Research Analyst - Analytics, Research & Pricing

Details

Openings 1
Location Name
Alberta Blue Cross - Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta, CA
Date Posted Nov 01, 2017
Profession Other
Career Level(s) Experienced (Non Manager)
Job Type(s) Permanent, Full Time
Education Level(s) Diploma, Bachelors
Job ID job-9150

Position Summary

FUNCTION: 

Alberta Blue Cross is seeking a Research Analyst for the Analytics, Research and Pricing department.  This position will be part of a newly launched team whose purpose is to support the product development process by gathering information from internal and external sources, which includes facilitation of surveys and focus groups.  The Research Analyst will also provide analytics support to the organization by developing and maintaining dashboards, which include key metrics for understanding performance of our products and services.  Using a data-driven approach, the team is tasked to explain the drivers of performance within product segments and recommend plan features, and pricing.   

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Responsible for data research and analytics in support of marketing, pricing, risk selection, and other operational areas of group and individual health, dental, life and disability insurance products.
  • Assist in the continuous monitoring of product performance.
  • Use both internal and external resources to gather information required for analysis.
  • Analyzes data and reports to prepare presentation(s) to team and/or project team members.
  • Collaborate on industry-wide reporting and analysis by sourcing and contributing information.
  • Complete marketplace and competitive reviews to support product development and management.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: 

  • A minimum of one to two years experience in a business environment.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of research methodology, data analysis and project management.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products, in particular, Access and Excel.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative discipline (i.e., Actuarial Science, Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Operations Research or Engineering).
  • Hands-on marketing, strategy and analytics exposure. 
  • Market exposure in benefits industry is an asset but not required
  • Predictive modeling for insurance products preferred.
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of data management applications such as SAS or SQL, data visualization tools such as Microstrategy and Tableau.

Alberta Blue Cross offers a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work in a challenging team-oriented environment. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.  If you have the qualifications we are looking for, apply online at www.ab.bluecross.ca .


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