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?
As the Digital Workplace team at Northwestern Mutual, we envision a work environment with digital capabilities that are a catalyst to realizing our company strategy while aligning with experiences that our workforce finds most valuable in their personal lives.
As a Lead Product Manager, you’ll build the tools and experiences that empower our advisors and help our clients achieve those dreams. You’ll work with a talented team of engineers, designers, data scientists and financial experts to define product vision, strategy and deliver experiences to enable clients to achieve financial security.
We are looking for an individual with background and experience in leading efforts to improve and modernize Enterprise Search Platform(s) utilized by the organization's critical business applications within our Employee and Field user experiences. Having an understanding of information organization, taxonomy and
An understanding of information organization, taxonomy, and information retrieval approaches/strategy will also be key in working to build and retain relationships with key stakeholders across the Enterprise.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities :
Set Product Vision: Responsible for product vision and appropriate positioning with key stakeholders across the organization.
Develop Roadmap: Accountable for development, acceptance and communication of roadmap. Define and track KPIs for measure of success
Gather Requirements: Able to participate in cross functional work to solicit key requirements relative to the accountable product
Define the product: Responsible for multiple low to medium complexity products and product features from start to finish
Stakeholdering: Awareness and ability to articulate the product story to a broader audience outside the internal team - additional experience and maturity in the domain
Design Partnership: Partner with design to ensure cohesive future state user visions and experiences are aligned with a quarterly vision with an understanding of the total design process.
Author User Stories: Translate requirements to technical details to build and validate use cases and user stories around a product and communicate them effectively
Data & Customer Research: Inform product decisions with both qualitative and quantitative data on behavior and experimentation
Feature Prioritization: Develop and maintain multiple prioritized backlog of user stories for implementation according to business value or ROI
Facilitate ceremonies: Facilitate the daily Scrums, Sprint Planning Meetings and Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives
Bring your best! What this role needs:
Education. Bachelor’s degree
4-5 Years of prior experience with at least 4 working in a Product Management Role, with agile team experience
Knowledge Preferred: formal business analyst, engineering or testing experience. Knowledge of the financial services industry, familiar with BI tools. Certification or experience with Product Owner or Scrum Master role.
Must have demonstrated cross functional work in previous experience along with strong communication skills, time management, project management skills, business acumen and high self-awareness/EQ. Previous research experience, influence skills, initial leadership exposure, ability to translate product requirements into technical requirements, and work in ambiguity and solutioning.
Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information
Beyond base salary, NM offers the following benefits; pension, 401k, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision, FREE lunch, annual bonus opportunity, and much more!
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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