Director, Product Management/Development

Ascensus Madison , WI 53706

Posted 11 months ago

Ascensus, the largest independent retirement and college savings services provider in the United States, has an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Product Management/Development professional to lead a department and focus on developing market research to drive the lifecycle of key products and services. Research will include data collection, on-line investigating, client and Ascensus staff interviews and others. In addition, selected candidate will coordinate with product managers to create new offerings, modify current offerings and potentially sunset services based on client needs and demands.

  • Responsible for protecting, securing, and proper handling of all confidential data held by Ascensus to ensure against unauthorized access, improper transmission, and/or unapproved disclosure of information that could result in harm to Ascensus or our clients.

  • Our I-Client service philosophy and our Core Values of People Matter, Quality First and Integrity Always should be visible in your actions on a day to day basis showing your support of our organizational culture.

  • Coordinate with Product Managers to develop an evolving 3-year product and service roadmap.

  • Collaborate with internal business areas and client feedback to develop voice of the client feedback into actionable items that address gaps in our offerings.

  • Evaluate the competitive landscape and marketplace trends by market segment and identify key trends and sales opportunities. Inclusive of presenting this data in a meaningful manner to management groups.

  • Publish product metrics dashboard to promote product and service success against proposed ROI and maintain on-going profitability.

  • Coordinate with various area leaders to provide direction consistent with product roadmap.

  • Manage all stages of the product development process (including the development of a formal business plan) concept, evaluation, product specifications, technology development, communications, training and product launch, and on-going metrics.

  • Participate in the strategic planning process to identify and define product and service opportunities and strategies for service differentiation.

  • Responsible for working with cross-functional teams in delivering product and service initiatives.

  • Participate and support management in development of annual revenue and expense budgets.

  • Responsible to motivate and mentor the product management team.

  • Assist with other tasks and projects as assigned.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree in business or comparable area

  • Minimum of 10 years in product development or product management experience with proven track record in product pricing and positioning.

  • Proven track record of product launch initiatives with proven record of success.

  • Demonstrated people leadership and management skills

  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and ability to present ideas in a large group setting effectively.

  • Excellent decision making, problem solving and influencing skills.

  • Ability to think strategically about market trends, client needs and product and service design.

  • Strong project management skills and an ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Strong knowledge of financial services sector with emphasis on retirement or health savings account markets.

Ascensus is a place to have a career, not just a job. As the largest US independent retirement and college savings services provider, we put our focus on people. Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity. When you join our team, you get to go to work every day knowing that you help over 6 million Americans save for retirement and college.

Ascensus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital or veteran status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Ascensus also takes affirmative action to employ, and advance in employment, qualified women, minorities, and covered veterans. Ascensus also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state laws

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Product Management Manager Entegral Madison WI

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Posted 1 week ago

VIEW JOBS 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM 2020-05-14T00:00 The Product Management Manager will lead the strategic product initiatives for Entegral that includes our platforms and interface solution products as well as other applications.This position is responsible for developing and managing the overall online product roadmap based on deep understanding of client needs, business requirements, and company strategy. This position requires intense collaboration across multiple IT and business groups as well as technical skills and concepts to lead both the definition and execution of a well thought out product strategy. * Lead the ideation of new and innovative technology products for consumers; partner and coordinate with operational groups, IT and internal and external partners to define product strategy and features based on customer requirements, business requirements and the long term strategy of the brand * Develop, through stakeholder collaboration, a cohesive vision for our APIs, including conceptualization, ideation, opportunity assessment and prioritization. * Manage product process, including creating and maintaining a living roadmap and overseeing business and functional product requirements. * Collaborate with a wide range of external and internal stakeholders to bring new APIs to market. * Understand the business and rental strategies, goals and ROI measurements Entegral products. * Establish key performance indicators for evaluating product health and growth * Lead and recommend product enhancements to address customer needs or improve competitive advantage; lead others as they gather information on competition and technologies that may have an effect on or create an opportunity for the product * Understand technology design and architecture, user-centric design, Software Development Lifecycle and methodologies to ensure delivery of well aligned, high value solutions * Evaluate, select and manage multiple outside vendor relationships * Stay abreast of new technologies to best serve ABS goals * Skillfully develop effective partnership relationships with product stakeholders * Apply previous experience to present both strategic and technical information to all levels of management including executive audiences * Negotiate terms, set expectations, measure effectiveness and communicate satisfaction * Refer to experience and understanding of the software development life cycle and user-centric design * Apply experience with Java, Angular,MYSQL, Atlassian suite, NodeJS, CSS/HTML, Microsoft Office Suite experience * Lead within a team-oriented environment demonstrating the ability to work cross functionally to complete projects in an effective, time-efficient manner * Maintain a high degree of understanding of technology and technology concepts and the ability to translate into business requirements * Maintain excellent project management skills * Apply experience in API solutions and online reporting interfaces * Apply excellent communication skills in both written and verbal formats; with an attention to detail and an eye for quality * Must be committed to incorporating security into all decisions and daily job responsibilities Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans Enterprise Rent-A-Car Madison WI

Director, Product Management/Development