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Palo Alto, California

Product Manager – Machine Learning and Risk Related Initiatives

Next Insurance is an insurtech startup experiencing hockey-stick growth and funded by top tier investors. We’re on a mission to disrupt the small business insurance space by leveraging modern technology to build a completely new kind of customer-first insurance company. In the process, we’re helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. Backed by Redpoint Ventures and founded by a team of highly successful entrepreneurs, we’ve raised over $380M to help us achieve our mission. Small business insurance is a $130 billion industry in the US, but more than 90% of small businesses purchase insurance offline through insurance agents, which can take several weeks and be outrageously overpriced. We’re disrupting a traditionally offline industry by going direct to the customer and 100% online.
We are looking for a Product Manager to lead Risk Product, working closely with our Insurance, Data Science, and Actuarial functions.


Own Risk Product - a key lever behind company profitability - while enabling and supporting rapid growth.

Participate in strategic planning conversations to help inform company OKRs and long-term priorities.

Prioritize the product roadmap and backlog for risk optimization and striking the right balance between profitability and growth.

Introduce and advocate for innovative ways to use product experiences and data to assess and correctly price risk.

Understand actuarial, machine learning and predictive models, and communicate knowledge / context to relevant stakeholders.

Collaborate with Insurance Product Managers to drive product development from conception to launch.

Write and revise product requirements for design and engineering.

Test and measure results, then iterate based on what you’ve learned.

Manage vendor relationships, from discovery, proof-of-concept validation, contract negotiations, integration to release.

Work cross-functionally with design, data, engineering, marketing, business intelligence, insurance operations, customer support, senior management, and external partners.

Desired Skills and Experience:

3+ years of product management, marketing, and/or strategy experience at a consumer technology company or management consulting firm.

At least 2 years in Risk Product or a related area

Experience with assessing and managing financial risk - at purchase and post-purchase.

Experience leading cross-functional teams to drive business results.

Experience initiating and driving projects to completion with minimal guidance.

Experience analyzing, interpreting, and leveraging data to make product decisions.

Experience productizing machine learning models and building diagnostic dashboards for them post-production.

Experience working with product and operations teams to reduce risk and optimize business processes.

Experience creating business requirements for engineering teams.

Excellent analytical and quantitative skills with extreme attention to detail.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

BA/BS degree