Farmers Insurance Director, Connected Initiatives in Woodland Hills, California


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Job Summary

  • Creates and directs execution of Personal Lines strategic Connected initiatives through coordination with vendor and key stakeholders (Marketing, R&D, Legal, IT, etc.) and ensures all efforts align with Farmers’ Connected strategy.
  • Leads all aspects of the Connected offerings and influences the vision and strategy for Connected programs.
  • Champions and implements changes to ensure stated goals are met.
  • Monitors competitive initiatives and identifies best practices to initiate change to ensure Farmers has a compelling offering to agents and customers in order to fulfill our Connected data strategy.

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversee all facets of Connected initiatives from business case to implementation and evaluation.
  • Takes risks, evaluates outcomes and creates effective solutions for the enterprise.
  • Takes ownership in evaluating next generation technology in the Connected space.
  • Crafts the future development in these areas aligning brand, technology and deployment strategies.
  • Researches and identifies competitive Connected landscape and industry; champions tactical and strategic reaction in response to changes in environment.
  • Coordinates with corporate stakeholders (Legal, Agency Comm, Marketing, R&D) to ensure cohesive initiatives and delivery of Connected initiatives.
  • Communicates developments across the organization including daily interaction with senior executives.
  • Employs creative problem solving to continuously improve the business processes within the stages of Connected.
  • Identifies technologies which will enhance Farmers’ products or customer experience and delivers on integrating them into Personal Lines.
  • Leads staff of professionals and matrix team. Performs other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent with ten years insurance experience industry or master's degree with five years insurance industry experience.
  • Minimum 7 year’s experience in a leadership role with demonstrated market leadership in insurance management role.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of Connected products (home and/or auto). Knowledge of industry trends and future technologies to shape strategy.
  • Experience in product management and vendor management.

Special Skill Requirement

  • Ability to lead/manage others.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities.
  • Possesses strong technical aptitude - Experience running and designing pilots and A/B testing.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders and senior executives.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills. Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to take manageable risks.

Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

Job: *Strategic Management & Administration

Organization: *Farmers Insurance

Title: Director, Connected Initiatives

Location: California-Woodland Hills

Requisition ID: 180006KE