Head of Data

QBE Insurance Group

We offer a range of options to support your work/life balance, including flexible start and finish times, part-time work, job sharing, 9 day fortnight and flexible leave options.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in New York + 2 more, USA ⚠️

Primary Details

Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee

This role will lead the data and capabilities for NAO, to deliver transformational, secure, efficient, scalable, high performing and reliable services, aligned to the needs of the business. In leading NAO’s Data Organization, this role will be responsible for creating and implementing the divisional data roadmap. The Divisional Head of Data will drive the innovation of data usage across QBE NA.

This will be an 18-month assignment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides strategic direction and practical application to leverage data assets and practically address business problems. Position NA Data strategy as an enabler of Business Strategy
  • Responsible for the definition and implementation of NAO’s data roadmap
  • Setting and assuring data standards and best practice for NAO
  • Set direction for the continual improvement of the NAO data culture
  • High degree of collaboration to understand business requirements and co-create data-driven solutions, continue to elevate data foundations and maturity and increasing usage of single-source of truth
  • Implement and oversee Strategic Data Governance working with NAO EMB
  • Define improved data processes, develop and implement a data quality framework and build data quality into the culture of the organization
  • Optimize and govern the aggregation and productization of data across the company to better service clients, and the functions that serve our clients
  • Leads efforts to analyze and derive actionable insights to inform decision-making and improve business performance across underwriting, pricing, claims, operations and other areas
  • Improve competitive analytical business capabilities; foster analytical innovation and promote the sharing of analytics knowledge and best practices
  • Build, develop and maintain strategic relationships, as well as define and acquire emerging technology and sciences by partnering and being active in the data and analytics market
  • Create alignment between division and the global data & analytics strategy
  • Partner with Global Data organization to ensure enterprise alignment in data activities across QBE
  • Organize, engage and lead a team of best practitioners who have corporate-wide knowledge and experience, as well as a shared vision, roadmap and accountability

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Required Experience

  • 10+ years relevant experience

Preferred Competencies/Skills

  • Exceptional stakeholder management, influencing and communication skills; Ability to operate and engage at all levels from executive and Board level to ensure alignment, to project teams responsible for execution.
  • Ability to translate and collate strategic objectives from across the Division to from a single vision for data capability.
  • Inspirational leadership; able to paint a clear compelling vision, engage and align internal and external stakeholders, and inspire team members to deliver expected outcomes.
  • Ability to lead the function through significant forward-looking change
  • Ability to switch seamlessly from the short to long term – able to ensure low risk, change managed delivery of major programs of work whilst plotting the future course of the data analytics that will help drive QBE’s strategy.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Project Management skills (project planning and tracking; Issue identification and management; project status reporting
  • Business process analysis skills – ability to analyze and document the current processes and organizations that create and manage the client data

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

About US

We can never really predict what’s around the corner, but at QBE we’re asking the right questions to enable a more resilient future by helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage.

We’re an international insurer that’s building momentum towards realizing our vision of becoming the most consistent and innovative risk partner.

And our people will be at the center of our success. We’re proud to work together, and encourage each other to enable resilience for our customers, our environment, our economies and our communities.

With more than 12,000 people working across 27 countries, we’re big enough to make a real impact, but small enough to provide a friendly workplace, where people are down-to-earth, passionate, and kind.

We believe this is our moment: What if it was yours too?

Your career at QBE — let’s make it happen!


US Only - Travel Frequency

  • Infrequent (approximately 1-4 trips annually)

US Only - Physical Demands

  • General office jobs: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is not substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Must be able to operate basic office equipment including telephone, headset and computer. Incumbent must be able to lift basic office equipment up to 20 lbs.

US Only - Disclaimer

  • To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

Job Type

• Manager

Global Disclaimer

The duties listed in this job description do not limit the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the duties normally to be performed in the position or those occasionally assigned outside an employee’s normal duties. Our Group Code of Ethics and Conduct addresses the responsibilities we all have at QBE to our company, to each other and to our customers, suppliers, communities and governments. It provides clear guidance to help us to make good judgement calls.

Inclusion of Diversity

At QBE, we are deeply committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where each person is valued and respected for their authentic selves. If you require any assistance, such as alternative interview accommodations during the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to inform our Talent Acquisition team.


Base pay offered will vary depending on, but not limited to education, experience, skills, geographic location and business needs

Annual Salary Range: $260,000 - $390,000

AL, AR, AZ, CO (Remote), DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL (Remote), IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX (Remote, Plano), UT, VA, VT, WI, WV and WY

Annual Salary Range: $286,000 - $429,000

CA (Remote, Fresno, Irvine and Woodland), Greenwood Village CO, CT, Chicago IL, MA, MD, NY (Remote), RI, Houston TX and WA

Annual Salary Range: $325,000 - $488,000

San Francisco CA, NJ and New York City NY

Benefit Highlights

You are more than your work – and QBE is more than a workplace, which is why QBE provides you with the benefits, support and flexibility to help you concentrate on living your best life personally and professionally. Employees scheduled over 30 hours a week will have access to comprehensive medical, dental, vision and wellbeing benefits that enable you to take care of your health.

We also offer a competitive 401(k) contribution and a paid-time off program. In addition, our paid-family and care-giver leaves are available to support our employees and their families. Regular full-time and part-time employees will also be eligible for QBE’s annual discretionary bonus plan based on business and individual performance.

At QBE, we understand that exceptional employee benefits go beyond mere coverage and compensation. We recognize the importance of flexibility in the work environment to promote a healthy balance, and we are committed to facilitating personal and professional integration for our employees. That's why we offer the opportunity for hybrid work arrangements.

If this role necessitates a hybrid working model, candidates must be open to attending the office 8-12 days per month. This approach ensures a collaborative and supportive work environment where team members can come together to innovate and drive success.

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

QBE Insurance Groupqbe.com

Global insurance leader with operations in 28 countries.

Working Week

We offer a range of options to support your work/life balance, including flexible start and finish times, part-time work, job sharing, 9 day fortnight and flexible leave options.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 31 days of PTO, including annual leave and additional flexible leave options

Remote Working Policy

We offer a hybrid remote working model.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Yearly bonuses
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 14k across 19 departments:

  • business development
  • finance
  • engineering
  • support
  • information technology
  • operations
  • consulting
  • human resources
  • accounting
  • +10 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Stakeholder management
  • Influencing
  • Communication
  • Data strategy
  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Business process analysis

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