Product Management & Development Analyst

Chicago, Illinois
Base salary plus bonus
Oct 15, 2020
Nov 14, 2020
Job Function
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time

The Product Management & Development Analyst is accountable for assisting with researching new product opportunities as well as executing the product positioning for all existing BMO Global Asset Management strategies with the purpose of maximizing distribution opportunities and firm profitability. This position will have exposure to sales and investment professionals and the opportunity to interact with business leaders and teams across the firm.

Key Responsibilities: 

Product Management & Development Strategy

  • Gather, monitor, anticipate and assess market, industry, competitor and client trends to drive product strategy and identify opportunities for product innovation
  • Assist in the development of strategic and analytical reports and models

Product Management & Development Execution

  • Drive new product research, testing and training to help ensure compelling points of differentiation are identified and designed into new product offerings and communicated for existing products
    • Conduct primary, secondary research and competitive analyses on product performance, effective positioning, pricing, etc.
    • Perform analyses to drive insights and inform recommendations
    • Synthesize research and analyses to develop concise and effective presentations
  • Collaborate with internal partners including Investment, Distribution, Legal, Finance and Marketing teams

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably Finance/Economics with strong academic credentials
  • Progress towards or interest in pursuing the CFA designation a plus
  • 2-4 years of experience, with at least 2 years of experience in the asset management industry
  • Knowledge of financial services, asset management and/or investment banking strongly preferred
  • Well-developed analytic, problem-solving and quantitative skill, with exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong leadership potential, with excellent collaboration abilities
  • Self-starter with urgency, personal responsibility and accountability
  • Results-orientation with an ability to execute and complete deliverables in a timely manner
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Proficiency with PowerPoint and Excel required; Morningstar Direct, eVestment and FactSet preferred

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