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At Northwestern Mutual, we’re changing the way people think about financial planning with the scale of a Fortune 90 company. We’re redefining and reinventing the industry and changing people’s financial lives with better experiences and better technology. We believe in building inclusive, and diverse workplaces, where every voice is heard. Come help us build for the future!

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

As a Sr. Product Manager it is critical to be a versatile, customer-centric leader who is able to work with cross-functional teams and identify API and integration needs, drive adoption of reusable API assets, and collaborate with other product owners to build the right platform capabilities. You will represent the voice of the customer, keeping the relationship between the end clients and advisors in mind, and make sure that your team(s) understand their needs and preferences as you also focus on delivering toward business goals.

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.

  • 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: Advise 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.

Qualifications:

  • 4-5 Years of prior experience with at least 4 working in a Product Management or Technical Product Manager Role of a platform capability/capabilities, with agile team experience.

  • Understanding of modern API technologies and standard methodologies

  • Understanding of Enterprise integration landscapes and integration technologies

  • Experience in/understanding of modern, cloud native, microservices based architecture is a plus

  • 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 proven 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 sophisticated problems; take a fresh opinion on existing solutions; exercise judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information.

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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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