We’re hiring a Program Manager - Market Expansion in Columbus, OH

The position.

We are looking for an execution-focused Program Manager to drive prioritization, research, and delivery of our market expansion initiatives. This position is highly cross-functional. You will coordinate across our Pricing, Legal, Product, Finance, Customer Service, Claims, and Growth teams to build and launch our product in new markets with a focus on speed and compliance. 

You will play a critical role in executing this high-priority initiative that will unlock our ability to continue to achieve impressive top line growth. 

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Execute build and launch of high-priority markets on the expansion roadmap
  • Lead strategic alignment with business leaders to prioritize new markets
  • Set up an appropriate communications infrastructure including cross-functional team meetings, status reporting, and informal conversations to supervise program status, surface blockers and keep stakeholders up to date
  • Conduct initial market research to understand how complex the build will be and adjust the roadmap accordingly
  • Partner with program stakeholders and lead execution from requirements to delivery
  • Partner with Product Managers, Product Designers, and Engineering Managers to deliver solutions that meet engineering and business requirements
  • Develop a strong understanding of state specific department of insurance market approval processes 

What We're Looking For:

  • BS/BA or equivalent 
  • 3+ years of business experience, 2+ years of program management experience or similar
  • Proficient collaborating with engineering teams to design, scope, and deliver product requirements
  • Experience communicating with senior leadership and leading cross-functional meetings
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to thrive in a results-driven, fast-paced work environment
  • Technology or insurance industry experience preferred
  • Compliance experience preferred
  • Exceptional leadership skills; naturally collaborative, excelling at influencing without direct authority
  • Detail oriented; ability to multitask 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

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. Very few (if any!) people will fit every description; so if you are passionate about what this role entails, and are excited by 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.
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.
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.