Senior Project/Product Specialist

  • Jersey City, NJ, USA
  • Full-time
  • Verisk Business: Verisk Analytics
  • Department: Project Management

Company Description

ISO, a Verisk business, has been a leading source of information about property/casualty insurance risk since 1971. For a broad spectrum of commercial and personal lines of insurance, ISO provides statistical, actuarial, underwriting, and claims information and analytics; compliance and fraud identification tools; policy language; information about specific locations; and technical services. ISO serves insurers, reinsurers, agents and brokers, insurance regulators, risk managers, and other participants in the property/casualty insurance marketplace. To learn more about ISO please visit us at:  www.verisk.com/iso. We are proud to be a part of the Verisk family of companies! 

At the heart of what we do is help clients manage risk. Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) provides data and insights to our customers in insurance, energy and the financial services markets so they can make faster and more informed decisions.   

Our global team uses AI, machine learning, automation, and other emerging technologies to collect and analyze billions of records. We provide advanced decision-support to prevent credit, lending, and cyber risks. In addition, we monitor and advise companies on complex global matters such as climate change, catastrophes, and geopolitical issues.  

But why we do our work is what sets us apart. It stems from a commitment to making the world better, safer and stronger.  

It’s the reason Verisk is part of the UN Global Compact sustainability initiative. It’s why we made a commitment to balancing 100 percent of our carbon emissions. It’s the aim of our “returnship” program for experienced professionals rejoining the workforce after time away. And, it’s what drives our annual Innovation Day, where we identify our next first-to-market innovations to solve our customers’ problems.   

At its core, Verisk uses data to minimize risk and maximize value. But far bigger, is why we do what we do. 

At Verisk you can build an exciting career with meaningful work; create positive and lasting impact on business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. We have received the Great Place to Work® Certification for the fourth consecutive year. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as a World’s Best Employer and a Best Employer for Women, testaments to our culture of engagement and the value we place on an inclusive and diverse workforce. 

Job Description

 

 

 

Verisk Insurance Solutions / Underwriting (VISU), a unit of Verisk Analytics (VRSK), provides technology rich solutions in Underwriting to the Property & Casualty insurance industry. These advanced analytical solutions address challenging problems related to risk and decision-making in P&C insurance underwriting. We combine vast data resources with cutting-edge technology to create innovative and technically rigorous solutions. 
 
Verisk Analytics, a NASDAQ100 company, is a leading source of information about risk. We offer risk-assessment services and decision analytics to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, risk management, and other fields. In the United States and around the world, Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. To learn more about Verisk Analytics and VISU, please visit www.verisk.com and http://www.verisk.com/underwriting/ respectively. 
 
Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer. 
 
Job Location: Jersey City, NJ or Remote 
 
About the Team 
The work environment at VISU is fast paced, fun, and informal. The work is challenging and rewarding and you will be working with a diverse group of highly professional individuals. We value and recognize excellent work, encourage innovative and creative thinking, yet also emphasize the importance of an appropriate work/life balance. Our team is comprised of professionals with advanced degrees and experience in a variety of disciplines. This creates an exceptional opportunity for collaboration and growth by drawing upon the knowledge and experiences of a truly diverse and highly skilled team. 
 
About the Position 
We are currently seeking to fill the position of Sr. Project-Product Specialist within the Verisk Insurance Solutions unit. The ideal candidate is highly inquisitive, organized and detail oriented, can think strategically and will be able to learn our business logic. 
 
The Sr. Project-Product Specialist position will be responsible for various analytical and operational product management related duties and will learn and apply auto insurance fundamentals. This includes responding to internal and external customers as well as regularly perform recurring and ad-hoc analyses to research inquiries and to identify systemic issues or improvements and help guide strategic decisions using tools such as: SQL, Tableau and Excel. Additionally, the Specialist is also responsible for helping create value as identified for various areas within the organization (product, operations, sales). 
 
Responsibilities: 

  • Analyzing large data sets and making recommendations based on findings 

  • Producing recurring and ad-hoc reports, both internal and customer-facing 

  • Becoming a product expert in our various underwriting solutions 

  • Performing some operational functions as necessary 

  • Producing requirements documents for new products/product enhancements that are result of our analytical exercises 

  • Working closely with teams in San Francisco and Jersey City - some travel may be required, a few times a year 

  • Coordinate project or program requirements for workflow-related projects. Identify the problem or opportunity and desired results by asking insightful and targeted questions. Serve as liaison between users and development group. 

  • Initiate medium projects with moderate complexity by conducting stakeholder interviews and meetings, gaining stakeholder buy-in and clearly defining sponsor expectations. 

  • Meet and understand project needs. Clearly explain the roles, responsibilities and procedures of all participants. Effectively manage the project. Respond promptly to problems. 

  • Project autonomy in managing end-to-end sub-projects or small to medium projects. Project activation and team task assignment authority. 

  • Completes all special projects and other duties as assigned. 

 

 

Compensation: 
Salary commensurate with qualifications. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, flexible health and dependent care spending accounts, commute assistance, 401(k), and Paid Time Off (PTO). 
 

 
To be considered for this position, please provide the following: 
1. Cover letter summarizing related experience and expertise 
2. Resume 
3. Salary history and expectations 
4. Professional references 
 
Due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to respond to every applicant. 

Qualifications

Qualifications: 

  • College degree or equivalent experience required with at least 5 years of applied experience 

  • Excellent research skills 

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills 

  • Detail-oriented and well-organized with exceptional analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills 

  • Proficient in working in deadline-driven situations 

  • Juggle multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment 

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office; particularly Excel and Outlook.  

  •  Familiarity with Tableau is a plus 

  • Property/Casualty insurance experience preferred 

  • Ability to work independently with or without management direction. 

Additional Information

Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

All members of the Verisk Analytics family of companies are equal opportunity employers. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age or disability.

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