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Finance Analytics Lead

Churchill Court, BR1 1DP
Full time

About us

Direct Line Group is an ambitious company employing thousands of people throughout the UK. We’re proud to be one of Britain's leading general insurers, offering millions of customers decades of experience and knowledge. In the history of modern insurance, there has never been a bigger time for change than now and we work hard to make sure our well known brands –Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, NIG and Green Flag are making insurance easier and better value for our customers. We know we can’t do this without our brilliant people who we reward for ideas and thinking as well as results because that’s how we can achieve amazing things – for our customers and for each other.

What we are looking for

We are looking for someone with experience of building and deploying analytical solutions within large organizations. Someone who is used to applying groundbreaking technology to real business problems, gained via a career in Consulting or a FTSE250 business. You will decide what the right analytical technique is for a particular situation to bring new insights to our Finance and Actuarial teams and ensure that it is robust, scalable and safe. You will help keep DLG up-to-date with the latest tools and techniques and support the Chief Data Office in harnessing our data assets to make insurance much easier and better value for our customers.

Who you’ll be working with

You will support the Head of Analytics and Data Science and our Finance Change teams by leading on analytics projects within our Finance and Actuarial functions, helping these groups further improve and mature their analytics. You will join a growing and strategic part of DLG in our Bromley office.

What you’ll be doing

  • You will own and lead several key data initiatives identified within our Finance Transformation programme, including data solutions, analytics, visualisation and automation.
  • You will sit within the Chief Data Office, but work on projects hand in hand with the Finance business and our Finance Transformation team.
  • Work with both the Chief Data Officer team and Finance to anticipate, shape and deliver the work, taking responsibility for data, modelling and communication of analysis and build to key partners within the business.
  • Mentor, and sometimes direct, the work of other team members, especially more junior members and stakeholders new to data and analytics.
  • Demonstrate and own the “art of the possible” showcasing new capabilities and driving innovation within Finance, in line with the Chief Data Office’s strategy and roadmap.

Key Skills

  • You will have experience with RDBMS database (e.g. Oracle, Microsoft SQL) design and build.
  • Experience in building robust data pipelines.
  • Experience managing a small data analytics teams would be beneficial.
  • Experience with Finance and/or ERP systems (ideally Oracle) would be beneficial.
  • You will have knowledge of data visualization principles and software (e.g. Tableau, Qlikview).

What we’ll give you

Come join us and you’ll find yourself at the core of one of the most on-the-go teams in the business. We’re always encouraging internal development and you’ll have access to loads of learning opportunities, events and conferences to build your industry knowledge.

Direct Line Group are an equal opportunity employer who value diversity. We do not discriminate and we recognise and embrace that people work in different ways. We will always adapt so you have the best and most comfortable working environment. If during the recruitment process you require any reasonable adjustments, please just let us know.

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts - a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation's best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.

Life at Direct Line Group

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