VP Data & Analytics

  • Castlefield Rd, Reigate RH2, UK
  • Full-time
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Department: Data
  • Working Hours: 35

Company Description

Here at esure, we’re no strangers to change. As one of the industry leaders in the insurance business, striving to become an outstanding digital insurer, we’re getting ready for more. It’s creating outstanding new opportunities for innovative and talented industry professionals to join us at a pivotal point in our development.

It’s an opportunity you simply don’t want to miss. You can expect our investment in you to include a highly competitive package, career and development opportunities and flexible benefits built around you and your lifestyle.

esure is embarking on a journey to fixing the insurance market for the good of our customers, people and community.

We are now seeking a VP Data & Analytics, reporting to our CSTO and will be responsible for defining the vision for Data & Analytics and coaching and leading a high calibre team. They will partner across the organisation to reinforce a data-driven culture and evolve the way the company operates to foster an analytics-first mindset. The VP of Data & Analytics will be hands-on in structuring and delivering value - creating a repeatable process that super charges the entire business - delivering profitable growth and innovation in conjunction with all lines of business.

Job Description

What will my role entail?

  • Serving as the strategic voice for data at esure the ideal candidate will work closely with the wider business, building consensus around a strategy that injects fresh thinking. They will identify and prioritise tactical and strategic opportunities to use data & analytics to drive value across the business.
  • Develop a multi-year roadmap of prioritised data & analytics initiatives that create new algorithms and models that deliver measurable competitive advantage. Ensure the organisation pursues the highest-impact opportunities.
  • Provide input into the analytics workbench that meets the analytical needs of the future, working closely with esure's Chief Technology Officer and technology function.
  • Recruit, empower, develop, and retain a high-performing data & analytics team to meet present and future needs of the business by increasing data-driven decision-making across the organisation.
  • Review and enhance data management practices and policies. Drive compliance with GDPR and other emerging rules, as well as consistency with esure's objectives and policies.
  • Identify areas of competitive differentiation that delivers value from governance and compliance activities.
  • Build a portfolio of data science use cases across the business. Launch MVP solutions to prove the value from data science, scaling what works and learning from what does not. Be a genuine contributor to the profitability and success of the business; build confidence through a track record of delivery.
  • Lead the data technology strategy, developing a roadmap that delivers strategic and tactical capability. Guide the organisation to make pragmatic decisions about the analytics requirements, end state data architecture and data technology.
  • Collaborate with other senior leaders across the organisation to deliver results.

Qualifications

You are a good fit for the role if you have the following:

  • Extensive experience in Senior management positions, leading through other senior leaders in a professional, technical environment.
  • Competent in building and motivating high performing teams.
  • Extensive relevant domain experience e.g. Data Science, Data Platforms, Machine Learning, Statistics, Optimization in real world contexts, running production tech.
  • Consistent record of developing production-ready analytical models solving a wide range of classes of problems in real world contexts ideally in Insurance
  • Strong understanding of statistics, structured/unstructured data analysis and predictive modelling techniques
  • Experience addressing underlying data availability / architecture / data model issues seen as a bonus
  • Track record of building and effectively leading teams of 20+ people.
  • A people leader who has set up, matured and managed data science talent
  • Experience in driving analytics use cases in the areas of pricing, customer journey and/or claims
  • Ability to immediately transfer previous experience in relevant domains to accelerate time to value.
  • Multi-industry expertise, particularly insurance
  • Ideally, worked in multiple industries in data science, analytics, or related roles.
  • Shown ability to translate organisational strategy into business plans and bring the team successfully on a change journey.
  • Hands on – able to roll sleeves up and do, as well as direct others.
  • Self-confident with a willingness to act – resilient with a bias towards experimentation, not set back by failure.
  • Demonstrable collaboration skills and ability to cut through contending requirements and priorities.

We’d also like to hear if you have…

  • Passion and innovation in your approach, intellectually curious and outcomes orientated
  • Working knowledge of insurance industry
  • Prior exposure to financial services or insurance industry preferred
  • Experience of working in a regulated business

At esure, we are committed to promoting equity, inclusion and diversity. We celebrate and nurture our diversity because it makes strong business sense and because it’s the right thing to do. We are passionate about making everyone feel welcome, included and comfortable bringing their whole self to work every day.

esure cares for our people, our customers, our society and our planet. We aim to ensure all colleagues and job applicants are given equal opportunity and our company is truly representative of all sections of society and our customers. esure is an inclusive environment which provides everyone the support they need to feel included, thrive, grow, meet their goals and have some fun.

Additional Information

What we will offer you in return:

  • Flexible benefits and a highly competitive package that recognises your skills, experience and potential
  • 30 days annual leave plus 8 flex days (equivalent to bank holidays to be taken as and when suits you) 
  • Management bonus
  • Private Healthcare
  • Flexible working – including hybrid working 
  • Flexible benefits package including buy/sell holidays, preferential rates on EV vehicles and much more.

At esure, we are committed to promoting equity, inclusion and diversity. We celebrate and nurture our diversity because it makes strong business sense and because it’s the right thing to do. We are passionate about making everyone feel welcome, included and comfortable bringing their whole self to work every day.

esure cares for our people, our customers, our society and our planet. We aim to ensure all colleagues and job applicants are given equal opportunity and our company is truly representative of all sections of society and our customers. esure is an inclusive environment which provides everyone the support they need to feel included, thrive, grow, meet their goals and have some fun.

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