Skip to main content

Sr Director, Product Management IoT

Apply Location Atlanta, Georgia Requisition Number 57125
The adoption of connected or smart devices is rapidly growing in the home and expected to double over the next couple of years. This explosive adoption is creating new challenges for consumers as they try to understand, install, optimize and maintain, fix, and protect these devices.

Assurant has made significant investments to develop innovative capabilities to support the connected consumer and is an industry leader in the mobile device and automobile sectors. As these consumers adopt more connected devices in the home, Assurant is bringing new, innovative solutions to address the new consumer challenges associated with their ever-increasing connected life.

Assurant has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Director, Product Management IoT supporting our Connected Home business. This dynamic and fast paced growth business is focused on helping our global clients including mobile carriers, ISP providers, security companies, utility companies, manufacturers and retailers, develop smart home support and protection programs that enhance their smart home value proposition and offerings to their consumers.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Connected Home, the incumbent will be responsible for the development and management of Connected Home products, including the creation of new products and markets consistent with Assurant’s growth strategies. Accountabilities will also include leading and/or supporting evaluation of new growth opportunities through market, client and competitive analysis; and partnering with adjacent business lines and/or functional areas to develop, prioritize and communicate growth plans and strategic initiatives aligned with overall Connected Home growth objectives.

Primary Job Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • Leads development and execution of Connected Home products and programs
  • Develops and implements short- and long-term Product Roadmaps for developed solutions
  • Facilitates market sizing and research; competitive benchmarking and assessments
  • Leads Voice of Customer research – voice of client / voice of customer efforts to inform and support product development efforts
  • Leads cross functional team to define new product / program requirements and execute on these requirements
  • Builds and communicates business cases to secure needed resources and support for product development initiatives
  • Assists in the review and evaluation of potential acquisitions that will complement/expand existing product offerings
  • Leads contract negotiations and implementation with product support vendors
  • Partners with Sales to support business development efforts to drive insights, promotion and adoption of Assurant’s Connected Home solutions
  • This position will not have direct reports
  • Will be responsible for leading cross-business and cross-functional resources involved in product development efforts

Financial Responsibility:

  • Accountable for product and program level financial results
Basic Qualifications Required - Experience, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, information technology or related field
  • 7-10 years of experience – with a significant portion in product management, product development, business analysis, management or technology consulting
  • Demonstrated track record of driving and achieving results
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Proven ability to build business cases; strong analytical skillset
  • Experience assessing and evaluating growth opportunities
  • Ability to lead / influence cross functional teams; works well in team environment
  • Strong problem solver; demonstrated track record of resourcefulness
  • Strong communication skills; experience presenting to C-suite
  • Adaptability; ability to adjust and pivot based on changing business / market needs
  • Creativity and Curiosity; proactively asks questions to lead to better outcomes while creatively seeking and developing answers/solutions to these questions
Preferred Experience, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • MBA degree
  • Two year’s post MBA experience in Experience in the IoT, communications, home security, ISP or connected device OEM

Recently Viewed Jobs

You do not have any recently viewed jobs

Sign up for job alerts

Join our talent network and get Assurant news and job alerts delivered to your inbox.

Interested InEnter a category, a location or a category/location pair and click "Add."

  • Sales, Atlanta, Georgia, United StatesRemove
  • Strategy, Atlanta, Georgia, United StatesRemove

Meet Our People

Ignacio D. - Senior Operations Analyst

Whether I'm working with people in Argentina or Chile or Miami, we all feel like we're part of the same company. And within my own group, we share ideas and analyze as a team - and drive for change, for improvements. We'll show each other how we do things and lend advice.

I also enjoy the focus on work-life balance - in the workplace, we're offered exercise classes or stretching classes with a trainer, for example. I've had the flexibility to take classes and training. And, we have the opportunity to give back to the community through events held throughout the year.