Product Development Manager

Recruiter
Jupiter Asset Management Ltd
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Highly competitive with excellent benefits
Posted
27 Jul 2022
Closes
26 Aug 2022
Ref
16077493
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Key Responsibilities:
  • Supporting the growth of Jupiter's business by developing new products and rolling out changes to products throughout their life cycle in accordance with agreed product governance and change processes whilst ensuring that client needs and requirements are considered throughout the development process.
  • Co-ordinating and managing product initiatives relating to Luxembourg SICAVs, Irish ICVCs, UK unit trusts and OEICs and other products, as the business requires. Projects may relate to fund launches, fund changes, fund registrations and fund maintenance and closures.
  • Ensuring that comprehensive product proposals for new products and product changes are produced to a high and consistent standard with appropriate input and review form relevant stakeholders.
  • Leading and briefing in relevant market, product and competitor analysis to support proposals.
  • Presenting proposals for approval at the product governance committees and fund boards as required.
  • Project managing the implementation of product initiatives, including maintaining detailed project plans, minutes and information flow to members of the project group. Working with the relevant investment, distribution, legal, compliance, risk and operations teams to ensure that new product and product changes are fit for purpose and delivered in a controlled, effective manner.
  • Supporting the process of reporting on product development activity to internal stakeholders, governance committees and fund boards.
  • Assisting the Head of Product Development and Management with handling and addressing ad hoc requests and issues that arise in the department.
  • Keeping abreast of competitor activity, industry and regulatory developments to assist in shaping of the product development agenda.

Experience / Skills Required:
  • 1-3 years' experience in a product role managing product development and product management initiatives eg fund launches, mergers and closures.
  • Good knowledge of the asset management industry, its commercial drivers and the clients it serves, and the distribution channels employed.
  • A good understanding of pooled product structures - in particular UCITS structures domiciled in Luxembourg, Ireland and the UK - and related product management, development and governance processes.
  • A broad understanding of the key functions within an asset management business, including portfolio management, marketing and sales, operations, legal, compliance and risk.
  • Experience co-ordinating and reviewing mutual fund prospectuses and scheme documentation and liaising with internal & external lawyers and oversight functions.
  • Project management experience, and the ability to run and manage working groups.
  • Proven analytical skills and a focus on delivery and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal. An ability to credibly liaise with senior management as well as develop good working relationships with at all levels across the organisation.

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