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Director, People Data & Analytics

Galveston, TX, US, 77550

American National is an established, stable, and successful multi-line insurance corporation that has provided financial strength and a sense of security to employees, customers and business partners since 1905.  We’ve been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s most trustworthy financial companies and best mid-sized employers. With focus on our organization’s values and cultural richness: Financial Strength, Integrity, Respect, Service and Teamwork (FIRST) and Agility, Collaboration, and Engagement (ACE) we continue to pursue our vision to be a leading provider of financial products and services for current and future generations.


What’s in it for you?

American National supports a comfortable, diverse, and inclusive work environment, following a casual dress code and focus on healthy work-life balance. We understand that comprehensive benefits are important which is why we offer a generous package that includes: medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, matching 401(k), paid time off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, health-wellness initiatives, and a volunteer program where employees are provided PTO for giving their time to a charity of choice, and referral bonuses! We also offer a comprehensive wellness program that includes onsite fitness centers and classes or discounted gym memberships, free health screenings, free flu shots, and more.

Director, People Data & Analytics

The Director of People Data and Analytics is responsible for developing and growing a people analytics strategy for our organization. Manage a small data team to lead strategic analytics initiatives and solve essential business and HR challenges around attracting, developing, retaining, and motivating the best talent. Emphasize key issues such as predicting successful new hires, employee retention, and supporting company culture, engagement, and diversity and inclusion goals, objectives, and measures.



  • Provide vision, leadership, growth, and development for members of the People Analytics team
  • Lead the development of an organizational people analytics strategy and road map (diversity/equity/inclusion, employee lifecycle management, and survey design/analysis), aligned with the organization’s culture and talent objectives
  • Partner with key stakeholders on people analytic strategy to ensure clarity, understanding and operationalization
  • Seek to understand the organization’s business goals, culture aspirations and people-related business problems and help to translate data and insights into meaningful visualizations and stories to drive strategy, action, and decision-making within HR and across the organization
  • Own the development, visualization, and presentation of our people analytics and related reporting requirements
  • Integrate multiple systems and data sets into single source data sets and make them usable for leverage across the business
  • Oversee data storage and security, monitor data quality, and work with HR and other functional areas in the business to ensure data integrity
  • Keep on top of changing requirements and practices to maintain ethical workforce data handling



  • Minimum of 7 years of applied experience and leadership in the people analytics space
  • Experience in establishing organizational vision and strategy for people analytics
  • Experience with change management in leading teams and partnering with stakeholders to operationalize strategy
  • Experience in developing and presenting people analytics visuals, stories and recommendations to stakeholders
  • Applied knowledge of diversity/equity/inclusion, employee lifecycle management, and survey design/analysis best practices, benchmarking, and KPI dashboards
  • Applied experience in hypothesis testing and interpreting statistical models that explain or predict outcomes related to a wide range of topics
  • Ability to perform complex SQL queries to merge, filter and transform data
  • Experience with business intelligence tools and languages that pull, transform, and provide data visualization, such as SQL, Power BI, Tableau, Visier, Domo
  • Ability to maneuver in a matrix environment, leverage indirect reporting resources, and work well in ambiguous situations; adaptable in the face of frequent context-switching
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of ethical data-handling and applicable employment laws
  • Experience with data mining and reporting in SAP-HR



  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, statistics, applied math or related field
  • Master's degree a plus


***Applicants requiring remote work arrangements or relocation are encouraged to apply, and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 



Hiring Practices

The preceding job posting was designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.


American National’s recruitment policies help us place individuals in a timely and efficient manner. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted by our recruiting team. Candidates may check the status of their application(s) by logging into our Career Portal.


Learn more about our company, by following us on social media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @CareerswithAN


American National is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.


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“If you believe you can make a difference in the lives of our clients, if you’re willing to work hard, if you want a fulfilling career, and if your values match ours, then I want you to work for American National. ” – James Pozzi, President and CEO.




Nearest Major Market: Galveston
Nearest Secondary Market: Houston

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