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.

Target Openings

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Job Description Summary

Support the strategy directing and managing projects, people or innovation streams. Assist in directing the construction of a variety of statistical analyses including data mining, predictive modeling and/or actuarial techniques. Review analyses and provide direction and insight. Work within broad limits and authority on complex assignments requiring specialized knowledge in breadth and/or depth in area of expertise which may be on or more of the following: Advanced statistical analyses. Actuarial and/or research methods. Broad business knowledge. In-depth Line of Business knowledge. Broader awareness of enterprise Analytics & Research community. May provide direction to a team of analysts and/or project members.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Direct and/or perform a variety of advanced statistical analyses including data mining and actuarial research techniques.
  • Analyze/interpret data, draw business inferences and clearly articulate findings for target audience.
  • May direct multiple complex research projects simultaneously as well as aspects of large and complex initiatives.
  • Construct and present analyses and recommendations to target audience.
  • May lead in-depth efforts in applying, validating and implementing predictive models.
  • Develops new approaches to business problems.
  • 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.
  • Develop new approaches to business problems.
  • Partner with peers across the company to ensure consistency and alignment where appropriate.

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

  • Computer Proficiency:
  • Ability to read/revise/review a statistical software program (e.g. R, SAS, SPSS.
  • Ability to create advanced programs from scratch.
  • 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.
  • Modeling:
  • Ability to develop advanced models and interpret model results.
  • Statistics:
  • Understanding of advanced statistics underlying data models.
  • Ability to apply 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 new approaches, methods or policies in the area.
  • Is recognized as an expert, internally and/or externally.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

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.