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Senior 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 Senior Product Manager role is on an Enterprise Data Management Engineering team responsible for creating timely, accurate, and complete investments data for the entire Managed Investments organization for use by Investments, Risk, and Analytics teams.

Build the tools and experiences that empower our advisors and help our clients achieve their dreams. Work with a dedicated team of engineers, designers, data scientists and financial experts to define product vision & strategy and deliver experiences to enable clients to achieve financial security.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Set Product Vision: Responsible for product vision and appropriate positioning with key team members across the organization.

  • Develop Roadmap: Foster the development, acceptance and communication of roadmap. Define and track critical metrics for measure of success.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Author User Stories: Translate requirements to technical details to build and validate use cases and user stories around a product and communicate them optimally.

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


  • Bachelor's degree.

  • 4-5 years of prior experience with at least 4 years working in a Product Management Role, with agile team experience.

  • 4-5 years of prior experience working within the institutional investments or finance industry

  • Familiarity with financial instruments (equities, fixed income, and derivatives), their core data structure, and valuations.

  • Knowledge of the investment management industry along with knowledge of various investment types, security types, and asset classes.

  • Exposure to processes, workflows, systems, and investment tools, e.g., MarkIt EDM, eFront, Bloomberg, FactSet, MSCI, and BlackRock Aladdin.

  • Exposure to ETL/ELT and data management tools and technologies such as SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Glue, Snowflake, etc. a plus.

  • Master/Enterprise Data Management and Data Governance experience preferred.

  • 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.

  • Proven cross functional work in previous experience along with strong communication skills, time management, project management skills, business acumen and high self-awareness/EQ.

  • Demonstrated previous research experience including data analysis, reconciliation and drawing conclusions from data to help with decision making

  • Demonstrate 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.


  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off

  • Highly competitive compensation that include base salary plus bonus

  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program

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Please note that this is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click here for additional information relating to location-based pay structures.

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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.

If you work or would be working in California, Colorado, New York City, Washington or outside of a Corporate location, please click here for information pertaining to compensation and benefits.


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.