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Travelers VP, Data Assets, Products and Governance in Morristown, New Jersey



VP, Data Assets, Products and Governance

Target Openings:


Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide outside-in thought leadership and direction in shaping the data, digital and analytic capabilities and delivery strategy.

  • Proactively stays abreast of developments and trends to advance digital transformation efforts, understand the intersection of technology and business needs relevant to the company and to drive business innovation through data and analytics. The role will be responsible for ensuring our Data Products are creating business outcomes and intended value. Drives the development and adoption of data/analytic assets and products across the company to create deeper data foundational capabilities that accelerate the business to achieve richer data driven insights.

  • Establishes strategic alignment and strong partnerships with the business, technology and functional divisions to identify needs, drives impact and ensures teams are full leveraging Travelers’ data assets.

  • Oversee the development and adoption of enterprise Data Governance Program, to include standards, practices, quality, advocacy and operationalization.

  • Define and implement Data Quality framework for Travelers – ensure measurements and adoption of the framework for our key data assets

  • Responsible / Accountable for implementation and adoption of Enterprise Data Catalog and associated meta-data standards

  • Define, manage and drive adoption of Travelers Master Data Assets.

  • Define delivery of Enterprise Data Products and related services (API’s).

  • Drive strategy for self service and business intelligence tools and support.

  • Leads Enterprise Data/Master Data Management, Information Delivery, Geospatial value stream teams.

  • Accountable for building a culture of data literacy that is cross functional. Tailored to specific skill sets, and illustrative of a people-first leadership style.

  • Works in strong partnership with Enterprise Operations, Digital Enablement, Customer Experience, Marketing and business segments Data Leaders to integrate and evolve the Customer-Centric Digital Insurer & Data/Analytic strategic data roadmaps with strong focus on evolving analytic and data assets to enable value driven outcomes/insights.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies:


  • Provides leadership and vision for development and implementation of Enterprise Data Assets/Products and Governance strategies for the Enterprise.

  • Develops and shapes with the line of businesses how to effectively implement strategic capabilities, practices and solutions across Travelers.

  • In conjunction with CDAO, AMC, and lines of business leaders develops the short- and long-term vision.

Team Orientation

  • As a change champion, leads and welcomes innovative ideas and drives continuous improvement, process improvement, and service optimization.

  • Leads and seeks effective partnerships across the organization and can influence Senior Management, peers and subordinates through an inclusive style and recognition of their abilities and knowledge.

  • Balances organizational, team, and individual responsibilities.

  • Exhibits objective leadership and openness to other views.

  • Gives and welcomes feedback.

  • Puts success of organization and team above own interest.


  • Sets and drives cross-functional objectives and priorities and forms a vision for the future of the enterprise.

  • Effectively influences across multiple teams, senior leaders, organizations, and/or enterprise.

  • Demonstrates the vision and thought leadership necessary to set broad technical direction and can communicate/articulate a clear vision of services.

  • Demonstrates technical and process leadership skills within the organization, independently resolves conflicts, and develops relationships across the enterprise.

  • Exhibits team leadership, provides guidance, feedback and coaching to direct reports.

  • Influences all levels and contributes to the transformation agenda.

  • Responsible for building and inspiring a large organization.

  • Leads functional objectives and priorities across multiple platforms, technologies and teams.

Technical Skills and Competencies

  • Strong experience and deep technical expertise in advanced analytics, research, modeling, data science, and business analytics.

  • Strong hands on knowledge and experience in the discipline solutioning for enterprise wide needs in alignment with line of business priorities.

  • Ability to manage both at the strategic and operational levels.

  • Able to evaluate market and industry trends within related business analytic technical domains.

  • Possesses strong analytical skills to effectively create recommendations, influence decision-making, assess impacts, compare solutions, problem solve, and achieve business and/or technical objectives.

Communication Skills

  • Able to build strong relationships and foster a collaborative environment across Business and Shared organizations.

  • Expert written and oral communication at all levels, both internally and externally.

  • Expert presentation skills used to influence other leaders across the Enterprise.

  • Strong Business knowledge and partnership.

  • Able to demonstrate thorough understanding of business and financial acumen and proactively makes recommendations.

  • Able to actively influence customers and business partners to solve problems and ensures products and services are utilized effectively and efficiently.

Job Category:

Actuarial and Analytics, Management Information, Technology

Job Summary:

As a leader of Data & Analytics, you will have a unique opportunity to bring your discipline expertise and business knowledge experience in a newly created thought leadership role, VP Enterprise Data Assets, Products and Governance, reporting to the Chief Data Analytics Officer of Travelers. This role will help drive the evolution and implementation of Traveler's data and analytics strategy to support progress toward our strategic objectives; to extend our advantage in risk expertise, provide great experiences, and improve productivity and efficiency.

This role will require a passion for collaborating and working across the organization, in close partnership with functional areas, business segments and technology to advance the development and delivery of enterprise data products, assets and tools to solve business problems. The ideal candidate will have a deep disciplinary knowledge, superior business and communication skills, and the ability to simplify complex topics for our internal and external customers. In addition, he/she will ensure an Enterprise wide data governance standard and will play a key role as champion of our Traveler's data culture.

The VP of Enterprise Data Assets, Products and Governance is a transformative, collaborative and inspirational leader with deep expertise, a passion for coaching, leading and inspiring cross unit/functional teams to solve business challenges, create solutions and deliver business value.

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Education, Work Experience & Knowledge:

  • Advanced Degree in in business, management, accounting, economics, statistics, information science or related field preferred.

  • Ten or more years of progressive experience in data, analytics, business intelligence or related fields preferred.

  • Proven ability to build the vision for and lead an integrated data and analytics team.

  • Deep understanding and demonstrated ability to adapt to complex business environments and situations.

  • Broad understanding of latest Data, Analytics and Technology trends and their impact on business strategies and operations, including but not limited to public cloud, Hadoop and artificial intelligence.

  • Demonstrated ability to articulate, persuade and communicate the value of data and analytics.

  • Experience defining, motivating and driving change at the executive level and across stakeholders in a highly matrixed environment preferred.

  • Experience working on customer insights and analytics in the digital space preferred.

  • Experience as a thought leader and innovator in the development of new assets/products, tools, methodologies and problem-solving approaches preferred.

  • Experience in defining, motivation and shaping outcomes at the executive level and across diverse stakeholder in a highly matrixed environment.

  • Experience in business analytics, insights tools and support desired.

  • Experience as a thought leader and champion of a discipline to elevate the discipline from a talent, tools, process, and problem-solving perspective.

Minimum Qualifications:

Eight years of Business Intelligence, Analytics, or Data experience required. Bachelor's Degree in business, management, accounting, economics, statistics, information science or related field required. People leadership experience

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

Secondary Location:

Boston - Massachusetts - United States, Morristown - New Jersey - United States, New York City - New York - United States, Philadelphia - Pennsylvania - United States, St Paul - Minnesota - 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.