New Product Strategy & Business Ops (Remote option) (Portland, ME)

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Unum 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:
Unum Solutions' ambition is to transform the market by driving business growth through digital first approach, and reimagined products, services & customer experiences. Unum Solutions aims to build market leading products and services that drive revenue growth and margin. Our vision is to be the leading provider in our markets by offering differentiated experiences for employers, employees, and brokers.

The primary near term focus of the role will be on developing innovative solutions focused on the care economy - providing employees support for their time away from work, whether it be for caregiving, and evolving family, or personal health. This role will manage and execute assigned projects in line with Unum Services priorities, working closely with the AVP.

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
  • Effectively partner with internal stakeholders as relevant (e.g., ventures, broader solutions) to help delivery of new initiatives and progress on existing pilots and business processes
  • Support with general data and analysis, including but not limited to reporting on launched products, business case analysis of new features, and ongoing business support (e.g., business reporting tasks, financial modeling, etc.)
  • Key business partner working with IT to help bring business perspective and voice of customer to ongoing product development work
  • Ability to drive special projects evaluating new strategic initiatives on existing products (e.g., new distribution opportunities, cross enterprise collaboration, partnerships, etc.)
  • Support refinement of long-term product roadmap and value story for launched expanded services
  • Partner with various functions (customer success, IT) to help define and execute customer facing reporting and analysis
  • 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 (expansion opportunities for existing products, as well as adjacencies for growth)
    Job Specifications
    • Bachelor's Degree required
    • 3-5 years of experience in business strategy, corporate finance, business management or consulting or in benefits industry preferred
    • Comfortable working with stakeholders across the organization with varied levels of seniority
    • 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.
    • General business acumen, and ideally knowledge of the basic economics of financial services & business services companies
    • Entrepreneurial mindset; a self-starter with a problem-solving orientation
    • Focused on quick results and fast turnaround, including a consistent focus on output/deliverables
    • Very strong problem structuring and analytical skills, including a quantitative mindset
    • Very strong verbal, written communication skills, including presentation writing. Ability to translate complexity with clarity,
    • Superior project management skills; strong collaborator
    • Fast paced, comfortable with tight deadlines, multiple priorities, fast turnaround times and ambiguity
    • Strong team player given startup/collaborative nature of the expanded solutions team


Our 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.

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More Information on Unum
Unum operates in the Insurance industry. The company is located in Chattanooga, TN, Portland, ME, Baton Rouge, LA and Glendale, CA. Unum was founded in 2022. It has 9536 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 22 open jobs at Unum, click here.
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