Head of Product EMEA, Charles River Development, Managing Director

State Street Corporation
London, United Kingdom
23 Jun 2022
03 Jul 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we are looking for
Charles River Development continues to go from strength to strength since the State Street acquisition in October 2018. One of the key areas of growth and expansion is the CRIMS product itself. This role will be responsible for helping prioritize product strategy for EMEA region, to detail and develop EMEA market definition. S/he will work with the central Product Management team and manage the EMEA regional team for the investment management solution providing best practice guidance and industry knowledge across a complete multi-asset front to back investment management platform. This is a hands-on role that will interact with both internal and external market participants including clients, prospects, partners and industry analysts. This is an opportunity to work within a very strong senior level product team and help drive the delivery and success of a suite of new, key products in the financial marketplace.

Why this role is important to us
The team you will be joining is a part of Charles River Development (or CRD), that became a part of State Street in 2018. CRD helps create enterprise investment management software solutions for large institutions in the areas of institutional investment, wealth management and hedge funds. Together we have created first open front-to-back platform - State Street Alpha, that was launched in 2019.
Join us if delivering next generation infrastructure, using emerging technologies like AI and Blockchain sounds like a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for

As EMEA Lead you will:
  • Manage a team of industry segment product management specialists, who help drive client and market focused requirements that feed into the specific functional product deliverables.
  • Deliver presentations to clients and prospects, on how the platform will fit into their future state operating model and system landscape. Illustrate the CRIMS open architecture benefits vs competition, empowering their specific business intellectual property, but in a scalable and controlled manner.
  • Direct the long-term growth structure of the EMEA product team and manage how the team interfaces into wider global product development operation and delivers value to the expanding EMEA client base.
  • Influence the long-term roadmap and developing strategies that promote objectives for EMEA marketplace and regional client needs.
  • Track and synthesize industry and ecosystem competition and evolution, including shifts in technology, new business offerings, regulatory changes, developments in execution models and other overarching factors that may affect CRD's opportunities and commercial models.
  • Drive positioning and content for products and solutions serving as the EMEA CRD touchpoint for trade shows, key client/prospect presentations, partnership introductions
  • Lead and take responsibility for success of new products and solutions as CRD and Alpha bring them to market.

What we value
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to collect, absorb and analyse information quickly and independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal and executive level communication skills, proven to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals at all levels of an organization both internally and client facing
  • Strong individual contributor with high motivation, the ability to take direction as well as take initiative, set priorities and perform tasks with minimal guidance and oversight.
  • Proven ability to develop and manage cross functional processes and project timelines.
  • Excellent follow-through, attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Ability to develop recommendations, form judgments and make decisions based on existing available data.

Education & Preferred Qualifications
  • BSc in Computer Science, Engineering or Maths preferred. MBA desirable.
  • Extensive multi-asset investment management experience and understanding of associated business workflows.
  • Demonstrable ability to identify, recommend and position products and services to optimize revenue potential.

About State Street
What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary in locations, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Program to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspective are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome the candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift program and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Discover more at StateStreet.com/careers

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