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VP, Business Development and Strategy

Assurant, Inc. - Atlanta, GA
Job Number
119322885

Job Description

Assurant: Assurant is a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and select worldwide markets. The four key businesses -- Assurant Solutions, Assurant Specialty Property, Assurant Health, and Assurant Employee Benefits -- partner with clients who are leaders in their industries and build leadership positions in a number of specialty insurance market segments in the U.S. and select worldwide markets. The Assurant business units provide debt protection administration; credit-related insurance; warranties and service contracts; pre-funded funeral insurance; lender-placed homeowners insurance; manufactured housing homeowners insurance; individual health and small employer group health insurance; group dental insurance; group disability insurance; and group life insurance. Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the SP 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has approximately 29 billion in assets and 8 billion in annual revenue. Assurant has approximately 14,500 employees worldwide and is headquartered in New Yorks financial district. w.assurant.com. Job Description Do you read Fast Company, have to have the latest technology and love to think about how established markets or businesses can be disrupted or changed to do the next new thing? Does a conversation about a new idea prompt another and lead you down a path where youre excited about finding a new solution? Then this role is for you. Lead the identification and development of new potential growth opportunities for Assurant and to work collaboratively with the businesses to support the development of the business strategies and adjacent (box 2) market expansion and identification of new growth opportunities. In addition, lead the thinking that helps answer key strategic questions for the company by developing insights that challenge and inform, help the company make better decisions regarding key execution elements of our strategy including influencing the business and markets we chose to grow in. Scope and Responsibilities Lead the building of new strategic opportunities or work on previously identified growth and strategic initiatives/opportunities by analyzing industry, business or consumer needs and trends for Assurant and at the request of the businesses Leads the identification of projects and manages and prioritizes the project pipeline Propose and validate potential business opportunities by analyzing market, understanding and identifying future growth platforms and encourage investments in new and potentially disruptive innovation Implement proven processes that lead to market segmentation, value proposition development, product positioning, pricing strategy, distribution strategy, etc. in relation to strategic goals. Provides an external lens or an alternative point of view to challenge ideas and see new opportunities for the businesses and Assurant Works collaboratively with the management in business units, corporate and Assurant executives to evaluate and advocate for optimal solutions Identifies key changes necessary to support new growth and a culture across the company that supports ambitious financial growth goals. Apply a disciplined process to develop requirements, size/revenue potential, options, and competition in order to recommend action including the development of strategic context, rationale, business case and framework for pursuit or rationale for not pursuing. Brings a new perspective that leverages internal and external expertise, market research, technology and intellectual property to validate and build strategy. With management and generate and communicate customized strategies following in-depth analysis of all key variables associated and build actionable roadmap. Introduce new knowledge and tools required to implement effective strategies including the evaluation and hiring of consultants Identify, leverage and develop relationships and partnerships Continuously provide and seek feedback with key stakeholders and influencers. Serve as a facilitator both internally and externally for project conclusion or implementation Deliver actionable results in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner Leads small team and collaborates with larger group

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