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Product Manager

Location:Middleton, WI
Level:Full Time
Category: Client Operations


The Product Manager is responsible for the RPS products assigned and is expected to develop and manage expense, revenue, profitability and business operating plan goals.   This individual is responsible for product analysis and planning, marketing and competitive analysis.  The Product Manager is responsible to obtain and prioritize product and customer requirements and assist the Product Owner in defining the product vision.  The Product Manager works closely with stakeholders, other product managers and the Product Operations teams to deliver successful products and services to support the organization’s overall strategy.

  • Responsible for protecting, securing, and proper handling of all confidential data held by Ascensus to ensure against unauthorized access, improper transmission, and/or unapproved disclosure of information that could result in harm to Ascensus or our clients.
  • The I-Client philosophy and the Core Values of People Matter, Quality First and Integrity Always® should be visible in your actions on a day to day basis showing your support of our organizational culture.
  • Responsible for direct oversight and development of revenue, expense, profitability and operating plan objectives for assigned products and services
  • Analyze and define product(s) strategy and roadmap to include competitive analysis; define features and requirements to ensure product success developing necessary business cases as needed
  • Analyze, define and refine pricing models based on market, industry and competitor trends
  • Deliver marketing and product research and development analysis with prioritized features and corresponding justification
  • Identify customer needs, project success and collaboration, and develop ROI with the Product Owner
  • Work closely with the Product Operations to ensure successful and timely product releases of new and existing products
  • Develop communications to all affected internal and external clients, including RPS and PSG areas as needed
  • Work with external third parties and relationship management team to assess partnerships
  • Run beta and pilot programs with early stage products
  • Collaborate with other Product Managers, Product Owners, and stakeholders to develop short and long range development plans and evaluate integration with other products
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Act as a leader within the company

Section 3:  Experience, Skills, Knowledge Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management or administration, or other related field or equivalent work experience
  • Three years’ experience in project management or product line management
  • Experience in developing product line business cases
  • Understanding the retirement plan marketplace and its position in the overall financial market helpful, but not required
  • Must have or be willing to develop an understanding of governing regulations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to travel as needed

Ascensus is a place to have a career, not just a job. As the largest US independent retirement and college savings services provider, we put our focus on people.  Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity. When you join our team, you get to go to work every day knowing that you help over 6 million Americans save for retirement and college.


Ascensus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital or veteran status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Ascensus also takes affirmative action to employ, and advance in employment, qualified women, minorities, and covered veterans. Ascensus also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state laws


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What makes any career at Ascensus so rewarding?

  • Collaborative, idea-sharing environment
  • Professional development
    • In-house training
    • Tuition reimbursement
  • Generous reward programs
  • Paid time off (additional purchase plan)
  • Medical, dental & vision benefits
  • Health savings account (employer contribution up to $1,100)
  • 401(k) & 529 match programs
  • Volunteer/charitable-giving programs
  • Business casual dress
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