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Manager, Data Analytics

Date: Apr 27, 2021

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1 Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3 Moncton, New Brunswick, CA, E1E-4R5 Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7

Company: Wawanesa Insurance


Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices in Canada and the United States.  Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.
We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience, advancement on a growing team.


Job Overview


We are now hiring a Manager, Data Analytics to join our team.


In this role, you will contribute to Wawanesa’s success by leading a team of analytically skilled individuals to extract knowledge and insights from data to support decision making across the organization.

Working across the enterprise, the ideal candidate is collaborative and creative, bringing their analytics experience and ideas to our team, while continuing to grow the current Analytics team. 


Job Responsibilities

•    Manage the Analytics team in their day-to-day activities by coordinating workload and assigning projects
•    Work directly with Company management to introduce advanced analytics to all functions within the organization
•    Develop and advance analytic standards and processes that enable all aspects of analysis to be consistently performed and documented
•    Represent the Analytics team, both inside and outside of Wawanesa
•    Ensure the work of the Analytics team is regularly communicated and socialized to relevant functions throughout the organization
•    Identify and, where necessary, organize learning and development opportunities for all Analytics team members
•    Contribute to, and help define, educational initiatives aimed at the development of overall inter- and intra-departmental knowledge
•    Identify opportunities and implement data management improvements
•    Keep up to date on current statistical and mathematical models and methodologies, including those relating to machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence
•    Oversee and coach a team to ensure work environment is respectful, challenging, and rewarding and employees are maximized to their full potential while contributing to the achievement of the company's goals
•    Perform other duties as assigned



•    Completion of post-secondary degree/certificate preferably in the area of computer science, mathematics, statistics, actuarial science/mathematics, engineering, physics, or other related field
•    Five years’ practical experience performing analysis or developing analytical processes using current programming languages and/or statistical software
•    Two years’ experience performing data exploration, data management, and other data related activities
•    Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills and an ability to recognize, and identify issues and take proper action to resolve them
•    Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner with style fitting for the audience and message
•    Advanced planning and organizing skills, with the ability to manage and prioritize a busy workload and multiple projects
•    Excellent leadership and motivating skills, with the ability to facilitate high team morale by encouraging and coaching team members and providing direction for them to achieve goals through clear instruction
•    Ability to make excellent and well justified decisions in complex and high pressure situations and coach others others to do the same
•    Knowledge and experience in the insurance industry is considered an asset




Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, goal achievement plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan).  Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.

Accommodations are available as needed for all applicants.