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Head Delivery and Operations Data & Analytics Solutions and Platforms (Head of DBI Studio), 80%-100%


Data is at the core of our Group’s digital transformation. Our data strategy specifies the steps towards our goal of taking a leadership position in building trust in how global companies use data and technology for good. 


We are looking for a seasoned, visionary Data & Analytics Executive who possesses the passion and experience to take a leading role within Zurich’s Data & Business Intelligence department (hereafter referred as DBI) as Head of DBI Studio. You are part of the DBI senior leadership team and report directly to the Group Chief Data Officer.


You will lead our multidisciplinary ‘DBI Studio team’ – where we wow our internal customers – group functions and business units around the worlds – with the data solutions and platforms that we design, build and operate, across the solution lifecycle.


This role is available full time and / or in a top-sharing set-up. For the latter, we invite qualified candidates to submit their applications together, indicating what makes them a winning team and how they are aiming to share the role and responsibilities.


Key Responsibilities: 


You will take a key role in our digital transformation redefining the way we work, rethinking and advancing our data solutions and enterprise platforms. 


  • Bring together a diverse team of data scientists, data engineers, solution architects, BI and visualization specialists and platform engineers to ensure excellence in delivery and operations across our DBI solution portfolio of data products and projects
  • Facilitate a culture and spirit of continuous improvement in a DevOps mentality
  • Promote and drive the reuse of proven data solutions across our company
  • Work closely with our DBI Engagement Hub to identify and bring together the best talent to bring our data solutions to life. Be a role model for connecting the dots, collaboration and relationship building across cultures and mentalities. Inspire our people with vision and a “get things done” spirit
  • Act as key enabler for effective group wide DevOps framework, bring in innovation and steer the development of best practices. Make Zurich and our people proud 
  • Enable Zurich to capture value from data by deriving insight from complex data sets & uncovering hidden patterns and converting them into business insight, in an intuitive, appealing visual fashion
  • Empower Zurich to provide value from data at scale by providing and continuously evolving the right platforms, and assembling the right components and building blocks
  • Oversee the operation of our DBI data solutions after they have been integrated in a business process (including support provision in close collaboration with our Service Management team)
  • Manage team performance against our customer-oriented and ambitious value creation, quality -, productivity - and speed KPI’s

Your skills and experience:


  • Has lead diverse data & analytics units with more than 200 people working across multiple continents
  • Data & analytics is your passion and ikigai
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Technology, Physics, Engineering or related field with further education in data & analytics
  • 10+ years of experience in the field of Data and Analytics Development and Operations in an international corporate environment with global footprint, of which minimum 6 years in a data & analytics function
  • 6+ years of experience in leading diverse teams across multiple locations
  • Proven track record and convincing expertise in creating data & analytics solutions in the following domains: Business intelligence, intelligent automation, artificial intelligence and big data 
  • Strategic thinking with equally effective execution planning, judgement, and an agile iterative mindset
  • Exceptional communication and leadership skills, including the ability to articulate complex issues and to gain the support from internal and external and executive stakeholders
  • Proven track record of bringing together business and technical stakeholders in designing and bringing to life scalable, sustainable data solutions


Additional Information


We look forward to receiving your online application. 


Zurich wants to attract the best talent and we acknowledge that talents might not always be available full-time. At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working. Many of our employees work flexibly in a variety of ways. Please talk to us during the interview about the flexibility you may need.


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Information for recruitment agencies


Zurich does not accept any applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. 



Why Zurich


At Zurich, we like to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. We take an optimistic approach by focusing on the positives and constantly asking What can go right? 

We are an equal opportunity employer who knows that each employee is unique - that’s what makes our team so great! 
Join us as we constantly explore new ways to protect our customers and the planet.

  • Location(s):  CH - Zürich 
  • Remote working:
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: Gregor McCallum

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