Manager- Analytics

Details

Openings 1
Location Name
Alberta Blue Cross - Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta, CA
Date Posted Feb 07, 2018
Profession Pharmacy
Career Level(s) Team Manager / Manager, Senior Level
Job Type(s) Permanent, Full Time
Education Level(s) Bachelors, Masters, PhD
Job ID job-9258

Position Summary

FUNCTION:

Reporting to the Director of Analytics, Research and Pricing, Alberta Blue Cross is seeking a Manager of Analytics supporting the development and implementation of the Organization’s Analytics platform.  This position will be part of a newly launched team whose purpose will be to advance the impact that data and analytics will have on the business as well as support and foster a data driven culture.  In return this individual will experience a dynamic, highly engaged and fast-paced organization that is committed to your success.

The Manager of Analytics will be responsible for building an analytics culture within the organization as well as lead a team of data scientists and business intelligence professionals in areas of data research, predictive modeling, marketing, pricing, risk selection, and other operational areas of group and individual health, dental, life and disability insurance products and services through a centralized operating model.  In this role, you will collaborate with business partners to understand business problems, gather business requirements and project manage tasks and timelines as well as create excellent working relationships with both business and IT leaders.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead and participate in problem solving initiatives, collaborating within a cross functional team of specialists, to design innovative solutions for clients and business leaders
  • Apply data science expertise including descriptive, predictive, machine learning, deep learning and AI techniques to generate new insights and solve business problems.
  • Collaborate with IT partners and other Data Science teams within Alberta Blue Cross to build out the data environment and analytics work platforms
  • Develop standard operational performance metrics, reporting and data analytics to support dashboard level management metrics
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with the Operations and IT partners to ensure delivery of initiatives. 
  • Proactively engage other leaders on business solution development for knowledge sharing, input and best practices. 
  • Demonstrate creative problem solving and ability to translate data patterns into business insights, cause/effect relationships and variables to amplify predictive power of underlying models
  • Make business recommendations with effective presentations of findings at multiple levels of stakeholders through visual displays of quantitative information.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 8 years of experience in data analytics, or Master’s Degree plus 6 years        of experience in data analytics, or PhD plus 4 years of experience in data analytics
  • Experience implementing analytics programs and solutions at an enterprise level
  • Excellent collaboration skills and the ability to work in a team environment, across multiple     sites and multiple business units. 
  • Communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills - be able to effectively communicate      complex results to a business audience not familiar with complex data and analytics 
  • Deep knowledge and experience of the algorithms and techniques of modern data science    especially as they pertain to business and experimentation
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in parallel while managing constantly changing deadlines and priorities
  • 5+ years of quantitative analysis experience, including handling, manipulating and analyzing data and creating analytical reports
  • Proven leadership ability and comfortable developing and leading a team of business intelligence and data science professionals. 
  • Comfortable using one or more statistical programming languages (i.e., Python/R/SAS) to work with data sets. Familiarity with any of the following tools is a plus: Microstrategy/Microsoft BI/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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