Product Manager*

Root Insurance

Columbus, OH, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Prod Mgmt/Dev
  • Post Date: 02/25/2021
  • Website: joinroot.com
  • Company Address: 80 E Rich St, Suite 500, Columbus, OH, 43215

About Root Insurance

Root is the first insurance company founded on the principle of fundamental fairness. We create personalized products that give good drivers the protection they deserve.

Job Description

Consumer behavior is nebulous.  Occasionally, hints are dropped for entrepreneurs on how to create a better mousetrap.  However, these hints are fleeting, often misguided, and seldom specific enough for a product manager, designer, or engineer to build an exact product that matches the consumer preference in the market.  More times than not, this difficulty leads to consumer behavior being treated as a mythical creature - the understanding of which is some black magic that a few lucky billionaires were born with and which can never be learned.
 
We don’t believe in black magic or divine intervention that graces a few lucky entrepreneurs.  We do, however, believe in leveraging structured, rigorous thinking guided by the scientific process to create products that customers love.
 
As a product manager, you will own product ideation and execution for a specific area of our business.  
 
Reports to: Director of Product

What you’ll be doing.

  • Work with Director of Product to build product strategy from the ground up for your area of focus
  • Create, manage, and adapt product roadmap to meet quarterly objectives/KPIs
  • Lead a team of engineers and designers to drive the full product life cycle, spanning ideation, design, implementation, testing, and iteration
  • Break down work into weekly sprints and ensure team meets execution goals
  • Build out analytics capabilities and perform ongoing and ad-hoc analysis to assess product performance and extract new product insights
  • Continually seek qualitative customer feedback to guide product decisions; be the voice of the customer

What we’re looking for.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or another quantitative field
  • 3+ years of business experience; 2+ years of product experience
  • Product domain expertise spanning the customer discovery, planning, and product development process; deep understanding of customer-centric product practices
  • Strong technology background and proficient in SQL; familiarity with Postgres databases, JQL, and Ruby on Rails a plus
  • Highly analytical; excel at leveraging customer research and analytics to drive product decisions
  • Superior problem-solving skills with ability to think strategically and innovatively
  • Detail oriented; ability to multi-task and prioritize projects
  • Roll-up-the sleeves work ethic and “do-what-it takes” attitude to efficiently execute and drive for results in a fast-pace work environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to thrive in a results-driven, fast-pace work environment
  • Exceptional leadership skills; naturally collaborative, excelling at influencing without direct authority

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.