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Senior Product Strategy & Development Manager

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Date Posted

15 January 2021


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£75,000 - £85,000 DOE


Our client is a leading name within investment management. Due to continued company growth and success, they are now looking to recruit a Senior Product Strategy & Development Manager to join their flourishing team.

The Senior Product Strategy & Development Manager will take responsibility for the following:

  • Leading on the delivery of an AUM and revenue generating product proposition strategy that ensures the needs and expectations of identified customer groups are met
  • The design and delivery of product initiatives to agreed timescales and budgets, keeping key stakeholders aware of progress and highlighting matters for resolution as appropriate
  • To ensure all product developments (including launches, amendments and closures) are innovative and drive clear customer outcomes, whilst being delivered in a compliant and timely way
  • Maintain a strong awareness of relevant market activity and work closely with product team colleagues to develop specific visions and strategies that contribute to the future strategic direction of the business
  • To interface with other internal business areas and external third parties to present, discuss and agree product plans and initiatives both internally and externally to clients and partners and present as required more generally in the industry market place to ensure continuation of market leading status
  • Contribute to the definition, development and delivery of a strategy to ensure products are launched and maintained according to the Product Development Model and the Product Lifecycle Management framework so that the needs of the customers are met
  • Assist in regular analysis of customer, industry and regulatory activity, enabling strategic changes to be considered that may affect our existing products and propositions. Assist in the production of business cases where necessary to justify expenditure and thereby ensuring the maintenance of a market leading product proposition
  • Provide input to the strategic planning stage/product proposal to identify the demand, design and impact of a new initiative
  • Work with corporate relationships as directed to positively promote products and funds, to identify solutions and maximise the opportunities from new and existing fund and product solutions

The Senior Product Strategy & Development Manager will meet the following criteria:

  • Experience and knowledge of product and proposition design, of strategy and of client needs
  • Good knowledge of the international asset management industry including investor types, distributional channels, the competitor landscape and an excellent technical knowledge of investment products is essential
  • Strong technical knowledge of pooled product structures including UCITS and non-UCITS structures across a range of domiciles
  • Previous experience in establishing, registering, operating and amending pooled funds in a variety of fund domiciles and jurisdictions
  • Industry awareness of the changing regulatory framework, central clearing, forthcoming UCITS changes
  • Degree qualified or equivalent is preferred
  • Professional qualifications in relation to the role such as CFA or similar are desirable

This is an exciting opportunity for a Product Development professional looking to propel their career into a more strategic role.

If you believe your experience 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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