Manager, Data Science

Job Code: 8081
Location: Waterloo, ON
Department: Personal Insurance
# of openings: 1
Job Type: Full Time
Closing Date:


Reporting to the AVP, Modelling and Pricing Analytics, the Manager, Data Science will lead a multi-disciplinary team to support the development and delivery of high-quality analytical solutions in collaboration with business stakeholders in an agile environment.



Because a changing industry calls for a new way of doing things. An ambitious, innovative and fast-paced company, we offer exceptional training and development programs, competitive pay, great benefits, a company-matched savings plan, and paid volunteer days — all within an engaging, fun, and collaborative work environment.

Founded more than 145 years ago, Economical is one of Canada’s leading property and casualty insurance companies. We rely on our national network of more than 800 independent brokers to sell a range of car, home, business, and farm insurance solutions. With Sonnet and Petline, we’re extending our reach through the direct-to-customer channel. With more than 2,400 active employees across the country and a commitment to rethinking the insurance experience, we’re poised for great things.

We’re now adding to our high-performance team to take us into the future. Let’s rethink insurance, together.

** This position is available to candidates located in either Waterloo or Toronto **

In this role, you will:

  • Use data-driven decision making to solve business problems
  • Design and lead the development of integrated analytical solutions and project plans
  • Manage a team of data scientists and analysts, providing direction, coaching and mentoring to the team as well as members of other teams
  • Direct the research of cutting-edge analytical techniques and methodologies
  • Communicate results to senior management and drive business impacts

Your Responsibilities

  • Consult with leaders in various business units to understand their informational needs
  • Prioritize initiatives with businesses and construct action plans to execute and deliver the required files/reports/analytics artifacts
  • Create and maintain Big Data best practice processes for quality and timely information delivery
  • Innovate new ways of managing, transforming, validating and presenting data
  • Apply quality assurance best practices to all work products
  • Manage a team of Data Scientists, including recruitment, work assignment and performance management

‚ÄčYour Skills and Experience

  • A university degree in one or more of the following: Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Operations Research, Actuarial Science or a related discipline
  • A Master's/Doctoral degree and/or significant technical expertise gained through analytics self-study is preferred
  • Expertise in most major areas of data science/analytics including data wrangling, data visualization, predictive modelling, statistics, machine learning, big data analytics           
  • Extensive experience with at least one modern analytical programming language such as R, Python, or Scala
  • Experience in Big Data processing and the Hadoop framework (MapReduce, Spark, Pig, Hive, Impala) is an asset            
  • A proven track record of developing integrated, creative analytical solutions and interpreting results in a business context
  • 5+ years of experience in data and analytics with a focus in one or more of Data Science, Business Intelligence, Data Management, Actuarial Science
  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience building, leading and managing high performing teams
  • Must have excellent communication and organizational skills
  • A proven track record of strategic thought leadership

At Economical, we all work together to come up with big ideas — then bring them to life. We focus on our customers first, we bring our best, and we’re stronger together. If you’ve got the passion and the desire to help us reinvent insurance, let’s talk.



Create a general profile here. To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume before you apply for the role you’re interested in. Please note that only one document can be uploaded, so be sure to combine your resume and cover letter.

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Economical Insurance includes the following companies: Economical Mutual Insurance Company, Family Insurance Solutions Inc., Sonnet Insurance Company, Petline Insurance Company.

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