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.

Business Information Security Lead

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
Proven leader and strategic thinker that will work to align Claim Business and IT strategies with Claim Business Intelligence & Analytics (CBIA) Data Quality (DQ) and Security strategies. This individual will work to build out Claim business and IT areas understanding, embracement and engagement of DQ and Security strategies, standards, templates and best practices.

Taking a business valued approach, this strategic leader will drive the Claim businesses strategic direction for DQ and Security in order to align the right depth and breadth of processes, tools and best practices to the needs of the business.

This position will work in tight partnership with CBI&A Data Management, Information Technology, Claim Business Information Security Office, Claim Privacy Officer, IS Security, Enterprise Business Intelligence and Analytics and other peer Data Management organizations establishing a consistent vision for secured, high quality, efficient data deliveries and usage across strategic data environments.This job generally will lead others.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Accountable for best practices for data management, data derivations, rules; and data requirements that align with standards and regulatory compliance.
  • Leads data roadmap and model discussions and development with Architecture and IT, establishing ownership.
  • Partners in the development of Data Management standards.
  • Oversees and directs staff in managing the data management needs of internal and external clients according to established standards.
  • Directs and ensures resolution of complex problems including providing customer education.
  • Consults on projects, resolves complex data issues and provides training and education to clients and staff.
  • Creates and implements business information models that align with business strategy, and business intelligence and data road maps.
  • Arbitrates differences of interpretations of data.
  • Identifies opportunities to provide internal and external data consultation to business and system processes.
  • Demonstrates thorough understanding of overall data models, data relationships, mapping lineage and business rules.
  • Participate in complex entity design, structure and oversee population.
  • Manage and direct strategic solution for architecture for managing of data including transformation logic, rules, tables as well as business requirements and specifications.
  • Oversee the testing and verification processes ensuring accurate results.
  • Serve as data expert for significant projects with broad impact to business and enterprise performance.
  • Expert in end to end data flow and lineage from capture at source, to storage, to delivery and its business intent at each stage (i.e. capture, transformation, fragmentation, editing).
  • Works with all lines of business to assure new data needs are captured and controlled at the appropriate places within the data flow architecture.
  • Design data solutions and provide input for new data standards (structure, values, relationships, quality standard(s) that meet both operational and other needs.
  • Oversee proposed data design to ensure it meets the need for change over time with minimal rework and champion adherence to data standards.
  • Represents functional unit and/or departmental needs as part of Data Management committees with internal and external areas, including Product Underwriting, Statistical Bureaus, etc.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Bachelors degree or 5 years related experience required.
4 years related experience required. Bachelors degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) or Business preferred.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
  • Responsible for the development and management of strategic goals and objectives for the data management unit and, division, in alignment with the enterprise.
  • Establish, monitor and ensure adherence to the strategic goals and objectives of the unit.
  • May manage day-to-day work of professional/technical staff or serve as project manager for significant projects with broad impact to business and enterprise performance.
  • Leads multiple or highly complex, strategic projects involving high level of coordination among multiple departments and business areas which utilize data to support new business capabilities and enhanced analytics.
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships to coordinate the delivery of all data-related services to clients
  • Actively participates in the utilization of emerging technologies.
  • Champion proactive data quality cleanup efforts with senior leadership and business customers to address the end to end inherent data quality issues.
  • Oversee data profiling of data attributes, values, fields, business rules and determine integration strategies.
  • Communicate profiling results to impacted parties.
  • Play key role in balancing the need for operational efficiency with the need for granular data for analytics and reporting.
  • Decisions are made with full evaluation and balance of cost and benefits and communicated appropriately.
  • Data Governance Drives opportunities to enhance data management maturity.
  • Leads development and implementation of appropriate data governance policies and ensures compliance.
  • Develops, implements and champions the adoption of data management best practices and standards.
  • Evaluates new data management technologies.
  • Establishes and ensures a data quality program that aligns with divisional and enterprise processes and strategies.
  • Defines and maintains rules and policies for managing metadata. Manages implementation of metadata tool strategy.
  • Data Analysis Escalation point for data gaps and/or findings.
  • Oversee and direct data designs including partnership with business and technical partners.
  • Ensuring alignment with data roadmaps, adhere to data standards and anticipate future strategic direction.
  • Responsible for the analysis of complex business, financial and/or statistical data to support key business plans and goals.
  • Manages and directs staff in the analysis of customer requests for changes/data requirements to production systems, determines impact on existing systems, processes and develops appropriate specifications, enhancements and/or procedures to comply.
  • Oversee customer requirement fact gathering sessions for most complex business problems.

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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