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Travelers 2VP, Analytics & Research in Hartford, Connecticut



2VP, Analytics & Research

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Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Rework conventional methodology to develop new analytical approaches when an issue does not fit customary frameworks. Identify & creatively use conventional and non-conventional data sources independently. Translate high-level business needs into appropriate analysis. Articulate how the impact of research connects to business priorities. Present recommendations to executive management and business partners; including implications. Lead in-depth efforts in applying, validating, and implementing predictive models. 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. Design analysis to be actionable. Partner with peers across the company to ensure consistency and alignment where appropriate.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies:

Computer Proficiency: Ability to read/revise/review a statistical software program (e.g. R, SAS, SPSS). Ability to create or direct the development of 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). Strategic Planning. 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 or direct the development of advanced models and interpret model results. Statistics: Conceptual understanding of statistics underlying data models. Ability to apply or direct the application of 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 or directs individuals who develop new approaches, methods or policies in the area. Is recognized as an expert, internally and/or externally.

Job Category:

Product Management/Pricing

Job Summary:

Leads a small portfolio of advanced analytics projects. Support the development of research staff members. Lead discussions with Sr. Management and Business Partners on business oriented solutions. Review analyses and provide direction and insight. May be responsible for direct management, leadership and guidance of staff and/or as an individual contributor, provides technical leadership to team providing technical guidance (research, modeling and analysis) and direct leadership of a portion or portions of projects. Directly manage staff for large complex projects and/or direct complex statistical, operational or technical problems. Utilizes business knowledge and leverages advanced technical skills to creatively solve business problems. Directly solve complex statistical, operational or technical problems. Help create analytical strategy.

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Education, Work Experience & Knowledge:

Advanced degree in statistics, mathematics, economics, finance, business, actuarial science, computer science or equivalent with 10+ years of relevant work experience or Bachelor's degree with 15+ years of relevant work experience preferred. Relevant work experience in directing and performing research and/or advanced analytic work (e.g. predictive modeling) in the insurance industry preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) degree with 10 years experience or Bachelor's non STEM degree with 12 years experience required.

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.

Primary Location:

Hartford - Connecticut - United States

We are committed to valuing the diversity that exists among our workforce, our business partners, our customers and our communities. With respect to our workforce, we are committed to not only increasing diversity in our hiring at all levels but also fostering an inclusive environment where all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status or condition protected by law, can develop and thrive.