Product Management - Roseland, NJ | Newark, NJ | Hartford, CTDirector, Product Management-Financial Wellness

About the position

Prudential’s Workplace Solutions Group (WSG), which comprises Prudential’s Retirement and Group Insurance (GI) businesses, and serving over 23 million customers, has a Director of Product role supporting the Financial Wellness initiative. In this capacity, the successful candidate will perform numerous activities, primarily supporting senior-level leaders in the management, development and execution of work related to Financial Wellness. This role involves coordination and alignment of resources and deliverables within WSG, including the Group Insurance and Retirement Business Units (BUs), as well as other Corporate and Business partners.
The selected candidate will play a key role in enabling positive business outcomes and meeting customer expectations, as part of our mission to be an exemplary delivery organization. An ideal candidate should have experience working within a digital Product Management and Product Development organization. The candidate will be managing products and services offered through the Financial Wellness platform. Executing projects, combining business process and technology acumen will be a necessity for this role. This role requires expertise in navigating complex organizations, and the ability to quickly learn core business functions. This is a hands-on role and a successful candidate will be expected to be a strong driver of milestones and results, resolving issues, and consistently mitigating risks. While the technical aspects of the role (e.g., product roadmaps, governance structures, project plans, financial plans, risk plans, program-level plans, and associated reporting elements) are table stakes, a successful candidate is also expected to move the projects forward within acceptable cost and quality parameters.
Principal Duties and Job Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include:
  • Provide product management oversight and, secondarily, back-up support to product development needs
  • Serve as subject-matter expert / business owner for the development of business requirements for product enhancements and specifications
  • Understand the competitive landscape and market trends of various financial industry products and product lines which include pricing, marketing approach and support; identifying gaps and implementing product enhancements to ensure the competitiveness of existing products
  • Support the development of internal / external communication and training needs
  • Effectively collaborate in a matrix environment both within the Product Management team and beyond to execute regular (likely quarterly) product enhancement initiatives
  • Closely partner with Sales & Service to gain insight into operational and sales process challenges, identify potential actions and incorporate into product enhancement prioritization process
  • Closely partner with Compliance, Law, & Risk in implementation of enhancements and new processes and regulatory requirements
  • Manage large-scale programs, projects, and enhancements to Prudential digital platforms
  • Responsible for the development of the business case and cost benefit analysis to secure funding for strategic digital projects and programs
  • Work with UX designer, the Customer Experience, and Customer Office team to define online experience for product enhancements
  • Track and report project results to management
  • Collaborate with other Prudential businesses in order to identify new business opportunities, share best practices, and ultimately leverage opportunities.


  • 8+ years of Product Management experience in an internet enabled business
  • Proven experience in gathering and transforming customer / business needs into an actionable product roadmap, and product roadmaps into product requirements
  • Experience using agile methodologies or iterative lifecycles to deliver products and technologies is a huge plus
  • Understanding of customer transactions and communication, operational workflows, internet technologies, as well as development methodology for a complex multi-business environment
  • Strong user experience / design sense, with a record of building succesful products
  • Top-notch written and oral communication skills, including experience presenting to executive leadership, participating in the sales cycle, and handling sensitive customer escalations
  • Well-developed leadership, management, and strategic-thinking skills, with the ability to excite and lead others in a highly collaborative environment
  • Experience in financial services companies is a plus
  • Experience overseeing and delivering projects or project activities of moderate or significant complexity
  • Experience working successfully with multiple key stakeholders to define project objectives, scope, schedule, and budget
  • Proven ability to learn and adapt to change quickly and easily
  • Strong leadership skills and judgment
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional collaboration, inter-personal, and influencing skills
  • Experience with compiling, managing, and maintaining key documentation for project-related artifacts
  • Proven success in implementing or creating strategically compelling business cases for product development projects that deliver results to meet business goals
  • Proven experience in gathering and transforming customer / business needs into an actionable product roadmap, and product roadmaps into product
  • Proficient in using MS Office products: Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and / or other Project Management tools
  • Ability to travel up to 15% (typically within the Northeast corridor)

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.

Apply Now

Join PrudentialApply for this position

Please fill out the online application and upload your supporting materials. We appreciate the time and effort you put into your application.

Apply Now

Save or Send Email this Job

Get a link to the job and the full description that you can save for later or share with someone you think might be a good fit.

Get Link to this job description in an email to save for yourself or send

Related Job Openings

Voluntary/Worksite Product Manager (Virtual Option)

Product Management - Roseland, NJ | Chattanooga, TN | Dresher, PA | Jacksonville, FL | Charlotte, NC | Columbia, SC | Portland, ME
  • Full Time Position
  • Job No: LIF000CS

The Product Manager will be responsible for conducting competitive product and pricing analyses, analyzing and monitoring market trends, and may assist in product line positioning and new product development. In addition to using externally available market research data, the Product Manager may conduct and/or commission original market research. This individual will Independently initiate and/or lead marketing programs, initiatives, promotions, or research projects. The Product Manager will also work on the most complex projects or with the most visible/important...

View Job Details

Director, Voluntary/Worksite Product Management (Virtual Option)

Product Management - Roseland, NJ | Portland, ME | Columbia, SC | Jacksonville, FL | Dresher, PA | Charlotte, NC | Chattanooga, TN
  • Full Time Position
  • Job No: LIF000CR

The role of Product Director spans many tactical and some strategic activities that focus on managing the success of a specific product and other projects that deliver on Group Insurance’s vision and strategy. The Product Director supports forecasting, planning, development, marketing, operations, and sales activities throughout the product life cycle. Their primary role is to execute the defined GI Product Management plan for an assigned product(s).

This role has the ability to sit in any of our field offices or can be completely virtual....

View Job Details

Product Business Analyst

Product Management - Newark, NJ
  • Full Time Position
  • Job No: PRO000IT
The Requirements Team in Product Development is primarily responsible for the successful implementation of business requirements developed for individual life insurance products within the Product Development Process (PDP). This position may report to a Director or Manager within the Requirements Team. Specific responsibilities of this position include, but may not be limited to, the following:
  • Delivery of business requirements for product development projects. May include but not be limited to product initiatives, post-launch (Day 2) product commitments,...
View Job Details

Director, Investment Platform Management

Product Management - Hartford, CT
  • Full Time Position
  • Job No: INV000E3
Prudential Retirement provides financial wellness solutions, including investments and recordkeeping, for the Defined Contribution, Defined Benefit, Non-Qualified and Individual markets. Currently our client base includes 3,500 corporate, governmental, non-profit and Taft Hartley plan sponsors and more than 4.2 million individuals.
This new role will be accountable for the overall investment platform management functions including development and oversight of platform access policies, product availability, and development of custom investment solutions for clients...
View Job Details
Search All Prudential Jobs