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Director, Analytics

Root Insurance

Root Insurance

Data Science
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

CURRENT ROOT EMPLOYEES - Please apply using the career page in Workday. This career site is for external applicants only.


The Opportunity

At Root, we’re on a mission to improve the lives of our customers by offering better insurance solutions. We challenge ourselves to think differently in order to reimagine insurance to make it smarter, more equitable, and a better experience for all.

We strive to “unbreak” the archaic insurance industry by using data and technology in innovative new ways. We believe we must be steadfast in our commitment to research, experimentation, and disciplined data-driven decision making in order to build products our customers love. Analytics sits at the center of our vision.

Our Growth team is responsible for ensuring that we meet potential customers at their time of need and provide an exceptional experience. This group includes Direct-to-Consumer Marketing, Customer Experience, and our Partnerships distribution channel.

As a Director of Analytics, you’ll lead a team of analytics managers and analysts to conduct exploratory research, design experiments to unlock new learnings, study the impacts of new features and business strategies, forecast future business performance, and introduce new metrics and reporting to shape how we measure our business. You’ll work closely with leaders in Product, Data Science, Engineering, and Business Development to achieve operational excellence and to craft longer term business strategies for your functional domains.

Root is a “work where it works best” company. Meaning we will support you working in whatever location that works best for you across the US. We will continue to have our headquarters in Columbus and offices in other locations to give more flexibility and more choice about how we live and work.

Salary Range: $165,000 - $185,000

How You Will Make an Impact

  • Directly manage a team of three Analytics Managers and one Lead Analyst spanning Marketing, Partnerships, and Customer Onboarding

  • Facilitate near term project planning and lead longer term strategic planning (annual plans, quarterly OKR setting, weekly sprint planning)

  • Identify process inefficiencies and/or organizational bottlenecks and leverage these opportunities to improve outcomes

  • Work with direct reports and cross functional partners to identify, prioritize, and execute on research and experimentation opportunities

  • Lead our business forecasting process; work closely with direct reports and leaders in Finance, Product, Marketing, and State Management

  • Identify opportunities to improve analytical methodologies to increase business outcomes

  • Build strong relationships with other leaders at the Director, VP, and C-Suite level to coordinate across leadership and proactively ensure alignment and awareness

  • Coach and mentor individuals on the team to increase talent density and foster professional development and growth

  • Responsible for all activities related to hiring, onboarding, and terminations

What You Will Need to Succeed

  • 8+ years of work experience in analytics (prior marketing, customer experience, or insurance experience preferred)

  • 4+ years directly managing analytics teams

  • Proficiency with SQL and BI software (Tableau, Mode, Power BI, etc.)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Finance, Engineering, Computer Science, or another quantitative field

  • Superior problem-solving skills with ability to think strategically and innovatively

  • Exceptional written and oral communication; able to effectively collaborate with and present materials to VP and C-Suite levels

  • Detail oriented; able to effectively multitask across multiple domains; consistently maintains rigorous documentation

  • Exceptional leadership skills; able to effectively manage a team and influence cross functional partners

  • Roll-up-the sleeves work ethic and “do-what-it takes” attitude to efficiently execute and drive results in a fast-paced work environment


Don’t meet every single requirement?

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Root, Inc., we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway!

Join us

At Root, we judge people based on the merit of their work, not who they are. If you are passionate about what this role entails and solving real problems, we encourage you to apply. We want to learn about you and what you can add to our team.

Who we are

We’re harnessing the power of technology to revolutionize insurance. Using machine learning and mobile telematic platforms, we’ve built one of the most innovative FinTech companies in the world. And we’re just getting started.

What draws people to Root

Our success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our products are only as good as the people building and promoting them. We want individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and an analytical lens. Ask anyone who works here and you’ll hear similar reasons for why they joined:

Autonomy—for assertive self-starters, the opportunities to contribute are limitless.

Impact—by challenging the way it’s always been done, we solve problems that have a big impact on our business.

Collaboration—we encourage rich discussion and civil debate at every turn.

People—we are inspired by the collection of crazy-smart people around us.