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Travelers Insurance Company Manager, External Data Strategy in Sacramento, California

Who Are We?

Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That’s the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.

Job Category

Data Analytics, Technology

Compensation Overview

The annual base salary range provided for this position is a nationwide market range and represents a broad range of salaries for this role across the country. The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment. As part of our comprehensive compensation and benefits program, employees are also eligible for performance-based cash incentive awards.

Salary Range

$92,600.00 - $152,800.00

Target Openings


What Is the Opportunity?

The Manager, External Data Business Strategy is responsible for Personal Insurance (PI) product initiatives involving external data. This includes interaction with various product areas as well as development teams that work with external data solutions. The individual is expected to lead the development, design, and execution of external data initiatives in support of PI experience, underwriting and financial objectives. A general awareness of PI product management capabilities and processes is critical to the success of this position. External data initiatives and projects include strategic planning for new products, evaluation and validation of existing external data solutions and, working with various product and operational teams to bring production and testing issues related to these solutions to resolution.

What Will You Do?

  • Drive discussions with data providers regarding new product offerings and existing product enhancements.

  • Lead discussions with product strategy and R&D teams regarding the business value of external data sources.

  • Collaborate with various stakeholders to develop comprehensive business requirements and support training and communication for broader organization.

  • Diagnose and solve for production external data issues.

  • Responsible for leading evaluations and working with the teams to update existing solutions and drive implementations of external data.

  • Monitor the performance of external data products and their underwriting strategies.

  • Responsible for bringing awareness on vendor outages and in some instances working with the product teams to get resolution to impacted policies.

  • Responsible for researching existing systems with regard to external data and developing impact assessments for issues and strategic efforts.

  • Ensure compliance with data security and protection requirements.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?

  • Experience in Insurance industry.

  • SQL experience.

  • Bachelors degree in business management, mathematics, management information, finance, actuarial science, economics or other analytics-related field preferred.

  • Demonstrates strong understanding of Personal Insurance business.

  • This includes products, pricing/filing processes, claim, underwriting, risk management, compliance, distribution channels, business and sales centers, and PI systems.

  • Performs analysis with of external data implementations understands the impacts of decisions on the broader organization.

  • Works with a team to support development of new product strategies.

  • Demonstrates strong business and technical acumen.

  • Drives results and acts with a sense of urgency.

  • Customer focused orientation.

  • Advanced to expert oral and written communication skills.

  • Organization and prioritization skills a must.

  • Attention to detail, with critical thinking and analytical skills.

What is a Must Have?

  • Bachelor’s degree, or a minimum of five years of related work experience.

What Is in It for You?

  • Health Insurance: Employees and their eligible family members – including spouses, domestic partners, and children – are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment.

  • Retirement: Travelers matches your 401(k) contributions dollar-for-dollar up to your first 5% of eligible pay, subject to an annual maximum. If you have student loan debt, you can enroll in the Paying it Forward Savings Program. When you make a payment toward your student loan, Travelers will make an annual contribution into your 401(k) account. You are also eligible for a Pension Plan that is 100% funded by Travelers.

  • Paid Time Off: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 20 days Paid Time Off annually, plus nine paid company Holidays.

  • Wellness Program: The Travelers wellness program is comprised of tools and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals. In addition, our Life Balance program provides access to professional counseling services, life coaching and other resources to support your daily life needs. Through Life Balance, you’re eligible for five free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.

  • Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.

Employment Practices

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that we can deliver the very best products and services when our workforce reflects the diverse customers and communities we serve. We are committed to recruiting, retaining and developing the diverse talent of all of our employees and fostering an inclusive workplace, where we celebrate differences, promote belonging, and work together to deliver extraordinary results.

If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email (4-ESU@travelers.com) so we may assist you.

Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.

To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit http://careers.travelers.com/life-at-travelers/benefits/ .