We’re hiring a Director of Product, Platform in Columbus, OH

The Position.

We’re looking for someone who wants to meaningfully change the way Root thinks about our competitive advantages. We want to invest in areas where our competitors aren’t focused on today, and build a platform for our partners to build their businesses on top of. We want to build our second act to create additional product lines and services.

The Product Director, Platform position will be focused on building B2B products and a broader platform from the ground up. You will need to be both hands-on with customers to define the product and work with the business team on how to automate challenges and scale the solutions. You will work closely with the business development team to understand the opportunity for a partner platform, and translate that opportunity into a product vision and iterative roadmap. You’ll be responsible for product performance, the growth and success of your product management team, development of a product roadmap, and execution of strategic initiatives.

What you’ll be doing.

  • Work across functions to define products and business plans.
  • Conduct hands-on customer research to iterate on product features. 
  • Achieve organizational buy-in on key product efforts.
  • Remove process and organizational bottlenecks for you and your team.
  • Be an expert with respect to the competition and leverage that expertise to drive product innovation and capture market opportunities.
  • Managing others, inspiring them to do their best work and helping them grow into the future leaders of the company.

What we’re looking for.

  • 5+ years of product experience.
  • Exceptional leadership skills; naturally collaborative and able to work directly with a team as well as cross-functionally without direct managerial authority.
  • Exceptional understanding & track record for building successful B2B product or platforms.
  • 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.
  • Highly analytical; excel at leveraging customer research and analytics to drive product decisions.
  • Comfortable partnering with sales to articulate product vision to the customer.
  • Superior problem-solving skills with the ability to think strategically and innovatively.
  • 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-paced work environment.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a results-driven, 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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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@joinroot.com.