KeyBank Statistican & Predictive Modeler in Cleveland, Ohio

Job Description:

Decision Sciences & Modeling – Senior Client Insights Consultant

The Senior Client Insights Consultant serves as an advanced subject matter expert for data mining and predictive modeling projects within Decision Sciences & Modeling team. The Senior Consultant leads development, validation, documentation, execution and measurement of complex statistical models, and works closely with internal clients to better understand the financial needs and behaviors of KeyBank’s customers and prospects. The position serves as an expert with accountability for complex predictive modeling specialties and handles assignments with high degree of impact with minimum supervision.

Essential Functions

  • Ensure analytics plays a key role in the development, execution, and measurement of Key Bank’s marketing, client and pricing strategies.

  • Translating business partner’s needs into advanced analytics projects and prioritizing projects based on expected tactical and/or strategic business impact to quickly achieve goals.

  • Proactively define and manage analytics projects, including data identification/preparation and statistical analysis/model building to identify opportunities where analytics can optimize client experience and marketing efforts

  • Perform independent model validation and documentation of newly-developed predictive models to ensure good modeling practices and compliance with Model Governance Policies.

  • Conducting annual model validations to ensure models are working as intended and verify if the existing validation activities are sufficient and effective.

  • Develop predictive models to support client centric initiatives at various stages of the customer lifecycle including acquisition, response, activation, utilization and retention.

  • Act as a resource for junior members of the team.

Required Skills

  • ​Undergraduate degree required. MBA with analytic emphasis or graduate degree in a quantitative field such as statistics, probability or operations research strongly preferred.

  • Intellectual curiosity, inquisitive nature and desire to deepen knowledge.

  • Hands on experience in predictive modeling, and advanced analytics methodologies such as machine learning algorithms, preferably in the context of the financial industry with focus on marketing, cross sell campaigns and next best product offering.

  • 3+ years’ experience applying various statistical methods such as multiple regression, logistic regression, CHAID, decision trees, neural networks, etc.

  • Ability to develop, test and validate models with little guidance.

  • Advanced knowledge of Base SAS, SAS macros and R programming language.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, proven ability to convey complex analyses in clear and concise manner using business language.

  • Team player and strong collaborator is a must.


KeyCorp’s roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services companies with assets of approximately $101 billion as of June 30, 2016. The acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group, which became effective on August 1, 2016, is expected to add assets of approximately $40 billion, based on June 30, 2016 balances. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals and small and mid-sized businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association and First Niagara Bank, National Association, through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name.


KeyBank has administrative services in place that help support the business. These include: Finance, Human Resources, Legal, and Marketing. KeyBank’s Corporate Center supports strategic initiatives through multiple teams which provide distinctly different, yet interrelated, disciplines for the KeyBank Leadership team and its business groups. The Corporate Center protects and enhances Key’s brand through thoughtful and deliberate messaging and responsible banking. Our proactive approach and significant expertise engage both internal and external constituents – employees, clients, shareholders, investors, regulators, legislators, community advocates – by adding value, positively influencing their perceptions, and instilling a sense of confidence in Key.


KeyCorp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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Cleveland, OH


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