Specialist, Business Insights

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  • Experience

    2-4 year
  • Salary

  • Location

    Des Moines, IA, USA
  • Job Function

    Business Insights Specialist
  • Industry

    Information Technology
  • Qualification

    Degree in Computer Engineering, Degree in Computer Science, Degree in Data Science, Degree in Machine Learning, Degree in Mathematics, Degree in Statistics

Key Skills

Python Programming, Scala Programming, C++, Java Programming, Machine learning techniques, Data science techniques, SQL, Apache Hadoop, MapReduce, TensorFlow, PyTorch, R Programming, C Programming,

Job Description

If you’re passionate about helping people protect what matters most to them, as well as innovating and simplifying processes and operations to provide the best customer value, then Nationwide’s Property and Casualty team could be the place for you!

This role has the unique opportunity to provide analysis and insight across both Small Commercial and Middle Market Commercial. Through 'floating' across both markets, the selected individual will develop breadth in knowledge across both business units.

In this role, you'll be challenged to solve a diverse array of emerging business problems, which can span product, underwriting, business development, services, pricing and much more.

Strongly preferred qualifications include:

- Commercial lines business and data experience

- Extensive ability to code and analyze data in SAS

- Ability to proactively interface and problem solve alongside key Small Commercial business partners.

- Deep knowledge of statistical analysis.

This position can be filled at the Sr Analyst, Bus Insights level depending on the skills and qualifications of the selected candidate.

Compensation Grade: F3

Job Description Summary

We are a versatile group of individuals, working together to meet the needs of our customers. We value knowledge, analytical aptitude and collaboration. If you thrive in a busy, engaging work environment, we want to know more about you!

As a Specialist, you'll actively participate in all phases of the financial and operational measurement life cycle. You will partner with internal customers in determining data and information needs and in identifying information to aid with decision making. You'll build statistical and visual solutions using sophisticated business intelligence tools. You will serve as the lead to others for information and data needs.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Functions as the specialist in data extraction from databases, tables, data warehouses and other sources for applying in operational reporting and solutions. Develops, produces and maintains ad hoc and custom reports. Uses various data access tools to pull information for reports and solutions.
  • Builds and maintains relationships and serves as a trusted financial and operational measurement resource to clients, internal risk partners and other stakeholders.
  • Creates, packages and presents financial and operational measurement work by developing new statistical and visual solutions and using appropriate medium for relevant insights. Determines level of information needed based on business problems and customer needs.
  • Delivers on financial and operational measurement strategies for the business unit. Consults with business partners to understand, align and deliver measurement work that supports business objectives and priorities. 
  • Builds business intelligence applications using statistical, database and/or general programming languages and tools. Leverage's technology for data management, report automation and/or ad hoc reporting for end users.
  • Assists other associates with preparation of reports and use of information systems, software and related sources of information. Trains other users on report preparation and data base access.
  • Leads and serves as a main point of contact for projects.
  • Monitors, reviews and analyzes the external environment to support the research and analysis done with data extracted from internal sources. Presents and discusses these findings with customers.

May performs other responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Manager/Director and does not have direct reports. 

Typical Skills and Experiences: 

Education: Undergraduate studies in computer science, management information, business, mathematics or related field with post-graduate studies preferred.

Experience: Six or more years of related experience with data visualization tools and problem solving; working with large customer and/or prospect databases; working with product, geographic, demographic data to create understandable and relevant measures. Professional experience in insurance, financial services or a related industry preferred. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: In-depth knowledge of business policies and procedures, customer service concepts and practices. In-depth understanding of and working knowledge to build and maintain ad hoc and standard reports, including data visualization and business intelligence tools. Strong communication skills to interact with others. Ability to understand business processes and the data produced by them. Understanding of functional and operational measurement needs, analyze data requests and interpret business problems into solutions. Ability to work under tight time constraints. Capable of developing distinctive and understandable data visualizations.

Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.

Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the hiring manager’s leader and Human Resources Business Partner.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values.

Job Conditions: 

Overtime Eligibility: Exempt (Not eligible)

Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Occasional travel, non-standard or extended work may be required based on project needs. 

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

Attention Colorado applicants, the pay range for this position is:

$63,500.00 - $97,500.00

Company Info.


Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and affiliated companies is a group of large U.S. insurance and financial services companies based in Columbus, OH. The company also operates regional headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ; Des Moines, IA; San Antonio, TX; Gainesville, FL; Raleigh, NC; Sacramento, CA, and Westerville, OH. Nationwide currently has approximately 34,000 employees, and is ranked #73 in the 2019 Fortune 500 list.

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    One Nationwide Plaza, West Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio, USA
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