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Location:Des Moines, IA
Company:Principal Financial
First posted:June 14, 2017

Job Area: Business Analyst
Business Area: Marketer Services
Location: IA - Des Moines
Career Category: Experienced Professional
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Date Posted: 2017-06-13


Marketer Services IT is looking for an Product Manager to drive the delivery of quality software supporting the lifecycle of our over 150,000 Financial Professionals.  Marketer Services IT works very closely with our business partners in a SAFe Program consisting of 14 scrum teams located in our home office of Des Moines, Iowa, India and Mexico.  The systems supported in Marketer Services IT are a mixture of home-grown applications as well as third-party vendor applications.

As a Product Manager, this person will be critical to the success of one of the value streams within the portfolio.  They will have the opportunity to become a subject matter expert and partner closely with the business to shape strategic direction and prioritize key initiatives.  This person will collaborate closely with other Product Managers, Product Owners, business partners from across the enterprise, and portfolio management to ensure the delivery of high quality business solutions.

If this sounds like the job for you, then keeping reading and apply below!


  • 4+ years of experience in a relevant role
  • Proven leadership abilities (informal and/or formal)
  • Previous experience in an Agile environment required
  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math related field or equivalent work experience (6 years of experience equates to an Associates degree when defining equivalent work experience)

Additional preferred experience:

  • Prefer some proven Product Manager experience
  • Formal leadership experience a plus

Core competencies for success:

  • Strong Communicator / Collaborator Must have strong ability to communicate and collaborate with all levels of individuals within both business units and IT.
  • Ability to Negotiate and Influence Must be able to work with a variety of requestors, understanding their needs, and negotiating the best solutions for all parties involved.
  • A Champion of Transparency - Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development and grow business trust.
  • Relationship Builder - Must be able to quickly understand business partners' needs and establish trust
  • Ability to learn new products and processes quickly Must be able to learn new things quickly and understand how they fit into overall product strategies.
  • Decisive Must be able to make decisions regarding competing demands and priorities.

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Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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