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Principal Product Manager in Des Moines, Iowa

As a Product Manager in Principal Global Investors (PGI), you’ll use your strategic expertise to lead our Product community and drive consistency in philosophy and practice. You’ll assist our team dedicated to elevating engineering practices across PGI.

Product focused professionals who are passionate about vision, strategy, discovery and delivery- keep reading!

Here are few examples of the kinds of things you’ll do:

  • Build an effective product team to ensure efficient and successful delivery for technology teams.

  • Build strong partnerships with technology community so you can represent their needs. Garner their support and engage them proactively to overcome barriers to stay product-centric.

  • Manage the feature backlog and develop acceptance criteria to establish when a feature meets the definition of Done.

  • Responsible for prioritizing, using criteria defined by PGI technology. Involve the team in how to break down and order the work.

  • Be comfortable not having all of the answers. Make small bets and embrace experimentation.

  • Empower technology teams to own solutions being crafted versus telling them what needs to be done and how it should work.

  • Challenge status quo, encourage innovation, be forward-thinking and approachable. Influence, lead and collaborate well with all partners.

  • Know how your product fits into the bigger picture and help the product team understand how the work they do contributes to that vision.

  • Fall in love with the problem to be solved. Collaborate with stakeholders and engineers by using discovery techniques that identify solutions based on value, viability, feasibility and usability.

  • Identify and prioritize product features that solve our biggest problems and make the biggest impact to our business. Leverage feedback and data to inform product roadmap.

  • We’re looking for someone with:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required, plus at least 8 years business or product management experience

  • Formal leadership experience

  • Superb communication skills, including the ability to build relationships and influence business partners

Preferred skills:

  • Past experience partnering with technology teams and supporting technology products through an agile environment

  • Experience developing and maturing a product, and creating a product strategy

  • Asset Management experience

  • 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.

USD $87,600.00/Yr.

USD $179,000.00/Yr.


This position may require on-call responsibilities.

Job level

We’ll consider talent at the next level with the right experiences and skills.

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. and

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 our core values, benefits and why we’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.


Requisition ID: 2021-32667

Business Area: PGI Other

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 801 Grand Ave

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt