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Lead Manager, Investment Platforms and Services

T. Rowe Price

in Owings Mills, MD


The Product Management and Development (PMD) Lead Manager is responsible for owning a group of products and services (referred to solely as “Products” moving forward) offered to clients including Plan Sponsors, Intermediaries and Individual Investors.  This individual is responsible for the end to end management and the strategic development of each of their products. Although not accountable for determining the experience or the positioning of each of their products, the Lead Manager will partner with their peers in Individual Investor and Institutional Retirement Marketing in doing so.


Product Development – Responsible for the strategic development of each of their products.  This primarily includes:

  • Responsible for defining and documenting the product definition including pricing and product variability permitted within each segment.
  • Ensures products are innovative and competitive in the marketplace based on competitor and industry data.
  • Leads research and data analysis to determine potential product opportunities and gaps.
  • Creates and makes the business case for new products or changes to existing products in order to ensure the overall PMD strategic product roadmap remains competitive.
  • Responsible for influencing vendors in ensuring they have a competitive future product roadmap.  
  • Creates and measures key KPI’s to ensure product effectiveness (e.g. Product adoption rates)
  • Supports others (e.g. GBS, PMO, etc.) in their project management responsibilities around product development efforts including defining business requirements.

Product Management – Responsible for the end to end management of each of their products.  This includes:

  • Mobilizes internal or external resources (e.g. black belts) to ensure the end to end processes in support of the products are as efficient and effective as possible.
  • Serves as the SME on products and provides expertise and confidence in response to both technical and general questions.
  • Influences others across the organization to ensure strong client adoption rates are maintained with each of the products. 
  • Responsible for the overall governance of the products including exception management for both prospects and clients. 
  • Proactively manages vendor relationships to ensure services levels are met.



  • 10+ years of retirement industry experience, particularly within product development, product management, or product marketing. 
  • Operational knowledge of defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans and applicable laws.
  • Experience working with end customer – plan sponsors and/or participants.
  • Technical experience relevant to retirement services operations and recordkeeping systems.
  • Vendor management experience


  • Ability to influence others
  • Project and/or product management experience
  • Internal matrix management
  • Organizational/problem solving skills (detail oriented)
  • Analytical skills
  • Leadership ability, including policy and decision making
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills – must be cooperative and effectively deal with people and problem situations
  • Effective follow-up skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • PC Skills – strong Word and Excel, and general PC knowledge
  • College degree and 10 years of retirement industry experience, particularly within Product Management or New Product Development 

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