools is preferred
  • Experience with simulation tools such as MetaRisk, ReMetrica or Igloo preferred
  • Candidates with exposure to cyber risk modeling will be at the top of the list
  • Strong experience with SQL Query is a plus, as is intermediate/advanced knowledge of VBA
  • Professional programming experience would be a strong plus

Must be authorized to work in the U.S., and not require sponsorship now or in the future.

"Why work for us?"

Diversity and inclusion

Markel is truly a global and diverse company. We believe that diversity makes us better business partners and that embracing people's differences can bring amazing results and fuel innovation. We have a portfolio of businesses and product lines that operate around the world.

Community involvement

Markel has a rich heritage of supporting communities across the world where our customers and employees live and work. Giving back is part of our history and our future. Our employees share in this philosophy through volunteering, mentoring and fundraising.

Commitment to open doors

Markel is committed to creating the best work environment. Our open-door policy is essential in recognizing business issues as they rise and to address the changing needs of our diverse and global workforce. Challenging management is a component of the Markel Style-some of our best ideas start from a conversation between a manager and an employee.

Entrepreneurial spirit

As the Markel Style states, we pursue excellence, strive for a better way, and share the success of others. Markel associates proactively seek new business opportunities, bringing further success to Markel.

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