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Senior Program Manager

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


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

  • Works with multiple teams and across Northwestern Mutual business functions to define scope, priorities and dependencies of data and data science and analytics projects.

  • Defines priorities and measures based on business partner objectives.

  • Identifies and mitigates program risks by removing impediments and escalating when applicable. Is well versed in risk management processes.

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

  • Solves unique 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 focused on strong communication to ensure key decisions and project status is clear to stakeholders 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.

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

  • Detail oriented and deadline driven.

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

  • 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

  • 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 (i.e. Scrum, Kanban, PMP)

  • Working knowledge 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.



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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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