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Hub International VP/SVP, Strategy Implementation and Strategic Partnerships in Chicago, Illinois

Purpose

Reporting to the EVP of Personal Lines Strategy & Business Development the VP/SVP, Strategy Implementation & Strategic Partnerships will be empowered to effectively implement and manage planning, business performance, and strategic initiatives to ensure the growth and success of HUB US Personal Lines. This position serves as a key member of HUB’s Personal Lines Leadership team and is responsible for leading strategic development, implementation, and execution in support of the team’s decision making. This executive also creates shared alignment around the organization’s vision, clarifies the group’s strategy, and ensures the planning and associated work align with group and enterprise objectives. This executive synthesizes insights and develops a point of view on how to seize opportunities, avoid threats, and ultimately differentiate in the marketplace on behalf of HUB Personal Lines and its customers.

In addition to strategy execution and implementation, this role will lead, build, and develop our Strategic Partnerships Business Development team and partner with key stakeholders to develop, evaluate and grow potential and existing external partnership opportunities. He/She will also drive M&A activity targeting independent insurance agencies. We are seeking a candidate who has demonstrated success in building teams, refining partnership strategy and who has the ability to drive and manage our external partnership strategy, contracting, execution and revenue growth through the executions of multi-million-dollar relationships.

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with HUB’s executive leadership to formulate and articulate the strategic vision and investment priorities, including review of the competitive environment and prioritization of financial/non-financial resources

  • With the support of other key stakeholders, develop the strategy and key growth initiatives necessary to realize the vision and build sustainable competitive advantage

  • Act as a trusted advisor to the EVP of Personal Lines Strategy & Business development by providing value-added insight, counsel, and management support.

  • Drive alignment around the strategic plan, including Business Strategic Outlooks, Country Strategic Plans, Annual Operating Plans, and other key activities

  • Provide oversight of business performance, customer analytics, including benchmarking, KPIs, competitor analysis, and execution monitoring, to ensure delivery of established business objectives

  • Conduct reviews of businesses, products, segments, and operations to identify opportunities and issues and recommend solutions that improve long term competitiveness

  • Complete regular market, industry, and competitor analysis to support strategic planning

  • Lead and implement cross-business projects, initiatives and processes, based on the appropriate framework, that underpin the strategic direction of the business and operations

  • Support identification, assessment and management of strategic partnerships, joint ventures, acquisitions, and/or disposal opportunities which support the direction of the business, as required

  • Optimize and lead, with appropriate processes and approvals, a disciplined proposal and offer management process

Key Executive Leadership Competencies

  • Establishes Strategic Direction - Establishing and committing to a long-term business direction based on an analysis of systemic information and consideration of resources, market drivers, and organizational values.

  • Builder of Organizational Talent - Establishing systems and processes to attract, develop, engage, and retain talented individuals; creating a work environment where people can realize their full potential, thus allowing the organization to meet current and future business challenges

  • Optimizer of Diversity - Making decisions and initiating action to ensure that organizational systems and policies leverage the capabilities and insights of individuals with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities and motivation.

  • Seller of a Vision - Vividly communicating a compelling view of the future state in a way that helps others understand and feel how business outcomes will be different when the vision and values become a reality.

  • Transformational Change Agent - Identifying and driving organizational and cultural changes needed to adapt strategically to changing market demands, technology, and internal initiatives; catalyzing new approaches to improve results by transforming organizational culture, systems, or product/services.

  • Driver of Strategic Execution - Translating strategic priorities into operational reality; aligning communication, accountabilities, resource capabilities, internal processes, and ongoing measurement systems to ensure that strategic priorities yield measurable and sustainable results.

  • Entrepreneurship - Using one’s understanding of key market drivers to create and seize business opportunities, expand into new markets, and launch innovative products and services.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Business, Engineering, Science or related discipline required; MBA Preferred

  • 8 or more years of business experience demonstrating proficiency in technical consulting skills.

  • 6 or more years’ business experience demonstrating proficiency in technical consulting skills and 2 or more years’ experience of strategy consulting experience highly preferred

  • Proven track record in project execution environment

  • Proven track record influencing business decisions

  • Previous P&L Experience

  • Subject Matter Expert with Technical Consulting Skills: Hypothesis-driven problem solving; Primary Market research (e.g. interviews); Secondary Market research (e.g. desk research); Data analysis (e.g. what-if, sensitivity, etc.); Synthesis (e.g. so what?) ; Pyramid Principle / Story Telling; Written Communications; Visual display of quantitative information; PowerPoint / Excel; Presentation skills; Meeting Leadership; Verbal Communications; Teaming ; Project Planning

Preferred

  • Familiarity with P&C Insurance Distribution.

  • Strong visual and graphical presentation skills (e.g. PowerPoint)

Join a Winning Team at HUB International!

When you join the team at HUB International, you become part of the 5th largest global insurance broker, providing a broad array of property, casualty, risk management, life and health, employee benefits, investment and wealth management products and services. Becoming a part of HUB means that you thrive in an entrepreneurial and fast paced team environment supported by over 12,000 professionals in 450 offices across North America. You will be able to actively contribute to our track record of year over year growth fueled by innovative new products and services, mergers and acquisitions, and a great team of people. As part of our talent engine, you will exemplify our strong core values which drive our unique corporate culture. HUB’s entrepreneurial spirit is evident in our people, products and philanthropic initiatives and we are passionate about our talent!

Department Sales

Required Experience: 7-10 years of relevant experience

Required Travel: Up to 25%

Required Education: Bachelor's degree (4-year degree)

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Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HUB International Limited (HUB) is a leading full-service global insurance broker providing property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services. From offices located throughout North America, HUB’s vast network of specialists provides peace of mind on what matters most by protecting clients through unrelenting advocacy and tailored insurance solutions. For more information, please visit hubinternational.com.

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