Pacific Life

Job Description:
Hatch Labs, Pacific Life’s Innovation Lab is looking for an innovation leader who will help expand our experimentation capabilities and drive value for Pacific Life by leading innovation initiatives. This leader will serve on the Innovation Leadership Team and will be a critical component of how innovation evolves at Pacific Life.

In this role, you may:
Establish experimental frameworks and methodologies
Lead Innovation projects focused on transformative innovation for Pacific Life
Define recommended technical requirements and sandboxing architecture
Develop relationships with business lines and translate needs into tangible innovation opportunities
Design and lead empathy research for various innovation initiatives
Guide teams within the business units leveraging Innovation Mindsets and Methodologies to achieve project objectives
Execute complex experimentations and drive tangible outcomes
Help build a pipeline of innovation opportunities and prioritize, and scope projects based on divisional and enterprise strategies
Be an ambassador of innovation throughout Pacific Life
Engage with the external innovation ecosystem to uncover new opportunities for Pacific Life

What it takes:
A bachelor’s degree; business, management, engineering or other related discipline – MBA / Masters preferred
8-10 years’ experience, with at least 3 year’s experience in innovations, innovation consulting, and/or start-ups
Extensive experience executing complex experimentations
Experience in the Financial Services industry, Insurance experience a plus
Proven experience leading innovation methodologies and driving business outcomes even while not always understanding the subject matter
Excellent writing skills and the ability to take complex subject matter and distill it into easy-to-understand language
The ability to direct, align, inform, and influence senior leaders and others
Strong presentation skills
Superior interpersonal and team-building communication skills
Attending networking events, seminars and conferences, including outside of work hours, as required to maintain personal professional development and to build business contacts

You belong at Pacific Life
At Pacific Life we are committed to a culture of belonging, a space where all employees are empowered to be authentic. One way we cultivate an inclusive culture is through our employee connection groups. The purpose of these employee-led groups is to offer a place to build community, connection, camaraderie, and a sense of belonging. Each group can be active in education, advocacy, recruitment, and community building throughout our organization. Learn more about our employee connection groups at

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Your Benefits Start Day 1

Your wellbeing is important to Pacific Life, and we’re committed to providing you with flexible benefits that you can tailor to meet your needs. Whether you are focusing on your physical, financial, emotional or social wellbeing, we’ve got you covered.

Competitive salary and benefits

Focus on maintaining a strong work-life balance, including six Rejuvenation days off in 2022

Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and holiday pay

Medical, dental, and vision as part our commitment to investing in the health and wellbeing of our employees

Two retirement savings plans: 401k savings plan with company match and a 100% paid Company Retirement Contribution

Wellbeing Reimbursement for personal wellbeing expenses (physical, financial, social/emotional)

EEO Statement:
Pacific Life Insurance Company is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at Pacific Life Insurance Company.

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