Product Development Advisor (2 positions)

6 days left

Washington, DC
Jul 04, 2021
Aug 03, 2021
Full Time
Business Unit Description

AARP Services (ASI) is where AARP's mission meets the marketplace for the 50+ population, by sparking new solutions that transform the marketplace to improve people's lives as they age. Founded in 1999 as the professional services arm of AARP, ASI supports the Association's mission of Disrupt Aging by helping bring new products to market to drive innovation and build richer connections with consumers. ASI acts as a bridge, connecting companies to people by helping bring experiences, products and services that matter to them as they move through life stages.

Are you interested in driving market innovation and creating new products and services that help improve people's lives as they age? Consider joining our Product Development and Management team as a Product Development Advisor.

We are seeking to add two new Product Development Advisors to join our team. These roles will work for ASI (AARP Services, Inc.) in collaboration with AARP. ASI oversees and monitors product and service providers to ensure that products with the AARP-brand deliver value to AARP members. Working within the Emerging Businesses Product Development & Management Team, the two Advisors will be responsible for new product development ranging from bringing concepts to market to refining existing products within the ASI Emerging Businesses Team, ASI LOBs (Lines of Businesses) Team, and various AARP teams.

  • Actively participates in the development of physical and digital products, intake pipeline strategies, and implementation plans including evaluating new business models, developing prototypes, guiding test plans, and measuring performance against plan. Physical and digital product development may include new whitespace areas, developing potential concepts, or refining an existing product for an ASI line of business.
    • Assesses opportunities for new products, evaluates and determines best concepts, and leads project management strategy and product development through launch.
  • Identifies and evaluates new consumer need states, business opportunities, product and service solutions that further the company's strategic growth objectives.
  • Participates in inter-company initiatives between AARP & ASI, enhancing collaboration between both entities and ensuring the proper deployment of assets.
  • Forges and maintains relationships with key strategic players in the ASI ecosystem.
  • A bachelor's degree in product design with 5+ years of physical and digital product design experience working in a corporate environment, or a master's degree in business administration or human-centered design with 5+ years of physical and digital product design experience in a corporate environment.
  • Experience with consumer physical and digital products, as well as experience in brand management.
  • Experience to include developing products from concept to execution and applying human-centered design methods.
  • Proven project management skills, to include scoping out length and difficulty of projects and tasks; seting objectives and goals; developing schedules and task assignments; anticipating pitfalls and roadblocks, and pivoting as needed; performing tasks when needed and deliver results within project scope and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment, including building strategic and solid partnerships, collaborate across the enterprise in an extremely complex organization, and gain internal respect and build consensus from superiors, peers, and subordinates.
  • A self-starter with a strong work ethic and a desire to go the extra mile.
  • Flexibility and ability to work fast under tight deadlines with demanding quality requirements.
Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others. Visit for more information.

As a result of the COVID pandemic, all interviews will be held virtually and all non-essential employees will continue to work remotely until further notice.
Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.