Willis Towers Watson

Data Science Director

Posted on Jun 26 Fort Lee, NJ

SummaryWe’re looking for a director to drive our data science and analytics group forward!  You’ll be joining a group of curious, smart, technically minded yet business savvy data scientists looking to make a difference to the company by designing and building out our data decisioning capabilities from the ground up!
The Director of Data Science is passionate about using data and insights to drive business strategy and develop data products.  A successful candidate will manage more junior data scientists and help build out the team further.  They would also work to identify and prioritize initiatives to deliver value to our internal stakeholders.  The ideal candidate would have experience managing a data science team, managing stakeholders, and working cross functionally.  This person would have real world experience “in the data trenches” as a data scientist.  We expect this person to have a passion for leading a team, strong analytical skills, and a strong desire to make an impact in our growing data science practice!
What you’ll do:
  • Become the domain expert of 1-2 areas of the Tranzact business (i.e. retention, call center effectiveness, etc.) and contribute to the advancement of that area through thought leadership
  • Find new and improved ways for us to use data in our products, operations, and business strategies
  • Mentor, develop, and motivate more junior data scientists and analysts
  • Facilitate data-driven decision making and prioritize initiatives
  • Develop strong cross functional partnerships with business and technology stakeholders
  • Lead new projects and initiatives starting from understanding business needs to execution and presenting to and influencing stakeholders.
  • Act as a subject matter expert with all things data
  • Work to build out the data science team as we grow
What we do:We achieve competitive advantage through data-driven marketing and full management of the customer experience.  We’re constantly refining our technology and our strategies, that’s why we’re the industry leader in delivering the best results to the top insurance brands in America.
That’s not just lip service either, we’re consistently awarded partner of the year from brands like AFLAC, Humana, and more. Our work has also been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, Forbes, and Vox -- to name a few.
We want people who fit within our Be Real culture. We want a diversity of programmers and writers and designers and data scientists and strategists and more. We’re made up of introverts and extroverts, suits and rebels, corporate types and anti-corporate types. We’re an environment where every person feels their full potential is only limited by their ability to conceive of it and make it happen.  Our company grew from entrepreneurial roots but has big company resources to get amazing things done.
What we’re looking for:
  • BA/BS in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, etc.)
  • 7+ years of experience in a data science ideally related to marketing, business operations, or customer retention
  • Experience managing and mentoring data scientists
  • Experience conducting analyses to drive business impact
  • Ability to communicate findings clearly and deep understanding of your current business
  • Proficiency with Python, SQL, Excel, and data visualization tools (Tableau, Power BI, etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Experience communicating strategy and results to different audiences
  • Ability to work cross functionally and influence others
  • A lifelong learner that is excited to learn new data science technologies and apply those to technologies to our business
  • Ability to be objective and follow the facts, cut through noise and create a story with data.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment that is constantly changing
What’s in it for you:
  • Medical, dental, vision, paid time off/holidays, 401(k), and bonus opportunity
  • Frequent office events and outings
  • Employee development programs, conference and training reimbursement
  • Work remote flexibility
  • Joining a growing and exciting team making a big impact on the business! 
EOE, including disability/vets