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Product Owner

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


Build the tools and experiences that empower the entire Northwestern Mutual enterprise. Content Services stores and manages all of NM's documents using a modern tech stack with the opportunity to learn and work with the cloud and advanced AI and Machine Learning. The Product Owner will work closely with the product manager, engineering team(s), and our stakeholders to define product vision, strategy and deliver experiences to the home office, to our field, and our clients. Your day will never be boring or repetitive while working with over 60 business areas across the company. The scope of the PO covers devices, development, records management, content capture, strategy execution, and more!

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Stakeholdering: Maintain the awareness and ability to articulate the product story to a broader audience outside the internal team with additional experience and maturity in the domain. Work with customers to solve their problems throughout the program increment.

  • Gather Requirements: 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.

  • 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 return on investment.

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

  • Design Partnership: Partner with design to ensure cohesive future state user visions and experiences that are aligned with a quarterly vision with an understanding of the total design process.


  • 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: Enterprise content management, content capture, formal business analysis, 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, eye for business and high self-awareness/EQ.

  • Demonstrated 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; take a new perspective on existing solutions; exercise judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information.

Skills-Proficiency Level:

Stakeholdering - Intermediate

Agile Methodologies - Intermediate

Atlassian JIRA - Intermediate

Backlog Management - Intermediate

Business Cases - Basic

Continuous Improvement (CI) - Basic

Daily Scrum - Intermediate

Data Analysis - Intermediate

Product Demonstrations - Basic

Product Management - Intermediate

Requirements Gathering - Intermediate

Structured Query Language (SQL) - Intermediate

Storytelling - Basic

Technical Writing - Intermediate

User Research - Intermediate

Wireframing - Intermediate


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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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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.