Product Strategist: Life & Annuities

Location: United States - Remote, East Coast Preferred

EIS Group is a global innovator, providing the insurance industry with transformational platforms to enable their success. We are committed to delivering tools, digital enablement, and exploring emerging technologies that drive efficiency and empower clients to reimagine the possible.

Our culture is highly innovative, collaborative and focused on building and maintaining relationships that allow us to surpass our customers’ expectations. We embrace the qualities that make each of our team members unique and develop each other’s skill-sets so that together we can be stronger than the sum of our parts.

We are looking for smart, dynamic and intuitive people to join our growing team of insurance technology professionals and industry experts.

About the Role

The Product Strategist: Life & Annuities requires creativity, innovative thinking, and genuine curiosity to conduct, identify and conceptualize Life & Annuity product requirements and features. The successful candidate will work as part of the Life & Annuities Product Management team and will bring a strong understanding of financial services products, technology, operations, and agile methodologies. Understanding new business objectives and challenges, collaborating to drive agreement on strategic experiences across a decentralized team will be key to success in this role.

This role will flow between strategic planning and day-to-day execution; between business-level prioritization and deep technical discussions with product development. This is a hands-on, detail-driven, analytical position that contributes to the strategy and design of solutions for the Life and Annuities markets.

Responsibilities:

  • Identification of core business needs for the Life and Annuities markets, with a specific focus on the quote process and policy administration for “permanent life” and annuities products;
  • Assist with the management and creation and completion of product specs for new L&A products and product-related changes;
  • Understand the competitive landscape of various financial industry products and product lines, positioning, benefits, features, and pricing;
  • Analysis of the EIS system’s capabilities to support L&A business needs;
  • Identification and prioritization of gaps in EIS capabilities relative to the L&A market;
  • Creation, prioritization, and maintenance of a backlog of capabilities needed for EIS Group for the L&A market;
  • Creation of requirements documents for L&A capabilities;
  • Collaborate across teams (RND, UX/UI,) to better understand their approaches and specifications needed to design L&A solutions to meet market needs;
  • Engagement with R&D teams during the development process for specific capabilities;
  • User testing of capabilities after delivery;
  • Explanation of key capabilities to customers and internal EIS® resources; and
  • Occasional support of requirements sessions with customers during implementations.

Requirements:

EIS Group welcomes different mixes of skills and different professional backgrounds and is flexible on the exact mix of capabilities for this role. Superior candidates will have a strong combination of the following skills and experiences, and the ability and willingness to rapidly learn skills needed in areas where they have gaps:

  • Professional experience in the Life and Annuities market, on either the business or IT side;
  • Professional experience as a Business Analyst or Software Product Manager;
  • Professional experience in product management, design, or analysis for the insurance industry;
  • Business requirements gathering and documentation for enterprise software applications;
  • SAFe certification or tangible experience in agile development;
  • Software backlog creation and maintenance;
  • User Acceptance Testing for enterprise software applications;
  • Very strong strategic thinker and leader;
  • Is proactive and takes initiative;
  • Self-starter who can assess what work needs to be completed and how to get it done;
  • Excellent influencing, organizational, facilitation, communication and presentation skills;
  • Strength of convictions and the ability to influence and champion product changes;
  • 3+ years of professional experience, and a college degree;
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong computer skills, with expert knowledge in Microsoft Product (Word/Excel/PPT); and
  • This position may also require some travel.

EIS Group also provides you with empowering mentorships and digital learning opportunities, to help further develop your career. If you are ready to execute innovative solutions, apply new ideas, further hone your unique skillset, and join an exceptional professional services organization, apply now at IT-careers@eisgroup.com

EIS Group is an equal opportunity employer (EOE), M/F/Disability/Veterans, and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

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