Junior Product Manager (Digital Payments)

Discover Financial Services - Riverwoods, IL

At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both. We’re all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

Our team is working on creating the next wave of global digital products. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, know how to deal with the changing environment and love challenging yourself, join the exciting team where you will get a chance to learn the latest in the world of digital payments and witness change in the world of payment tech. This role is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating information system projects.

  • This role is ideally located in Riverwoods (IL) but open to someone working out of downtown Chicago (IL) 2 days/week.

Product Management and ownership of business area’s services, products, or vendors.
Participates in Agile sprints, planning, and executions.
Reviews and manages project plans, demonstrating effective cross-business coordination and communication of project activities.
Manages project scopes and deliverables within preset budgets and timelines.
Initiates and generates appropriate stakeholder reports to aid cross-business communication and supports data-driven business decisions.
Partners with the business and vendors to identify business opportunities and secures support and cooperation to quickly resolve problems that may arise with the managed products.
Partners with agile team to deliver customer and business value through product features.
Develops user stories from prioritized features. Leads efforts to attain product vision and objectives. Writes acceptance criteria for user stories. Ensures that user stories meet the Definition of Ready (DoR) and are updated in the system.
Provides status updates to the business and management.
Collaborates with agile teams to follow through on business priorities and visions.
Manages and prioritizes sprint backlogs.
Empowers decisions regarding functionality and priority in the sprint. Approves each user story during the sprint.
Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:
Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Business, or related field
4+ years of experience in Project Development Product Management, or related field
In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience in Product Management, Digital, Agile, or related field
Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we’d also look for:
2+ years of experience in Payments, Financial Services, or related field
2+ years of experience in management consulting with premier firms
1+ year of experience in Agile methodology
PMP, Product Owner, or related certification
Strong focus on business and product management
Discover Financial Services 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, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.

Work Perks:
24-Hour Nurse Hotline & Telehealth Services
7 Paid Holidays
Adoption Assistance
Annual Flu Shots
Commuter Benefits
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Work Environment
Group Auto, Home and Pet Insurance
Healthy Eating Program
Legal Assistance Plan
Mother’s Rooms
Onsite Emotional Health Counselors
Onsite Fitness Centers
Onsite Weight Watchers at Work
Paid Parental Leave
Professional and Leadership Development Programs
Recognition Program
Service Anniversary Awards
Tuition Reimbursement

Annual health Evaluation and Health Coaching
Critical Illness Insurance
Health Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account and Flexible Spending Accounts
Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
Life and Accident Insurance
Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
Onsite Health Services Center with Nurse Practitioner

Financial Wellness:
401(k) Savings Plan with Fixed and Matching Contributions
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Financial Engines
“Financial Wellness for You” Learning Programs