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Product Manager (Wealth & Private Banking), London
September 15, 2018
London, United Kingdom
Join a new dedicated & focused product management division which supports the development of this leading provider of outsourced services spanning the entire wealth management value chain - from digital user experience, client, account and portfolio management through to back-office trade execution, settlement and investment administration.
The Product Manager role will provide leadership and expertise in the following areas:
Providing propositional assistance & guidance to customers
Working alongside customers to develop ongoing proposition roadmap Identification and development of prototypes of future roadmap items in line with customer needs and market trends
Creation and maintenance of all product documentation
Collation, interpretation and sharing of market knowledge
Staff training & development
Specific Role Responsibilities:
Determine customers' needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information
Recommend the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes
Assesses market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products
Provide source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives
Work with sales director to develop product sales strategies
Assess product market data by managing field salespeople and evaluating sales calls
Prepare short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports
Review and adjust inventory levels and production schedules
Bring new products to market; preparing return-on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing
Introduce and market new products, developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, and production
Determine product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume; costing special and customized orders
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
Preferred Industry Knowledge and Experience:
Leadership experience in product management
General wealth & private banking experience/ knowledge
An understanding of the UK regulatory environment and a good working knowledge of the reg change requirements for a given year
10+ years' experience in a delivery / consulting environment in the UK financial services / wealth market
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Degree qualified 2:1 or above or equivalent
Team leadership or management experience
Be able to evidence establishing an environment of continuous improvement and capability development
Experience in Finance, IT or project management desirable but not essential
Confident, and able to take initiative given client– and delivery-focused environment
Independent, self-directing and delivery focused working style
Superior analytical thinking
Intermediate computer skills essential
Excellent organisational, administration and time management skills
Good team communication skills, confident in dealing with internal and external clients;
Highly developed written and oral communication skills;
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced project manager, team lead or consultant to lay the foundations of a new and dynamic team responsible for the Platform configuration and defining the nature and scope of present and future product lines. Get in touch today!
Internal Number: 4139088
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