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Friday, June 08, 2007

Predictive Modeling Director (St. Paul, MN)

Org Marketing Statement

Committed. Competitive. Constructing our Future.

That's St. Paul Travelers. We are one of the leading insurance companies in the United States. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find St. Paul Travelers to be full of energy, and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.


Do you have experience managing predictive modeling? Do you want to work in the most high-performance, cutting-edge environment in the Property & Casualty insurance industry?

We recruit

  • Leaders who want continued growth and promotion opportunities
  • Predictive modelers with a desire to work with the most advanced tools and methods
  • highly motivated individuals with a thirst for both technical and business knowledge
  • excellent critical thinkers
  • people who work well in teams

The Research and Development Department at Travelers

Travelers is the fifth largest publicly held Property & Casualty insurance company (#89 on Fortune 500) and boasts one of the largest Research & Development teams in the industry. New members of the department will collaborate with credentialed actuaries and staff members with advanced degrees in statistics and mathematics. The group¿s leadership has written academic papers and presented topics to actuarial audiences on subject matter that is shaping tomorrow¿s insurance industry. With this level of subject matter proficiency, the team¿s mission is to build strategic competitive advantages for the company through innovation and statistical rigor. The department is a high-performance group consisting of smart, energetic, friendly personnel always willing to share knowledge and expertise.

Position Summary

As a Director, you will employ the most advanced predictive modeling and data mining tools and methodologies in cutting-edge research. You will manage strategic projects like next generation customer pricing plans, optimization of marketing practices, assessment of commission structures, and improvement in reserving practices. You will manage multiple analysts through every aspect of high-profile projects: data preparation, analysis, and communication. The ability to juggle management of numerous high-profile projects and tasks is critical. Additional responsibilities include employee development, communication to upper-level management, maintaining relationships with partner areas, and influencing team and company direction.

Primary Duties

  • Define and plan projects based on business needs
  • Manage all aspects of large, high-profile statistical modeling and data mining projects
  • Maintain relationships with business partners, clients and vendors
  • Contribute to direction of team and company

Work Experience
  • 7+ years of research, modeling or actuarial experience
  • Proven ability in statistical modeling and data mining techniques (GLM, clustering, decision trees, etc.)
  • Experience in preparing large, complex, and dirty datasets for analysis
  • Knowledge of insurance products and operations
  • Strong project management skills
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Familiarity with SAS programming a plus

  • College degree in statistics, mathematics, economics, finance, actuarial science, engineering or related field.
  • Advanced degree in statistics (or related field) a plus
  • ACAS or FCAS designation a plus


Statistical Analysis GLM Generalized Linear Models Math Statistics Database Marketing SAS Actuary Probability Predictive Modeling Time Series Regression Economics S-Plus Data Mining Data Analysis

Closing Statement

St. Paul Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We actively promote a drug-free workplace.

This is a full-time position. Job ID: 779377.

E-mail resume with cover letter to ARICKARD@travelers.com

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