Equitable Life Protection Solutions Team Product Manager in Charlotte, North Carolina
Life Protection Solutions Team Product Manager ( 2300007U )
Primary Location : UNITED STATES-NC-Charlotte
Organization : Equitable
Schedule : Full-time
At Equitable, our power is in our people. Our mission is to help our clients secure their financial well-being so they can pursue long and fulfilling lives. As an employer, Equitable is committed to creating an environment where our people feel comfortable bringing their true selves to work every day. We have been recognized and certified as a great place to work by the Great Place to Work Institute. We provide our employees with opportunities to move within our organization so they can grow their career and skills without ever having to leave Equitable.
Our aim is to become America’s first fully Agile financial services company. By adopting new ways of working, we will further enhance the value we create for our clients and employees. We are creating an environment where cross-functional, multidisciplinary teams work independently under a clear set of strategic guidelines, applying Agile working methods to implement their missions. And in so doing, they promote a culture where team members are actively engaged and learning every day.
The Life Protection Solutions Team Product Manager will champion initiatives that support the growth strategy of Equitable’s Life business, by developing and continuously innovating Life insurance new business product-based solutions with a primary objective of Protection. The Life Protection Solutions Team will oversee Equitable’s Term portfolio, VUL Legacy, Survivorship VUL and the Long-Term Care Services Rider. The Product Manager’s focus will be to design and support implementation of solutions that can increase sales of traditional Life Financial Professionals, as well as ideate solutions that work in new markets. Core activities include assessing Life and other financial markets to implementation feasibility with solutions that balance policy owner and shareholder value. Develop business cases, obtain approval, and build pipeline of innovative solutions.
The Product Manager will be a critical part of New Ways Of Working (NWOW) at Equitable, working closely with the Team Lead and internal partners using an Agile methodology / NWOW principles. The Product Manager proactively supports the Team’s goals by utilizing a test-and-learn approach that entails MVP delivery, innovation, frequent engagement with customers and stakeholders, and continuous iteration
Key Job Responsibilities
Contribute to the strategic development and implementation Life Protection Solutions initiatives and products.
Connect with Distribution partners to identify client needs from a product and process perspective.
Conduct competitive analysis, develop new products and program, and enhance features of existing products.
Work with internal and external business partners (including home office and field sales management) to assist with coordinating product operations support, sales promotions and training activities.
Knowledge of life insurance distribution channels, products, and overall “Protection” solutions offered in the marketplace
Interested in continuous learning
Results oriented and effective communicator
Mindset and behaviors
Passion to challenge the status quo and find new solutions that incorporate out of the box ideas
Belief in a culture of collaboration, transparency, safety, and trust
Experimental mindset and not afraid to fail
Experience in backlog management and prioritizing work based on stakeholder needs
Familiarity with teams operating in an agile environment
Knowledge of agile ceremonies and the Design Thinking approach to solving problems
The base salary range for this position is $85,000 to $127,000. Actual base salaries vary based on skills, experience, and geographical location. In addition to base pay, Equitable provides compensation to reward performance with base salary increases, spot bonuses, and short-term incentive compensation opportunities. Eligibility for these programs depends on level and functional area of responsibility.
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Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
5 years experience in the Financial Services or Insurance industry
Experience Life-related products
Capable of maintaining close attention to details while contributing to multiple initiatives
Interested in collaborating with other teams using an “Agile” framework
Comfortable communicating and gathering feedback from stakeholders that range from end-users to senior leadership
MBA or business-related graduate degree
Experience operating in an Agile environment
Accuracy and Attention to Detail: Understanding the necessity and value of accuracy; ability to complete tasks with high levels of precision.
Cross-functional Collaboration: Knowledge of collaborative techniques and approaches; ability to promote a culture of continuous improvement and working together across functions to solve business problems and meet business goals.
Document Management: Knowledge of document management; ability to categorize, integrate, update, document and distribute business information in a secure, effective way.
Effective Communications: Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.
Managing Multiple Priorities: Knowledge of effective self-management practices; ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities, making effective judgments as to prioritizing and time allocation.
Products and Services: Knowledge of major products and services and product and service groups; ability to apply knowledge of product and service appropriately to diverse situations.
Teamwork: Knowledge of the necessity and value of teamwork; experience with; ability to work cooperatively towards shared goals and being supportive of others at all levels.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Demonstrates a commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by treating everyone with respect and dignity, ensuring all voices are heard and advocating for change.
At Equitable, we’re a team of over ten thousand strong; committed to helping our clients secure their financial well-being so that they can pursue long and fulfilling lives.
We turn challenges into opportunities by thinking, working, and leading differently – where everyone is a leader. We encourage every employee to leverage their unique talents to become a force for good at Equitable and in their local communities.
We are continuously investing in our people by offering growth, internal mobility, comprehensive compensation and benefits to support overall well-being, flexibility, and a culture of collaboration and teamwork.
We are looking for talented, dedicated, purposeful people who want to make an impact. Join Equitable and pursue a career with purpose.
Equitable is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state and local laws.
NOTE: Equitable participates in the E-Verify program.
If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process or to perform the essential job functions of this position, please contact Human Resources at (212) 314-2211 or email us at TalentAcquisition@equitable.com .
Req ID: 2300007U