Director Analytics & Research

Hartford, Connecticut

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
Support the strategy directing and managing projects, people or innovation streams. Assist in directing the implementation of a variety of predictive models and/or actuarial techniques. Work across research, information technology, business technology operations and product teams to ensure delivered product aligns with model and business intent. In-depth Line of Business knowledge, attention to detail, project management and organizational skills required. Broader awareness of enterprise Analytics & Research community. May provide direction to a team of analysts and/or project members

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Creating and maintain summary/intent documents for models to be used by information technology to build within our production systems. Creating and updating countrywide and state specific factor tables supporting those models. Coordinate weekly leads and status meetings. Schedule meetings with decision management group as needed. Keep research and development work updated and aligned with project plan. Responsible for sign-off of technical requirements, testing, rate pages, and final rate/rule manuals.

Minimum Qualifications
PhD STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) degree with 2 years experience or Masters STEM degree with 5 years experience or Bachelor's STEM degree with 7 yrs or Bachelor's degree with FCAS designation and 4 years relevant progressive statistical analysis work experience required. Advanced working knowledge of modeling/research/analytics or actuarial required. Relevant statistical analysis work experience required.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Relevant work experience in directing and performing research and/or advanced analytic work (e.g. predictive modeling) in the insurance industry preferred.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Superior communication and intrapersonal skills. Strong knowledge of insurance products with basic understanding of advanced analytics techniques. Computer Proficiency: strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and basic understanding of programming principles. 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). 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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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.