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Product Manager (Buy Side)

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Overview of Role

Posted on: 2018-07-10

You will play a senior leadership role in the formation and execution of the Fenergo product and company strategy.

The role will be part of the Buy Side division and will be broadly focussed on three areas:

  • Drive product strategy and strategic decision making through deep product, client and industry analysis and support the successful execution of that strategy through close collaboration with other product and business teams
  • Coordination of product marketing activity in partnership with the marketing and sales functions.
  • Ownership of ongoing market and competitive analysis

This role requires very strong analytical and communication skills and a deep understanding of the financial services industry and software delivery. The candidate should be able to demonstrate strong product management and/or strategy experience.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Extensive product and industry analysis across financial services and regulatory areas
  • Research and analysis into business, regulatory and technical topics to support the formulation and specification of Fenergo product requirements and solution design
  • Full lifecycle delivery of product change, including the creation of detailed functional specification documentation for the product in line with company and industry best practices, support and review of Engineering team delivery and maintenance of product documentation
  • Support the creation, maintenance and delivery of the Product Roadmap including requirement gathering, publication and stakeholder management
  • Drive the formulation of product strategy and specification of product requirements through research and analysis into business, regulatory and technical topics and the maintenance of client and industry relationships
  • Deep customer engagement to identify and validate product opportunities and strategy
  • Creation of detailed analysis documents, briefing papers and impact assessments, including specific product and business strategy proposals
  • Financial analysis on product and market opportunities, including market share, ROI and product pricing assessments
  • Coordination of product marketing strategy, ensuring the optimal alignment of product deliveries, industry events and sales and marketing activity
  • Development of strong relationships with partners and contacts in the financial services and software industry and leverage of those relationships to drive Fenergo product success
  • Ownership on ongoing market and competitive analysis, working closely with the sales, marketing and professional services teams to leverage their experiences and the production of regular, usable and valuable outputs
  • Support the product management delivery streams in the functional implementation of strategic product initiatives
  • Travel will be a requirement for this role

Requirements

Required Experience & Skills

  • Strong experience in a similar product management or product strategy role
  • Excellent knowledge of the global buy side industry, with demonstrable experience of dealing with buy side regulation
  • Some software industry experience, particularly management experience in the delivery of software products to the asset management industry
  • The successful candidate must have experience delivering at a senior management level
  • Experience of buy-side asset management business is desirable
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with proven ability to explain complex concepts in a crisp, clear, concise and graphic rich style
  • Excellent analytical skills, including financial and market analysis skills and experience
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of high profile deliverables

Education

  • Degree in Computing/Business or similar related qualification
  • Microsoft Certification an advantage

Benefits

  • Opportunity to work with clients and colleagues on a global scale
  • Collaborative working environment
  • Extensive training programmes, classroom and online, through 'Fenergo University'
  • Opportunity to work on a cutting-edge Fintech Product, using the latest of tools and technologies
  • Defined training and role tracking to allow you see and assess your own career development and progress
  • Active sports and social club
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