Product Strategy Specialist (Investments)
Capital Assignments
Johannesburg, South Africa
2d ago
source : Job Placements

A highly renowned and innovative investment management company has an exciting opportunity for an investment professional to join them as a Head of Product Strategy / Product Strategy Specialist.

This is a unique opportunity to join an experienced team of investment professionals with depth of expertise across a wide range of investment disciplines, managing and administering over R600 billion.


  • You will be required to run the Distribution Product function
  • Product Development of new products or enhancement of existing products for various regions / channels and on-going product lifecycle management.
  • Partner with leadership across business to improve end-to-end customer experience by owning product design and development
  • Responsible for the on-going monitoring of existing propositions ensuring these continue to meet customer needs, commercial promise as well as investment governance standards.
  • Organises regular product reviews with key stakeholders to evaluate product performance, elicit feedback and identify improvements in the product proposition going forward.
  • Collaboration with marketing, distribution, investment and RFP teams.
  • Ability to present a deep understanding of the investment process, market outlook, and strong advocate for the services (e.
  • g., Portfolio Specialist)

  • Understand overall client segment / region / channel strategies across Retail and Institutional distribution channels to ensure products remain relevant and competitive.
  • Define focus areas, business development initiatives, areas for training, and develop target lists. Support Learning & Development for sales training initiatives
  • Partner with RFP team to ensure a consistent implementation of strategy positioning and language across products as well as updates in respects of performance composites, etc.
  • Identify areas for thought leadership that connect with their product responsibilities.

  • 5-10 years experience in product and proposition design and delivery for investments across Retail and Institutional markets
  • In depth experience in investments and strong market, risk and business acumen
  • Understanding technical aspects of product development (legal, regulatory, tax) and implications on partners and customers
  • Experience in managing complex projects across financial services organisations delivering tangible business benefits.
  • Agile and design thinking experience

  • Relevant Bachelors degree (BCom, BSc) with Honours
  • CFA, Actuary, or equivalent investment qualifications
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