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Senior Director , Data Management

Company: The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Location: Hartford
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Job ID: R-5686
Job Category: Analytics & Research
Location: Hartford, CT
Additional Locations: Nationwide
Posted Date: February 16, 2021
Apply 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 1 Job Description Summary The Senior Director, Data Management position, is a senior role within the Business Insurance Information Management and Analytics team. This person will be responsible for leading our Data Quality initiatives across Business Insurance. This is a top priority for Business Insurance in 2021 and is an exciting opportunity to provide real value to our Business Insurance data consumers. This position will have direct reports.
We are looking for someone who has:
--- Experience in executing data management strategies to broad and varied audiences
--- Passion for the data management space including the ability to sell the merits of data management to non-believers
--- Experience working in a matrixed organization; influencing the work of non-direct reports to incorporate data management practices in their agile development work
--- Experience in developing quality best practices and standards as well as methods of monitoring and reporting on those standards
--- Experience with data governance processes and forums This person will be responsible for the execution of our Business Insurance Data Quality strategy. This person will also be instrumental in the overall BI Data Management practice and support the development of our Chapter. These responsibilities include:-- Implement a process to identify and monitor our critical data elements--and assets Develop and lead our Data Stewards in all things quality Support the design and implementation of the BI Data Management Operating Model and Governance Structures Support our Cloud migration; ensuring the necessary Data Quality practices, controls and monitoring are in place Support our DataLog, powered by Alation, and MetaHub and ensuring quality information is captured in our metadata tools Accountable for strategies and policies to ensure data consistency, accuracy, timeliness, validity and completeness Develop procedures and processes to certify data quality for business purposes Meet with leadership to prioritize data quality requirements and specifications Actively promote a knowledge sharing culture Articulate and influence guiding principles and frameworks that align with the strategic vision Advanced understanding and influencing of emerging trends and new technologies in data quality Work closely with Enterprise Data & Analytics and our Data Quality working group to select an Enterprise data quality tool Lead the implementation of Data Quality tools for BI Serve on the Enterprise Data & Analytics Data Quality group with other DQ Leads cross the company Data Governance: Ensures adoption of defined data policies, standards and best practices across the line of business Expertise in design, development and implementation of innovative governance practices, roles, responsibilities across multiple data management disciplines Applies expert understanding of overall physical and logical data model and of data relationships, mapping, lineage and business rules Data Stewardship: Facilitates connections among data stewards within your organization and across the enterprise Establishes best practices and expected deliverables Accountable for compliance of business intelligence reporting with applicable security policies. Responsible for partnering with audit on compliance reviews Responsible for partnering with Information security on policy content, creation, maintenance and awareness. Data Culture: Partners with enterprise colleagues to mature Travelers data Designs tools, processes and workflows to capture knowledge, find information and maintain its relevance Actively promotes a knowledge sharing culture and value proposition while generating awareness of initiatives throughout the organization Articulates and influences guiding principles and frameworks that align with the strategic vision Oversees the creation, maintenance and governance of taxonomies and ensures its applicability to content and/or data Advanced understanding and influencing of emerging trends and new technologies in knowledge management Leadership: Integrates work efforts within respective business and enterprise portfolios. Oversees portfolios and ensures resources are appropriately aligned to implement on going projects, enhancements, initiatives and/or problem resolution. Provides leadership by driving priorities, assigning work and coaching / mentoring unit members. Responsible for the recruitment and development of needed talent for meeting long-term business goals. Minimum Qualifications Bachelors degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) or Business. 8 years of relevant data and analytics experience required. Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge Master knowledge of Data Management tools, techniques and programing languages Demonstrates advanced understanding of overall data models, data relationships, mapping lineage and business rules SQL knowledge 12 years of data management or relevant analytics experience 5 years of leadership experience Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies Ability to communicate thoughts/designs/ideas in an unambiguous manner and adjusts communication based on audience. Exhibits active and effective communication skills with team members - including active listening and effective written and verbal communication skills. Effectively contributes and communicates with the immediate team and leadership. Able to expertly diagnose root causes, solve complex problems, and collaborate effectively with business and technical teams. Able to break a problem down into manageable pieces, evaluate potential risks/alternatives, and implement effective, timely solutions. Carefully evaluates alternative risks and solutions before taking action including escalating situations as appropriate. Demonstrates sound decision making and problem resolution skills. Optimizes the use of all available resources. Often consulted by team members and/or business partners for problem resolution and guidance. Able to promote, maintain, and enhance partnerships across the organization to achieve objectives and engage stakeholders. Able to influence project stakeholders and team members. Practices objectivity and openness to others' views. Able to develop and leverage business and/or vendor partnerships, consult on business priorities, and optimize value through solution identification aligned with business objectives, goals, and future data direction. Demonstrates ability to identify critical project tasks and establish clear priorities while keeping the overall strategy in mind. Effectively communicates risks, issues and escalates appropriately. Able to accurately estimate the tasks and resources needed to complete assigned project work. 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. Careers at Travelers When you work at Travelers, life's most important moments become your life's work. That means helping families feel secure, businesses to prosper, knowing that you've made a difference, and feeling like you belong to something bigger. It also means being part of a team comprised of 30,000 + talented and passionate people that are evolving to meet changing needs - from customer service to data science and beyond. If that's more than you imagined in an insurance career, it's time to join us at Travelers.

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