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Assistant Product Manager in Chicago, IL at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 2/11/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Accountable for driving development and innovation in product development and implementation.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Work with Product Managers and Product Analysts to drive business growth and profitability
  • Design, Build, and Implement processes and tools to support the Product Management team
  • Maintain complex measurements and monitor competiveness across multiple products and states
  • Effectively utilize a network of reliable, efficient working relationships with other departments including State Management, Research, Data, IT, and other areas that support the business to monitor market dynamics and lead efforts to make changes to measurements and processes
  • Assist with training and developing for analyst including: on-boarding new employees, allocating use of available resources, providing oversight on projects, and monitoring staff performance
  • Assist with Recruiting, screening, and hiring potential employees
  • Work with Data team, Project Implementation team and Product Management to support product development/launches


    Minimum Skills and Competencies:

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 5+ years’ experience in Insurance product, pricing, research and/or modeling
  • Industry background with working knowledge of automobile insurance and homeowners insurance
  • Understanding of insurance product design and mathematical underpinnings of rating algorithms
  • Strong analytical skills and data mining techniques
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills, with thorough attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational, planning, documentation and problem solving skills
  • An independent thinker as well as a challenger/advocate to ensure the soundness of product and pricing
  • High degree of initiative, mature judgment, and discretion
  • Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills


    Desired Skills:

  • Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, or other quantitative discipline
  • P&C insurance experience
  • Working knowledge of  SQL, SAS and/or R
  • A team player with experience building strong relationships both internally and externally, and with a strong sense of self-initiative and desire to succeed
  • Ability to develop immediate credibility in unfamiliar environments; including senior leaders, regulators, and cross functional project teams
  • Negotiation skills to resolve differences while maintaining positive working relationships
  • Proven leadership, influencing and negotiation skills in a highly matrixed environment
  • Proven ability to cultivate an active network of highly visible external relationships in order to meet business and strategic goals

Job Requirements


About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp. is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A– (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.

National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!

Companies and Partners

Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.

In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:

• Paid Training
• Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
• Wellness Programs
• Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k w/ Company Match
• Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
• Employee Discount Program
• Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
• On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
• On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
• Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000.