Ethos Life is hiring a

(Bangalore) Strategy & Leadership Associate

Bengaluru, India

About Ethos

Ethos was built to make it faster and easier to get life insurance for the next million families. Our approach blends industry expertise, technology, and the human touch to find you the right policy to protect your loved ones. Using predictive analytics, we are able to transform a traditionally multi-week process into a modern digital experience for our users that can take just minutes!

Our investors include General Catalyst, Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, Google Ventures, SoftBank, and the investment vehicles of Jay-Z, Kevin Durant, and Robert Downey Jr. We are listed in Forbes’ Top 50 Fintechs of 2020. And for exciting news about our growth check out Life-Insurance Startup Ethos Valued at More Than $2.7 Billion. We are scaling quickly and looking for passionate people to protect the next million families!

About the Role

Similar to an ‘in house’ consulting and projects team, you will be developing roadmap for high-impact opportunities across all areas of Ethos. 

You would be working closely with Ethos business leaders in managing ongoing business initiatives by taking overall ownership of taking new projects from initiation to implementable stage by owning the “MVP” creation which includes :

  • Conducting market research and studying market trends.
  • Analyzing and improving existing company processes and workflows.
  • Evaluating the practices and market behavior of industry competitors.
  • Creating and presenting analysis reports.
  • Devising strategies to increase revenue, cut costs, and promote growth.

You will be given significant project responsibility, accountability and senior level exposure over multiple work streams, and will be required to juggle multiple deadlines and priorities.

What will you be doing?

Project Ownership till Delivery : Structure module-specific problems and effectively communicate analyses e.g. through well-designed presentations, generating commercial insights and data-driven solutions, delivering project modules with high quality and timeliness (e.g. building a business case, researching commercial opportunities); develop key so-whats for modules, provide with well-founded qualitative assessment 

Stakeholder Management : supporting internal intra-business relationships, proactively managing conflicts, issues and risks, collaborate with stakeholders across businesses and functions, and engaging on relevant levels on an ongoing basis

Business Knowledge : Preferred to have basic awareness of insurance products, FinTech ; understanding of trends in the insurtech industry and their implications

Team Development : exhibiting leadership on projects, fostering a collaborative spirit, contributing to team output and mentoring and developing junior members; develop and manage own curriculum to improve skill sets.

Personal traits

Action oriented : A true entrepreneurship spirit of getting things done. Someone who knows how to lead and manage on their own, but isn’t shy about asking for guidance where necessary.

A natural ‘diplomat’: given the multiple stakeholders across levels and teams, we are looking for an excellent listener who can foster and develop ongoing relationships, synthesize facts quickly all while balancing a number of differing opinions.

Team Player: someone who thrives in group settings, institutionalized knowledge within the broader team and guides and develops junior team members.

Skills That Will Help You In The Role

  • Top pedigree graduate
  • 2-6 years of relevant experience in either:
    • Starting up and running an entrepreneurial initiative / startup 
    • Top tier Strategy Consulting Firm

Desirable Skills/Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-graduation - preferably an MBA
  • Comfort with technology - engineering and product development
  • Familiarity with emerging trends and disruptive business models in insurance.


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