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Senior Specialist Buy Outs Structuring

  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland
Buy outs & corporate Development


About Athora

Athora Netherlands is one of the largest pension insurers in the Netherlands. With our brands Zwitserleven and Reaal, we take care of the financial security of our customers. So that they can live carefree when they stop working, or start something new. We are a partner for life.

We invest in a culture that brings out the best version of ourselves. Every day we go for it: Get the most out of yourself (and bring out the best in others), Stand up for what you do (and do what you stand for), Go for the best (and make better what is good), Focus on results (because results give direction).

We work together in and to create an inclusive work environment where everyone can flourish. And on the basis of responsibility and trust: you are in charge of a healthy work-life balance that is best suited for you and your team to achieve your team results.

About the team

The Buyout team is made up of two pillars: 

  •  A team is directed at the commercial approach to market 
  • The other team is directed at pricing and structuring. 

Both the pillar heads report directly to the Chief  Commercial Officer, member of the Athora Executive Committee.

The pricing and structuring team has a close relationship with the commercial team sparring on the commercial approach and opportunities. It is a small team, where you learn a lot fast and have ample opportunity to contribute – also to other areas of the organization where Buyout initiatives may also help other endeavors. Collaboration within and beyond the team is what makes it work. There is always room for constructive dialogue where we challenge each other. That helps our customers and it also helps us grow and learn. The team is highly technical by most standards, but we also know how to have fun and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

What are you going to do

You are reporting to the CCO, who is part of the Athora NL Executive Committee (“ExCo”). You are responsible to define, together with the Specialist Buyout Commerce, the commercial priorities and activities of the PRT business, including:

  • Definition and delivery of the business plan for pension risk transfer. This includes capabilities, revenues, costs, and capital.
  • Client engagement process and commercial priorities, and management of the relationships with multinational-sponsored pensions.
  • Market positioning of Athora in the PRT business


  • An essential requirement of the role is the collaboration with other teams within Athora Netherlands, including, but not limited to, the PRT structuring team, P&P, account managers, CMP, IO, 2nd line risk

You own and drive the development and sustained performance of a strong structuring, pricing and risk management framework, process, and execution for PRT transactions:

  • Structuring activities are run within the PRT team
  • Core pricing models are developed within the Athora NL P&P team, and used by the PRT structuring staff, who develop additional structuring-specific models that leverage pricing analytics. The PRT team defines the specifications needed from the pricing model for the PRT business

You Lead the risk management of the PRT business

  • Establish and maintain a sound Internal control framework and audit reviews with regular testing and accurate/timely reports
  • Define risk mitigating and transaction optimisation measures (reinsurance, capital structure, hedging) in collaboration with CCIO/Risk/Pricing functions and other subject matter experts

You lead the development of our PRT product / service offering

  • Lead the adaptation of Athora’s existing PRT products and the development of new PRT products to meet the needs of our customers in close collaboration with the senior specialist Buy Outs Commercial

Team lead (2FTE):

  • Manage the team of PRT structurer(s), quantitative analyst(s)

Take an active part in the deal team Buy Outs:

  • In collaboration with the Specialist of Buyout Commerce, participate in the engagement with pension clients, their advisers, and stakeholders where appropriate
  • Participate and support Athora Netherlands’ commercial PRT strategy: marketing, branding, thought leadership, and strategic partnerships
  • Help position Athora as the to-go-party for pension solutions across the spectrum of Athora’s offering (buy-out, buy-in, funding, DIP, accumulation products)


What do you bring 

• Expert knowledge of liability pricing and modelling, including biometric (e.g. longevity), market, and behavioural parameters acquired in a principal capacity
• Expert knowledge of pension / life markets in key markets
• Expert deal structuring and reinsurance experience
• Strong insurance knowledge and executive experience including regulatory interaction and approval
• Strong experience in first line risk management
• Strong project and team management experience
• Strong knowledge of financial markets, investments and reinsurance
• Strong knowledge of Solvency II, insurance liabilities, and insurance capital structure
• Strong Network of relationships across the different segments of the pension market in the Netherlands and internationally (where needed for partnerships such as reinsurers)
• Fluency in English – written and spoken

Soft requirements

• Results-oriented, with a strong commercial focusCommitted to corporate strategy and company-wide objectives and outcomes
• Innovative and flexible
• Team- and collaboration-oriented
• Able to manage a wide set of stakeholders in an international setting
• Team lead of an empowered and highly technical team (2 FTE)
• Customer-focused

Leadership competencies:

As an authentic leader, your communication is open and transparent, you work with integrity and from a place of trust and respect. You lead by example and grow through feedback and reflection, beyond your comfort zone to develop as a person and as a leader.
Vision & Strategic Thinking

You know how to help Athora move forward with clear, customer-oriented goals. You steer on results, seize opportunities and make decisions as if it were your own company. You give your team direction and bring out the best version of themselves.
Responsibility & ownership

Athora is your company. As a leader, you have the responsibility and direction over its growth. You look for opportunities to continuously improve the business. Where you see improvement, you have the courage to speak out and lead the change.
Inspiring and energizing

As a leader, you inspire with a clear vision, effective communication and bring out the best in your team. You help them develop and excel. And with your positive attitude, you take people with you, celebrate successes, and learn from mistakes.

What we offer:
• A dynamic working environment with enthusiastic and driven colleagues where you quickly feel at home;
• Plenty of room for training and courses (technical and personal development), attention to leadership development and an annual personal growth budget;
• A good balance between working in the office and from home (Hybrid Working);
• Working in our sustainable building EDGE Amsterdam West, within walking distance of Sloterdijk station
• A 36-hour working week with the possibility of working 40 hours
• A 13th month
• Good fringe benefits
• Attention to vitality and health.
• Weekly drinks and fun company parties.

Are you Interested?
If you have any questions, please contact Eveline via Recruitment@athora.nl

A Pre-Employment Screening is part of the Athora  onboardingsproces.

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