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

At Northwestern Mutual, we believe relationships are built on trust. That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company over 160 years ago. Today, they're just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.

We're strong and growing. In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing.

We invest in our people. We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.

We care. We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about.

Who We Are:

Data Science and Analytics plays a key role in the Core Data and Analytics (CDA) organization. We use data to provide key insights, business intelligence and data science products that advance NM's strategic priorities.

What's the Role:

This position as Senior Program Manager is in the Data Science and Analytics PMO within the Core Data and Analytics (CDA) Organization. The role is responsible for leading one or more large programs in collaboration with our Marketing Partners consisting of multiple projects!

  • Works with multiple teams and across Marketing functions to define scope, priorities and dependencies of projects.

  • Defines priorities and measures based on business partner objectives.

  • Identifies and mitigates program risks by removing impediments and advancing when applicable. Is proficient in risk management processes.

  • Lead, coordinate and participate in program ceremonies from concept to production.

  • Solves outstanding problems with broad impact on the business; requires conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions.

  • Collaborates with leadership to align resources across programs, projects or services; works within general department policies and industry guidelines.

  • Adheres to the organizational program structure and follows PMO standards to deliver on the program objectives.

  • Heavily passionate about strong communication to ensure key decisions and project status is clear to partners at all levels in an enterprise setting.

  • Responsible for reporting status, achievements and results in a timely manner and in accordance with PMO standards.

  • Maintains positive working relationships with stakeholders, business partners and team members.

  • Ability to take marketing priority list or insights requests and translate into appropriate campaign set-up, testing design and measurement output.

  • Ensure accurate QA process is actively implemented across all initiatives.

  • Detail oriented and deadline driven.

  • Contributes to a positive team culture with a can do demeanor

  • Is an eager and constant learner.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, IT or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • Foundational Marketing knowledge a plus

  • 9-14 years of professional experience

  • Five or more years of project management experience at a program management level in a technology and/or data function.

  • Experience working within program management methodologies & governance

  • Proven understanding of project management / agile tooling, Jira a plus

  • Practical knowledge of database design and experience gathering technical data requirements preferred.

This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.


  • 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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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.


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.