Director, Decision Science

Location Name VA, Glen Allen - 4820 Lake Brook - Suite 300
Date Posted
1 month ago(5/20/2024 11:09 AM)
Berkley Regional Shared Services
Primary Location
US-VA-Glen Allen

Company Details



Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation has grown from a small investment management firm into one of the largest commercial lines property and casualty insurers in the United States.  Along the way, we have been listed on the New York Stock Exchange, seen our revenue soar well past $7 billion, and become a well-respected Fortune 500 Company.


Today, the Berkley brand comprises 54 Berkley companies worldwide. Still managed by our founder and largest shareholder, W. R. Berkley Corporation is well-positioned to respond to opportunities for future growth. 


Berkley Regional Shared Services is an innovative provider of technology and business services for the Berkley Regional Segment of companies. If you are looking to join a fast-paced, energetic and passionate team with room for professional growth and development – Berkley may be a great fit for you.


This role will be based in our Glen Allen, VA office.  We offer a hybrid work schedule with 4 days in the office; and 1 day remote where it makes sense to do so.


The company is an equal opportunity employer. 


As as Decision Science Director, you will lead, drive, and participate in the cross-departmental collaboration to support business partners in making informed, data-driven decisions and promotes the advancement of CWG’s analytical culture and capabilities.  We'll trust you to lead a team of data professionals, while using strong business acumen to identify and prioritize opportunities for improving business partner decisions. You'll be a primary liaison for business partner(s) with other teams/departments (regional companies, Actuarial, Finance, Data Science, etc.) to develop and enhance solutions that improve decision-making processes.  You'll partner with with IT to access, explore and condition data.  Develops and deploys solutions using data analysis, data mining, optimization tools, machine learning techniques and statistics.


You'll promote the advancement of advanced analytics capabilities, including business intelligence and predictive/prescriptive modeling. You'll serve as a catalyst in the evolution of the regional segment’s business intelligence capabilities and champion of self-serve analytics capabilities while also being a steward for internal and external data sources, supporting data governance and the continuous improvement of data availability and data quality.

What you can expect:

  • Culture of innovation, teamwork, supportive colleagues and leaders willing to invest in talent
  • Internal mobility opportunities 
  • Visibility to senior leaders and partnership with cross functional teams
  • Opportunity to impact change
  • Benefits – competitive compensation, paid time off, comprehensive wellness benefits and programs, employer funded health savings account, profit sharing, 401k, paid parental leave, employee stock purchase plan, tuition assistance and professional continuing education

We'll count on you to:

  • Produce analysis and communicates insights that are actionable by business partners. Researches, designs, implements, and validates solutions to achieve targeted outcomes. 
  • Produce data visualization such as charts, infographics, and dashboards to communicate findings and actionable recommendations to internal stakeholders clearly and effectively.
  • Uncover new opportunities by leveraging analytic practices to design, build new, creative, high impact analytic solutions.Develop and maintain relationships with other Berkley operating units to capitalize on opportunities and efficiencies. 
  • Develop a high performing team through leadership acumen and execution.   Demonstrates genuine care and delivers coaching to staff to further develop their skills set and performance for current and future roles.  Provides frequent and specific constructive feedback on a regular basis.  Contributes to the organization’s success by developing business unit and individual performance goals and measuring results.  Provides recognition and acknowledgement of key achievements.   
  • Create a high-performance culture through effective communication, quality goal setting and proactive management of performance.
  • Provide regular and effective feedback, coaching and guidance.  Establishes development plans for employees to address knowledge gaps and facilitate career growth.
  • Partner with Human Resources to make hiring, termination, and compensation decisions.


What you need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year College or university; or 7-10 years related experience in a business analyst, actuarial analyst, or other comparable analytics role; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous experience in a leadership role
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, problem analysis, and problem resolution skills at both a strategic and functional level
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Microsoft Access, SAS, R, SQL and business intelligence/visual analytics skills required
  • Ability to travel on an occasional basis

What makes you stand out:

  • Experience attracting, coaching and developing talent
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to lead people and influence others to achieve results
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to communicate with both business partner and IT leaders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Works effectively with all levels and can easily build new relationships
  • Possess strong analytical ability to dissect, manage and interpret all levels of data
  • Expertise in analyzing large, complex, multi-dimensional datasets using a variety of tools
  • In-depth knowledge of the business practice and process
  • Strong customer orientation, teamwork and collaboration skills 
  • Work independently as well as effectively manage a project and/or lead a team

Additional Company Details

We do not accept any unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies or firms.

The company offers a competitive compensation plan and robust benefits package for full time regular employees.

The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment.

Sponsorship Details

Sponsorship not Offered for this Role


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