DWS Product Strategy Manager - Assistant Vice President - Vice President

Deutsche Bank
New York, USA
Jan 22, 2021
Feb 04, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Overview

Job Title: Product Strategy Manager

Corporate Title: Assistant Vice President - Vice President

Location: New York, NY

Business Description

DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 759bn of assets under management (as of September 2020). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer professionals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management - as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus - complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients.

Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our strategic investment approach. DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with staff from 35 nationalities, speaking more than 75 languages rooted in 22 countries, we are local while being one global team.

What we offer you:
  • We offer competitive health and wellness benefits, empowering you to value life in and out of the office
  • Retirement savings plans, parental leave, and other family-friendly programs
  • An environment that encourages networking and collaboration across functions and businesses
  • Active engagement with the local community through DWS's specialized employee groups

Your Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead the Product Strategy objectives for the Americas with a focus on the institutional and insurance client segments as well as alternative products
  • Prepare and lead meetings and workshops in different formats with senior stakeholders to discuss and analyze secular trends and their drivers and to assess opportunities and threats arising from these trends for DWS
  • Continuously evaluate DWS's internal strengths and weaknesses across the whole value chain along specific products and investment strategies as well as client segments
  • Compose and drive business cases for strategic product initiatives including external analysis of markets and competitors as well as an assessment of required internal capabilities
  • Support senior management decision making around product strategy topics and organize related meetings
  • Contribute to ongoing methodological and technological improvements of our approach

Your Skills and Experience:
  • Degree in Finance or Economics from a leading international university - CFA, CIPM, FRM CESGA or PhD in a related field would be an asset
  • Experience in product strategy, coverage or corporate strategy with a clear focus on asset management or financial services with a focus on institutional business - experience at one of the top strategy consultants would be a definitive plus
  • Advanced presentation, storytelling and visualization skills - knowledge in one of the leading BI tools would be a further asset and a good understanding of the product lifecycle in asset management would be a clear advantage
  • Good business acumen, with the aptitude to successfully translate between coverage, investment platform and product
  • Good understanding and experience with the relevant data providers such as Morningstar, eVestment, Broadridge, etc

How You'll Lead:
  • Act as key stakeholder for Product Strategy towards the Head of Product in the Americas, Head of Client Coverage Americas as well as respective Investment Division Asset Class Heads as well as Corporate Strategy
  • Lead the Product Strategy responsibilities in the Americas and represent the broader global Product Strategy team
  • Drive the overall product strategy team objectives and support in developing more junior team members

Our values define the working environment we strive to create - diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.
We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Click here to find out more about diversity and inclusion.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. Click these links to view the following notices: \"EEO is the Law poster\" and supplement ; Employee Rights and Responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act; Employee Polygraph Protection Act and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

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