We’re hiring a Product Operations Lead in Columbus, OH

The Role. 
As part of our mission to unbreak insurance, Root is launching, improving, and expanding our products at a rate never before seen in the industry. As our company continues to grow exponentially, it is critical that we maintain the ability to rapidly launch, experiment, and adapt our products to delight our customers and change the industry. 

As the Product Operations Lead, you are the visionary for empowering a world-class product organization to do their best work and maintain our rapid product development process at scale. This critical role will be responsible for establishing what Product Operations looks like at Root Insurance, building our expertise in this area from the ground up. You’ll work with product leadership to maintain operational excellence, aggregate customer intel and performance insights, support strategic research, standardize processes, and facilitate clear communication between product and the rest of the organization. 

In the immediate term, you will take over our market expansion program to play an instrumental role in our 2021 growth goals. 
As product managers continue to act as the gears that drive Root forward, the Product Operations team will become the ever more important oil between them, empowering smooth scaling.

What you'll do.

  • Manage critical programs, such as market expansion, with an emphasis on timely execution and ensuring product compliance
  • Facilitate communication and resource management between product teams
  • Work with senior product management to establish, define, and refine key product processes
  • Ensure strong alignment and execution of key business processes across product
  • Support product-level planning and team priority development
  • Build frameworks and models to drive priority alignment and drive key initiatives company-wide
  • Work with HR and finance to assist in developing budgets and resourcing plans for the product organization
  • Manage product calendaring for key product processes, strategic planning, and roadmapping
  • Work closely with analytics to ensure consistent product KPI reporting
  • Work closely with finance and product leadership to ensure product delivery and financial impact are appropriately forecasted and accounted for
  • Collaborate across product to select appropriate tools to be used across the product team
  • Ability to directly manage and drive realignment of large projects when necessary

What we're looking for.

  • 5+ years product operations or program management experience
  • Ability to collaborate and consult with cross-functional teams to drive alignment
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to synthesize large amounts of data to produce key strategic insights
  • Exceptional organizational skills and close attention to detail
  • Proficient in SQL, R, or other tools to identify trends and abnormalities in data
  • Literacy in financial statements and modeling; able to tie product performance to financial outcomes
  • Experience working with third parties to drive cross-functional strategy and execution
  • BS/BA in quantitative field, Masters in quantitative field a plus. 
  • Experience in strategy, product management, or product operations a plus
  • Financial services, fintech, or consumer-facing technology experience a plus

Get in touch

Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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Who We Are.
Root Insurance is the nation’s first licensed insurance carrier powered entirely by mobile. We were founded on the belief that the services you need for everyday life should serve you better. That’s why we base insurance coverages on you, not your demographic. It’s the way insurance should be. And it’s all conveniently in an app.

What Draws People To Root.
We’re a venture-backed technology company. Our early success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building and promoting it. We look for individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and a highly analytical lens. Ask anyone who works here and you’ll hear similar reasons for why they joined:

Autonomy. For assertive self-starters, the opportunities to contribute are limitless.

Impact. By challenging the way it’s always been done, we solve problems that have a big impact on our business.

Collaboration. We encourage rich discussion and civil debate at every turn.

People. We are inspired by the collection of crazy-smart people around us.

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If you’d like to be a part of what we are building but don’t see an opening that suits you, email us at jobs@inc.joinroot.com.