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Consultant, Business Analytics & Data Science

Lincoln Financial Group Boston, MA
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Job Description

Alternate Locations:Atlanta, GA (Georgia); Boston, MA (Massachusetts); Charlotte, NC (North Carolina); Dover, NH (New Hampshire); Omaha, NE (Nebraska); Phoenix, AZ (Arizona)


Relocation assistance will be considered/provided for this opportunity within our company guidelines.



Requisition #57856


About the Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 250 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customers lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $253 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.


The Role

Join high-energy data science and business experts in Lincolns Group Protection Business Analytics and Data Science group as we drive business value and innovation through analytics. Using enterprise-caliber data science tools, as the Consultant Business Analytics & Data Science, you will consult on and provide direction on projects/initiatives for the design, development, and delivery of advanced analytics and predictive modeling that enables the business to make data based decisions. As part of the Operational Analytics team you will research, prototype, architect, and deploy complex analytics within Lincolns Group Protection area to create high-impact business value. In additional to collaboration with other team members, you will have high-profile engagement across the enterprise including Operation, Distribution, Claims, IT, Finance and others.

Responsibilities

  • Identify opportunities to improve operational efficiency across Lincolns Group Protection business and provide data-driven solutions to complex business problems using predictive and statistical models.
  • Provide expertise and collaborate with stakeholders to define data collection and analysis requirements and establish adequate business understanding to provide effective analysis.
  • Compile and mine data from a wide variety of data repositories. Validate data accuracy, and confirm data quality and consistent use across the business.
  • Design and execute analytic plans. Generate insights and inform business decisions using advanced analytical techniques.
  • Translate quantitative analyses and findings into accessible visuals for non-technical audiences, clearly interpret the data and effectively communicate findings and insights to senior executives, managers, and key stakeholders.
  • Deploy and maintain predictive models. Monitor model performance and update models.
  • Work with key stakeholders in different functions to align and consolidate key operational performance metrics.
  • Evaluate technologies, vendors, and cloud services that can support the business strategies and goals.
  • Develop new modeling techniques and tools for analytics and reporting.

Education

PhD or Master's with 3+ years of relevant work experience. Degree should be held in Statistics, Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Economics or other quantitative disciplines (Required).

Experience

3 - 5+ years of solid experience working on different data sources and platforms. Proficiency with at least one of the major SQL languages (e.g. Oracle).

Actuarial working experience is desirable.

Knowledge and experience in insurance industry (especially in Group Benefits), is preferred.

Proficiency with, or the proven ability to learn, a major programming language appropriate for data science (e.g. R, Python, SAS) to manipulate data and draw insights.

Knowledge and experience on applying statistical and machine learning techniques on real business data.

Curiosity and demonstrated capability of quick learning on new technical and business knowledge

Flexibility and fast adaption to the changing business environment and priorities.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Strong relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. senior management, peers and colleagues); proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approaches.

Strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative style.

Strong project management leadership skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Travel Requirements

Travel type: domestic

Travel amount: Up to 15%


This position may be subject to Lincolns Political Contribution Policy. An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincolns current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

Lincoln Financial Group (LFG) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.








Job Details

Date Posted November 2, 2018
Date Closes December 2, 2018
Requisition 57856-en_US
Located In Boston, MA
Department Business Analysis
SOC Category 00-0000.00
Location