UK Head of Product

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Non-disclosed
  • 13 Nov 17 2017-11-13

A Global Asset Manager requires a UK Head of Product to oversee all of Product Management and Development in the UK. The role will have 3 direct reports ensuring the launch of new products, maintenance of existing funds and aid the development of the global product offering.


- Define and implement the new product development agenda through frequent interaction with both internal and external constituencies

- Develop and maintain very strong relationships with key stakeholders across the business

- Coordinate all aspects of implementation with affiliates, marketing, sales, tax, compliance, legal, operations and technology as it relates to the cross-border (UCITS) product lines

- Be an expert in understanding the risk aspects of investment strategies and the increasing influence on new product design

- Assist the sales, client service and marketing team in their day to day efforts


Technical Skills:

- Experience of product management and product development is essential

- Strong understanding of the end-to end product development process

- Ideally from a multi product asset management firm.

- Excellent grasp of the regulatory environment

- Thorough understanding of the investment industry and appreciation of key product themes

- Good understanding of risk-based concepts as it relates to UCITS and local funds


Personal Skills:

- Self starter with an entrepreneurial mind set.

- Ability to work well with people in a collaborative fashion

- Confident, committed, enthusiastic and a good networker, both internally and externally.

- Demonstrates excellent commercial acumen

- Strong project planning and management skills

- Sound technical expertise of product ranges, development processes, project management etc.

-  Good oral and written communication and presentation skills, able to tailor message to meet audiences.

- Demonstrated ability to proactively identify the needs and manage the expectations of internal clients including sales, client service, marketing and affiliates.

- Naturally well organised.  Ability to prioritise time, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.