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Product Specialist

Company: Verisk Analytics
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

ISO, a Verisk business, has been a leading source of information about property/casualty insurance risk since 1971. For a broad spectrum of commercial and personal lines of insurance, ISO provides statistical, actuarial, underwriting, and claims information and analytics; compliance and fraud identification tools; policy language; information about specific locations; and technical services. ISO serves insurers, reinsurers, agents and brokers, insurance regulators, risk managers, and other participants in the property/casualty insurance marketplace. To learn more about ISO please visit us at: We are proud to be a part of the Verisk family of companies!

At the heart of what we do is help clients manage risk. Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) provides data and insights to our customers in insurance, energy and the financial services markets so they can make faster and more informed decisions.

Our global team uses AI, machine learning, automation, and other emerging technologies to collect and analyze billions of records. We provide advanced decision-support to prevent credit, lending, and cyber risks. In addition, we monitor and advise companies on complex global matters such as climate change, catastrophes, and geopolitical issues.

But why we do our work is what sets us apart. It stems from a commitment to making the world better, safer and stronger.

It's the reason Verisk is part of the UN Global Compact sustainability initiative. It's why we made a commitment to balancing 100 percent of our carbon emissions. It's the aim of our "returnship" program for experienced professionals rejoining the workforce after time away. And, it's what drives our annual Innovation Day, where we identify our next first-to-market innovations to solve our customers' problems.

At its core, Verisk uses data to minimize risk and maximize value. But far bigger, is why we do what we do.

At Verisk you can build an exciting career with meaningful work; create positive and lasting impact on business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. We have received the Great Place to Work Certification for the fifth consecutive year. We've been recognized by Forbes as a World's Best Employer and a Best Employer for Women, testaments to our culture of engagement and the value we place on an inclusive and diverse workforce. Verisk's Statement on Racial Equity and Diversity supports our commitment to these values and affecting positive and lasting change in the communities where we live and work.

The ISO Underwriting unit of Verisk Insurance Solutions is hiring a Product Specialist, Commercial Property Underwriting as part of the team developing ISO's property underwriting products. As a Product Specialist at Verisk, you will be part of our Product Strategy & Innovation team, working closely with product managers, information technology, analytics, sales, risk engineering, and marketing to deploy new innovations within the Commercial Property Underwriting department.


  • Support product managers on the Innovation Team by assisting in the creation, testing, and tracking of project requirements.
  • Work closely with IT to ensure clear communication of requirements, goals, and timelines.
  • Consistent communication with the operations team to ensure a smooth cycle of feedback, development, release, and support.
  • Effectively collaborate with a wide array of colleagues in product, information technology, analytics, sales, risk engineering, and marketing to ensure effective delivery of Verisk's product goals.
  • Participate in the product portion of sales opportunities to ensure effective positioning of the solution's value proposition and customer comfort with the product capabilities to support the ambitious growth goals of the product line, including performing analysis and presentation of proofs of concept.
  • Analyze internal and external data with respect to quality and fitness, develop reasoned recommendations from analysis, and present related go/no-go business cases to management.
  • Bachelor's degree (in a field such as business, finance, economics, or statistics) or equivalent/related work experience
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience
  • An innovative mindset, open to new ideas and challenges outside of what is known or comfortable
  • The ability to distil critical business insights from large quantities of data
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills. Ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with internal staff and external stakeholders
  • Strong critical thinking, analytical problem-solving, research, and collaboration skills

Desirable Skills

  • Working knowledge of Excel as well as any data visualization tools like Power BI or Tableau to analyze and present data
  • Knowledge of Agile development principles and use of the JIRA platform


Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

All members of the Verisk Analytics family of companies are equal opportunity employers. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age or disability.

Unsolicited resumes sent to Verisk, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Verisk business mailing address, fax machine or email address, or directly to Verisk employees, will be considered Verisk property. Verisk will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

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