BI Research & Innovation Consultant
Location(s) NB – Moncton, ON – Guelph, QC – Montreal, QC – Quebec
Close Date 31/12/18
Language: Bilingualism in English and French is an asset.
Our Business Intelligence team empowers decision making with science and is motivated to achieve execution excellence and one version of the truth. We are committed to innovation, diversity, professional development and cutting-edge science to deliver value for our business partners. The mission of the P&C Business Intelligence department is to provide actionable insurance information and predictive insight with accuracy and integrity in order to enable robust proactive decision making. This senior role contributes to this mission by researching and developing solutions to new analytical problems, using a scientific approach. People in this role are expected to autonomously lead medium sized projects and tasks of large complexity and size, as well as to provide coaching and support to other team members.
What you’re responsible for:
Extract data as required for project analysis or analysis of our book of business using BI tools or programming language (SQL, SAS, MicroStrategy).
Do the appropriate validations to ensure the produced data extract is accurate, complete and reconciles.
Understand, develop, maintain and improve predictive statistical models used in BI.
Measure and document the performance of statistical models used in BI.
Decide the appropriate type of model to be used for a BI problem between a variety of common models (regressions, decision trees, etc.).
Lead and Support Actuarial Research projects, including developing and testing non-standard and innovative approaches for modeling insurance risk.
Lead and Support Non-Actuarial Research projects, including delivering predictive analytics solutions to support marketing, operations, and product. (E.g. Claim fraud detection models, Client Long-Term-Value index, etc.).
Using a scientific approach, research and develop solutions to new analytical problems.
What to expect:
You will be subject to a Criminal Record and Consumer History background check as a condition of employment, in the event you are the successful candidate.
To be successful:
You have an innovative mindset to improve operational efficiencies and ability to influence change, with a primary focus on client needs.
You use critical thinking skills to recognize assumptions, evaluate arguments, draw conclusions and proactively propose solutions.
You have strong communication skills to clearly convey messages and explore diverse points of view.
You build trusting relationships and provide guidance to support the development of colleagues.
To join our team:
7 years of relevant experience OR 5 years with a graduate degree in a relevant field.
University Degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics or relevant field.
Property and Casualty insurance experience is preferred.
Exposure to the use of job related applications, appliances and programming languages (SAS, SQL, Netezza, MicroStrategy) is an asset.