About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.

2VP Auto/Property Research

Company Information
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Job Summary
Leads a small portfolio of advanced analytics projects. Support the development of research staff members. Lead discussions with Sr. Management and Business Partners on business oriented solutions. Review analyses and provide direction and insight. May be responsible for direct management, leadership and guidance of staff and/or as an individual contributor, provides technical leadership to team providing technical guidance (research, modeling and analysis) and direct leadership of a portion or portions of projects. Directly manage staff for large complex projects and/or direct complex statistical, operational or technical problems. Utilizes business knowledge and leverages advanced technical skills to creatively solve business problems. Directly solve complex statistical, operational or technical problems. Help create analytical strategy.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Rework conventional methodology to develop new analytical approaches when an issue doesn+t fit customary frameworks. Identify & creatively use conventional and non-conventional data sources independently. Translate high-level business needs into appropriate analysis. Articulate how the impact of research connects to business priorities. Present recommendations to executive management and business partners; including implications. Lead in-depth efforts in applying, validating, and implementing predictive models. Proactively stay abreast of industry, developments, changing trends and jurisdictional issues. Direct industry analysis and benchmarking studies. Adjust strategy as appropriate to anticipate, respond to, and manage trends. Develop and maintain effective relationships with business partners. Design analysis to be actionable. Partner with peers across the company to ensure consistency and alignment where appropriate.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Advanced degree in statistics, mathematics, economics, finance, business, actuarial science, computer science or equivalent with typically 10+ years of relevant work experience preferred or Bachelor's degree with typically 15+ years of relevant work experience.Relevant work experience should be in directing and performing research and/or advanced analytic work (e.g. predictive modeling) in the insurance industry.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Computer Proficiency: Ability to read/revise/review a statistical software program (e.g. R, SAS, SPSS); Ability to create or direct the development of advanced programs from scratch.

Environmental/Work Schedules/Other
Leading the Business: Problem Solving & Decision Making Change Management Influencing, Leadership, Power Risk Taking, Innovation Results Orientation Business Perspective Understanding & Navigating the Organization (Includes Collaboration) Strategic Planning Leading Others: Forging Synergy Communicating Effectively Leveraging Differences Building & Mending Relationships Participative Management Leading Employees: Employee Development Leading Self: Openness to Influence, Flexibility Self Awareness Seeks Opportunities to Learn Leadership Stature Credibility Business Acumen: Understanding and knowledge of key business knowledge areas (e.g. product, enterprise, industry, claim process and competitors). Ability to leverage business knowledge to set strategies and approaches to execution. Critical Thinking: Ability to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues; ability to use reason; review facts, identify inconsistencies and weigh options; ability to make logical and timely decisions that address the right issues.Modeling: Ability to develop or direct the development of advanced models and interpret model results. Statistics: Conceptual understanding of statistics underlying data models; Ability to apply or direct the application of new statistical procedures to work.Demonstrates excellent ability and knowledge of database principles, data profiling, statistics and insurance-related data modeling and can apply this knowledge in the most complex situations. Develops or directs individuals who develop new approaches, methods or policies in the area. Is recognized as an expert, internally and/or externally.

Physical Requirements
Operates standard office equipment. Requires extended periods of computer use. Requires extended periods of sitting.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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