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Innovation Manager (Contract strategy) - Northampton

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Technology. Award-winning customer service. Bleeding-edge data ability.

Simply Business is a new type of insurance company, using all of the above to create the best possible insurance experience for small businesses and self-employed people.

We love working here, and have even taken the number one spot in the Sunday Times Best Company To Work For 2015 and 16 lists; we’ve stopped entering now to focus on a few bigger projects, but you get the idea. It’s a great place to work.

There are currently over 425,000 active Simply Business insurance policies in the UK alone. And we have offices in London, Northampton and Boston, USA.

Talking of offices, ours are bright, airy and geared up for really smart working. We’re flexible, with plenty of remote workers coming in and out, and we believe work and life should be hand in hand, rather than a juggling act. So no need to worry about school pick-ups, or a horrible commute.

Our people are our most important asset, so we focus on building a working life that helps us thrive, not stick. Join us and you’ll be part of our journey to creating something even better, for our customers and ourselves.

The role

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our Innovation Team as a Innovation Manager (Contact strategy). This person will report into the Head of Operational Innovation and will be responsible for the contact strategy innovation that drives performance.

As a Innovation Manager (contract strategy) you will:

  • be accountable for the measurement and understanding how the customer contact optimisation impacts revenue performance against the current budget.
  • work with key stakeholders across the business to develop a backlog of activities to increase the revenue generated per lead within the contact centre.

Responsibilities include:

  • providing the strategy to drive new business conversion in the contact centre
  • driving iterative change within the contact centre channel using the build, measure, learn capability and through effective collaboration with our product delivery teams.
  • working with our contact centre and data teams to highlight areas of opportunity and to support the development of these opportunities.
  • thinking outside the box when creating and testing new ideas to revolutionise the way we speak with our customers
  • working closely with the contact centre managers and agents, to build a culture that facilitates innovation and change

What we are looking for:

  • an analytical thinker
  • strong organisation and prioritisation skills
  • a good communicator
  • excellent stakeholder management and facilitation skills
  • demonstrable ability to rapidly gain in-depth knowledge of your domain
  • a pragmatic approach to solving problems and overcoming challenges
  • desire to work in an environment which is willing to push the boundaries to create customer satisfaction
  • demonstrable commitment to self development
  • experience of working in a product delivery or innovation role
  • experience of lean and agile processes
  • good understanding of multi-channel contact (preferred)

What are the benefits?

There’s all the serious (but important) stuff we call ‘core benefits’. On top of that, you can pick and choose from the more exciting options we offer – whether it’s a full gym membership or gym subsidy, comprehensive private health cover, extra holiday, or a National Trust pass.

The ‘core’ stuff

  • Some of these will kick in once you’re confirmed in post, but here’s the summary:
  • a salary that reflects your experience, our pay policy and the market we’re in from your first day, generous annual leave
  • life cover (financial cover for your family, should the worst happen)
  • a cash plan to reimburse your everyday medical expenses
  • an extra day off if you get married or move house
  • a stakeholder pension (employer-matched at 5%)

The fun stuff

  • Passed probation? Time to pick and mix from things like:
  • a full gym membership
  • private medical insurance
  • cinema passes
  • up to 5 extra days annual leave
  • shopping vouchers
  • dental and/or travel insurance

But there’s so much more to Simply Business than insurance and memberships. We also commit to flexible working options, smart working (our offices are kitted out for you to work when and how you choose), cycle to work, childcare vouchers, and season ticket loan schemes, and we have a handy online form to put in any training or conference requests.

Best of all, though, are the groups, clubs, and adventures that come with the Simply Business territory. Forget a simple Give As You Earn scheme (although we’ve got that too) – we trek the Sahara for charity, take you on weekends away, throw epic summer parties, and meet up for book groups, public speaking coaching, yoga, cheeky manicures, beer brewing, and lots, lots more.


Town Centre, Northampton

The Simply Business culture is truly unique. And you sort of have to come and spend time with us to appreciate it. So get that application in and we’ll take it from there.

How to Apply

If you are interested in working for us, then please email your application to careers@simplybusiness.co.uk, or uscareers@simplybusiness.com for roles based in the US, quoting the specific job role in the subject line.

Note for recruitment agencies We have an internal team in place for our recruitment needs, so we tend not to use recruitment agencies. If we do not have signed terms of agreement with your company, then we advise against you sending us any speculative candidate profiles. They will not be subject to any terms and conditions, regardless of whether we progress with the candidate.