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Director, Product Management

Prudential


Location:
Newark, NJ
Date:
04/24/2018
2018-04-242018-05-23
Job Code:
462498
Prudential
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Position Title: Director, Product Management
Job Code: 462498
Job Location: New Jersey-Newark
Description:

Prudential’s Workplace Solutions Group (WSG), which comprises Prudential’s Retirement and Group Insurance (GI) businesses, and serving over 23 million customers, has a rotational role to perform product management and contribute to various initiatives within WSG’s internal consulting practice.  In this capacity, the successful candidate will perform numerous activities, primarily supporting senior-level leaders in the development and execution of work related to WSG’s strategic initiatives, which are aimed at creating significant growth for our businesses.  This involves coordination and alignment of resources and deliverables within WSG, as well as across WSG’s component Group Insurance and Retirement Business Units (BUs) and other Corporate and Business partners.

 

 

 

The selected candidate will play a key role in enabling positive business outcomes and meeting customer expectations, as part of our mission to be an exemplary delivery organization. An ideal candidate should have experience managing and executing projects, combining business process and technology acumen.  This role requires expertise in navigating complex organizations, and the ability to quickly learn core business functions.  This is a hands-on role and a successful candidate will be expected to be a strong driver of milestones and results, resolving issues, and consistently mitigating risks. While the technical aspects of the role (e.g., project plans, financial plans, risk plans, program-level plans, and associated reporting elements) are table stakes, a successful candidate is also expected to move the projects forward within acceptable cost and quality parameters.

 

 

 

 

 

Principal Duties and Job Responsibilities:

 

 

 

This individual provides support in managing and executing upon one or more strategic projects.  Work includes:

 

  • Create innovative product enhancements as part of key WSG initiatives and lead the execution of product related solutions

  • Drive the accomplishment of product capabilities

  • Partner with product, technical and cross-functional team to clearly understand project needs, identify project needs and resolve project issues

  • Coordinate across the team to accomplish the initiative goals and desired outcomes

 


  • 10 or more years of experience, or equivalent education and experience, working in a professional environment in roles of increasing scope and impact
  • Experience overseeing and delivering projects or project activities of moderate or significant complexity.  Using Agile or iterative lifecycles a plus.
  • Financial Services experience is a strongly desired
  • Experience working successfully with multiple key stakeholders to define project objectives, scope, schedule, and budget
  • Ability to think strategically and connect to successful execution of solutions
  • Proven ability to learn and adapt to change quickly and easily
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong leadership skills and judgment
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional collaboration, inter-personal, and influencing skills
  • Experience with compiling, managing, and maintaining key documentation for project-related artifacts
  •        Possess an agile, customer-centric, and intelligent risk-taking mindset
  •        Proficient in using MS Office products: Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and / or other Project Management tools
  •        Ability to travel up to 30% (typically within the Northeast corridor)

 


Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit www.prudential.com to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at staffingagencies@prudential.com for more information about doing business with Prudential.
Job Function: Project/Program Management
Schedule: Full-time
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