Assistant Vice President, Data Science - Decision Analytics

Assistant Vice President, Data Science - Decision Analytics


Chicago, Illinois, Remote-CA, Remote-FL, Remote-GA, Remote-TX


Kemper is one of the nation’s leading specialized insurers. Our success is a direct reflection of the talented and diverse people who make a positive difference in the lives of our customers every day. We believe a high-performing culture, valuable opportunities for personal development and professional challenge, and a healthy work-life balance can be highly motivating and productive. Kemper’s products and services are making a real difference to our customers, who have unique and evolving needs. By joining our team, you are helping to provide an experience to our stakeholders that delivers on our promises.


Data Science is a driver of significant competitive advantage for Kemper and is critical to the organization’s success. This position will report to VP Research and Pricing and lead a team of data scientists and resident data engineers to advance pricing and risk segmentation capabilities, improve partnership with multiple business areas in Kemper Auto, and accelerate and enhance the data-driven decision-making life cycle. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated leadership and management competencies in addition to a successful history as a practitioner and a student of advanced statistical modeling and AI/ML applications.


  • Lead a team of data scientists to develop models and analytics tools to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of business decision making process related to pricing.
  • Partner with product development teams and state management teams closely to identify, solve, present, and implement state-specific product features.
  • Drive standards and consistency in the usage of analytic tools in product management across different state management team.
  • Lead business post-monitoring practice to effectively assess the decision impacts to product performance at state level, identify future needs for improvements.
  • Directly engage in model peer reviews across data science community. Provide coaching to junior analysts on statistical modeling and AI/ML techniques.
  • Lead, attract, and develop a high performing analytic team that is both virtual and decentralized.
  • Perform other duties or special projects as assigned.


  • Graduate degree in Mathematics, Engineering, or other STEM fields or ACAS or FCAS
  • 7+ years of firsthand advanced pricing experience in Property Casualty, especially Auto. Product management experiences are preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience working with Statistical Modeling and ML/AI: GLM, GBM, Randon Forest, Deep Learning, NLP, Experimental Design, Clustering
  • 5+ years of proven experience leading and mentoring other analytic talents.
  • Successful history of pricing/modeling, advanced analytics, and ML operations
  • Solid understanding of actuarial principles and best practices
  • Excellent overall communication skills, particularly possessing the ability to translate technical results for wide audiences.
  • This position is a remote role and can work from a US based home. 

The base range for this position is $125,100 to $220,000. When determining candidate offers, we consider experience, skills, education, certifications, and geographic location among other factors. This job is eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, equity, and Kemper benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, 401k, etc.)

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  The incumbent must have the abilities or aptitudes to perform each essential function proficiently with or without reasonable accommodation.  Our organization has a dynamic work environment where positions evolve and change.  Therefore, the Company reserves the right to modify, delete, or add job duties, responsibilities and skills that are stated in this job description at any time.

Kemper is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We are committed to supporting diversity and equality across our organization and we work diligently to maintain a workplace free from discrimination. 

Kemper does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Kemper and Kemper will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Kemper will never request personal information, such as your social security number or banking information, via text or email.  Additionally, Kemper does not use external messaging applications like Wiretaps or Skype to communicate with candidates.  If you receive such a message, delete it.  

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