Corporate Vice President, Disability Product Manager #85459


Date: Jan 6, 2022

Location: Chattanooga, TN, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values development, career growth, collaboration, innovation, and diversity & inclusion. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. Through various resources and programs, you can grow your career while developing personally and professionally.




Reporting to the Head of Product or the Product COE Lead, this position will support the build out and definition of the product vision and roadmap, lead key initiatives in support of the roadmap, and lead cross functional teams of internal stakeholders and external vendors to deliver on the vision for our Disability lines of business.




  • Bachelor’s degree in business, health management or related field; with a minimum of 8 years of experience in the group insurance industry.
  • Proven track record of developing strong relationships with matrix partners, distribution and vendors.
  • Ability to identify strategic needs and lead with little or no direction, resource key projects, and drive sound business direction based on market findings.
  • Open minded and creative – seeks ‘out of box’ solutions.
  • Ability to provide leadership and direction to cross-functional teams to ensure successful outcomes.
  • Goal oriented and personally accountable; resourceful and self-directed.
  • Ability to work effectively in dynamic, rapidly changing, team-based environment.
  • Act with agility and start up mentality; be prepared to engage quickly, switch gears, and take the next best action.


Specific Accountabilities


  • Develop and manage aligned benefits technology vendor relationships, serving as single point of contact.  Oversight of contract negotiations and management of ongoing performance of agreement; ongoing evaluation to the division and our clients based on established expectations and goals. Identification and facilitation of issue resolution for aligned relationships.
  • Build and maintain a level of technical knowledge about the assigned products and services supported; act as the SME resource and point of contact for internal partners.
  • Work collaboratively with cross matrix partners to gather market intelligence about products, pricing, positioning, value propositions, channel conflicts/opportunities to inform development / implementation of winning strategies and tactics.
  • Leverage competitive insights, market knowledge, and business acumen to create a vision for their supported products and services as well as a multi-year plan (or roadmap) to achieve it, with the goal of maximizing the value created over the short and long-term.
  • Create, distribute, and educate sales teams (internal and external) with effective tools and materials that articulate the value proposition of assigned products and services; ongoing consultation as needed.
  • Responsible for key initiatives and critical functions in support of the roadmap in support of profitable growth (including new sales, inforce growth, persistency, and participation results); lead cross-functional team(s) to deliver on the roadmap as they drive the work across the company end-to-end throughout the product lifecycle
  • Ability to leverage internal data and metrics to build their knowledge and drive effective business decisions; make business cases as needed to secure funding and organizational buy-in.


Required Competencies


  • Results - Proven track record of developing successful relationships with third party vendors, exceeds goals and key performance indicators; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; high level of business acumen, problem solving, project management, and creative resourcefulness.
  • Strategic and drive innovation - Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan.
  • Relationship Building - Enterprise thinker with proven ability to influence across a matrix environment.  Ability to develop strong relationships across all levels of the organization, and with external partners. 
  • Communication - Strong and effective communication skills; ability to create and communicate a compelling vision internally and externally. 
  • Action Oriented - Enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available; not afraid to take charge of a situation; can overcome resistance to leadership and take unpopular stands when necessary.




Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by our Foundation. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of

Job Requisition ID: 85459




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