The Hartford Assistant Product Manager, Personal Lines in HARTFORD, Connecticut

Title: Assistant Product Manager, Personal LinesLocation: United States-Connecticut-HartfordOther Locations: United States-North Carolina-CharlotteJob Number: 1801298This individual will have profit & loss responsibilities for standard auto and homeowners lines of business in a multi-channel environment in an assigned geography. The Assistant Product Manager will be accountable for developing and executing a strategic vision that enables long-term profitable growth of his/her market.   This leader will also assist in developing and executing countrywide channel strategy supporting our AARP, Agency, and/or Affinity channels.Please note: There is a strong preference for this role to be based out of the Hartford, CT or Charlotte, NC area but a remote option would be considered for the ideal candidate.



Accountable for delivering top line growth and bottom line profitability across all distribution channels in assigned state or states.

Work with product analyst resources to drive business results, comply with state specific standards, and maintain state compliance and competiveness regarding policy forms and coverage. 

Ownership of state rate and rule manuals including DOI filing creation and support. 

Effectively utilize a network of reliable, efficient working relationships with other departments including countrywide product, research, underwriting, claims, service, marketing communications and other areas that support the business to monitor market dynamics and lead efforts to make changes to business offerings and processes. . 

Countrywide Project/Business Initiative commitment of 10–15% of time. 

Travel – 10%Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree preferably in business with superior academic performance; an MBA preferred.

Ideal candidate will possess a minimum of five years’ experience in Personal Lines product, pricing and/or underwriting.

Strong technical / analytical skills using SAS and advanced Excel

Previous product management experience preferred 

Driving Execution

Ability to think and act strategically; planning for the long term while balancing the short-term needs of the organization.

Exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills, with thorough attention to detail.

Excellent organizational, planning, documentation and problem solving skills.

Strong project management skills and drive-for-results mentality, with the ability to multi-task and make decisions in a business context.

Solutions-oriented individual, with ability to think strategically and implement change.

Strong critical thinking and organizational skills.

Excellent problem-solving, negotiation, analytical and research skills

Responsible for ensuring the planned intent of products are yielding appropriate results.  Research is coordinated cross-functionally to include any necessary changes.

Financial Results

An independent thinker as well as a challenger/advocate to ensure the soundness of product and pricing.


A team player with experience building strong relationships both internally and externally, and with a strong sense of self-initiative and desire to succeed.

Ability to develop immediate credibility in unfamiliar environments; including agency partners, affinity prospects, regulators, senior leaders, and cross functional project teams.

Negotiation skills to resolve differences while maintaining positive working relationships.

Proven leadership, influencing and negotiation skills in a highly matrixed environment. 

Proven ability to cultivate an active network of highly visible external relationships in order to meet business and strategic goals.

Technical/Functional Skills

Able to effectively and independently conduct competitor analysis & gain an in depth understanding of market dynamics including competitor UW initiatives, rate level analysis, forms analysis as well as economic trends & emerging issues in the market.

Demonstrated knowledge of state laws in order to make decisions regarding key issues & to identify opportunities to affect legislative change. Develop & sustain productive relationships with state regulators.


Behaviors at the Hartford

Deliver Outcomes – Demonstrate a bias for speed and execution that serves our shareholders and customers.

Operate as a Team Player – Work together to drive solutions for the good of The Hartford.

Build Strong Partnerships – Demonstrate integrity and build trust with others.

Strive for Excellence – Motivate yourself and others to achieve high standards and continuously improve.



Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression

 Job: Product ManagementPrimary LocationUnited States-Connecticut-HartfordOther LocationsUnited States-North Carolina-CharlotteScheduleFull-timeJob LevelIndividual ContributorEducation LevelBachelor's Degree (±16 years)Job TypeStandardShiftDay JobEmployee StatusRegularOvertime StatusExemptTravelYes, 10 % of the TimePostingJun 6, 2018, 9:12:21 AMRemote Worker OptionNoThe Hartford is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, ancestry or citizenship status, genetic information, pregnancy status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Hartford maintains a drug-free workplace and is committed to building inclusion and leveraging diversity.