Senior Manager, Product Management (Remote, US)

December 19, 2023

Job Description

Openly is rebuilding insurance from the ground up. We are re-envisioning and enhancing every aspect of the customer experience.  Doing this requires a rapidly growing team of exceptional, curious, empathetic people with a wide range of skill sets, spanning technology, data science, product, marketing, sales, service, claims handling, finance, etc.

Now is the perfect time to join the journey. Here’s why

  • It’s working. Were in multiple states and on our way to operating countrywide.  We have thousands of agents selling our product and millions of dollars of annual customer premiums.
  • Were well-backed & stable. We closed our $100M Series D fundraise. We are supported by some of the top investors globally, including Google’s Gradient AI-focused fund, Obvious Ventures,  Advance Venture PartnersEden Global Partners, and Clocktower Technology Ventures.
  • Its not too late! Despite this traction and stability, were still early enough in the journey that there is time to make a real difference during Openly’s formative period.

If you’d like to understand more about Openly’s mission, consider checking out this video (https://vimeo.com/267654520) from a company pitch we gave several years ago at Techstars.

Job Details 

 

As a Senior Manager, Product Management, you will lead a team to deliver on Openly’s most critical objectives as we rebuild the insurance product experience for our customers and agents. This role will be responsible for overseeing the continued expansion of our product platform and defining the strategy of how we leverage technology to automate our models and processes. This will require you to work closely with our technology teams to understand feasibility, develop requirements, and implement sophisticated solutions to solve some of our most important challenges. You’ll oversee a roadmap across multiple focus areas to achieve these key results, and will also collaborate closely with stakeholders, including our Insurance Product and Research teams, to execute that plan.

 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Effectively manage multiple team members and support their continued development and growth at Openly. In addition to leadership responsibilities, this role will be an active contributor with their own set of initiatives and projects to drive forward.
  • Assist in overseeing large scale initiatives focused on expediting our insurance product development process and platform.
  • Define product strategy and roadmap to drive critical business outcomes and implement solutions to identified gaps
  • Understand user experience and needs, and balance this with prioritization
  • Prioritize initiatives/features that will maximize KPIs and reduce risk across teams
  • Identify operational/functional needs and prioritize process and technology improvements that will optimize their results
  • Support planning and coordination of operational activities required for execution
  • Ensure change management (e.g., release notes, training, etc.) occurs to optimize improvements and team adoption
  • Plan and coordinate software shipments and process changes across teams
  • Understand and clearly communicate functional opportunities and challenges in executing on the roadmap
  • Monitor our product and releases providing maintenance as needed in an ongoing fashion

Requirements

  • Industry knowledge – strong understanding of homeowners insurance and ability to incorporate impact of state rules and regulations into prioritization and product strategy
  • Managerial Engagement – prior experience for at least 2-3 years working as an effective manager that develops employees and builds engaging and effective teams
  • Consistent execution – hits metric milestones while balancing competing priorities and staying within guard-rail metrics.
  • Outcome oriented – experience driving positive business outcomes and collaborating well in cross-functional teams/projects including technology or shipping software products
  • Great Communication – effectively, concisely, and consistently communicates to a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Highly Collaborative – motivates and inspires cross-functionally and can lead/influence teammates from various backgrounds.
  • Ability to see the big picture – understands company strategy and translates it into product vision and roadmap.
  • Data-driven decision-making – incorporate data, customer research, and market analysis to prioritize at a fast pace.
  • Customer centricity – enjoys learning about customer needs and is excited to build great products.
  • Comfort with ambiguity – effectively manages uncertainty, can drive prioritization at a fast pace with incomplete information.

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Compensation & Benefits:

The base compensation for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Actual compensation will be determined based on various factors including the candidate’s qualifications, skills, and experience.

Base Salary Range
$148,875—$248,125 USD

The target compensation for this position will be determined based on the successful candidate’s experience and skills. We are committed to providing a compensation package that not only reflects the responsibilities and requirements of the role, but also the unique expertise that the chosen candidate will bring to our team.

Target Salary Range
$168,500—$198,500 USD

Benefits & Perks

  • Remote-First Culture – We supported #remotelife long before it was a given. We’ll keep promoting it.
  • Competitive Salary & Equity
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Plan Offerings
  • Life and disability coverage including voluntary options
  • Competitive PTO – 20 days and 11 paid holidays (including floating holidays)  per year under the Companys vacation and holiday policies.
  • Parental Leave – 12 weeks paid for eligible employees
  • 401K Company Contribution – Openly contributes 3% of the employee’s gross income, even if the employee does not contribute.
  • Work-from-home stipend – We provide a $1,500 allowance to spend on setting up your home workplace
  • Annual Professional Development Fund: Each employee has $2,000 in professional development (PD) funds to spend on activities or resources annually. We want each Openly employee to achieve personal and professional success and to feel supported, confident, and informed about improving their efficiency and productivity.
  • Be Well Program – Employees receive $50 per month to use towards your overall well-being
  • Paid Volunteer Service Hours
  • Referral Program and Reward

Depending on position, Employees generally are eligible for cash incentive compensation, including commissions for sales eligible roles. In all cases, eligibility for compensation and benefits is subject to applicable plan and policy terms in effect from time to time.

U.S. Citizens, Green Card Holders, and those authorized to work in the U.S. for any employer and currently residing in the US will be considered.

Openly is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Openly is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Openly will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities under applicable law.