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Asset & Wealth Management, Senior Product Manager, Retirement Planning & Advice, Vice President - Chicago

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

Accounting & Finance, Product
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Job Description

AWM / MAS Defined Contribution – Vice President, Senior Product Manager

LOCATION: Chicago

Asset and Wealth Management (AWM) and MAS Defined Contribution

As one of the world's leading asset managers, our mission is to help our clients achieve their investment goals. To best serve our clients' diverse and evolving needs, we have built our business to be global, broad, and deep across asset classes, geographies, and solutions.

Within the Multi Asset Solutions (MAS) investing group, our personalized planning and investing team is responsible for the design, product management and investment methodology for our digital investment and retirement advice platform. We provide custom tailored education, advice, and account management services via partnerships with employers, recordkeepers, advisors/consultants to help their employees and participants meet their retirement objectives. These services are offered within Defined Contribution plans, such as 401(k) plans, as well as through other partnership channels, such as for the Individual Retirement Account (IRA) market.

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

This Vice President, Senior Product Manager, will have a strong track record of delivering world-class digital product and service solutions across industries, where command of requirements and strong technical acumen has played a pivotal role. This individual will interface directly with enterprise partners on projects with complex advice, compliance, and back-end integration requirements. Through this effort the team will expand leading, digital-first planning and advice solutions that impact thousands of users.

As an experienced product manager, you can execute the entire product design lifecycle, including Discovery, Design, Implementation and Release. You should have expertise leading and mentoring a team of talented designers and junior product managers. You should excel at collaborating with other product managers and business stakeholders to guide product direction and define detailed requirements. In addition, you should possess strong people skills and have experience both managing and maintaining team motivation and morale, as well as identifying and resolving team issues and conflicts.

This Vice President, Senior Product Manager, will help define and evolve the high standards of product management and innovation across the MAS Defined Contribution space, setting and raising the bar, so team members do the same. The best candidate for this position rolls up their sleeves and effectively leads their team to bring product management to life, while partnering with the business to ensure every approach and process is primed for success.

WHERE YOU BRING VALUE

  • Lead and communicate—Viewed as a role model and product leader within the organization who amplifies our mission and connects it to our day-to-day work.
  • Demand product clarity and quality—Have personal rigorous standards and accountability for identifying and delivering the right product—and the subsequent business value delivered
  • Humility at the highest level—Welcome the constructive criticism of the work and be able to reflect with an informed perspective in order to change, adapt and evolve
  • Empower your team—Lead team-building activities, guide growth paths through hands-on mentorship, and facilitate an engaging and dynamic work culture
  • Build & maintain a customer-centered product management practice—Improve product management processes ranging from concepting to finalizing software deliverables. Advocate for the user and incorporate customer insights throughout the product delivery process.
  • Empathy & Curiosity—Drive inquisitive thinking, exploration and investigation with your team and stakeholders. Monitoring best practices, understanding how we feel and react to moments of need, opportunity, and challenge. Leverage data and analytics to inform your decisions.

QUALIFICATIONS

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • At least 6 years of professional experience managing digital products (ideally some of that experience with B2B products)
  • A bachelor’s or master's degree in, Engineering, Finance, Business or equivalent
  • Expertise with standard product management tools (Jira, Confluence, Figma, business intelligence platforms like Looker)
  • Experience maintaining a backlog and roadmap for a complex product
  • Experience defining product vision and connecting that vision to the tactical product roadmap
  • Demonstrated experience building relationships and influencing business stakeholders
  • Great presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to lead and facilitate as a manager and step in as an individual contributor as needed
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and overlapping project timelines
  • Ability to adapt the product processes to varying project lengths
  • FinTech or other financial services experience, ideally with some of that experience in retirement industry (Defined Contribution, IRA)
  • Experience working with multiple engineering teams to integrate complex back-end systems (including data mapping and schema definition)