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Head, Technical Innovation, Farm Mutual Re

Who Is Farm Mutual Re & How Are They Changing the World?


Top 20 Employer for the Kitchener/Waterloo region and as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers by the Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition, Farm Mutual Re has been operating since 1959. Farm Mutual Re is a general reinsurer, sharing in the property, automobile, liability, and other risks originally accepted by insurance companies operating principally in Canada and the United States. But they’re more than a reinsurer!

How Will I Make An Impact?

How Will I Make An Impact?

As the Head of Technical Innovation, you will:


  • Manage Innovation Partnerships with InsurTech and Digital technology companies

  • Build and manage creation of MVPs, leveraging lean software development and agile principles

  • Create a strong Innovation Analysis process, identifying key Innovation themes

  • Have a deep understanding of, and advocate for Innovation Design practices

  • Deliver MVPs and POCs with Innovation group

  • Build and manage Innovation Partnerships & Technology practice

  • Support prioritization process for well-balanced Innovation Portfolio

  • Support business case development for scale of MVPs and POCs

  • Support Innovation culture change, focusing on practice to incentivize and engage organizational awareness and understanding

  • Support organization’s participation in Innovation Ecosystem, including assisting with external relationship building

  • Create strong internal and external relationships among Mutual and Reinsurance Community

How Do I Know If This Is For Me?

You’re passionate about the innovation ecosystem, whether you work in a startup or scale up currently or help bring an innovational mentality to more traditional industries. You have experience leading innovation technology for in house or external use. When faced with an innovation project, you can decide which should be made in-house through an MVP and which should be done in collaboration with external partners. On that note, you have experience managing technology partnerships to deliver on key projects. You're passionate about innovation design practices and are able to quantify that passion through detailed process, plans, and execution.

Our Ideal Candidate Looks Like:

  • You have experience building partnership relationships with innovation players

  • You've previously held a mandate to increase innovation through technology, whether through in-house builds or technology partnerships

  • You know collaboration is the best way to achieve goals and KPIs

  • You're flexible in outcomes: You know that sometimes, a new product isn't the best outcome but rather, you value asking hard questions to prevent creating products that don't deliver enough value

  • You’re design-oriented: You understand and value the need for design, and concretely apply it to your everyday practice

  • You are an incredible communicator, both inspiring action with your words and listening with genuine interest


The Process:

After an initial call with me (Negin), the interview process is:


  1. Values-based interview with the hiring manager (AVP Innovation) and Chief People Officer

  2. Meeting the team: Innovation Researcher + Head of Innovation Design

  3. Case study preparation (on your own time)

  4. Presenting the case study to the AVP Innovation & Chief Operating Officer

  5. References & work-style assessment


And of course, as your Artemis Canada Recruitment Consultant, I'll work closely with you throughout every step of the process.


I’d love to hear from you - even if you don’t meet 100% of the requirements! Send me a note to if you or someone you know is interested!

We understand, accept, and value the differences between people of different backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, ages, beliefs, and abilities.  We aim to create an inclusive environment and encourage diverse individuals to apply.

They build deep-rooted relationships that drive trust and success. Their relationships are the foundation that helps them empower and advance the mutual insurance community. They take pride in giving back to their community and the environment. They hold themselves accountable for the promises they make to their members, employees, and business partners. 


At Farm Mutual Re, they take their values to heart and put them into their work every day. 


They focus on the wellness of their employees providing complimentary access to virtual and on-site fitness classes and one-on-one wellness coaching. Their culture is supportive of achieving a balanced, healthy, and family-oriented lifestyle. In addition to a great working environment, they invest in employees' continued professional development, offer a competitive salary, employer-paid benefits, pension plan and more.

How Will I Make An Impact?

Does this sound exciting to you?
Get in touch with me!

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