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Location :
Northbrook, IL US
Level :
Experienced Professional
Job Category :
Project management
Description :

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Job Description

The Strategic Distribution Senior Product Owner is responsible for assisting leadership in vetting and implementing strategic ideas through prototypes, pilots, and key programs. Strategic Design focuses on defining requirements and test and learning capabilities that are critical to agencies delivering on the customer value proposition. This position will demonstrate an advance ability to contribute to design& develop of projects using appropriate skills to complete assignments that support business goals. 


Responsibilities may include a combination of the following based on team need:


  • Acts as junior Product Manager role on projects working in Agile environments – assists as a “go-to” contact for Trusted Advisor on local product team
  • Problem solves effectively as liaison to Technology and to all AORs – understands role of multiple business domains in product development and assists with solving for business goals in current landscape
  • Plays key role in socializing Enterprise and Strategic Distribution vision across departments and acts as steward for Trusted Advisor team
  • Develops “best practices” pertinent to Strategic Design processes & deliverables contribute to agency revenue generation


Product/Project Management

  • Consistently plans, implements, and assists in managing projects that are medium to large scale key initiatives using accepted project management standards for both waterfall and agile projects
  • Contributes to project milestones
  • Tracks plan performance
  • Assists with developing cost/ benefit analysis with support
  • Assists with communications and presentation of project information
  • Works with resources/expertise that are necessary to successfully complete projects/assignments from various AORs
  • Supports strong relationships among teams and team members to ensure cooperation on project objectives
  • Contributes to alternatives for improvement as appropriate


Process and Product Design/Improvement

  • Performs business analysis to help identify business/technical solutions for complex projects, programs, and processes
  • Assists with validating business requirements through project lifecycle
  • Facilitates/Conducts requirements sessions where makes sense and helps stakeholders across multiple disciplines understand business goals and priorities
  • Assists with Usability Acceptance Testing and identifying user acceptance success criteria
  • Assists with creating process and concept designs
  • Assists in assessing overall feasibility (financial, operational, technical)
  • Supports Strategic Design leadership to develop measurements for success and KPIs
  • Supports Strategic Design leadership to work on communication strategies and materials to support new plans, programs or processes
  • Gathers input from key stakeholders
  • Supports procedures and processes
  • Supports processes are followed and applied consistently throughout team/department
  • Supports process improvements to internal and external compliance requirements/standards


Program Management Support

  • Supports contributions towards market share growth and profitability by managing projects and contributing towards Strategic Design programs and providing expertise in respective discipline (s)
  • Supports planning and coordinating the integration and delivery of planned changes/projects/ programs to regions/field
  • Gathers recommendations to solve market specific implications of business strategies
  • Participates in proper execution of regulatory/legislative practices for Strategic Design

Job Qualifications

  • 2+ years of Project Management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Project Management certification preferred
  • Stays current with skills by continually seeking opportunities for learning and development within their respective discipline(s) 
  • Possesses broad knowledge of policies and procedures in management or other technical fields
  • Relevant Technology background: experience writing business or technical requirements; experience with data analysis; programming background very helpful
  • Knowledge of products, program methodology, services, features and benefits
  • Technical understanding of processes, software applications, data analytics, programming etc.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, time management and organizational skills
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Revises or adopts work processes to support change management
  • Actively assesses, monitors, and develops bench strength for a department


The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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