Innovation Strategy Officer

National Interstate   •  

Cincinnati, OH

8 - 10 years

Posted 246 days ago

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Be Here. Be Great. Working for a leader in the insurance industry means opportunity for you. Great American Insurance Group’s member companies are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, a Fortune 500 company.

We combine a "small company" culture where your ideas will be heard with "big company" expertise to help you succeed. With over 30 specialty property and casualty operations and a variety of financial services, there are always opportunities here to learn and grow.

Great American’s Property & Casualty Group is seeking a highly-qualified individual to lead its Innovation Strategy. The individual will provide leadership, strategy, and direction for corporate innovation solutions and improvements. 


  • Collaborates with Great American’s P&C businesses and functional teams on the development, implementation, and execution of the Company’s innovation strategy.
  • Identifies and evaluates threats and opportunities brought about by technological advancements and changes in the economy. 
  • Identifies innovation opportunities that align with the strategy.
  • Creates an environment of idea development and innovation across the organization.  Evangelizes for Great American to drive awareness and adoption of innovation goals and initiatives.
  • Stays current on developments in the InsurTech space and identifies opportunities for Great American to pilot new or better practices, technologies, and services.
  • Works with Great American’s P&C businesses and functional teams to evaluate innovation opportunities, scope proofs-of-concepts and pilots, and see POCs and pilots through to completion.
  • Facilitates application of innovation methodologies and tools on key projects.
  • Initiates and leads strategic innovation workshops and projects.



  • BA/BS required; Graduate degreepreferred.
  • 7-10 years of experience in roles with increasing responsibilities.
  • Exceptional communication skills (presentation, written, discussion).
  • Proven ability to collaborate and effectively manage cross functional teams charged with launching new programs and change management initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience evaluating business trends and developing new business programs and strategies in response.
  • Conceptual understanding of continuous improvement and project management processes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of insurance industry, insurance concepts and insurance terminology.   Familiarity with insurance support applications that may be supplied by internal or external vendors preferred.
  • Experience leading or facilitating workshops, brainstorm sessions, innovation sessions, etc., is preferred.
  • Ideal candidate will be able to think outside the box and find innovative and creative solutions.