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Aegon Asset Management Senior Competitive Analyst – Retirement Plan Administration and Workplace Products in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job FamilyCompetitive Analysis

Job Description SummaryAre you passionate about researching market trends in the financial services industry? Do you have a background communicating broadly to a wide range of audiences? Have you provided research and analysis for special strategic projects?If you answered yes, we are looking for you!Job Description

What You Will Do:

As part of the Competitive Analysis team, you will analyze the competitive landscape for administration of retirement plans, including defined contribution, defined benefit, rollover IRAs and other workplace products. You will actively contribute to R&D, developing insights into peers and working with Product Development and Distribution toward the goal of developing top-quartile product and service offerings for Transamerica. The role encompasses record keeping, technology, advice, in-plan guarantees, customer and employer experience, group insurance products, as well as understanding market trends and provider M&A. Special emphasis will be on researching peer companies’ attributes in the expanding areas of financial wellness, student loan repayment products, emergency savings, HSAs, partnerships in the area of employee benefit marketplaces, cyber-security, and related products and services. Transamerica is a data-driven company; business intelligence skills, data management and database development is a core aspect of this role, including in support of team-wide efforts.

What Success Looks Like:

  • Develops competitor reporting and narrative analysis to improve Transamerica's offerings and market positioning, making Transamerica more innovative, competitive, and responsive to market trends and to customer needs

  • Synthesizes a variety of inputs, and information and data sources to create and maintain databases of peer companies’ product pricing and features, known or inferred strategies of competitors, and statements of management teams

  • Build and maintain Excel and Tableau reports containing visualizations of the data we take in to provide our team and its stakeholders an understanding of Transamerica’s standing in the market Work with Competitive Analysis team members on report improvements and to understand what type of reporting is most helpful for the questions they are receiving

  • Evaluates written sales, gross/net deposit trends and asset growth comparing Transamerica with competitors

  • Analyzes market share/rank trends (quarterly or annually depending upon data availability) comparing Transamerica with competitors. Leads the retirement plan sections of publication of the quarterly Competitive Analysis Chartbook (for both data and written analysis)

  • Expand competitive intelligence in group insurance coverages, including group term life and group long term disability

  • Develops relationships with Transamerica colleagues in Distribution and Product Development to gather insights from those on the “front lines”

  • Communicates broadly to a wide range of internal audiences about Transamerica’s product strategy versus that of peers

What You Need:


  • to empower people, and especially our employees, to add years to their lives and more life to their years. That means a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience. MBA and/or CFA is desirable

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in product research, market analytics, data analytics or comparable analyst role, or work experience in retirement plan administration that would prove valuable to transitioning to an analyst role

  • Analytical and strategic thinker to ascertain, evaluate and report on the competitive landscape

  • Advanced writing, communication and presentation skills for delivery of analysis to senior management. Includes ability to create presentations in PowerPoint

  • Solid quantitative analysis skills, including demonstrated facility with Excel. Data skills to include experience with Alteryx, Tableau or other data management/data analytics/business intelligence tools

  • Able to work independently and produce high-quality analysis under tight deadlines

  • Relationship building skills to engage the product development, actuarial, marketing and distribution groups

  • Team player, eager to share information both within the team and to key stakeholders across Transamerica

  • Enthusiastic about joining a high-performing team to create together an industry-leading competitive analysis function

What You Receive:

A Comprehensive Wealth + Health package. It’s our passion healthy account balance and a healthy body to match. As you’ll come to discover, Wealth + Health is a central part of everything we do!

Wealth Benefits; Competitive Pay, Bonus, and Benefits Package; Pension Plan, 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Disability Insurance, Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Career Training & Development Opportunities, Certification Sponsorship

Health and Work/Life Balance Benefits; Be Well Company sponsored holistic wellness program which includes Wellness Coaching and reward dollars, Parental Leave, Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance Program, College Coach Program, Back-up Care Program, Paid Time Off to Volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program, Employee Resource Groups, Inclusion and Diversity Programs, Employee Recognition Program.

Why Work for Us

Total Rewards at Transamerica: It’s more than a paycheck.

Our comprehensive Total Rewards package is designed to help support you in many ways — throughout all stages of your life and career. We provide a competitive, market-driven program that encompasses base compensation, bonus potential, retirement, health and wellness benefits, learning and development opportunities, plus great employee perks. All designed with you in mind… to help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally - and feel valued for the work you do.

Learn more about our Total Rewards Package.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.

Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. Please contact: if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Ontario Applicants:

Our Company is committed to providing accessibility to those with disabilities in a manner that is consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity, that is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 ("AODA"). Please contact if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

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At Transamerica, hard work, innovative thinking and personal accountability are qualities that we honor and reward. We understand the potential that is unleashed by leveraging the talents of a diverse workforce. We embrace an environment where employees enjoy a balance between their careers, families, communities and personal interests. Ultimately, we appreciate the uniqueness of a company where talented professionals work collaboratively in a positive environment focused on helping customers secure their long-term financial futures.

Transamerica is a part of AEGON, an international life insurance, pension, and asset management company. The AEGON companies employ approximately 28,000 people and have a strong presence in more than 20 countries across the globe. For more information, visit