PLADS Product Strategy Lead Job in Farmington

PLADS Product Strategy Lead

Company:  Aflac Columbus

Location:  Remote, US, 31999 Farmington, CT, US, 06032

The Division:  PLADS

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field

Experience:  5+ years experience

Job Id:  3476



Job Descriptions:

PLADS Product Strategy Lead



As part of the Product Development team, the Product Strategy Lead is responsible for the maintaining and operationalizing all product-related functions. This role focuses on large, complex projects, product structure, and development. Leads multiple projects simultaneously from beginning to completion. Responsible for scoping, prioritization, drafting, issue resolution, communication, and understanding of the product strategy. Ensures appropriate change management practices are effectively utilized throughout the lifecycle to improve execution and delivery of results.



Principal Duties & Responsibilities


  • Leads the team to deliver the products needed within the coverage strategy of the Line of Business (LoBs) as originally developed; manages the Product Development process from beginning to end, serving as a trusted advisor between Product, Underwriting, Corporate Law, Claims Legal, Regulatory Affairs and the Business Units (BU) and other Service Support Units; may act as project manager for larger projects; leads the development of detailed work plans, schedules, resource plans, and status reports



  • Understands and facilitates implementation of the Product Strategy


  • Oversees projects from original concept through final implementation within the Product Development Process Scope


  • Translates product specifications to fit technology and systems


  • Ensures that all assigned projects are completed within agreed-upon time frames


  • Participates in the development, implementation, and institutionalization of best practices around project execution and change management


  • Recommends changes to policies, systems, products/ services to leaders


  • Ensures that appropriate documentation, implementation, and communication of established policy, procedures and operating standards is completed for the Disability Product (both Short Term and Long Term Disability)


  • Regularly monitors and evaluates activities to identify potential risks and issues of non-compliance


  • Participates or may lead risk assessment for the Life product and escalates potential issues to higher management


  • Performs other related duties as required



Education & Experience Required


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • 5 or more years of product management-related experience

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience



Job Knowledge & Skills


Experience in Group products and operational practices


  • Group Disability product


  • Short Term


Long term

Self Funded and Insured

Statutory Paid Family and Medical or Disability Plans are desired as well


  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative relationships


  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills


  • Strong project management skills and experience managing large-scale projects


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Experience with state filing departments





  • Acting with Integrity – Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments
  • Communicating Effectively – Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener
  • Pursuing Self-Development – Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities
  • Serving Customers – Builds strong relationships with customers; stays aware of customer needs, concerns and satisfaction; response promptly to customer questions and requests; effectively manages
  • Supporting Change – Enthusiastically participates in new change initiatives and programs; focuses on reasons why changes will work and how they will be beneficial
  • Supporting Organizational Goals – Actively supports organizational goals and values; demonstrates enthusiasm toward the company’s goals and mission; aligns actions around organizational goals
  • Working with Diverse Populations – Shows respect for the beliefs and traditions of others; encourages and promotes practices that support cultural diversity; discourages behaviors or practices that may be perceived as unfair, biased, or critical toward people with certain backgrounds

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