Product Governance Manager - Wealth

M&G plc.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
22 Mar 2023
31 Mar 2023
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our purpose is to help people manage and grow their savings and investments, responsibly. As a business, we are continuing to take steps towards a sustainable future, delivering better long-term solutions for our customers and clients and identifying new opportunities to make a positive impact for our environment and communities . To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values of care and integrity and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.

The Role: Product Governance Manager

M&G Wealth which sits in the Retail & Savings division of M&G plc, covers all our growth products within the UK retail market. This includes open life and pension products as well as our investment platform, model portfolio service and financial advice solutions. M&G has a broad range of product, investment and distribution capabilities allowing it to design and deliver products and services that meet customers needs and objectives.

The Product Governance Manager will be joining the Proposition and Marketing function for M&G Wealth who are responsible for proposition strategy, management, marketing and delivery. The Proposition team is responsible for overseeing and managing ongoing product management as well as the technical elements of new product developments across M&G Wealth. This role will be required to work with various stakeholders across the M&G organisation.

The role will ensure that the Wealth Product Management function fulfils its regulatory and governance requirements. The role holder will help with the design and delivery of the management frameworks and be responsible for ensuring there is an organised, demonstrable, pragmatic and holistic approach to product development and management.

The role will assist with:
  • overseeing and managing the new proposition development and ongoing product management processes,
  • running the governance framework across M&G Wealth propositions
  • management of the proposition area's risk and control framework.

Key Skills and Experience:

You will have a good understanding of the retail investment savings market with both technical and commercial knowledge, including personal pensions, investment bonds, individual savings accounts, with-profits, discretionary investment management and investment platforms.
You will require excellent organisational, communication and stakeholder management skills. You will also be required to work with senior stakeholders across a large and multi-disciplined organisation.

In addition, an aptitude for data and trend analysis and experience of product management and governance would be considered a benefit. This will include a working understanding and practical application of the Financial Conduct Authority's PROD and COBS rule books as well as the Consumer Duty.

Job Level: Manager or Expert
Closing Date: 31st March 2023

We have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture at M&G plc, underpinned by our policies and our employee-led networks who provide networking opportunities, advice and support for the diverse communities our colleagues represent. Regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability we are looking to attract, promote and retain exceptional people. We also welcome those who take part in military service and those returning from career breaks.
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