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Lead Program Manager - Tech Advancement & Outreach

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


Bring your program management skills to a passionate group of influencers in our Tech Advancement & Outreach team. Together, we are setting out to grow a diverse and inclusive tech workforce for Northwestern Mutual. Our team is at the heart of the tech ecosystem, developing new pipelines for talent, growing our Tech Internship program, developing K-12 STEM programming, strengthening the Milwaukee tech hub, and building digital platforms that grow our tech identity across the country. We’re looking for your skills, creativity, and passion to guide these impactful initiatives!

Remote Opportunity - Work from Home or Onsite in Milwaukee, WI or New York City, NY


  • Accountable for overall project management results of multiple projects and programs. 

  • Deliver complex cross-functional initiatives with responsibility for managing scope, targeted outcomes, timeline, and budget.

  • Measure our teams performance on short and long term goals and advance data driven decisions and insights to move our team to success.

  • Build partnerships across technology, HR, marketing, compliance, communications and community organizations, necessary to deliver value through our portfolio of projects.

  • Identify industry trends and develop market opportunities and programs that will scale and strengthen our impact.

  • Influence and guide the strategy of our Tech Advancement & Outreach team and joint strategic planning with our partner teams and organizations.

  • Explain information and persuade others. Effectively interact, negotiate and influence teams and business partners to provide progressive solutions and results.

  • May lead a small team of direct reports or consultants and build virtual teams of partners, volunteers and vendors to deliver value.

  • Accountable for identifying and resolving issues and conflicts within the project team at a program level.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience.

  • A minimum of 4 years of project management experience in technology and/or business functions.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage large and highly complex assignments including those with enterprise-wide impact.

  • Experience with project management methodologies.

  • Ability to work with general direction to scope, plan and manage cross-functional or multi-department projects.

  • Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously and deliver results under pressure.

  • Sees team success and collaboration as a critical part of achieving goals.

  • Written and oral communications skills with the ability to build rapport within technology, the company, and outside partners.

  • High degree of personal initiative and motivation.


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.