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AVP Business Intelligence

Hartford, Connecticut

Who Are We?

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.

Compensation Overview

The annual base salary range provided for this position is a nationwide market range and represents a broad range of salaries for this role across the country. The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment. As part of our comprehensive compensation and benefits program, employees are also eligible for performance-based cash incentive awards.

Salary Range

$135,700.00 - $223,900.00

Target Openings


What Is the Opportunity?

The AVP, Business Intelligence position is a senior role within the organization. The position leads solution design and execution teams across multiple parallel projects and initiatives. The AVP manages multiple assigned customer relationships, partnering with business intelligence peers to deliver solutions from Data Discovery to Business Intelligence application development. The AVP position leads strategic planning and execution engaging with Senior Leadership on a regular basis. Candidates will have an advanced working knowledge of analytics, Insurance operations and core functions.

This position will have direct reports.

Travelers offers a hybrid work location model that is designed to support flexibility.

What Will You Do?

  • Ensures the implementation of operational plans within areas of accountability.
  • Ensures quality controls and process improvements are on-going process within areas of accountability.
  • Partners with peers and leaders across organization in implementing strategic initiatives to ensure alignment with Travelers objectives.
  • Accountable for all aspects of the project life cycle for delivery of analytic and reporting solutions aligned to defined business requirements.
  • Lead solution design within assigned tasks and validates that developed solutions align with defined business requirements.
  • Lead prototyping and validate prototypes before production build.
  • Manages the production process and support for Information Delivery assets
  • Designs integrated information delivery strategies to meet the business objectives in alignment with organizational strategies for assigned areas.
  • Works with other divisional and enterprise areas on tool selection, best practices, alignment with technologies and approaches. Leads complex initiatives and projects and/or oversees projects lead by team members.
  • Contributes significantly to the development of the strategic plan for Information Delivery including identification appropriate infrastructures, tools and performance requirements
  • Develop an understanding of all data contained within multiple data marts and source systems
  • Accountable for the recruitment and development of needed talent for meeting long-term business goals.
  • Utilizes strong leadership skills to drive organizational effectiveness and oversee the cost effective implementation of the operating plan.
  • Recognizes, initiates and manages change that impacts the work group/department.
  • May manage Business Intelligence vendors.
  • Leads multiple development teams. May lead multi-disciplinary or cross-functional work teams.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?

  • Bachelors Degree in Information Systems, Mathematics, Economics, Finance or other quantitative degrees.
  • 12 years of general business experience.
  • 10 years experience working with MS Office Suite with advanced knowledge of Excel
  • 10 years experience coding SQL
  • Experience with modern data visualization tools. These may include, but are not limited to Qlik, MicroStrategy, Power BI and Tableau
  • Experience with industry standard statistical programming languages. These may include, but are not limited to R, Python or SAS.
  • Understanding of database structures
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaborate with others
  • Must be a team player and able to effectively work with team members located in different locations
  • Demonstrate an ability to tell a story using data
  • Problem solving and issue resolution skills necessary
  • Demonstrates the ability to operate independently to design, develop, and prepare reports
  • Demonstrated experience leading multi-function teams
  • Core Technical Competencies: MS Office especially Excel with VBA, SQL Server, Qlik, Cognos, TM1, Data Knowledge: Data Acquisition, Preparation and Exploration
  • Experience working with industry standard data platforms. These may include, but are not limited to Teradata, SQL, Big Data, NoSQL, etc., Development techniques (Visualizations, Geospatial, etc.), Web Development approach and skills in support of Modern Business Intelligence platforms,
  • Intermediate analytics and diagnostic skills, Intermediate project management skills.
  • Lead Solution Design and Development: Demonstrated ability to see results to completion. Demonstrate ability to think strategically. Intermediate problem solving and decision making skills. Ability to think strategically.
  • Listening/Influencing: Intermediate interpersonal, communications and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to influence others. Ability to interact effectively with other functions. Build and maintain credibility with others
  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Intermediate problem solving and decision making skills
  • Creativity/Innovation: Seeks opportunities to learn and to influence others. Ability to consider others ideas seriously and accept feedback.
  • Teams: Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Intermediate leadership skills including ability to: Leverage Differences, Manage in participative manner, Develop employees, Manage change effectively, Inspire others and promote a vision, Understand and navigate organization.

What is a Must Have?

  • Bachelors Degree in Information Systems, Mathematics, Economics, Finance or other quantitative degrees.
  • 10 years experience in data and analytics experience required.
  • 5 years experience managing people
  • Advanced knowledge of analytics tools

What Is in It for You?

  • Health Insurance: Employees and their eligible family members - including spouses, domestic partners, and children - are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment.
  • Retirement: Travelers matches your 401(k) contributions dollar-for-dollar up to your first 5% of eligible pay, subject to an annual maximum. If you have student loan debt, you can enroll in the Paying it Forward Savings Program. When you make a payment toward your student loan, Travelers will make an annual contribution into your 401(k) account. You are also eligible for a Pension Plan that is 100% funded by Travelers.
  • Paid Time Off: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 20 days Paid Time Off annually, plus nine paid company Holidays.
  • Wellness Program: The Travelers wellness program is comprised of tools and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals. In addition, our Life Balance program provides access to professional counseling services, life coaching and other resources to support your daily life needs. Through Life Balance, you're eligible for five free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.
  • Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.

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 are a candidate and have specific 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.

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About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.