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CDI - SGP&C - Head of Data Strategy

Date: Sep 13, 2021

Location: Paris, FR

Company: SCOR


Paris France (FR) 


CDI - SGP&C - Head of Data Strategy 


Project Management 



          About SCOR         

SCOR, the 4th largest reinsurer in the world, provides insurance companies with a diversified and innovative range of solutions and services to control and manage risk. Using its experience and expertise, “The Art & Science of Risk”, SCOR provides cutting-edge financial solutions, analytics tools and services in all areas related to risk – in Life & Health insurance as well as in P&C insurance. Our specialist teams operate in over 120 countries, developing value added and innovative products and services and making long-term commitments to their clients, namely insurers and large corporations.
SCOR's aim, as an independent global reinsurance company, is to develop its Life and P&C business lines, to provide its clients with a broad range of innovative reinsurance solutions and to pursue an underwriting policy founded on profitability, supported by effective risk management and a prudent investment policy, in order to offer its clients an optimum level of security, to create value for its shareholders, and to contribute to the welfare and resilience of Society by helping to protect insureds against the risks they face.


- Department
Business Transformation


- Job Summary

In the SCOR Global P&C division, under the direction of the Chief Business Transformation Officer and as part of the transformational initiative, the Head of Data Strategy will be responsible for building the data vision and strategy for SCOR P&C. He/she will lead the data transformation agenda across the organization, defining and setting up the teams, tools and processes to reach the business goals.


- Key duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible for building the data vision and strategy supporting the business strategic goals
  • Drive discussions at all level of organization to ensure critical business objectives are captured and define how data will support the achievements of the business ambitions
  • Define the data initiatives and roadmap required to deliver business ambitions
  • Identify skills within the organization
  • Define requirements and ensure business can deliver MVP with state-of-the art standards and tools by collaborating with IT
  • Set up and lead appropriate governance
  • Build the data transformation business case, identifying with business leaders high level benefits and estimate associated costs
  • Ensure delivery of data strategy roadmap including data use cases end-to-end project management…
  • Ensure iterative test and lean initiatives are applied
  • Drive the data culture agenda across organization
  • Federate P&C data solutions community and ensure the synergies within the business unit.
  • Being aware of data innovations and help in anticipating market changes related to model/data usage


- Required experience & competencies


  • 10+ years’ experience on data transformation initiatives
  • 5+ years’ Data science experience  
  • 5+ years’ business experience in insurance/reinsurance or actuarial
  • Strong experience on:
  • Data project delivery:  general knowledge of the different steps of data solution delivery and good understanding of challenges to push models into production
  • data governance, data management system implementation and database structures
  • building, designing, supporting machine learning based solutions or analytic development
  • artificial intelligence
  • project management
  • data value assessment
  • Sensitive to data innovations
  • Strong business acumen (risk management, pricing)
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and delegation skills with demonstrated ability to partner with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • (Re)insurance market awareness

Personal Competencies:

  • Ability to make data impactful for the business
  • Ability to complete milestones and work toward multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Ability to partner across business lines
  • Strong strategic thinking

Soft skills: 

  • Strong leadership, people management (inspiring teams)
  • Team player
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Organized and multitasking
  • Business value oriented (revenue generation)

Digital Competencies:

  • Knowledge on cloud computing, software development best practices and code versioning, data visualization, ETL/EAI, programming languages (SQL, , Python, etc.), artificial intelligence, machine learning

Managerial competencies:

  • 5+ years’ experience managing people


- Required Education

Please include information about the type and level of qualifications (e.g. Diploma, Bachelor’s degree etc.) required

  • Master's Degree in data science, statistics, applied mathematics or related field



The role could be based in London or Paris