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Principal Product Manager-Illustrations

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As a Principal Product Manager - Illustrations, you will focus on defining a user-experience led set of annuity and insurance illustrations capabilities to enhance the illustrations experience across our field, home office, and clients.  The Principal Product Manager – Illustrations will work cross functionally with field and home office stakeholders to envision the future of illustrations as part of the larger Northwestern Mutual field ecosystem and mature data driven decision capabilities for this product.  For the right candidate, this role presents an opportunity to build game-changing technology for Northwestern Mutual’s financial advisors and clients.

Primary   Duties & Responsibilities

  • Set Product Vision: Accountable for long term vision of a suite of products including multi-year funding strategies tied to business outcomes. Cultivate an understanding of the products.  

  • Develop Roadmap: Shared accountability in cross functional strategic roadmaps in addition to the products in their domain. Define and track KPIs for measure of success.  

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

  • Defines Product: Responsible for multiple high complexity products and product features from start to finish.  

  • Stakeholdering: Proactive communication and marketing of domain products with stakeholders to ensure product strategy and vision is clear and accepted by the organization.  

  • Design Partnership: Where applicable, multi year design vision - Use high level design aptitude with understanding of the process and facilitation.  

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

  • Data & Customer Research: Inform product decisions with both qualitative and quantitative data on behavior and experimentation.  

  • Facilitate Ceremonies: Facilitate the daily Scrums, Sprint Planning Meetings and Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives.  

  • Resolution: Identify and resolve issues that may impair the ability to meet strategic, financial, and/or technical goals.  



  • Bachelor's degree.

  • 9-14 Years of prior experience with at least 9 working in a Product Management Role, with agile team experience. 

  • Knowledge Preferred: 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 companies managing multiple products and PMs. 

  • Must have demonstrated successful cross functional work in previous experience along with excellent communication, time management, and project management experience, strong business acumen and high self awareness/EQ. 

  • Along with previous research experience required, influence skills, previously proven successful leadership partnerships, be an expert in translating product requirements into technical requirements, high ability to work in ambiguity and solution effectively. 

  • Ability to proactively identify and solve the most complex problems; use ground-breaking methods to think beyond existing solutions 


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W e 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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