We’re hiring a VP of Product in Columbus, OH

The role.
As a VP of Product Management at Root, you’ll lead an exceptionally talented team of product directors, managers, and analysts in achieving Root’s product vision. You will have the opportunity to build and scale revolutionary products from scratch. We know that much of our progress is due to framing our Product function as a critical key to success instead of an afterthought. At Root, you’ll have the agency to build and launch products that delight users - a word seldom used in reference to the insurance-buying experience. You’ll leverage data, the talent and insights of your product team, and your fellow leaders in Design and Engineering to hone in on how to best create and iterate on that experience. You’ll be responsible for product performance, the growth and success of your product management team, development of product roadmaps, and the execution of groundbreaking strategic initiatives. 

What you'll do.

  • Scale a rapidly growing product organization within a high growth start-up
  • Work with Product Leadership to set strategic direction for product 
  • Lead product team to build, own, and execute the product roadmap, ensuring alignment with strategic initiatives, determining KPIs, and hitting objectives 
  • Partner with the leadership team to achieve organizational alignment on key product efforts
  • Identify process and organizational bottlenecks and leverage these opportunities to constantly improve efficiency
  • Be an expert on industry trends and competitor efforts and leverage that expertise to drive product innovation and capture market opportunities
  • Work cross-functionally with engineering and design leadership to develop and continually innovate product strategy
  • Leverage data from various sources to holistically understand and relentlessly improve product performance
  • Recruit, grow, and develop a team of exceptionally talented Product Directors and Product Managers

What we're looking for.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or another quantitative field
  • 12+ years of business/professional experience; 8+ years combined product and/or engineering leadership experience
  • Proven track record of driving teams to results while navigating a fast-changing environment within a rapidly scaling company 
  • Exceptional leadership skills; ability to motivate and influence with and without direct authority 
  • Product domain expertise spanning the customer discovery, planning, and product development process; deep understanding of customer-centric product practices; ability to mentor and develop expertise in others
  • Strong technology background, including an understanding of technical capabilities on mobile and web platforms. 
  • Superior problem-solving and decision-making skills with the ability to think strategically and innovatively
  • Roll-up-the-sleeves work ethic and “do-what-it-takes” attitude to efficiently execute and drive for results in a fast-paced 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.
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.