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Analytics Strategist – R6503

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American Family Insurance
September 28, 2017
Madison, Wisconsin
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At American Family Insurance, we’re driven by our customers and employees. That’s why we provide more than just a job – we provide opportunity. Whether you’re already part of our team in search of a new challenge or new to our company and ready for what’s next, you’re in the right place. Every dream is a journey that starts with a single step. Start your journey right here. Join our team. Bring your dreams.

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R6503 Analytics Strategist (Open)


This position is responsible for working with internal business partners to understand and solve business problems through application of advanced analytics. Develops and executes strategy for advanced analytics applications to a particular business area. Provides oversight throughout the lifecycle of analytics initiatives. Ensures strong alignment with business objectives of analytics strategy, development and integration to provide optimal business impact. Performs market research on new and existing data sources and creates innovative value propositions for business application or further research and development.


Travel Requirements

  • This position requires travel up to 10% of the time.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience providing customer-driven solutions, support or service
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategic partnerships.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify potential issues, and to proactively work to the mitigation of those issues.
  • Demonstrated experience communicating business implications of complex data relationships and results of statistical models to multiple business partners.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and utilizing data and analytics to derive insights on business performance or solve business problems.
  • Demonstrated experience interfacing with business clients and partnering with business stakeholders to create solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience planning and executing on large, complex corporate initiatives.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of advanced statistical modeling and research.


  • Bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics, finance, economics, or related field or equivalent.

Additional Job Information:

2 positions available, 1 position will support our claims area so prior claims experience a bonus.

Candidates with an advanced degree preferred.

Prior experience using Tableau a plus.

Offer to selected candidate will be made contingent on the results of applicable background checks.

Offer to selected candidate is contingent on signing a non-disclosure agreement for proprietary information, trade secrets, and inventions.

Our policy restricts consideration of applicants needing employment sponsorship (visas) to specialty occupations.  Sponsorship will not be considered for this position.

Relocation assistance is available.

Job Description:

Primary Accountabilities
Analytic Solutions Development and Integration (30%)

  • Uses understanding of advanced analytics, corporate strategy and business issues to collaborate with business unit partners to solve business problems using advanced analytics.
  • Ensures analytics strategy, development and integration approach are well-aligned with business objectives to provide optimal business impact.
  • Works with business partners to define, scope and formulate business problems and solutions though implementation and integration. Manages project outputs for business units.
  • Provides guidance for problems that can be solved through data and analytics, and partners with internal business areas to drive analytics solutions.
  • Provides portfolio management for a variety of advanced analytics projects. Works with internal Strategic Data & Analytics (SD&A) business partners to monitor and report project progress. Cooperatively works to ensure timely delivery of projects consistent with divisional goals and objectives.

Data Strategy and Innovation Research (30%)

  • Performs research on new and existing potential data sources (both internal and external) and applications. Partners with other areas of the business as appropriate.
  • Develops the value proposition for new internal or external datasets and coordinates with internal SD&A partners and/or other business units for business application or further research and development.
  • Assists with strategy, research and execution of data-related external partnerships.

Analytics Strategy and Governance (20%)

  • Works with Strategic Data & Analytics management to establish strategic direction for advanced analytics at American Family Insurance.
  • Leverages analytics, business and market expertise to create analytics strategies that drive performance for a particular business area.
  • Supports processes to validate business objectives and resources/funding.
  • Coordinates development of business cases for proposed analytics projects, and helps represent projects as part of a formal prioritization process.
  • Identifies synergies between various analytic efforts.

Relationship Management (20%)

  • Acts as the primary Strategic Data & Analytics (SD&A) contact to business unit leadership regarding data analytics needs. Exemplifies SD&A vision and viewpoint across the business units.
  • Functions as the trusted SD&A resource and business partner for assigned business units. Manages the relationships between SD&A and business unit leaders.
  • Represents the business view within SD&A. Understands and diagnoses business problems.
  • Works with business partners to assess data analytics needs; proactively addresses business problems.
  • Understands business unit initiatives and anticipates data analytics needs. Manages the rapid delivery and execution of data analytics insights to solve business problems.
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