At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.
Do you obsess over customer communications? Do you love solving complex business problems and leading efforts that advance capabilities in support of the company’s business strategy? As a Senior Project Manager in Digital Product - Client Communications, you will work on a cross-functional team of product managers, engineers, designers and subject matter experts in an agile methodology to advance our digital communication presence with our policy holders. You will lead the execution of either individual large, complex, cross-functional projects or multiple small-to- medium-sized, moderately complex projects, providing project management expertise in accordance with Company-approved methodologies.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities :
Set Product Vision: Responsible for product vision and appropriate positioning with key stakeholders across the organization.
Develop Roadmap: Foster the development, acceptance and communication of roadmap. Define and track KPIs 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.
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.
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 ROI.
Facilitate ceremonies: Facilitate the daily Scrums, Sprint Planning Meetings and Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives.
4-5 Years of prior experience with at least 4 working in a Product Management Role, with agile team experience.
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.
Must have demonstrated 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, 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.
Adobe Analytics - Intermediate
Agile Methodologies - Intermediate
Atlassian JIRA - Intermediate
Backlog Management - Intermediate
Business Cases - Basic
Continuous Improvement (CI) - Basic
Daily Scrum - Intermediate
Data Analysis - Intermediate
Industry Benchmarking - Intermediate
Microsoft Power BI - Intermediate
Product Demonstrations - Basic
Product Management - Intermediate
Product Roadmapping - Intermediate
Requirements Gathering - Intermediate
Structured Query Language (SQL) - Intermediate
Storytelling - Basic
Technical Writing - Intermediate
User Research - Intermediate
Wireframing - Intermediate
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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