Analytics Manager

Analytics Manager

Haywards Heath
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Are you looking for a new career with a fast-growing, dynamic company? Well look no further! We need an Analytics Manager to join our Counter Fraud team in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

You’ll be responsible for delivering strategic improvements to fraud models, systems and procedures whilst managing a small team. 

You’ll work closely with the Underwriting and Commercial & Marketing teams to develop strong internal relationships with some fantastic internal stakeholders in order to deliver the strategy effectively. 

Our ideal candidate will be passionate about data and be able to demonstrate proven experience in leadership of excellence to enable high performance working throughout the function whilst recommending strategies to drive the business forward. 

Job responsibilities
  • Process structured data through databases and analyse the results using excellent data and analytical skills
  • Drive key strategic and technical insights to report back to senior stakeholders
  • Maintain awareness of key technologies and processes required to offer complete project delivery
  • Translate between technical and non-technical personnel
  • Use your problem-solving ability to develop tailored solutions that combat a range of fraud and financial crime issues
  • Work closely with the Data Science team in defining and modelling business problems and solutions
  • Help to develop data services that include deep learning, predictive analytics and machine learning
  • Perform data analysis and data collection processes that effectively support these data services
  • Work individually and with team members, other teams and suppliers to deliver data services
  • Comply with all group information security policies

Skills, knowledge & experience
  • Experience of working in the financial services or insurance industry - specialist knowledge in Transaction Monitoring or Sanctions is highly advantageous
  • Good understanding of statistical techniques and their application, including GLMs, decision trees, random forest, boosting, distributions, clustering, simulation and scenario analysis
  • Knowledge of distributed data platforms, such as Hadoop/HDFS, Spark
  • Good experience and understanding of application, claims and internal fraud
  • Intermediate/advanced level in SQL
  • Scripting expertise in another programming language such as R or Python, Scala
  • Experience with visualisation tools such as Tableau

What can we do for you? 
We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…

Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle, including a company pension scheme, group life assurance, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, professional subscription fees, the opportunity to buy additional holiday, health cash plan, help with travel expenses and the opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work.

Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

If this job sounds like the role you're looking for, apply today!

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