Great-West Financial Empower Retirement

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Senior Product Manager - Participant Advisory Services

Senior Product Manager - Participant Advisory Services

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US-CO-Denver (DTC)
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Would you like to be a part of one of America's leading financial services firms? Great-West Financial is the nation’s second largest insurer in sales of individual life insurance through banks. We also offer annuity and executive benefits products. Under Empower Retirement, we provide employer sponsored retirement plans as the nation’s second largest retirement plan provider.


Our over 5,000 associates across 40 locations across the country provide world class service to:


30,000+ employer sponsored retirement plans

8 million+ employees participating in their employer-sponsored retirement plan

467,700+ individual life insurance and annuity accounts

$460 billion+ total assets under administration


Working independently under consultative direction, identifies, develops, and implements key Participant Advisory Services product methodology and capabilities and analyzes business trends and metrics. Oversees the projects related to supporting the full product development life cycle including strategy, concept, design, development, implementation and effectiveness analysis across all facets of the business. Directs Product Management team members to deliver initiatives and project deliverables.

Primary Responsibilities

1)         Product Development & Management: Drives the key components of the product development life cycle and on-going management including business case development, requirements definition, product design, implementation, and effectiveness analysis.

  • Provides subject matter expertise and in depth knowledge of Participant Advisory Services product and methodology
  • Works with the Independent Financial Expert to set strategic direction and tactical delivery
  • Deliver business intelligence insights
  • Manages product development projects and initiatives
  • Creates 1-3 year product roadmaps and conducts ROI analysis on all projects and product initiatives.

2)         Participant Advisory Services Adoption: Creates strategies to drive adoption of advisory services.

  • Conduct presentations, site visits, prospect meetings, demos, etc.
  • Manage projects with legal and marketing on the development and approval of sales presentations and material
  • Report on project status to senior management

3)         Daily oversight and coordination of product management resources ensuring team delivers on all projects and initiatives in a constantly changing environment.


4)         As product owner, create vision of what needs to be built and convey that vision to the scrum team. Manage product backlog and prioritize features.

  • Manage product strategy for participant advisory services
  • Manage projects to deliver key product capabilities and initiatives

Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent experience
  • 7 years related product management and development experience in retirement and/or investment industry.
  • FINRA Series 65 license required within established timelines
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including effective communication, project management and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Advanced Microsoft Windows experience with proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel
  • Related experience with Managed Account products & platforms desired
  • Infrequent travel. 1-2 times per quarter.
  • Managing priorities and performance
  • Resolves most questions and problems, and refers only the most complex issues to higher levels. 
  • Allocates resources to perform departmental functions.

About Great-West Financial

At Great-West Financial® and Empower Retirement, our more than 5,000 associates are dedicated to helping customers secure their financial futures. We offer a range of retirement savings products, life insurance, annuities and investment services from offices across the country. If you’re interested in joining a company that enjoys a record of strong performance and is rich in history yet innovative, bold and transformative, then our organization is an outstanding place for you to grow and succeed. We’re an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. We’re also committed to providing a drug-free workplace.

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