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Product Manager

Company: Guardian Life
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

The Product Manager serves as strategic product lead for assigned product, demonstrating accountability for product scope and the success of the product by ensuring that the development teams are building the right things in the right order to optimize business value and customer satisfaction.Who We Are: ReedGroup, headquartered in Westminster, CO, is a dynamic, fast growing organization that employs nearly 1,500 people at 11 locations globally. We are the top provider in the Absence Management industry and provide our services to major companies including a substantial number of Fortune 100 companies. We are committed to improving health and productivity outcomes while controlling costs - it is at the core of our comprehensive solutions which are designed to return people to their active lifestyles and allow businesses to thrive.Our Vision: Healthy and Productive People. Thriving Businesses.Our Mission: ReedGroup connects the ecosystem of the health, work and life with

  • The best service experience for clients and employees
  • Trusted content and experience
  • Strong partnerships across healthcare and insurance
  • Innovative technology to drive simplicity
  • Comprehensive data to create meaningful insightsThe Product Manager effectively drives product direction within ReedGroups product portfolio.You Have:
    • 3+ years Product management experience preferably working on an absence management and/or claims platform.
    • Product Management, People Management, Understanding the Customer, Product Development, Requirements Analysis, Pricing, Planning, Competitive Analysis, Sales Planning, Inventory Financial Planning and Strategy.
    • Experience working in an agile software development environment. SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager certificate desired.
    • BA/BS or equivalent work experience.
    • Strategic and creative thinker with ability to think outside the box and translate strategies into actions.
    • Excellent problem solving skills.
    • Team player with proven ability to foster and manage working relationships within a matrix environment.
    • Ability to juggle multiple priorities.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Strong influencing and presentation skills.
    • Strong process management skills.You Will:
      • Develops products by identifying potential products; conducting market research; generating product requirements; determining specifications, production timetables, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction; developing marketing strategies.
      • Determine customers needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information.
      • Recommend the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements, appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes.
      • Act as Client Account Manager for a major SaaS account.
      • Assess market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products.
      • Provide source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives.
      • Bring new products to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs; preparing return-on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing.
      • Introduce and market new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, and production.
      • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
      • Serve as the voice of the market and point of contact for sales and customers.
      • Focus and strong emphasis on customer experience within every customer deliverable.
      • Maintain and ensure 100% visibility of current product prioritization and future plans (roadmaps and backlog).
      • Provide product/marketplace direction throughout the project lifecycle.
      • Accountable for marketing collateral and documentation for current and ongoing functionality and the appropriate distribution.
      • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance on all offerings.
      • Work with stakeholders to build business cases, create and prioritize features, and formulate the vision and roadmap.
      • Mentor, train, and guide the organizations teams as they learn, and then adopt, best practices and lessons learned from product.
      • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
      • Support our global team as a resource and advocate the usage of their support.About ReedGroupAs the largest exclusive provider of absence management services, ReedGroup has been dedicated to helping employees return to work safely for more than 35 years. We create a seamless experience so clients can excel at their jobs and better serve their employees supporting a thriving, engaged, and skilled workforce.ReedGroup is a wholly-owned, independent subsidiary of The Guardian Life Insurance Company providing even more ways we can better serve people. Guardian has been helping people protect their futures and secure their lives for more than 150 years, and today serves 27 million people by helping them find financial confidence and well-being in life, health, and wealth. And as one of the largest mutual insurance companies, we know what matters most: putting the needs of customers first.Equal Employment OpportunityReed is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.Our PromiseAt Guardian, youll have the support and flexibility to achieve your professional and personal goals. Through skill-building, leadership development and philanthropic opportunities, we provide opportunities to build communities and grow your career, surrounded by diverse colleagues with high ethical standards.Salary Range$79,450.00 - $147,550.00The salary range reflected above is a good faith estimate of base pay for the primary location of the position. The salary for this position ultimately will be determined based on the education, experience, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate. In addition to salary, this role may also be eligible for annual, sales, or other incentive compensation.Inspire Well-BeingAs part of Guardians Purpose to inspire well-being we are committed to offering contemporary, supportive, flexible, and inclusive benefits and resources to our colleaguesHealth Care
        • Choice of [high deductible/copay] medical plans* with prescription drugs, including coverage for fertility and transgender inclusive benefits
        • Dental plan
        • Vision plan
        • Health care accounts flexible spending, health reimbursement, and health savings accounts
        • Critical illness insuranceLife and Disability Insurance
          • Company-paid Life and Disability insurance plus voluntary supplemental coverage
          • Accident insuranceRetirement and Financial
            • 401(k) retirement plan with a company match, plus an annual age/service-based Company contribution and an annual profit-sharing contribution, if applicable
            • Complimentary 1:1 financial guidance with a licensed Fidelity representativeTime Off and Remote Work
              • Flexible work arrangements (part in-person/part remote)
              • Unlimited paid time off for most roles plus time off for volunteering, jury duty, voting, and bereavement
              • Personal holidays for colleagues to use in recognition of religious, cultural, or civic days
              • Paid parental leave and paid family and medical leave policiesEmotional Well-being and Work-Life
                • Emotional well-being, mental health, and work/life resources powered by Spring Health
                • Wellness programs, including fitness program and equipment reimbursement
                • Child, adult, and elder back-up care support through Bright Horizons
                • Adoption assistance
                • College planning
                • Tuition reimbursement
                • Student loan assistance
                • Commuter benefits in select metropolitan areasJustice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (J.E.D.I.)
                  • Employee Resource Groups that advocate for inclusion and diversity
                  • J.E.D.I. certification and training programs
                  • Matching gifts/volunteeringBenefits apply to full-time eligible employees. Interns are not eligible for most Company benefits.Equal Employment OpportunityGuardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.Guardian is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact applicant_accommodation@glic.com .Every day, Guardian helps our 29 million customers realize their dreams through a range of insurance and financial products and services. Our Purpose, to inspire well-being, guides our dedication to the colleagues, consumers, and communities we serve. We know that people count, and we go above and beyond to prepare them for the life they want to live, focusing on their overall well-being mind, body, and wallet. As one of the largest mutual insurance companies, we put our customers first. Behind every bright future is a GuardianTM. Learn more about Guardian at guardianlife.com .

Keywords: Guardian Life, Des Moines , Product Manager, Executive , Des Moines, Iowa

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