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Lead Product Manager - Managed Investments

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.


This opportunity is an excellent way to lead product vision, innovation and strategy for technology teams that are passionate about delivering data and decision-making solutions to the investment professionals who manage Northwestern Mutual’s $282 billion general account. The general account is invested across various public and private fixed income and equity asset classes with the goal of generating superior risk-adjusted returns while preserving the company's exceptional financial strength. This time-tested strategy fundamentally supports Northwestern Mutual's best-in-class product value and ability to deliver lifelong financial security to its policyowners and clients. 

You will be a part of a key transformational initiative aiming to reimagine the investment lifecycle and deliver modern solutions to enhance the investment decision making process. You will lead and manage technology product strategy and deliver experiences for both operational and analytical use cases and will have a visible impact on building a brand-new digital platform for Managed Investments. If you are looking for an opportunity to build the future and play an active role in a strategic area of our company, this is an opportunity for you!  


P rimary   Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead a highly visible product management role, representing the Managed Investments area of Northwestern Mutual.  

  • Lead product vision and strategy for a new innovative and disruptive digital platform that delivers phenomenal user experience for investment teams. 

  • Define roadmaps and collaboration across key stakeholders and business to ensure roadmaps are synced and not duplicative. Define and track KPIs for measure of success across stakeholders.  

  • Gather higher level, more complex product requirements with a general understanding/knowledge of products in remit. Review and validate requirements gathered within team.  

  • Responsible for multiple high to medium complexity product features from start to finish. 

  • Deliver key messages, marketing and communications about the product in their domain.  

  • Partner with design and business to ensure cohesive future state user visions and experiences are aligned through a multi-year vision with an understanding of the design process.  

  • Translate business requirements to technical details to build and validate use cases and user stories around a product and communicate them effectively.  

  • Develop and maintain prioritized backlog of user stories for implementation according to business value or ROI. 

  • Inform product decisions with both qualitative and quantitative data on our behavior and experimentation.  

  • Facilitate daily Scrums, sprint planning meetings and sprint reviews and retrospectives. 



  • Bachelor's degree. 

  • 6-8 Years of prior experience with at least 6 working in a Product Management Role, with agile teams.  

  • Deep experience in Managed Investments, operations and services ecosystems and functions. 

  • Knowledge of the financial services industry, familiar with BI tools, certification or experience with Product Owner or Scrum Master role, experience in leadership or mentorship of a team, multiple years working in complex, cross functional teams managing multiple products. 

  • Must have demonstrated cross functional work in previous experience along with strong communication skills, time management, project management skills, business acumen.   

  • Must have previous research experience, influence skills, initial leadership exposure, ability to translate product requirements into technical requirements, and work in ambiguity.  

  • Solves unique problems with broad impact on the business; requires conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions. 

Skills-Proficiency Level:

Adobe Analytics - Intermediate
Agile Methodologies - Intermediate
Atlassian JIRA - Advanced
Backlog Management - Advanced
Business Cases - Intermediate
Continuous Improvement (CI) - Intermediate
Daily Scrum - Intermediate
Data Analysis - Intermediate
Industry Benchmarking - Advanced
Microsoft Power BI - Intermediate
Product Demonstrations - Intermediate
Product Management - Advanced
Product Roadmapping - Advanced
Requirements Gathering - Advanced
Structured Query Language (SQL) - Intermediate
Storytelling - Intermediate
Technical Writing - Advanced
User Research - Advanced
Wireframing - Advanced


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.


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.