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Head of Decision Technologies

Company: Unum
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Posting End Date: January 06Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help protect more than 36 million working people and their families from the financial impact of illness or injury. Unum's two distinct, but similarly focused US businesses Unum US and Colonial Life are each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision insurance accessible in the workplace. Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum also has significant US operations in Portland, Maine and Baton Rouge, Louisiana - and over 35 field offices nationwide. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide.General Summary:The Unum Decision Technologies (UDT) team is at the forefront of transforming Unum into a data driven company. We are searching for forward thinking individuals who are able convert issues into opportunities using data, statistics, and reason to present impactful findings that help our company thrive. In this role you will partner closely with business leaders in researching a wide range of topics, with your teammates to construct statistical insights and models, and with ML/AI engineers to build and implement solutions. As a leader of analytics within Unum, you will be instrumental in transforming Unum from a traditional insurance player to a leading data first digital insurance company; influencing senior executives around strategies and investments. Come build a world class team of data scientists with cross- discipline partnerships with other functional areas across Finance, Marketing, and Operations. You will partner closely with Unum business leaders, IT Delivery, Transformation leadership, and Unum IT architecture to lead the development of data insights. This role will have direct management responsibilities for a team of highly technical Data Scientists along with other IT specialist positions. In addition to the direct management responsibilities of US staff, you will also lead cross-country analytics resources and 3rd party vendor resources.Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides strategic direction, guidance, and recommendations around AI
  • Influences senior executives and business leaders around strategies and investments
  • Lead and manage team of Data Science and Information Technology professionals working within agile/infrastructure or operations teams, working across a wide range of environments, supporting the analysis, development, design, creation, modification and testing of Unum data analytics and machine learning software and related applications
  • Ensure strong, diverse talent and leadership pipeline in place to meet aggressive business goals. Develops, coaches and engages people to higher levels of performance.
  • Lead cross-functional, cross-disciplinary teams
  • Develops influential relationships with internal and external partners and vendors that are part of the Advanced analytics ecosystem
  • Understands and is an advocate of following architecture standards, practices and processes.
  • Lead initiatives focused on iterating, exploring, and prototyping new statistical analysis to change the way we approach business problemsGeneral
    • Build, lead, develop, mentor and coach a high performing, empowered staff of business and IT professionals across various locations while also promoting a culture based on our guiding principles of customer, agility and empowerment.
    • Effectively manage operating expenses within the established budget
    • Leverages external partners effectively in all aspects of IT, from strategy through delivery. Able to manage complex vendor relationships and hold vendors accountable for results.
    • Ensure the security and protection of data, information systems and equipment; actively implements security, privacy, risk management and disaster recovery initiatives and best practices.
    • Takes bold actions and is a change leader. Advocates for change with confidence; takes ownership and personal responsibility for implementing change, and leverages communications, goals, resources, and metrics to ensure broader understanding and accountability.
    • Effectively communicate upward and across business and technology teams; builds strong partnerships with senior leaders and IT stakeholders, both internal and external.
    • Other duties and responsibilities as assignedJob Specifications
      • Background in CS-Math /Data Science/ Operational research
      • Strategic innovator with demonstrated experience of pushing the boundaries and reimagining the art of possible
      • Solid execution experience of taking ideas to scale
      • Experience bridging the divide between the theoretical and the applied. Proven expertise in communicating that vision and experience to non-technical stakeholders.
      • Exhibits courage by taking smart risks and encourages others to do so; empowers innovative approaches by motivating others to be proactive and resourceful.
      • Understanding of Agile/Lean leadership principles
      • Ability to apply broad business understanding of internal and external trends and financial considerations to leverage business process and technology opportunities, meet evolving customer needs, and ensure successful implementation of area plans.
      • Demonstrated depth of IT knowledge with diversity in technical experience. Is seen as a credible technology partner.Our company is built on helping individuals and families, and this starts with our employees. We want employees to maintain a positive balance, which is why we provide access to the benefits and resources they need to invest in themselves. From our onsite fitness facilities and generous paid time off to employee professional development programs, we are committed to helping employees live and work their best both inside and outside the office.Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.Company:UnumIn accordance with Colorados Equal Pay For Equal Work Act, if you are a resident of the state of Colorado and wish to review the salary information for a role posted in Colorado, please fill out the form below and our Unum HR representative will reply to your inquiry within three business days.In accordance with New York City Human Rights Law, if you wish to review the salary information for a role posted in New York City, please fill out this form and our Unum HR representative will reply to your inquiry within three business days.

Keywords: Unum, Portland , Head of Decision Technologies, Other , Portland, Oregon

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