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Travelers Senior Director, Business Performance Analytics - Claim Decision Analytics in Boston, Massachusetts

Who Are We?

Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That’s the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.

Job Category

Data Analytics, Technology

Compensation Overview

The annual base salary range provided for this position is a nationwide market range and represents a broad range of salaries for this role across the country. The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment. As part of our comprehensive compensation and benefits program, employees are also eligible for performance-based cash incentive awards.

Salary Range

$122,600.00 - $202,400.00

Target Openings

1

What Is the Opportunity?

Are you someone that is excited to solve complex business problems by leveraging your curiosity and love of data? Do you thrive in a challenging environment where leaders are constantly looking to make more and more data-driven business decisions? Does exploring untapped data sources to influence new and innovative capabilities sound like your perfect day? If any these sound like you, then read on…

The Claim Business Intelligence & Analytics organization has an exciting, new opportunity for a Senior Director, Business Performance Analytics. As a leader in the Decision Analytics & Insights field, this position will help bolster our capability to provide timely and actionable analytics to the Claim organization by defining measurable business hypothesis, collecting & exploring data, conducting practical analysis and effectively communicating findings to key stakeholders and our agile teams. In this role, you will collaborate closely with Senior Leadership, business partners, technology leads and other talented business intelligence professionals to think outside the box – directly influencing our key analytics business strategies here at Travelers. These strategies can include the delivery predictive models, dynamic dashboards, self-service tools, and embedded analytics applications alongside the supporting data product strategy to make it all happen!

The ideal candidate will have a strong analytical thinking skills, an advanced skillset in analytical tools and capabilities such as SQL, Python, and KNIME, and the ability to effectively communicate complex analysis to both technical and non-technical audiences. You should be energetic, self-motivated, and well-organized with a passion for customer-centric design thinking. A working business knowledge of the claim process is a plus!

This position will not have direct reports but will require the ability to successfully influence others across the organization.

This position may be based 100% remotely or in one of our offices. #LI-Remote

What Will You Do?

  • Uses analytics to explain business results, monitor business strategies and identify actionable opportunities

  • Uses data visualization and storytelling skills to effectively communicate insights and influence decision/outcomes to Sr. leadership.

  • Leverages industry best practices, market data and technology trends to identify and implement business opportunities.

  • Proactively coordinates with cross functional teams on varying business initiatives

  • Influences business strategy to leadership to prioritize investments based on translating insights to business value

  • Facilitates collaboration with IT and data management teams to ensure correct data is consistent for business critical analysis

  • Leads strategic business partnerships with IT, Actuarial, Operations, Finance, Data Management and Claim functional areas, along with LOB leaders.

  • Can manipulate complex raw data and leads the ultimate design required to meet business requests.

  • Responsible for business analytics support across multiple initiatives

  • Interprets data of all complexity to recognize patterns and analyze trends.

  • Provides oversight to the completion of reasonability and validation tests.

  • Oversees the designs and ensures the execution Proofs of Concept to inform business strategies.

  • Monitors performance indicators and implements possible improvements.

  • Communicates the financial impact of recommendations.

  • Interpret model results and influence how to apply them.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?

  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, finance, computer science, statistics, MIS or equivalent experience preferred.

  • Typically has 7 or more years of experience in Descriptive Analytics or related field.

  • 5+ years working successfully with Microsoft office products and software/programming applications specific to business supported.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of tools such as SAS, R, SQL preferred.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Descriptive Analytic practices and processes. General knowledge of insurance products/concepts Preferred.

  • Two or more years of technical team project leadership or people management experience preferred.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the main features of the collection of data and the relationship of data elements to each other.

  • General understanding of the business functions, processes, and overall business strategies of businesses supported.

  • Demonstrated intermediate analytic and diagnostic skills.

  • Demonstrated intermediate interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated intermediate communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence others.

  • Intermediate project management skills.

  • General understanding of the business functions, processes, and overall business strategies.

  • Demonstrated ability to see results to completion.

  • Intermediate business acumen.

  • Intermediate Computer Skills in Excel, database programming language and related applications.

  • Intermediate problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Ability to interact effectively with others across functions.

  • Ability to think strategically.

  • Ability to consider others ideas seriously and accept feedback.

  • Builds and maintains credibility with others.

  • If incumbent leads others, intermediate leadership skills including ability to:

  • Leverage Differences.

  • Manage in participative manner.

  • Intermediate ability to develop employees preferred.

What is a Must Have?

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and 5 years analytics experience required.

  • One year of technical team project leadership or people management required.

What Is in It for You?

  • Health Insurance: Employees and their eligible family members – including spouses, domestic partners, and children – are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment.

  • Retirement: Travelers matches your 401(k) contributions dollar-for-dollar up to your first 5% of eligible pay, subject to an annual maximum. If you have student loan debt, you can enroll in the Paying it Forward Savings Program. When you make a payment toward your student loan, Travelers will make an annual contribution into your 401(k) account. You are also eligible for a Pension Plan that is 100% funded by Travelers.

  • Paid Time Off: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 20 days Paid Time Off annually, plus nine paid company Holidays.

  • Wellness Program: The Travelers wellness program is comprised of tools and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals. In addition, our Life Balance program provides access to professional counseling services, life coaching and other resources to support your daily life needs. Through Life Balance, you’re eligible for five free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.

  • Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.

Employment Practices

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences.

If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email (4-ESU@travelers.com) so we may assist you.

Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.

To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit http://careers.travelers.com/life-at-travelers/benefits/ .

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