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Sr. Data Product Manager
Company: Northwestern Mutual
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 11/29/2021
Expire Date: 12/29/2021
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Engineering, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Science, Executive Management, Quality Control, Research & Development, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Sr. Data Product Manager

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’re changing the way people think about financial planning. 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!

As a Sr. Product Manager, you’ll build the tools and experiences that empower our data users to work efficiently. You’ll work with a hardworking team of engineers, designers, data scientists and business leaders to define product vision, strategy, and deliver experiences to enable NM to improve the value of our data.


  • Set Product Vision: Responsible for product vision and appropriate positioning with key leaders 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 backlogs 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.


  • Bachelor's degree.

  • 4-5 Years of prior experience with at least 4 years working in a data-centered role, and at least 2 years in a Data Product Management Role, with agile team experience.

  • Experience in data technology, working with data products, and/or building data solutions.

  • Experience in Platform Product Management

  • Extensive experience building or maintaining data subject areas and/or data products

  • Knowledge Preferred: formal business/data analyst/ data scientist, engineering or testing experience, knowledge of the financial services industry, familiar with BI tools, certification or experience with Product Owner or Scrum Master role.

  • Demonstrated cross functional work in previous experience, Strong communication skills, strong time management, project management skills, business knowledge and high self awareness and 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.


  • Intermediate (or higher) SQL skills

  • Experience with JIRA

  • Proficiency gathering requirements, creating roadmaps/ journey maps, and leading daily Scrums

  • Experienced in Data Analysis, Agile methodology, and Backlog management

  • Exposure to cloud technologies like AWS, and data platforms like Databricks

  • Understanding of Continuous Improvement (CI)


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

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Grow your career with a best-in-class company that puts our client’s interests at the center of all we do. Get started now! 

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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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. 

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