Director, Portfolio Management & Product Due Diligence - WFG

Work From Home, USA

Job Family

Product Development / Implementation

About Us 


At Transamerica, hard work, innovative thinking, and personal accountability are qualities we honor and reward. We understand the potential unleashed by leveraging the talents of a diverse workforce. We embrace an environment where employees enjoy a balance between their careers, families, communities, and personal interests.  


Ultimately, we appreciate the uniqueness of a company where talented professionals work collaboratively in a positive environment — one focused on helping people look forward and plan for the best life possible while providing tools and solutions that make it easier to get there. 


Transamerica is a part of Aegon, an integrated, diversified, international financial services group. The Aegon companies employ over 21,500 people and have approximately 31.7 million customers.* For more information,  visit


Who We Are 


Transamerica has been making financial services available to the many, not just the few, for more than 100 years. We’re a leading provider of life insurance, retirement, and investment solutions, serving millions of customers throughout the United States. Transamerica’s dedicated professionals focus on helping people live their best lives through saving, investing, and protecting their loved ones. Transamerica is dedicated to building America’s leading middle market life insurance and retirement company, providing a broad range of quality individual life insurance policies, workplace supplemental insurance benefits, workplace retirement plans, individual retirement accounts, and investment products, including mutual funds, annuities, stable value solutions, as well as investment management services. 


What We Do 


Transamerica is organized by lines of business (Life Insurance, Annuities, Mutual Funds, Retirement Plans, and Employee Benefits), which are supported by Transamerica Corporate (Corporate Development; Finance; Internal Audit; Legislative, Regulatory & Policy; Office of the CEO; People and Places; Brand; Corporate Affairs; Risk; and Technology). 

Job Description Summary

The Director of Portfolio Management and Product Due Diligence is responsible for the portfolio design, due diligence, marketplace research, pricing strategy, product profitability, and product implementation for World Financial Group (WFG) and Transamerica Financial Advisors (TFA). Works closely with the VP Director of Strategic Partnerships to design the product and provider roadmaps and direct product due diligence activities to facilitate sales growth in the US and Canada. Oversees the ongoing monitoring of life insurance, annuity, and securities product solutions available on WFG and TFA platforms to provide a manageable set of competitive offerings to meet customer demands.

Job Description


  • Oversee approved product offerings to ensure competitive, profitable offerings to insurance agents, registered representatives and investment advisor representatives. 
  • Maintain ownership of the product portfolio and associated impacts to sales, earnings, and profitability metrics. Interact with distribution leadership to gather feedback on product related needs.
  • Lead and enhance product due diligence processes ensuring alignment with short-term and long-term strategies, growth and expense targets, customer and regulatory requirements. Define business outcomes and KPIs for the product in collaboration with key stakeholders. Develop and maintain policies, procedures, governance charters, and committee guidelines to ensure a consistent and repeatable process.
  • Develop due diligence talent and implement a control framework to ensure the efficacy of the due diligence policies and procedures. 
  • Present recommendations to Product Review Committee and communicate and obtain approvals, where needed, from control functions (finance, legal, risk, compliance) and maintain meeting minutes and governance documents. Coordinate internal audit and other oversight organizations.   
  • Supervise team members responsible for analysis, tools/systems and product information. 
  • Ensure products are placed and administered on the platforms as designed for maximum impact, optimal sales support and overall results. Oversee the implementation of new products addressing operations and supervisory administration, revenue and commission expense modeling and reporting, operational readiness and change management related to new offerings, and field training.
  • Work with Marketing, Operations, and Technology departments to ensure product information is up to date – including product guides, pricing, commission tables, etc. so that accurate information is easily obtainable.
  • Provide competitive intelligence, provide business leadership on pertinent regulatory issues related to the product offering or distribution channels, identify market opportunities and associated new product strategies. Build and present business case rationale for product decisions based on market trends, agent/customer needs, regulatory and channel requirements, due diligence, etc.


