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Disability Income Product and Competitive Intelligence Analyst

Company: Guardian Life Insurance
Location: Pittsfield
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Job Description:

Description Do you want to be part of a collaborative Disability Income Product team?Are you a problem solver who enjoys diving into data, is excited by difficult modeling challenges and possesses good interpersonal skills to effectively interface between technical and business teams? Is a culture where People Count, We Do the Right Thing, and We Hold Ourselves to Very High Standards important to you? If so, Guardian is seeking a Disability Income Product and Competitive Intelligence Analyst. In this role you will be responsible for tracking the overall market activities of specific competitors, industries, and related topics reporting back on new initiatives, threats, and opportunities. Youll be responsible for coordinating, maintaining, leading, and managing product projects and processes with the product team. Youll be responsible for providing medium to high complexity analytical and competitive research to support management, the product development team and the Guardian agency system. You should have a very strong understanding of disability income insurance products; have excellent analytical and communication skills, and strong attention to detail. You should be comfortable conducting deep analysis of disability income insurance products, including review of product filings and illustrations. You need to demonstrate an ability to think strategically about industry trends and competitor actions and articulate their implications for Guardian.You are:A self-starter who is inquisitive, customer focused, and continuously looking at ways to make things better. You are an analytical thinker with strong verbal and written communication skills, and constantly seek to improve and broaden your expertise across the organization.QualificationsYou have:Bachelors degree or equivalent business experienceStrong knowledge of our disability income products, our competitors products, and the overall marketplaceCLU, ChFC, CFP, or other professional designation a plusUnderstanding of various insurance distribution channels 5 years disability income insurance industry experience preferredYou will: Develop and manage product related programs, identifying opportunities within the disability income market and industry trends, that will drive disability income sales growth. This individual will work with various departments (underwriting, actuarial, claims, and legal) to create program parameters and track results. Regularly monitor, analyze, and interpret marketing and competitive information related to trends within the individual disability income marketplace, along with an awareness of industry trends in group long term disability. Utilize research tools such as Competiscan, external media, and various other resources to monitor and communicate product trends and competitive results.Package and disseminate insights on competitor strategy including product development, target markets, marketing and sales support.Develop and distribute relevant competitive information to key internal partners including actuarial, distribution, marketing and senior management.Maintain regular benchmarking metrics and relevant to industry trends.Contribute ideas and evaluate possible actions based on research and trend analysis for Product Management and Design Director to favorably position disability income products.Fulfill on-demand research requests from internal partners:Actuarial, Life Product, Distribution, Underwriting, and Senior Management.Gather information on competitor products through online research, obtaining marketing samples, and work with industry partners.Analyze, track, and report on disability income product utilization and trends.Location:Job position is based in Pittsfield, MA.Our promise:At Guardian, youll have the support and flexibility to achieve your professional and personal goals. Through skill-building, leadership development and philanthropic opportunities, we provide opportunities to build communities and grow your career, surrounded by diverse colleagues with high ethical standardsWe offer:Meaningful and challenging work opportunities to accelerate technology and innovation in a secure and compliant wayCompetitive compensation Excellent medical, dental, supplemental health, life and vision coverage for you and your dependents with no wait periodLife and disability insuranceA great 401(k) with matchTuition assistance, paid parental leave and backup family careDynamic, modern work environments that promote collaboration and creativityFlexible time off, dress code, and work location policies to balance your work and life in the ways that suit you best Social responsibility in all aspects of our work. We volunteer within our local communities, create educational alliances with colleges, drive a variety of initiatives in sustainability, and advocate for diversity and inclusion in all that we do.About Guardian:Every day, Guardian provides Americans the security they deserve through our insurance and wealth management products and services. Since our founding in 1860, our long-term view has helped our customers prepare for whatever life brings whether starting a family, planning for the future or taking care of employees. Today, we're a Fortune 250 mutual company and a leading provider of life, disability, dental, and other benefits for individuals, at the workplace and through government sponsored programs. The Guardian community of 9,500 employees and our network of over 2,700 financial representatives is committed to serving with expertise when, where and how our clients need us. Our commitments rest on a strong financial foundation, which at year-end 2018 included $8.5 billion in capital and $1.6 billion in operating income. For more information, please visit or follow us on , and .Equal Employment Opportunity:Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.Guardian is a registered trademark of the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.#GuardianFinance Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-PittsfieldJob: ProductSchedule: Full-timeShift: Day JobJob Type: StandardTravel: Yes, 10 % of the TimeJob Posting: Feb 8, 2021, 9:53:00 AMSDL2017

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