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Principal Financial Group Assistant Director - Product Management - Remote in Des Moines, Iowa


Principal is looking for a Assistant Director - Product Management. In this role, you'll create and maintain a profitable and marketable product portfolio which supports advice initiatives within the US Retirement business. As well as, lead, develop, and manage product offer strategies to meet broader RIS objectives.

Here are additional examples of the types of things you'll do:

  • Lead the effort to develop and implement new products and modify existing products to meet strategic imperatives for Individual Solutions and across business unit. Work with sales, IT, compliance, legal, marketing, other groupss to accomplish objectives and ensure alignment with current/future capabilities, communications, and decision making.

  • Manage in-plan advice releases by monitoring and reporting on key profitability measures, trends, marketability, service, and sales. Recommend and implement adjustments to senior leadership as required.

  • Monitor product performance, competitive intelligence, market trends and economic factors to drive the establishment of competitive product to deliver profitable growth in defined market segments.

  • Act as a Supplier Manager to manage and negotiate vendor partnerships and alliances with external partners, as appropriate.

  • Mentor and coach delivery staff, develop and share best practices that contribute to organizational learning. Build and sustain relationships through motivation, and team building. Take action to orchestrate change and improvements, including the use of change management concepts and manage the cultural and people impact of change.

  • Provide training and education internally to various business partners regarding products, market trends, and competitor offerings.

This position is also a great way to advance your career. As a growing company with more than 18,500 employees around the world, Principal offers a lot of ways for you to learn more, earn more, and achieve more!


We are looking for someone with:

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • 8+years of experience with a comprehensive retirement product mindset for individuals

  • Extensive knowledge of product research, product development and design, investment products including in-plan managed accounts and retail investor accounts, including marketing across the spectrum of U.S. Retirement

  • Superior problem solving and analytical abilities, decision-making capabilities and direct people management are necessary

  • Ability to travel up to 10-25% of the time

  • Excellent project management, planning, oral/written communication skills, and presentation skills

  • Strong relationship building with other employees, work groups, and senior leaders to persuade, negotiate, or gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas

Successful candidate will have the following:

  • ChFC, CFP®, preferred

  • FINRA registration may be required

Salary Range Information

Salary ranges below reflect targeted base salaries. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation for all roles will be based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer.

Salary Range

$116000 - $162000 / year

Additional Information

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship (additional work authorization or permanent work authorization) now or in the future to work in the United States? This includes, but IS NOT LIMITED TO: F1-OPT, F1-CPT, H-1B, TN, L-1, J-1, etc. For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links.

Nonimmigrant Workers ( and Green Card for Employment-Based Immigrants (

Investment Code of Ethics

For Principal Global Investors positions, you’ll need to follow an Investment Code of Ethics related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

Experience Principal

While our expertise spans the globe, we're bound by one common purpose: to foster a world where financial security is accessible to all. And our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees – individually and all of us together. Explore ourcore values ( ,benefits ( and whywe’re an exceptional place ( to grow your career.

Principal 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, disability, or veteran status.

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Posted Date 1 week ago (11/22/2022 4:17 PM)

Job # 2022-37597

Category Product Management/Product Ownership

Ent Seg RIS

Bus Area Pension

Pos Typ Regular Full-Time

Remote Yes

FLSA Exempt