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Manager, Product Development


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Position Title: Manager, Product Development
Job Code: 428078
Job Location: Connecticut-Hartford

This position within Prudential Retirement will be accountable for the development of new products, services, and capabilities for our defined contribution, defined benefit, nonqualified and retail business. The position requires product development and project management skills and a solid understanding of the retirement marketplace.  Candidate will be responsible for taking ideas through Prudential’s Product Development Process from ideation through launch including obtaining project funding and risk/compliance approvals.


Primary Responsibilities:

·         Assist in the evaluation of industry trends, competitive data, and intermediary, plans sponsor, participant and constituent feedback to identify gaps in Prudential's Service Offering.

·         Partner with Regulatory Product to enhance products/services as a result of any new legislative or regulatory requirements.

·         Partner with Product Management to assess adding new product/services to Prudential’s Service Offering and to sunset products that are no longer aligned.

·         Determine the new products or services that will be recommended for development.

·         Partner with Business Technology Liaison team and Technology to ensure accurate and complete business and functional requirements so that appropriate estimates can be achieved.

·         Partner with Technology and UAT to ensure test plans are appropriate and executed.

·         Partner with Implementation Team, Marketing, Sales, Strategic Advisor Relations, and Relationship Management to develop appropriate 'go to market' strategies for new product/services or product/service enhancements.

·         Complete the required documentation to enable the hand off of new products to the Product Management team.

·         Create a positive culture where individuals can achieve extraordinary results.

·         Act as a product advocate and champion to all audiences within the organization.


·         Minimum of three years of related experience in the retirement industry required.

·         Experience with corporate, tax-exempt plans and retail retirement products preferred.

·         Preferred 2 years of experience in developing or managing retirement products.

·         Strong collaboration skills required to work across Prudential Retirement and other Prudential divisions to develop and execute strategies that result in increased adoption of products, features and services.

·         Understanding of the needs of intermediaries, sponsors, participants and retail customers in order to customize the tools and support they require.

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills and an ability to engage across diverse disciplines and levels of the organization.

·         Project management skills.

·         Excellent decision making and problem solving skills.

·         Bachelor degree preferred.


Series 6 or Series 7 and 63 licenses must be obtained within 120 days of start.

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 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 for more information about doing business with Prudential.
Job Function: Product Development
Schedule: Full-time
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