Product Management Advisor (2 positions open)

Employer
AARP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Oct 01, 2021
Closes
Oct 14, 2021
Ref
12461338
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
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.
Summary

This role will be working 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, this individual 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.
Responsibilities
  • 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.
  • Creative - highly creative and innovative with solid judgment about which ideas will translate to commercial success.
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset - ability to identify opportunities, then act to manifest those opportunities in a productive way.
  • Consumer Connection - ability to use intuition/judgment and relevant data to recommend approaches to meet consumer demand.
  • Ability to Strategically Engage - with outside partners, and ASI and AARP cross-functional teams to pilot, test, assess, and launch physical and digital product lines within all requirements.
  • Timely Decision Making - ability to make decisions quickly, sometimes with incomplete information under tight deadlines.
  • Resourceful - Ability to act effectively or imaginatively to devise the means necessary to achieve desired business results; must be hands-on and able to drive results through personal effort rather than relying on others.
  • Enthusiasm and Passion - genuine interest and desire to develop and grow ASI's portfolio and manifest that interest in a visible way to generate excitement.
  • Informed -- Keeps abreast of technology and new physical and digital product trends.
Requirements
  • A bachelor's degree in product design with 3+ 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 2+ 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 managing product development, from concept to execution and applying human-centered design methods.
  • Project Management - ability to scope out length and difficulty of projects and tasks; set objectives and goals; develop schedules and task assignments; anticipate pitfalls and roadblocks, and pivot as needed; perform tasks when needed and deliver results within project scope and deadlines.
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 careers.aarp.org/benefits 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.

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