Director of Statistical Modeling
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Salary: $160,000 - 170,000
Contact: Paul Chatlos, [email protected]
The Director of Analytics will direct a team(s) of statistical or data modelers who develop empirical scores and heuristic analytic products which serve all areas of Solutions. The position will work directly with Market Planning, Scoring Product Development, Data Fabrication, and Data Acquisition teams to ensure best in class products are developed and the highest possible statistical rigor is practiced within the modeling teams. This position will work with the sales organization in delivery of results and in presenting our analytic capabilities to all verticals as necessary.
The Director of Analytics builds a high performing team capable of handling requests from customers and sales channels as well as partnering with the Market Planners to provide industry leading generic and custom analytic product offerings for use within all Data Solutions verticals
-Leads the test design, development effort, validation, results presentation, and production phases of all analytically developed products and models. This includes all periodic validation exercises as dictated by either internal mandate, regulatory or client desire.
-Interacts with senior internal and external contacts to influence and lead model and analytical project development efforts; clearly articulates company scoring capabilities
-Ensures appropriate documentation, testing, and analysis has been completed and communicated to Vertical, Product, and Operational Teams to support go to market activities.
-Provides technical leadership for Modeling and analytical Sales Support using sound understanding of relevant statistical techniques.
-Hires, trains, retains, and motivates a team of highly insightful and customer focused Modeling resources.
-Develops associates to ensure career objectives are met, and appropriate modeling management bench strength is developed.
-Keeps Senior Executive Management apprised of progress through effective communication of status and next steps on all generic and custom model development efforts in support of sales opportunities and product development initiatives.
-Maintains understanding of the competitive landscape within the scoring and analytics markets.
-Influences peers, subordinates, and superiors without direct managerial authority
Director of Analytics Qualifications
-Master's degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics or quantitative methods (or equivalent years experience required)
-10+ years experience in data analysis and manipulation, predictive modeling, and statistical analysis, including 2+ years leading highly successful teams.
-Applied modeling and analytics experience in applicable industry. Previous experience in an analytical leadership role.
-Expert user of Python, R, SAS, SPSS or equivalent analytic software.
-Thorough understanding of various statistical methodologies including linear regression, logistic regression, neural networks, and CHAID/CART.
-Thorough understanding of the regulatory environment, internal policies and procedures of perspective clients, and a keen understanding of the markets within which company operates.
-Excellent analytical and project management skills.
-Prior experience managing performers and managing managers.
-Outstanding written and oral communication skills including Customer-facing and teleconference presentation skills.
-Fluency with Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
-Travel required within U.S. (5-25%).
-Manage multiple managers