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Northbrook, IL US
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Senior Manager
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Job Description

The Model Validation Senior Manager is responsible for the creation and leadership of an internal model validation team for the Quantitative Research & Analytics (QR&A) department.  The initial focus in this role will be to establish and get buy-in across the organization for a model validation framework and build a team of data scientists to execute rigorous peer reviews of critical work. This individual will also serve as a head of the model community in sharing and proliferating best practices and will serve as the QR&A liaison for risk management activities.

The Quantitative Research & Analytics department is a growing team with over 200 individuals including data scientists and engineers working alongside individuals in additional data, analytics and strategy-focused roles. QR&A provides support for areas across the enterprise through enabling analytic capabilities, and the creation of models is a key aspect of this strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the creation of a flexible analytic validation framework
  • Design and lead a portfolio of analytic validation projects
  • Champion the sharing and adoption of appropriate methodologies and best practices in an analytic environment
  • Cultivate cross-functional knowledge-sharing that drive analytic consistency and transparency across Allstate
  • Determine whether analytic solutions fulfill business requirements and propose alternatives when necessary
  • Communicate findings to senior leadership to ensure risks and variations are well understood; recommend appropriate mitigations when necessary
  • Review, evaluate, and make recommendations on appropriateness of techniques to senior leadership
  • Develop and execute a communication strategy that keeps all relevant stakeholders informed and provides an opportunity to influence the direction of the work
  • Maintain a friendly and collaborative work environment
  • Maximize personal professional development to ensure continuation of a personal contribution to the team and Allstate

Job Qualifications

  • 8+ years progressive experience in data and analytically-focused roles
  • Extensive experience leading teams and cross-functional projects
  • Proven ability to manage teams overseeing machine learning/predictive modeling and optimization in statistical software
  • Proven knowledge of analytic techniques, ability to quickly learn and understand strengths and limitations of new algorithms
  • Ability to train, develop, and teach more junior modelers
  • Advanced general business knowledge and seasoned, in-depth, multi-dimensional knowledge of industry and company economics
  • Ability to develop and/or revise tactics to support changing business strategies and direction
  • Ability to provide written and oral interpretation of highly specialized terms and data and to present this data to audiences with various levels of expertise
  • Proven communication and influence skills taking varying audiences into consideration

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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