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Ohio Farmers Insurance Co
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2000005B Requisition #
Product Owner

The Company
1848 Ventures meets business owners where they are; collaborating to develop digital solutions that target the broad range of uncertainties they face every day. 

Westfield, a leading provider of commercial insurance, established 1848 Ventures in 2018 to lead the company’s efforts to expand beyond conventional insurance by understanding and addressing the broader risks that customers face.  We deliver tangible customer growth and financial results by developing and monetizing a portfolio of customer-centered innovations, which may or may not involve insurance, but are consistent with Westfield’s brand and reinforce our right to win in various markets.

Based in Northeast Ohio (near Cleveland,) 1848 Ventures offers team members the opportunity to apply their creative talents and entrepreneurial drive to a wide range of portfolio concepts while taking advantage of the stability and total rewards that are made possible by the backing of a strong, leading company. Our cultural emphasis on values like work-life balance, recognition, learning and career development are all a reflection of our belief – true innovation and entrepreneurship require the right balance of support, freedom and growth opportunities.

We’re looking for experienced, collaborative, results-driven critical thinkers from a diverse array of personal and professional backgrounds to lead the development and refinement of new venture concepts based on deep customer insights.

The Opportunity
Up to 65% of a restaurant's costs are allocated to labor and food, and optimizing these costs is a top priority for managers, owners and c-suites.  In partnership with best in class restaurants, and leveraging advanced machine learning models, we have developed a solution by rooting our innovation efforts in our purpose – to help our customers mitigate risk and uncertainty. The product is up and running in multiple pilot locations, enabling continued iteration of the key features and refinement of the predictive model.  We are seeking a proven Product Owner to take over the reins and drive continued growth and scale of the product.
The immediate focus of the Product Owner will be to launch a new digital, data driven product into the restaurant market.  This role will oversee all aspects of taking new products/businesses to market, i.e. all go-to-market strategies including pricing, sales, branding, marketing; as well as software and data engineering. 

Qualifications:
  • Previous leadership or founder experience at a tech startup with a successful build of sustainable, thriving but, stable business and team or leader of a corporate innovation that developed new business models or additional product or service line extensions in a product centric company that is complex and known for new product development
  • Successful leadership of digital, data driven products through commercialization; demonstrated experience developing profitable strategies and releasing products that meet and exceed business objectives
  • Experience working at the cutting edge of a trend driven by new technologies or a shift in consumer preferences (ex: product powered by machine learning/AI)
  • Metrics driven day to day operational leadership, building & monitoring KPIs to evaluate success against the strategy 
  • Evidence of applied thought leadership to take unique business model through next generation development 
  • Accountability for and management of P&L for a product, cash flow for a company, ability to illustrate and explain variances
  • Ability to influence without authority and rally a team around a vision plus communicate across a variety of diverse stakeholders (executional team, advisory groups, end users, vendor partners.) Excellent detailed written and verbal communication skills, possibly including some user interface documentation skills
  • Collaborative, results-driven critical thinker to lead the development and refinement of the new venture based on deep customer insights

Preferred Experience:
  • Subject matter expertise in the restaurant technology industry with working knowledge of how to develop solutions for this market

Interested in this opportunity?  Apply online to start the conversation. Connect with us on LinkedIn to explore all of our opportunities.


We are an equal opportunity employer / minority / female / disability / protected veteran.

Applications for positions posted on Westfield Careers must be filed on-line through the Westfield Careers portal.  If you are a disabled person who requires a reasonable accommodation to complete an online application, please contact HR Assist by email at hrassist@westfieldgrp.com.


We are an equal opportunity employer/minority/female/disability/protected veteran.

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