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VP, Product Leader – Personal Insurance in New York at QBE

Date Posted: 12/10/2018

Job Snapshot

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    New York
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Job Description

Lead the strategic development and maintenance of products within areas of responsibility by guiding team operations, leveraging expertise on profitability best practices, monitoring and communicating market trends and tracking regulatory requirements to ensure programs and pricing enhance organizational competitiveness in the marketplace and align with long-term business goals.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Direct the design and execution of strategic product development plans by overseeing the building of models and applications for effective pricing analyses, reviewing recommendations on profitable growth initiatives and utilizing knowledge of market best practices to provide feedback to team and ensure operations align with organizational profitability objectives
  • Drive team operations by building effective staffing framework, delegating workload, promoting and encouraging the adoption of product analyses best practices, identifying opportunities for efficiencies and overseeing product filings and resolution of issues to ensure alignment with business objectives
  • Lead the continuous improvement of book of business by delegating and overseeing product rate review initiatives and analyzing reports on profit/loss trends, competitive rate position and production metrics to develop strategic plans for innovative, competitive program and pricing changes and ensure alignment with targeted return on equity (ROE) objectives and financial plans
  • Build professional, trustworthy relationships across the organization by collaborating with senior managers and leaders to consult on profitable program and pricing changes, ensure compliance with state product regulations and drive the development of effective distribution strategies for increasing competitiveness in the marketplace
  • Facilitate communication with state regulators by answering complex filing, examination and regulatory inquiries, resolving issues and guiding team on communications best practices to foster resolution of information gaps and ensure organizational alignment with state filing requirements
  • Manage a performance enhancement culture by actively coaching and mentoring direct reports, providing regular feedback and developing employees for wider roles and responsibilities to foster professional growth and development
  • Manage budgeted resources by anticipating expenditures, accurately forecasting resource needs/costs and  properly accounting for expenses to meet requirements and achieve fiscal responsibility
  • Create a positive environment by modeling cultural expectations and guiding leaders to reward performance and value "can do" people, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, creativity and fun
  • Model QBE values in personal work behaviors, decision-making, contributions and interpersonal interactions; manage own career development by soliciting feedback and valuing other perspectives

Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience


  • 10+ years relevant experience
  • Managing a product management function; experience managing or leading others; increasing levels of responsibility

Licenses / Certifications

  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Casualty Actuary Society (CAS) designation or other related insurance certification

Preferred Qualifications


  • Master's Degree
  • Math, Economics or Finance degree, or Master of Business Administration (MBA)


  • Financial modeling background; experience in an organization with strong product-management clout; previous product analysis experience in area of responsibility


  • Advanced working knowledge of business and project management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique and coordination of people and resources
  • Advanced working knowledge of policy forms, rates, rules and procedures for product area of responsibility
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint
  • Advanced working knowledge of market competition and complex insurance principles, trends, best practices
  • Advanced working knowledge of complex state and federal regulatory requirements for multiple regions
  • Advanced working knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
  • Working knowledge of SAS software


  • Establish long-range objectives and specify the strategies and actions to achieve them; develop and present business cases for projects and system improvement
  • Lead large-scale change initiatives, maximize benefits while minimizing impact on employees, customers and operations
  • Leverage business and financial expertise
  • Prioritize interests of the company and community during decision-making
  • Analyze complex risks, benefits and opportunities to ensure organizational competitiveness and satisfaction of established long-range objectives
  • Build consensus through persuasion and influence; share information to achieve synergy
  • Motivate and inspire team to achieve a common goal


  • Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others
  • Provide vision and think creatively and innovatively
  • Build, nurture and maintain complex relationships; strategically partner with key stakeholders
  • Lead through influence; drive execution of plans
  • Utilize insightful judgment and subject matter expertise to make sound decisions
  • Provide appropriate structure, direction and feedback
  • Motivational, inspirational and enthusiastic approach to team leading and management

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

The companies of QBE North America are committed to equal employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, citizenship, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. All personal information contained in this application will be kept confidential as required by law.