Product Manager

| Québec, QC, CAN | Remote
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This is a role built for a dynamic individual that has a passion for the big picture vision and the ability to roll up their sleeves to get into the details. Vertafore Canada, a division of Vertafore, primarily serves the Canadian Independent Broker distribution channel. In this role, you will help Vertafore Canada, define, analyze, scope, build and launch new solutions for the Canadian market.

You'll work closely with internal and external stakeholders, including insurance brokers and carriers, to understand roadmap goals/strategy and distill high-level requirements user stories that enable development teams to understand what problems need to be solved to create the best solution. As a Product Manager, you will also prioritize the development backlog and plan and sequence the work appropriately. As features are delivered, you'll work closely with our internal teams to ensure new features can be adopted.

Our culture fosters collaboration, innovation, integrity, mentorship, commitment to success and FUN. Our managers are dedicated to growing their people and offering an opportunity that allows you to make an impact in your career.

Core Requirements and Responsibilities:

Essential job functions included but are not limited to the following:

· Drive the full product development cycle from idea to delivery, demonstrating strong leadership skills and ability to execute initiatives to completion

· Facilitate and lead meetings with cross-functional teams, including insurance brokers, carriers and other external stakeholders, to get the clarity needed to document feature requirements to appropriate level of detail

· Support Product Owners to clarify user stories acceptance criteria where needed

· Collaborate with product management colleagues, development, and user experience design staff to lead on time, successful scope definition and feature deployment

· Design and deliver product training for your new solutions to internal cross functional teams

· Partner with Sales & Marketing as the subject matter expert for your assigned products

· Research and respond to questions from cross functional teams

· Self-starter able to take ownership with little direction

· Willingness to embrace ambiguity



· Proven track record translating user research and customer feedback into detailed features

· Strong experience working on highly technical & integrated products

· Clearly communicate and defend their ideas strategies 

· Have a passion for product quality and a user centric approach

· Are driven to improve, personally and professionally 

· Operate best in a fast-paced and flexible work environment 

· 3+ years' experience, preferably with enterprise solutions and integrations in a SaaS environment

· Share best practices that inspire everyone around them to raise the bar 

· Have experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) 

· Exceptional ability to take detailed notes electronically in real time

· Ability to serve as both product manager/owner and product evangelist

· Self-starter able to take ownership with little direction

· Pragmatic Product Manager Certification is an asset

· Experience in P&C Insurance is an asset

· Bilingual, English & French, is an asset

Additional Requirements and Details: 

· Travel required up to 20% of the time. 

· WFH with stable internet as needed, with an option to work in our Montreal office if local.

· Occasional lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds.

· Frequent repetitive hand and arm movements required to operate a computer.

· Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (working on a computer, etc.). 

· Frequent sitting and/or standing.


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Technology we use

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What are Vertafore Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Vertafore offers employees 1 paid day to volunteer at the non-profit of their choice.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
President's club
Employee awards
Remote work program
Vertafore is a Flexible First working environment which allows team members to work from home as often as you’d like while using our offices as a place for collaboration, community, and team buildin
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Vertafore employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for up to 90 days of disability.
Dental insurance
Our dental plan covers $1500 of expenses per person.
Vision insurance
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $175 for glasses or contact lenses.
Health insurance
Vertafore offers three different health plans to meet the needs of our employees.
Life insurance
Pet insurance
We offer a Pet Insurance plan through Nationwide.
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Vertafore's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga, a partnership with Planet Fitness, and other recreational team sports.
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Vertafore provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match up to 50% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $2,500 for eligible adoption expenses and 6 weeks of paid leave.
Company sponsored family events
Vertafore sponsors family oriented events semi-annually.
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
Every year on the second Friday in April, our company shuts down for "Refresh & Recharge Day." It's a day to unplug and get back to what you love outside of work.
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Vertafore hosts company outings annually.
Free snacks and drinks
In various areas of the office, Vertafore provides weekly fresh fruit services, bagels and donuts on specified days, as well as snacks and drinks.
Some meals provided
We provide free breakfast on Mondays and Fridays.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Recreational clubs
Vertafore sponsors recreational clubs that include sports, board games, video games, book clubs, etc.
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Tuition reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5,250.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Vertafore's mentorship framework is an independently led experience between a mentee and a mentor. Resources are ongoingly provided to start this relationship and keep it successful & valuable.
Online course subscriptions available
Personal development training

Additional Perks + Benefits

We felt like the stretch of no three day weekends from Feb - May was too long, so we added our own holiday! We celebrate Vertafore Rest and Recharge day in April, and the whole company has a long weekend.

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