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Director, Strategy & Business Operations

Company: Unum
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Posting End Date: January 15Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help protect more than 36 million working people and their families from the financial impact of illness or injury. Unum's two distinct, but similarly focused US businesses - Unum US and Colonial Life - are each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision insurance accessible in the workplace.Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum also has significant US operations in Portland, Maine and Baton Rouge, Louisiana - and over 35 field offices nationwide. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide. General Summary:The person in the Director, Unum Services Expansion position is responsible for evaluating, prioritizing, sizing and helping launch new opportunities in adjacent markets in the US and for supporting the development of the business' long-term growth strategy. To manage and execute assigned projects in line with Unum Services priorities, working closely with AVP, Unum Expanded Solutions in order to support the overall strategy of the business. Near term focus will be on new products in the care economy space.Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support development of Unum Services Expansion's strategy and strategic priorities by identifying, analyzing and addressing complex business issues and developing actionable plans
  • Ensure alignment of growth initiatives and opportunities, and Unum Services' overall growth strategy
  • To help define the range of fee-based business opportunity available to Unum and in the wider US market in which Unum could credibly operate in
  • Identify, analyze and prioritize new market/partnership development opportunities through extensive competitive research, local market sales and service activities, strong understanding of businesses adjacent to Unum and important macro trends (regulatory, technological, economic, social and demographic)
  • Assess likely revenue and profit impacts of ideas and evaluate against the costs to build business cases
  • Lead and facilitate the development of clear opportunities within the US market that the Unum Services Expansion business can implement
  • Potentially, launch new products/services in the marketplace in alignment with the above
  • Prepare presentations to senior leadership as needed
  • Develop and maintain internal network of contacts to validate concepts, support information gathering, and facilitate socialization of ideasJob Specifications
    • Bachelor's Degree required; MBA preferred
    • 5+ years of experience in business strategy, corporate finance, business management or consulting or in benefits industry preferred
    • Comfortable working at all levels in the organization from the C-suite to business unit professionals; team builder.
    • Assimilate and adapt to Unum's culture while managing change using strong influencing skills, while operating in a new/unfamiliar environment, and working effectively within a highly matrixed organization.
    • Knowledge of the basic economics of financial services & business services companies
    • Focused on quick results and fast turnaround
    • Very strong problem structuring and analytical skills
    • Very strong verbal, written communication skills, including presentation writing
    • Superior project management skills; strong collaborator
    • Fast paced; comfortable with tight deadlines, fast turnaround times and ambiguityOur company is built on helping individuals and families, and this starts with our employees. We want employees to maintain a positive balance, which is why we provide access to the benefits and resources they need to invest in themselves. From our onsite fitness facilities and generous paid time off to employee professional development programs, we are committed to helping employees live and work their best - both inside and outside the office.Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.Company:Unum

Keywords: Unum, Portland , Director, Strategy & Business Operations, Executive , Portland, Oregon

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