The Senior Product Manager works with considerable autonomy and independence and is responsible for the RPS products assigned. The Senior Product Manager is expected to develop and manage expense, revenue, profitability and business operating plan goals. This individual is responsible for product analysis and planning, marketing and competitive analysis. The Senior Product Manager is responsible to obtain and prioritize product and customer requirements and assist the Product Owner in defining the product vision. The Senior Product Manager is a coach and mentor to other product managers and associate product managers who may or may not be direct reports. This role is responsible to lead discussions with stakeholders, other product managers and the Product Operations teams to deliver successful products and services to support the organization's overall strategy.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Coach and mentor other product managers and associate product managers. (Note: this position may or may not have direct reports)
Manage the complete product lifecycle from concept through rationalization/sunset
Initiate the analysis and development of product roadmaps across product lines to include competitive analysis;
Define features and requirements to ensure product success developing necessary business cases as needed
Responsible for direct oversight and development of revenue, expense, profitability and operating plan objectives for assigned products and services
Analyze, define and refine pricing models based on market, industry and competitor trends
Understand customer workflow at a very deep level, in order to translate market requirements to product development
Deliver marketing and product research and development analysis with prioritized features and corresponding justification based on in-depth subject matter expertise and understanding of the market
Identify customer needs, project success and collaboration, and develop ROI with the Product Owner
Work closely with the Product Operations to ensure successful and timely product releases of new and existing products
Ensure retirement of end-of-life products and services and customer migration without jeopardizing organizational goals for revenue and customer retention
Develop communications to all affected internal and external clients, including RPS and PSG areas as needed
Work with external third parties and relationship management team to assess partnerships
Run beta and pilot programs with early stage products
Collaborate with other Product Managers, Product Owners, and stakeholders to develop short and long range development plans and evaluate integration with other products
Perform other duties as assigned
Act as a leader within the company
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.
The I-Client philosophy and the 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.
Bachelor's degree in business management or administration, or other related field or equivalent work experience. Additional education and/or certifications are beneficial, but not required
Five years experience in project management or product management
Experience in developing product business cases
Understanding the retirement plan marketplace and its position in the overall financial market helpful, but not required
Must have or be willing to develop an understanding of governing regulations
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong follow through, attention to detail, and time management skills
Must be able to travel as needed
"The I-Client philosophy and the 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."
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
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 10 million Americans save for retirement and college.
Ascensus provides equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to ancestry, race, color, religion, sex, (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, criminal conviction record or any other protected category in accordance with applicable federal, state, or local laws ("Protected Status").