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Vice President of Operations (Life Underwriting and New Business)

  • Location: Remote
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Questpro - Contingent
  • Job #19565

Vice President of Operations (Life Underwriting and New Business)

We are working with a top-rated Life Insurance Carrier who is looking to hire a Vice President of Operations role open with a focus on Underwriting and New Business Operations. This is a strategic level leadership role that will report to the company COO. This role will have oversight of all of NB and UW (approximately 150 people) and will have Director/AVP level reports. To qualify you will need to have a deep understanding of the Life and Retirement Industry with specific knowledge in Life Underwriting, Life New Business and Life Insurance Operations in general. Being a strong project manager with excellent stakeholder management skills is also a must to be successful in this role. This is a Strategic Operations Leadership role first, Life UW and NB second.    

In order to be considered you will need a background that includes:

  • 10+ years strong strategic level Operations experience (reports to COO)
  • Experience in Traditional Life Insurance industry (Individual Life)
  • Experience having Underwriting and New Business oversight
  • Strong driver of special projects and strategic initiatives
  • Big picture strategic thinker who can bring ideas to the table
  • Able to collaborate well with senior leaders
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Able to work in changing and technology centric environment
  • Comfortable with automation, cost reduction and continuous improvement  
  • Experience managing a budget
  • Strong with staff development, career pathing and training
  • Strong with workforce management
  • Able to work closely with the Chief Life UW
  • Strong understanding of Sales/Distribution (especially brokerage/BGA)
  • Executive level polish, communication and collaboration skills

This is a full-time, permanent and remote work from home position. Our client is offering a very competitive base salary, annual bonus, LTI, generous PTO, great work life balance and outstanding health and retirement benefits.

If you have the required experience as described above and would like to be considered for this opportunity, then please email your resume to Jason Keck:

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