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Project Lead & Senior Data Analytics Consultant


Zurich North America is currently looking for an experienced Project Lead & Senior Data Analytics Consultant to join our Middle Markets Data & Analytics team based out of our North American Headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois. While this position will be based out of our Schaumburg Headquarters, we are offering the flexibility to work both in the office and remotely. You will collaborate with your manager to set a schedule that supports you, your customers, and the team.


The Project Lead & Senior Data Analytics Consultant role is critical to the success of the Middle Market organization in 2022 and beyond. This impactful role requires a blend of data analytics and commercial insurance business knowledge as this role will be expected to manage and lead projects with 2-3 Data & Analytics staff members as well as manage Middle Market stakeholders.


The Project Lead & Senior Data Analytics Consultant is also responsible for:

  • Managing projects and assigning work
  • Managing expectations of Middle Market shareholders
  • Driving the overall understanding how technology helps to drive the business
  • Using appropriate modeling techniques to address business needs
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of the modeling process
  • Reviewing programs to ensure they conform to quality standards
  • Communicating models to non-technical audiences outside of department
  • Continuously deepen knowledge of insurance industry practices across multiple disciplines.


The Middle Markets Data & Analytics team was created in the summer of 2021 to drive shorter-term projects (1-3 months) that directly impact the Middle Markets line of business. The Middle Markets Data & Analytics team will supplement project staff from Zurich North America’s Core Data & Analytics team, when needed.


Zurich Middle Markets service medium-sized companies that are dynamic, growth-oriented organizations vital to the health and strength of the U.S. economy. America’s more than 200,000 middle market companies (those with annual revenues from $10 million to $1 billion) are powerful drivers of U.S. economic vitality, accounting for a third of the nation’s annual GDP. Zurich offers Middle Market companies more customized property and casualty insurance programs and risk management services including Property, General Liability, Workers’ Compensation, Fleet coverage, Cyber Insurance, and International capabilities.


Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Statistical and/or Predictive Analytics area
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the Statistical and/or Predictive Analytics area
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Statistical and/or Predictive Analytics area


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering or Mathematics/Statistics or Information Technology
  • Experience applying statistical and predictive modeling analytics techniques such as machine learning, decision trees, probability networks, association rules, clustering, regression, and neural networks to inform business decisions
  • Experience in insurance-specific predictive analytics
  • Experience sharing insights and recommendations to audiences with varying levels of analytic understanding
  • Advanced analytical and business problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill


As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (, including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or negative COVID test results when allowable, to a third-party vendor. These are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.  
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Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.
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Location(s): AM - Schaumburg
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
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Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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