Field Product Management Consultant

Location
Northbrook, Illinois
Salary
Not Specified
Posted
Sep 21, 2016
Closes
Nov 20, 2016
Ref
39845
Category
Product Manager
Job Type
Not Specified
Career Level
Not Specified

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Job Description

The Field Product Management Office (FPMO) makes business decisions for a line of insurance or defined marketplace which appropriately consider product, pricing and risk management levers. They evaluate the opportunities and challenges in the marketplace and build strategies to address them while ensuring integration with other business units to achieve growth and profitability objectives.

The Field Product Management Consultant II is responsible for contributing to the attainment of profit and growth targets for an assigned state/market or line(s) of business. They coordinate and manage strategies and initiatives using product, pricing, and risk management skills to that support business goals.

Plans, implements, manages, and/or participates on projects using accepted project management standards

  • Forecasts short-term and long-term deliverables with minimal direction

  • Tracks own plan performance and project timeline

  • Communicates and presents project status

  • Ensures project controls are in place throughout the lifecycle of the project within own tasks

  • Provides feedback on project team member(s)

  • Actively builds strong relationships among teams and team members to ensure cooperation on project objectives

    Supports goals and objectives through product implementation and integrates action plans with key stakeholders

  • Supports the development and design of new plans, programs, processes, and products

  • Assists in the development of communication strategies and materials to support new plans, programs, processes, products

  • Solicits inputs from stakeholders

  • Participates in the evaluation of procedures and processes regularly and makes observations or suggests improvements

  • May be required to monitor processes throughout team/department

  • Understands internal and external compliance requirements/standards and makes adjustments to strategies as necessary

    Completes complex analysis of the marketplace, competitive position and business results to support the development of strategies and plans

  • With minimal direction and support, completes analysis of the marketplace, competitive position and business results to support the development of the local Market Operating Committee (MOC)/Line strategies and plans to ensure business objectives are being achieved

  • Participates in the integration and delivery of planned changes/projects/products in the region/field and with agents

  • Understands standard market specific implications of business strategies

  • Assures proper execution of regulatory/legislative practices for Product Management

  • With minimal direction and support, provides analysis to support the effective execution of distribution strategies. May include quote/close ratio analysis, agency deployment measures, and agency level analysis

    Conduct Research and Analysis in order to meet business objectives

  • Understands and uses appropriate data sources and applications to conduct research

  • Identifies and resolves basic data issues

  • Reviews and assesses research/analysis from other sources to determine applicability in helping to meet business objectives

  • Performs and evaluates basic trend analysis (e.g., competitor analysis, risk management, financial)

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree; 2-4 years of related experience
  • Intermediate written and oral communication skills with ability to effectively communicate specialized terms and data
  • Intermediate knowledge of product, price, risk management and insurance regulation knowledge, with working knowledge of lines, rate plans and product offerings
  • Working knowledge of current industry standards/environment
  • Good collaboration and relationship skills
  • Ability to plan, implement, manage, and/or sponsor projects of small to medium complexity and/or small to medium scale key initiatives using accepted project management standards

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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