Senior Product Development Manager (FTC) £Exc + bens and bonus – Ref: AB14128

Our client, a highly regarded Asset Manager is looking to add to their Product team by hiring a Senior Product Development Manager. You will be a key member of a high-functioning product development team focussed on the design, development and delivery of new products and amendments to existing products, targeting specific client needs, to support the firm’s business needs and strategy.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Ensuring that comprehensive product proposals for new products and product changes are produced to a high and consistent standard with appropriate input and review from 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.

  • Input to the preparation and presentation of relevant reports and updates on product development activity to internal stakeholders, governance committees and fund boards.

  • Assisting the Head of Product Development & Management with handling and addressing ad-hoc requests and issues that arise in the department.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Experience in a product role managing product development and product management initiatives e.g. fund launches, mergers and closures.

  • Strong knowledge of the asset management industry, its commercial drivers and the clients it serves, and the distribution channels employed.

  • A strong 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, including the execution of complex projects and the ability to run and manage working groups.

To hear more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Alex Brown on 020 7847 8878 or email your CV to http://alex@meredithbrown.com

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