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Product Director

Management Business Solutions
Chicago, Illinois, United States
March 15, 2019


SUMMARY: Management Business Solutions is seeking a Product Director to develop strategic vision and execute corresponding business plan focusing on personal lines Preferred Automobile and Homeowners insurance products. This position is based in Jacksonville, FL, Chicago, IL, Atlanta, GA or Dallas, TX


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.


Bachelors 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.

Ability to effectively lead teams and manage staff

Experience managing initiatives at the countrywide or multi-state level preferred

Prior management/leadership experience.

Strong computer spreadsheet and database skills.

Strong communication skills

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.