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Director, Product Manager

Company: Kemper Corporation
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Location(s)Jacksonville FL, Remote-AL, Remote-GA, Remote-TXDetailsKemper 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.Position Summary:Kemper is seeking a Director, Product Management to join our State Management team. - This position focuses on Kemper Commercial Auto product. Flexibility for hybrid work location with occasional travel required, - Priority given to candidates near Jacksonville, FL, Alpharetta, GA, Birmingham, AL or Dallas, TX.Position Responsibilities: -Analyze performance of products and execute on recommendations necessary to achieve financial goals. -Develop strategic vision and corresponding business plans for assigned state(s)/region. -Assist AVP State Management with regional leadership activities. Assist AVP State Management in hiring, coaching, and developing employees. -Manage 1-3 direct reports, depending upon states and candidate's qualifications. -Collaborate and communicate with business partners to ensure successful implementations and execution. -Develop rate and rule pricing proposals for submission to departments of insurance and negotiate for approval to ensure rate adequacy and marketability. -Lead or participate in regional/national special projects, initiatives or other related work assignments as required/requested. -Collaborate with business partners across the organization to justify changes to Kemper systems, business practices and/or product offerings with sound analysis and logic, forecasting expected growth and profit impacts. -Analyze competitive information as well as Company and industry data in consultation with the Regional Sales Managers, Underwriting Managers, Marketing, and other appropriate personnel.Position Qualifications: -Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a business-related discipline (mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, insurance or other related discipline preferred). -7+ years of Personal and Commercial Lines experience in regional Product Management or National strategy role. -Experience managing initiatives at the countrywide or multi-state level preferred -Prior management/leadership experience. -Strong computer spreadsheet and database skills. -Strong communication skills - ability to present ideas and information in a clear, concise, organized and diplomatic manner; gather information from multiple parties to ensure all perspectives are heard and considered; listen to others to respond effectively to ideas, thoughts, and questions; ability to work with others in effectively negotiating through conflict express one's self effectively in adversarial and confrontational settings to obtain desired results -Organizational skills: both time and task skills are required. -Demonstrates the ability to analyze data and develop strategic recommendations. -Solid technical skills when it comes to managing auto, home, and other lines of business, as well as general CAT management knowledge. -Leadership skills and strong diplomacy and negotiation skills.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.

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