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Travelers Manager, Business Performance Analytics in Des Moines, Iowa

Company Summary

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.

Job Category

Bus Intelligence & Management Information

Target Openings


Job Description Summary

This position uses data and analytics to drive business results; leverage internal and external information to identify quantifiable and actionable opportunities for the business unit and is responsible for reporting, monitoring, analyzing data and trends, and communicating these business results across various audiences and partnering on strategic initiatives to ensure optimal outcomes.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Uses analytics to explain business results, monitor business strategies and identify actionable opportunities

  • Uses data visualization and storytelling skills to effectively communicate insights and help influence decision/outcomes.

  • Leverages industry best practices, market data and technology trends to identify business opportunities.

  • Effectively works with cross functional teams on varying business initiatives

  • Influences business strategy and helps to prioritize investments based on translating insights to business value

  • Collaborates with IT and data management teams to ensure correct data is persisted for business critical analysis

  • Builds strategic business partnerships with IT, Actuarial, Operations, Finance, Data Management and Claim functional areas.

  • Can manipulate raw data and understands the ultimate design required to meet business requests.

  • Directs the development of analysis.

  • Interprets data to recognize patterns and analyze trends.

  • (Sets up? Manages? Performs?) Completes reasonability and validation tests.

  • Designs and executes Proofs of Concept to inform business strategies.

  • Monitors performance indicators and identifies possible improvements.

  • Assess the financial impact of recommendations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and 3 years analytics experience required.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, finance, computer science, statistics, MIS or equivalent experience preferred.

  • Typically has a minimum of 4-6 years of experience in Descriptive Analytics or related field.

  • 4+ years working successfully with Microsoft office products and software/programming applications specific to business supported.

  • Working knowledge of tools such as SAS, R, SQL preferred.

  • General knowledge of Descriptive Analytic practices and processes. General knowledge of insurance products/concepts required.

  • Previous experience leading others preferred.

  • General knowledge of the main features of the collection of data and the relationship of data elements to each other.

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

  • General understanding of the business functions, processes, and overall business strategies of businesses supported.

  • Demonstrated intermediate analytic and diagnostic skills.

  • Demonstrated intermediate interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated intermediate communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence others.

  • Intermediate project management skills.

  • General understanding of the business functions, processes, and overall business strategies.

  • Demonstrated ability to see results to completion.

  • Intermediate business acumen.

  • Intermediate Computer Skills in Excel, database programming language and related applications.

  • Intermediate problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Ability to interact effectively with others across functions.

  • Ability to think strategically.

  • Ability to consider others ideas seriously and accept feedback.

  • Builds and maintains credibility with others.

  • If incumbent leads others, intermediate leadership skills including ability to:

  • Leverage Differences.

  • Manage in participative manner.

  • Intermediate ability to develop employees preferred.

Environmental / Work Schedules / Other

  • Requires extended periods of computer use

  • Requires extended periods of sitting.

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.