Manager Actuarial & Analytics

Hartford, Connecticut

Company Summary

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.

Target Openings

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Job Description Summary

The Actuarial Product All Lines team is hiring a high-visibility Manager whose responsibilities would span business-critical profitability analyses such as: Performance Measures, Controllable, Rate Adequacy/Annual Financial Planning, New Business & Tenure, Segmentation and On-Level Factors. This person will also be tasked with leading/organizing meetings that would include varying levels of management (including senior management) to discuss strategic proposals and initiatives. This exposure is one of the largest benefits of joining the All Lines team as you would interact with and have opportunities to influence a broad array of businesses, products and leaders across the organization. Candidates should be detail-oriented and possess excellent communication skills among both technical and non-technical audiences. Knowledge of SAS and QlikView are beneficial.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

Strategy:

  • Participate in a lead role in the successful execution and completion of assigned strategic initiatives and projects.
  • Develop solutions to resolve challenges of an initiative.
  • Propose change and innovation in order to improve project team performance and timelines.
  • This position will often participate on cross-unit initiatives and may participate on Enterprise initiatives.

Operational:

  • Independently perform actuarial and analytic analyses to solve business problems and apply judgment appropriately.
  • Support and drive components of unit initiatives. Begin to support broad department initiatives.
  • Take accountability for process efficiencies within assignments.
  • Begin to make proposals in accordance with department practices.
  • Provide support as necessary for initiatives across the Enterprise within the scope of influence.

Communication:

  • Communicates analysis, project results, and other business initiatives to peers and business partners.
  • Communicates technical topics to non-technical audience within the primary working group with guidance from manager.
  • Actively participates and may lead group discussions at the unit level.
  • Creates formal written communication such as memos or presentations with guidance and peer review.
  • Networks and collaborates on ideas and challenges.

Talent:

  • Retention and development of assigned staff.
  • Execute and communicate talent development processes, including performance and personal development goals.
  • Talent assessment recommendations.
  • Performance management.
  • Mentor less experienced talent across the Enterprise.
  • Onboard new employees and interns in unit.
  • Support various training and skill development initiatives across assigned Segment and the Enterprise.
  • May provide support for recruiting efforts and candidate talent assessment efforts.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience required.
  • 2 years of experience in quantitative analysis required.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

  • College degree in STEM related field.
  • Associate Actuarial Credential preferred.
  • Strong PC skills (MS Office) and programming skills (eg. SQL, SAS).
  • 4+ years of quantitative analysis experience preferred.
  • Strong understanding of insurance products and industry.
  • Demonstrated ability in actuarial and quantitative analysis and statistical concepts.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects.

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

Leadership:

  • Take ownership of assigned projects and meetings, make recommendations and presents results to business partners.
  • Proficient in Leading Self, exhibiting self-awareness while also effectively managing ambiguity.
  • Initial development of Leading Others, including mentoring/training team members.
  • Initial development of Leading the Business, including actively supporting business goals and being a positive member of the Enterprise culture.

Business Acumen:

  • Has an in-depth understanding and knowledge of a few basic business drivers and disciplines such as: underwriting, products, reinsurance, distribution, sales, operations, risk control, claim, and financials.
  • Able to effectively utilize this business knowledge in developing analytic solutions.
  • Has a foundational perspective of the primary industry and developing trends such as: technology, analytic methodology, products and performance of competitors.
  • Is familiar with a couple other key business drivers and disciplines.

Relationship Management:

  • Proactively build and own professional business relationships across the BI&AA community across the Enterprise.
  • Generate and solicit ideas, and begin to build consensus with guidance.
  • Aware of potential conflict and begins to addresses with guidance.
  • Begin to set and manage expectations with business partners for small projects.

Quantitative Analysis:

  • Evaluate and use appropriate data, tools and methods.
  • Able to perform analytics independently, can effectively plan next steps within analyses with little oversight.
  • May perform technical review of team work product.
  • Able to contribute on more complex analytical work with guidance.

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 have questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email 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.


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.