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Manager, Variable Annuity Product Development

Prudential


Location:
Shelton, CT
Date:
12/08/2017
2017-12-082018-01-06
Job Code:
444418
Prudential
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Position Title: Manager, Variable Annuity Product Development
Job Code: 444418
Job Location: Connecticut-Shelton
Description:

The Manager of Variable Annuities New Product Development role will report to the Director, Variable Annuity Product Development leading the development of VA solutions that are new to Prudential, with particular focus on solutions that are new to the industry. These solutions may require new capabilities across several functions (actuarial, technology, service, sales, etc.) and this individual will support the identification of these areas and development of a go to market plan which incorporates these elements and the path to a minimally viable offering and its future iterations.    

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Effectively collaborate in a matrix environment both within the Product Management team and beyond to execute product enhancement initiatives
  • Lead large and strategically significant cross functional projects ensuring alignment with the vision and objectives for the solution
  • Partner with both Inforce and Existing Product leads to develop business cases, specifications, tests and customer experience for new initiatives
  • Provide subject matter expertise on VA products and influence direction based upon insights from competitive intelligence, secondary research, as well as news and other proactive market analysis
  • Assist in the definition of short and long-term strategy and deliverables for new products as well as the in-force block of business that is created as a result of these products
  • Monitor regulatory changes and updates and quickly identify business impacts and action plans
  • Develop and support implementation of go to market plans and strategy for new initiatives
  • Develop and maintain effective communication skills including executive presence, and delivering complex materials to various levels within the organization
  • Assess processes and fact patterns to arrive at refreshed business views and updated methodologies 

 


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 7 years of experience in financial services, annuities experience strongly preferred
  • 3 years of experience in product development or product management 
  • Success in developing and implementing strategic business cases and driving consensus
  • Continuous Improvement or process optimization experience
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication/presentation skills 
  • Approach work with intellectual curiosity and transparency with an openness to giving and receiving feedback
  • Self‐motivated, proactive and visionary leadership, thinking beyond functional responsibilities to broader business strategy
  • Highly organized, collaborative, and adept at handling multiple, changing priorities
  • Skilled at resolving conflict and negotiating effectively and tactfully
  • Proven strong attention to detail and follow‐through skills
  • Series 6 license a plus but not required; licensing may be required at some point after employment.
  • Travel between the CT offices will be required as needed.

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: Product Development
Schedule: Full-time
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