Director, Health Data Science & Analytics
City : Toronto
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.
Sun Life Health is a leading Health and Benefits provider in Canada, offering Canadians comprehensive group benefits and a portfolio of digital health products. We are a passionate group who like to take on big challenges in a supportive environment, grounded in our purpose of helping Canadians achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives.
We have an opportunity to use data to empower Canadians to take control of their health by personalizing health journeys, predicting health outcomes, preventing disease progression, and generating insights and research in partnership with the Canadian health ecosystem.
Reporting to the AVP Data Science & Analytics, the Director, Health Data Science & Analytics for Sun Life Health Solutions will be responsible for executing our health data science strategy to enable Sun Life Health in achieving sustainable competitive advantage and growth, and improving the health outcomes of our clients.
The Director manages a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled data scientists and analysts. The main responsibilities include driving the implementation and alignment of analytics practices and processes in support of key business objectives, creating the strategy, vision, and direction of the team, improving capabilities, processes, tools, and setting the best practices. The Director will also work with functional areas to align the team’s efforts with business priorities, using advanced analytics methodologies, solutions and tools to help optimize business performance by deriving meaningful value from our data.
What will you do?
Oversees creation and evolution of strategy and plans to build and grow health analytics solutions (e.g. clinical prediction, outcomes analyses, health journey personalization) and capabilities (e.g. RWE) in alignment with the strategic goals of Sun Life Health and anticipated shifts in the market and technologies.
Engage with senior management and business partners on a regular basis to identify priority areas for data-driven insights.
Establish health impact measurement and prediction strategy for Sun Life health to continuously drive improvements in and the optimal targeting of health solutions.
Identify and communicate priorities in alignment with team goals, develops and maintains data and analytics product roadmaps.
Assign individual responsibilities and prepares resourcing plans and schedules to support completion of project deliverables and ad-hoc requests, as well as development of best practices.
Engage the broader health data science ecosystem to build mutually beneficial partnerships on data, data science and healthcare analytics.
Drive the team to enable efficient delivery of analytics framework suitable to Sun Life Health goals.
Collaborate with senior management, product management, developer, data governance and operations, market development and marketing teams in delivering on clinical goals and business commitments.
Implement frameworks for data and analytics quality and problem solving that drive consistent outcomes across the team.
Establish governance and efficient communication with all groups involved with health data science and analytics projects and initiatives.
Drive projects and stakeholder alignment with strong leadership and communication skills.
Able to plan and manage complex deliverables in a dynamic and matrix organization.
Ensure broad strategies are translated into clear and practical objectives, metrics and action plans and assigns significant responsibility to others based on their capability all while supporting them in these new capacities to ensure success.
Manage, mentor, motivate, & set expectations for teams of highly technical individuals that build analytics products and hypothesis driven analysis.
Lead and provide programs support for change management and adoption of the standards, and best practices related to data analytics.
Cultivate a continuous improvement environment that fosters the development of supplementary skillsets and abilities, to fuel staff career growth, and upcoming organizational requirements.
Support employee development by having regular career conversations with all employees and supporting them in reaching their career goals.
Ensure knowledge is preserved through cross-training for key skill sets in the team.
Establish a sense of ownership entrusts others to deliver on the mandate and holds individuals/teams accountable to do so.
Establishes and maintains strong relationships with project leaders and members of technical competency centres across the organization. Actively participates in internal collaboration groups and industry forums for data analytics.
What do you need to succeed?
Over 7 years of extensive and demonstrated hands on health data science and analytics experience.
Extensive experience working with health data generated from both observational and experimental sources.
Experience working with and managing PHI and PII.
Demonstrated ability to translate business needs into data and analytical solutions to deliver actionable advice for our teams and value for our users.
Strong relationship management skills and ability to foster relationships in complex and matrix organizations.
Experience in leading analytics teams and growing people
Demonstrated ability in technical mentorship and management.
Expert skills and knowledge of industry standard data science tools and cloud platforms
Demonstrated ability to make recommendations to senior management and influence business decisions.
Excellent communication, change management and presentation skills.
Education and Qualifications
Master’s or PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, health services research, applied mathematics, engineering, or equivalent experience.
5+ years hands-on experience with health data science
3-5 years of people leadership experience
The candidate selected for this role is required to attain Canadian Reliability Security Clearance (administered by submitting fingerprints to the RCMP, who then conduct min. 5 year history checks)
To see if you are eligible for this clearance, please review the section 201 on the Federal Government site (https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/esc-src/personnel/pdcf-rsrp-eng.html)
What's in it for you?
Remote/ Hybrid Work environment
Competitive salary and bonus structure influenced by market range data
20 days vacation per year and an innovative sabbatical program
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:110,000/110 000 - 180,000/180 000
Job Category:Advanced Analytics
Posting End Date:25/02/2024