Product Manager - State Management

Chicago, Illinois
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Oct 17, 2016
Dec 16, 2016
Product Manager
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Position Summary:

We are currently seeking a Product Manager to work on the Product Management team for Kemper Personal and Commercial Lines in Chicago, IL. This full time staff position focuses on non-standard Auto insurance products and reports to the Assistant Vice President. You will drive the profit and growth for personal lines home and auto insurance business in your own assigned states. Further, you will help formulate and implement strategies to drive success in your state. Relocation assistance is available.

Position Responsibilities:

•Develops and implements underwriting, pricing, and product recommendations to support profitability and growth goals for assigned states.

•Analyze internal and external data to identify marketing, underwriting and product opportunities.

•Work closely with our field sales organization, marketing, and underwriting to develop deep local market knowledge and leverage that knowledge to create and execute winning strategies in your state(s).

•Develop rate review proposals and work with State management leadership and regulators to get them approved.

•Develop the operating and strategic plans for your state and be accountable for delivering on your commitments, our state(s).

•Be an advocate for your state and a master of the data, use it to drive decisions and, when it makes sense, use it to suggest alternatives.

•Works with the Forms Specialist to coordinate internal and external communication regarding rate, rule, and form revisions.

•Manages regional pricing target achievement through the analysis development, preparation, approval and successful implementation in accordance with established schedules.

Position Qualifications:

•Five or more years Personal Lines experience managing insurance products or initiatives.

•Current insurance product experience managing a state or states.

•Experience with ratemaking methodologies and familiarity with catastrophe and predictive modeling techniques.

•Strong computer spreadsheet and database skills and strong proficiency with the Microsoft suite of products, specifically Excel (experience with SQL or SAS a plus).

•Current personal lines property or auto insurance experience.

•Multi-line product experience a plus (home and/or auto).

•Working knowledge of fundamental statistical and actuarial process.

•Must be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of rate making techniques.

•Demonstrates in depth understanding of information behind accident year estimates.

•On the job experience analyzing data and developing strategic recommendations.

•Bachelors degree from an accredited institution in a business-related discipline (mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, insurance or other related discipline preferred).

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Our employees enjoy great benefits:

• Qualify for your choice of health and dental plans within your first month.
• Save for your future with robust 401(k) match, Health Savings Accounts and various retirement plans.
• Learn and grow with our Tuition Assistance Program, paid certifications and continuing education programs.
• Contribute to your community through United Way and volunteer programs.
• Balance your life with generous paid time off and enjoy business casual dress.
• Protect what you love with discounts on Homeowners and Auto insurance products.
• Get employee discounts for shopping, dining and travel through Kemper Perks.

Kemper at a glance

With $8 billion in assets, Kemper is one of the nation's leading insurers. The Kemper family of companies specializes in home, auto, life, health and valuables insurance products for individuals, families and businesses.

Kemper's underwriting companies* are rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, the leading insurance industry rating authority. Kemper services six million policies and ranks among the top 25 personal lines property and casualty writers.

*Alliance United Insurance Company is not rated.
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