Product & Business Development Leader

Job Locations US-PA-Conshohocken
Job ID
Strategy, Data & Analytics
Regular Full-Time


NSM Insurance Group is the nation’s leading specialty insurance provider with more than $1 billion in premium across 25+ specialty insurance programs and brands in the U.S. and UK. For more than 30 years, the company has been exclusively focused on building successful insurance programs and continually seeks new opportunities to grow and expand through strategic mergers and acquisitions.


NSM and Dinghy’s vision is to transform the delivery of Professional Liability and General Liability insurance to small businesses and project-based independent contractors/freelancers, building upon its existing offering that is targeting freelance writers.


We are seeking a dynamic Product and Business Development Leader to take this exciting vision from concept to reality and beyond. 




The role encompasses three main aspects:

  1. Developing the “go-to-market” strategy
  • Validating the underlying business opportunity
  • Detailing the marketing and business development strategy and associated investment
  • Developing the 5-year strategic plan in terms of revenues, costs, key KPIs, etc.
  1. Supporting the operation
  • Working alongside the NSM / Dinghy underwriting teams and their insurance partners to develop products
  • Identifying key product and user requirements and helping turn those into technical provisions
  • Partnering with NSM to understand the operational and people implications of the plan (e.g. finance, customer support etc.) while utilizing all necessary resources
    1. Leading the business development effort
  • Develop strategic relationships with selected industry partners (including recruitment agencies, partners with NSM’s UK subsidiary, Kingsbridge) to create a vibrant referral channel
  • Working alongside NSM’s marketing team to research, develop and deliver sophisticated direct marketing campaigns to the target market


  • Strong background and knowledge in the insurance domain with solid understanding of relevant insurance products and comfortable dealing with insurers
  • Leadership in the design, delivery and operational management of high quality, user-focused digital services
  • A strong track record of working in partnership with commercial partners to develop affinity or similar commercial opportunities
  • Proven ability to develop strategic plans
  • Understanding of the digital landscape and the opportunities for service improvement and innovation offered by digital technology


  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to plan and execute solutions in a complex industry.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and complete tasks on time.
  • Data-driven mindset leveraging a highly analytical approach to rapidly test performance, find opportunities, and build business cases.
  • Strong collaborator who knows how to drive decision-making with cross-functional teams including Engineering, Design, Analytics, Sales, and Business partners.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects


About Dinghy

Dinghy was founded in the UK in 2017 specially to transform the world of insurance for freelancers and independent contractors by enabling customers to turn their insurance up and down or on and off, depending on their actual usage.  Acquired by the Kingsbridge Group in 2018, which was itself acquired by NSM Insurance Inc. in 2020, Dinghy has won numerous awards since its launch, including being named as one of the ten most disruptive insurance companies in the world.  In late 2020, Dinghy launched in the USA in partnership with the Freelancers Union, to offer insurance to freelance writers and is now working on bringing its innovative model to the broader US market.



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