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Data and AI Industry Analytics Associate Director - Insurance

Ontario - Toronto Job No. r00183765 Full-time

Job Description

Data and AI Industry Analytics Associate Director - Insurance 

Location: Toronto, ON

  • We are  Data & AI, the people who love using data to tell a story. We’re also the world’s largest team of data scientists, data engineers, and experts in machine learning and AI. A great day for us? Solving big problems using the latest tech, serious brain power, and deep knowledge of just about every industry. We believe a mix of data, analytics, automation, and responsible AI can do almost anything—spark digital metamorphoses, widen the range of what humans can do, and breathe life into smart products and services. Want to join our crew of sharp analytical minds? Read on to know more.

You are: As an Industry Lead in our practice, you will help shape and sell industry specific programs in the Insurance domain, including definition of the analytics/AI vision and strategies, redefine operating model and talent strategy, and help guide clients through their data, analytics and AI journeys to deliver sustainable business value. You will act as the business architect for our most transformative opportunities, enabling an end-to-end data-driven journey by bringing the best of our Accenture Data & AI organization. You will also play a key role on the leadership team – building a practice, assets, and thought leadership.

The work:

1. Support Data & AI Consulting activities:

· Lead complex analytics transformation projects in the insurance sector, from defining the strategy, operating model, value targeting, proof of value and change management to enabling data, analytics and AI capabilities and outcomes.

· Collaborate with various Accenture teams to bring the right experience, skills, and talent to our clients.

· Work with our Canadian Innovation Hub and Data & AI Centre of Excellences to plan and define immersion sessions in core analytic and digital capabilities specific to client needs.

2. Sales Origination & Business Development

· Lead a “pod” of Data & AI leaders to drive new business opportunities focused on Data & AI use and adoption in Insurance (e.g., P&C, Life, Disability, Individual & Group Benefits, Wealth Management)

· Educate internal Accenture stakeholders about our Data & AI offerings and applicability to their industry/clients.

· Facilitate the development of “request for proposals” responses and contract development.

· Lead the development of businesses cases for further project sales as determined by the practice.

3. Practice & Offering Management

· Shape assets to accelerate sales and delivery.

· Drive the analytics innovation agenda, including publishable thought leadership.

· Play an active role building a practice including identifying and nurturing talent to help build future leaders by actively participating in recruiting, workforce planning and succession planning initiatives.


Here’s what you need to have:


1.Industry Experience:

· 15+ years of consulting experience or relevant industry experience with proven track record of making significant client impact and value creation.

· Industry and/or industry domain specific experience in insurance sector, delivering data-driven capabilities and solutions.

· Experience in designing and utilizing analytics solutions in enterprise-wide organizations.


2. Client Relationship Management:

· Superior understanding of how to manage client relationship, deliver analytics value, and influence senior clients to define and expand data-driven strategies into new applications and markets

· Experience interacting with clients or executives of all levels to review expected outputs, applicability to business challenges, and value measurement. Relevant experience could include one or more of the following functional domain areas across the Insurance industry:

o    Insurance product development – sales and distribution

o    Credit and risk modelling in underwriting

o    Wealth and Asset Management

o    Claims and fraud management

o    Marketing and customer experience


3.Professional Skills

· Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field like statistics/econometrics/mathematics/engineering/computer science

· Ability to travel and work in Canada.

· Exceptional presentation skills – ability to convey technology and business value propositions.

· Leadership experience with teams working across multiple geographies.


Bonus points if:

·          Strong data and AI use case creation and execution within a business and technology context

·          Strong data management and data governance background

·          Strong cloud background in delivering data-driven solutions on Azure, AWS and/or GCP.

·          Well versed with leading analytics techniques and confident about how to apply them to generate insights and recommendations.

·          Experience guiding the data formulation process and exploratory data analysis.

·          Evidence of thought leadership in defining innovative analytics within multiple complex applications spanning marketing, risk, and cost reduction

·          Understanding of leading core insurance platforms across sectors, such as: Guidewire, Duck Creek, Vitech, Majesco

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