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Product Manager

Columbus, OH


The Position.
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

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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Join us

At Root, we judge people based on the merit of their work, not who they are. If you are passionate about what this role entails and solving real problems, we encourage you to apply. We want to learn about you and what you can add to our team.

Who we are

We’re harnessing the power of technology to revolutionize insurance. Using machine learning and mobile telematic platforms, we’ve built one of the most innovative FinTech companies in the world. And we’re just getting started.

What draws people to Root

Our success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our products are only as good as the people building and promoting them. We want individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and an 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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