At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.
What's the role?
There is not one American Dream - there are 300 million of them. At Northwestern Mutual, we’re changing the way people think about financial planning. We’re redefining and disrupting the industry and changing people’s financial lives with better experiences, better design, and better technology. We believe in and build inclusive work environments, where every voice is heard, and diverse perspectives are welcomed. We are looking for someone like you.
As a Product Manager on the Field Career Team, you’ll build the tools and experiences that attract and onboard new advisors to Northwestern Mutual. You’ll work cross-functionally with a team of dedicated engineers, designers and data scientists to discover, build and launch features that enable NM to attract the best talent in the industry then onboard them efficiently and effectively.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Set Product Vision: Ability / willingness to work with a Sr PM to co-create a foundational vision of a product.
Develop Roadmap: Responsible for ingesting new items on the roadmap per documented prioritization framework(s). Willingness to develop the skills to effectively define and track KPIs for measure of success.
Feature Prioritization: Develop and maintain a prioritized backlog of user stories for implementation according to business value or return on investment.
Gather Requirements: Strong focus on understanding the problem state through process mapping and data analysis in order to provide process improvement recommendations to stakeholders.
Author User Stories: Strong ability to translate requirements to technical details to build and validate use cases and user stories around a product.
Engineering partnership: Partner heavily with your engineering team as you manage backlog, develop user stories and help drive velocity within the team.
Design Partnership: Partner with design to ensure cohesive future state user visions and experiences are aligned.
Facilitate Ceremonies: Participate in the daily Scrums, Sprint Planning Meetings and Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives.
Bring Your Best! What this role needs:
1-3 Years of prior experience in a product (or associated) role or at least 3-4 years as business analyst or data analyst.
Data driven: Focused on making decisions informed by data. Data analyst background or ability to partner with data focused teams is heavily preferred.
Demonstrated some cross functional work in previous experience, strong communication skills, strong time management, project management skills, business acumen and high self awareness and EQ. Able to translate product requirements into technical requirements, work in ambiguity and solution.
Solves problems in straightforward situations; analyzes possible solutions using technical experience and judgment and precedent
Knowledge Preferred: formal business analyst, engineering or testing experience. Knowledge of the financial services industry, familiar with BI tools, preferred to have previous research experience, familiar with Agile and Scrum framework.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.
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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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We’re excited about the potential people bring to Northwestern Mutual. You can grow your career here while enjoying first-class perks, benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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