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Product Development Manager (Big 4 ACA)

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8 October 2021


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Our client is a growing player within the Private Equity sector. Due to continued business growth and success, they are now looking to recruit a Product Development Manager to join their dynamic Product team.

Working closely alongside the Head of Product, the Product Development Manager will assume the following remit:

New product initiatives

  • Working closely with the Head of Product and the Director – Product Development & Strategy on new product concepts
  • Marketing mapping to assess the potential opportunity size
  • Preparation and delivery of pitch presentations
  • Evaluation of financial metrics and product profitability

Product launches

  • Leading a cross functional team to launch new products
  • Collaborating with stakeholders from our Marketing, Sales, Customer, Investment, Operations, Compliance and Finance teams
  • Project management of the launch process, with support from other members of the Product team, and the preparation and review of offer documents and prospectuses, external research notes, presentations, sales aids and due diligence questionnaires
  • Preparation and presentation of the required product papers to support the product governance approval process

Product management

  • Analysis and reporting on product performance, product profitability and target markets
  • Completing and reviewing product information requests, due diligence questionnaires and product reviews on our existing products, across both public and private equity, from investors, financial advisers and third-party research analysts
  • Responding to, and gaining external advice on, technical queries from investors and financial advisers across the product range
  • Producing reports on competitor analysis and customer research and presenting the results to key stakeholders within the business

The Product Development Manager will assume the following remit:

  • A professional accountancy qualification with at least four years’ experience (including the time spent securing your accountancy qualification) in accountancy and / or the wider financial services sector
  • Experience of working in a ‘transaction services’ corporate finance role within an accountancy firm or corporate finance boutique, or experience of working at a placement agent, raising capital into individual investment opportunities and / or funds, from high net worth, family office and / or institutional investors
  • Experience of launching and / or selling investment products / opportunities – experience of tax efficient investment products would be helpful, but not essential
  • Strong attention to detail and an ability to review and edit detailed documentation

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Big 4 Accountant or Product professional with alternatives experience looking for a new role with a growing Private Equity house.

If you believe your background meets the criteria, please apply with your CV.

Mason Blake acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Mason Blake is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.

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