Director, Data Strategy and Analytics Academy
City : Waterloo
Category : Full-time
Industry : Finance
Employer : Sun Life Financial
You are as unique as your background, experience and point of view. Here, you’ll be encouraged, empowered and challenged to be your best self. You'll work with dynamic colleagues - experts in their fields - who are eager to share their knowledge with you. Your leaders will inspire and help you reach your potential and soar to new heights. Every day, you'll have new and exciting opportunities to make life brighter for our Clients - who are at the heart of everything we do. Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world.
As part of the Office of the Chief Data & Analytics Officer, reporting to the AVP, Data & Analytics Strategy, Culture & Innovation, this role will be key in bringing Sun Life Canada’s Data & Analytics (D&A) Strategy to life and enabling data driven culture.
What will you do?
Strategy & Planning
Support the delivery of strategic projects, including workstream management, problem definition and structuring, collaboration, and occasional leadership of cross-functional teams, providing updates, and timely execution of deliverables.
Support the preparation for Canadian Data Council and Canadian Data Evolution Council – setting the agenda, engaging the presenters, and preparing materials as needed.
Oversee OKR’s against the Canadian D&A strategy and against Business specific data & analytics programs.
Supporting execution of the annual planning processes in partnership with Canadian Strategy functions and Finance.
Work with senior leaders, partners in business & technology to understand context, define target outcomes, identify & prioritize opportunities, and address challenges.
Cross-Canada data and analytics problem solving and initiative management – working closely with BUs and Enterprise Services, drive the execution and management of ad-hoc data/analytics initiatives and help identify and solve any cross-BU issues impacting data and analytics projects.
Lead knowledge management and training across all Canadian BU Analytics functions.
Develop training solutions for the analytics community as well as drive data literacy across the business.
Collaborate with business units to develop and implement a strategy to establish SLF as a preferred analytics employer across Canada.
Benchmark SLF analytics against industry standards, positioning SLF at leading edge of capability.
Create a strategy that increases engagement and retention of Analytics community at Sun Life.
Work closely with Talent Acquisition and D&A Talent Council to establish framework to create a talent pipeline.
Develop and communicate the vision for the Analytics Academy.
Build and maintain a library of best practices, tools and case examples in analytics.
What do you need to succeed?
Advanced degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related discipline.
Minimum 7 years relevant business experience in data strategy, advanced analytics, or data engineering, ideally as a practitioner within data and/or analytics
Strong results-oriented project management skills – well-organized, with strong attention to detail and quality
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
Excellent negotiation and collaboration skills.
Proven ability to influence the performance of others to deliver results.
What will be good to have?
Understanding of and experience in an Agile Operating Model
Experience in the financial services or similar type of industry
Knowledge of multi-platform data environments and data architecture is an asset.
What's In It For You?
Competitive salary and bonus structure influenced by market range data
20 days vacation per year and an innovative sabbatical program
Great Place to Work® Certified in Canada and the US - 2022
Great Place to Work® award for Best Workplaces for #HybridWork - 2022
Flex hours and Flexible hybrid work model including in-country work-from-home if you prefer. #LI-Hybrid #LI-Remote
A friendly, collaborative and inclusive culture
Being part of our Analytics community, where we share best practices and broaden skill-sets
Flexible Benefits from the day you join to meet the needs of you and your family
Pension, stock and savings programs to help build and enhance your future financial security
Fitness and wellness programs that help you balance work and life and enjoy a healthier lifestyle
The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted. It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors. In addition to Base Pay, eligible Sun Life employees participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance. Certain sales focused roles have sales incentive plans based on individual or group sales results.
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.
Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process or those needing job postings in an alternative format may e-mail a request to email@example.com.
At Sun Life we strive to create a flexible work environment where our employees are empowered to do their best work. Several flexible work options are available and can be discussed throughout the selection process depending on the role requirements and individual needs.
We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary Range:105,000/105 000 - 165,900/165 900
Job Category:Advanced Analytics
Posting End Date:30/03/2023