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Data Analyst

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Salary: US$65000 - US$75000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Data Analytics & Quantitative, Data & Business intelligence
Contact Name: John O'Reilly
Contact Email: John.OReilly@ojassociates.com

Data Analyst

Work closely with the actuarial and underwriting teams to identify areas of under and over performance; develop performance KPIs for analysis and provision to underwriters; monitor market performance trends; benchmark underwriting performance against peers; support development of business plans; work with other support functions to improve the process and accuracy of data capture and reporting. To provide the Executive Management Committee all required informational support.

Description

  • Data Analysis
    • Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques
    • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources
    • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
    • Transform data into actionable insights using clear and clean visuals
    • Effectively use data visualizations to completement the data narrative
    • Monitor claims trends to identify any change in underwriting performance in terms of the frequency or severity of claims.
    • Analyze and document business requirements, taking full responsibility for investigative work.
  • Internal Business Reporting
    • Work with management to prioritize business and information needs and provide useful business reports
    • To assist in the preparation of reporting on underwriting performance for the monthly portfolio meetings, EMC meetings and quarterly board meetings.
    • To track performance of underwriting teams against their business plans.
  • Data Management
    • Make recommendations about the methods used to collect, analyze and manage data to improve data quality and the efficiency of data systems
    • Improving efficiency of current MI to assist more effective monitoring of performance.
    • To work with the Management Information team on the structuring and development of Data Warehouse and associated reporting.
  • External Reporting
    • Work with IT and Compliance to satisfy all external (regulatory/statistical and/or fronting partner) reporting requirements.

Report and communicate effectively on progress and impacts of work with all levels of management.

Qualifications

  • Previous work experience with a background in insurance or reinsurance
  • Excellent IT skills, in particular an advanced level of MS Excel, VB Macros and SQL
  • Knowledge of PowerPivot and Power BI
  • Proficient in Oracle SQL Developer, Velocity, MS Office Suite
  • High motivation, commitment to quality and proactive attitude.
  • Competent in managing own workload and working on own initiative
  • Strong analytical ability with experience in manipulating and analysing large datasets
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with underwriters
  • Ability to research effective solutions that may be out of the realm of primary responsibility.
  • Requirements analysis. Clear documentation of requirements and solutions, including use case documents, system design documents and data definitions.
  • Compensation Range: $65,000 to $75,000

Experience and understanding of working on projects from inception through implementation.

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