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Business Risk Analytics Director


White Plains, NY, US


The Business Analytics Director plays an integral part in shaping the direction and on-going strategy for the organization. The role requires a visionary who will engage with business leaders across the organization to formulate and analyze operational and financial data in innovative ways to demonstrate risk-reward trade-offs, identify opportunities for business efficiency and growth. The Business Analytics Director assumes a leadership role in developing and executing strategic, quantitative, and technological solutions to support robust decision making, and partners with and supports the senior director in leading and overseeing the Risk/Business Intelligence and Analytics team within the Enterprise Risk Management department.

  • Deliver analytical, data-driven solutions that add measurable and specific business value.
  • Collaborate with the Strategy team which develops and drives business strategy and organizational vision and direction.
  • Lead and participate in the development and on-going support of risk-based predictive models and decisioning platforms in support of the business goals and objectives.
  • Lead and participate in the on-going development and support of enterprise-level reporting, dashboards, scorecards, and multidimensional data analysis solutions.
  • Collaborate and engage with the enterprise data analytics team.
  • Formulate and align business intelligence analytic capability to broad corporate and specific business unit strategies.
  • Continuously take a forward-looking view by researching, validating, and proposing new and industry best-practice technical and functional solutions. Encourage the business to think beyond current practices and boundaries.
  • Employ advanced tools and techniques (decision science, probability, statistics and/or applied mathematics) to deliver innovative thinking and best-in-class solutions.
  • Drive option-based thinking and develop various real-option models, as necessary.
  • Collaborate with business leaders to enhance the existing data warehouse and ensure that analytics initiatives are properly supported and incorporated within the BI platform.
  • Communicate and promote the BI Analytics mission, objectives, and strategy across the entire organization.
  • Work closely with business users and other team members to clearly understand their needs and translate them into detailed technical requirements.
  • Analyze complex and undefined problems and consider the optimal solution.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Proven ability to leverage data, quantitative analysis, and advanced analytics to deliver actionable insights, guide strategic decisions and directly drive business results.
  • Proven experience developing and supporting an enterprise data warehouse and business intelligence platform.
  • Proven experience with financial analysis and costing methodologies.
  • Expert knowledge of machine learning, statistical practices and the construction of models and algorithms to drive decision making.
  • Ability to deliver insight to internal or external business owners by building on a technical foundation that includes an understanding of modeling techniques and a strong grasp of statistics.
  • Strong expertise in statistical modeling tools such as R and Python.
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts to non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to manage and perform tasks/processes that involve multi-departmental issues and personnel.
  • Ability to identify and analyze critical issues and activities and draw conclusions and formulate recommended solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess a strong aptitude in development and testing techniques.
  • Passion for learning new technical tools and business concepts.
  • Able to maintain sensitive and confidential information.
  • Demonstrated team player.
  • Highly organized and motivated with effective time/project management skills; able to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
  • Diligent, meticulous, self-reliant, flexible, creative, good judgment.
Education, Experience and Certifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Math or Computer Science.
  • Master’s in Data Analytics, Data Modeling, Data Science or Statistics (or related field) is highly preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a leadership role in advanced analytics and business intelligence or quantitative risk modeling.
  • Experience in developing and deploying complex, new analytics and driving business insight and innovative strategic directions.
  • Experience in Enterprise Commodity Risk Management Platforms.
Physical Requirements



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