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Senior Product Development Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

In this role you will be a key member of a high functioning product development team focused on the design, development and delivery of new products and amendments to existing products, targeting specific client needs, to support Jupiter's business needs and strategy.

Role Responsibility

  • Supporting the growth of Jupiter’s business by developing new products and rolling out changes to products throughout their life cycle in accordance with agreed product governance and change processes whilst ensuring that client needs, and requirements are considered throughout the development process.
  • Co-ordinating and managing product initiatives relating to Luxembourg SICAVs, Irish ICVSs, UK unit trusts and OEICs, and other products, as the business requires. Projects may relate to fund launches, fund changes, fund registrations and fund maintenance and closures.
  • 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.
  • 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 deliver in a controlled effective manner.
  • Preparing and presenting relevant reports and updates on product development activity to internal stakeholders, governance committees and fund boards.
  • Assisting the Head of Product Development with handling and addressing ad hoc requests and issues that arise in that department.
  • Keeping abreast of competitor activity, industry and regulatory developments to assist in the shaping of the product development agenda.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience in a senior 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 project 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 coordinating and reviewing mutual fund prospectuses and scheme documentation and liaising with internal and external lawyers and oversight functions.
  • Project management experience, including the execution of complex projects and the ability to manage working groups.
  • Proven analytical skills and the focus on delivery and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal. And ability to credibly liaise with senior management as well as develop good working relationships with at all levels across the organisation.

Qualifications required:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • IMC qualification or equivalent preferable

Package Description

We reward our employees with a comprehensive employee benefits package that includes physical health and financial wellbeing initiatives and family friendly policies, as well as Company support to make a difference to the charities that are important to them. We also offer a structured learning and development programme and sponsorship towards relevant qualifications. Our employee resource groups (including LGBT+ and Women in Technology), Sports and Social, Arts and Charity Committees also provide further support to our employees.

About the Company

Jupiter is one of the UK’s leading investment management companies with just over 500 employees and £60.7 billion worth of assets under management (as at 30th September 2021).

Jupiter provides investment services to individual and institutional investors through mutual funds (UK unit trusts, Luxembourg SICAVs and Dublin OEICs), separately managed accounts and sub-advised funds. Jupiter has experienced a period of international growth with offices open in Austria, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and the US.

The majority of our employees are based in our London office located just minutes from Victoria station which provides stair-free access from both the Underground’s Victoria line and National Rail platforms, as well as limited road crossings to the Jupiter office. Our London office was designed to encourage employees to live active, healthy lives with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for greater natural light and the benefit of a private balcony, table tennis room, cycle storage and on-site shower and locker facilities. The short distance to Green Park and St James' Park also provides employees with a natural space to relax during their lunch break and a healthy alternative to office-based meetings.
 

Jupiter Asset Management

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