  • Extensive background in portfolio management, product development, and/or product due diligence (typically 10 or more years)
  • FINRA Series 6 or 7
  • FINRA Series 63
  • Life & Health insurance license
  • Strategic and critical thinker with strong business acumen
  • Product orientation with a strong sense of ownership to drive new business and to maintain existing business
  • Demonstrated success in portfolio management and modern product delivery processes including ideation, complex pipeline prioritization, value management, capacity planning, voice of the customer, etc. 
  • Able to distill complex scenarios and large volumes of information into digestible formats with data driven, meaningful solutions, and prioritized plans for sensible execution
  • Ability to create and manage product roadmaps
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to present complex/abstract concepts in simple, cogent terms
  • Ability to influence others and develop partnerships at all levels across the organization

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or finance
  • FINRA Series 24/26
  • Sales and training experience

Working Conditions

  • Office or hybrid office/remote environment
  • Occasional travel (10-15%) for meetings with product providers and attendance at company events


**Please note that the compensation information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to applicable pay transparency and compensation posting laws. It is estimated based on what a successful candidate might be paid in certain Company locations.** 

The Salary for this position generally ranges between $150,000 - $200,000 annually. This range is an estimate, based on potential qualifications and operational needs. Salary may vary above and below the stated amounts, as permitted by applicable law. 

Bonus Eligibility:

This position is also typically eligible for an Annual Bonus based on the Company Bonus Plan/Individual Performance and is at Company Discretion.

This job description is not a contract of employment nor for any specific job responsibilities. The Company may change, add to, remove, or revoke the terms of this job description at its discretion. Managers may assign other duties and responsibilities as needed. In the event an employee or applicant requests or requires an accommodation to perform job functions, the applicable HR Business Partner should be contacted to evaluate the accommodation request.

What We Offer  


For eligible employees, we offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to support both the personal and financial well-being of our employees. 


Compensation Benefits 

  • Competitive Pay 

  • Bonus for Eligible Employees 


Benefits Package 

  • Pension Plan 

  • 401k Match

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Disability Insurance

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Employee Discounts

  • Career Training & Development Opportunities


Health and Work/Life Balance Benefits 

  • Paid Time Off starting at 160 hours annually for employees in their first year of service.

  • Ten (10) paid holidays per year (typically mirroring the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) holidays).

  • Be Well Company holistic wellness program, which includes Wellness Coaching and Reward Dollars 

  • Parental Leave – fifteen (15) days of paid parental leave per calendar year to eligible employees with at least one year of service at the time of birth, placement of an adopted child, or placement of a foster care child.

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • College Coach Program

  • Back-Up Care Program

  • PTO for Volunteer Hours

  • Employee Matching Gifts Program

  • Employee Resource Groups

  • Inclusion and Diversity Programs

  • Employee Recognition Program

  • Referral Bonus Programs

  • Peer Recognition Program (BRAVO)


* As of December 31, 2022 

Inclusion & Diversity  


We believe our commitment to diversity and inclusion creates a work environment filled with exceptional individuals. We’re thrilled to have been recognized for our efforts through the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, Dave Thomas Adoption Friendly Advocate, and several Seramount lists, including the Inclusion Index, 100 Best Companies for Working Parents, Best Companies for Dads, and Top 75 Companies for Executive Women. 


To foster a culture of inclusivity throughout our workforce, workplace, and marketplace, Transamerica offers a wide range of diversity and inclusion programs. This includes our company-sponsored, employee-driven Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), which are formed around a shared interest or a common characteristic of diversity. ERGs are open to all employees. They provide a supportive environment to help us better appreciate our similarities and differences and understand how they benefit us all. 


Giving Back  


We believe our responsibilities extend beyond our corporate walls. That's why we created the Aegon Transamerica Foundation in 1994. Through a mix of financial grants and the volunteer efforts of our employees, the foundation supports nonprofit organizations focused on the things that matter most to our people in the communities where we live and work.  


Transamerica’s Parent Company  


Aegon acquired the Transamerica business in 1999. Since its start in 1844, Aegon has  grown into an international company serving more than 29.5 million people across the globe. It offers investment, protection, and retirement solutions, always with a clear purpose: Helping people live their best lives. As a leading global investor and employer, the company seeks to have a positive impact by addressing critical environmental and societal issues, with a focus on climate change and inclusion and diversity.