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.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES : 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.
Organise 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. REQUIREMENTS : 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 Bachelor’s degree (BCom, BSc) with Honours CFA, Actuary, or equivalent investment qualifications Should you be interested in this position, please email your updated CV, ID and academic transcripts to Pallo