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Product Manager - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

M&G plc.
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Mar 21, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our purpose is to help people manage and grow their savings and investments, responsibly. As a business, we are continuing to take steps towards a sustainable future, delivering better long-term solutions for our customers and clients and identifying new opportunities to make a positive impact for our environment and communities . To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values of care and integrity and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.
The Role:

Support the development and execution of a dynamic business strategy for the evolution of the M&G collectives fund range in line with business goals and keeping the investor at the heart of the process.

Provide direction and leadership in respect of new product development and the ongoing management of the fund range with focus on specific asset classes as required.

Key Responsibilities for this role:
  • Ensure all product activities are conducted in a compliant manner than places the end investor at the heart of all decision making
  • Product development; initiate or support development of the product set to ensure it is aligned with the business vision and strategy. Develop ideas from through concept stage to completion of feasibility and project proposal and sponsor implementation
  • Product management; lead ongoing, proactive management of existing product set to ensure it remains fully fit for purpose in terms of customers' expectations, pricing, profitability and the prevailing regulatory landscape. Develop ideas from through concept stage to completion of feasibility and project proposal and sponsor implementation
  • Work with a variety of stakeholders including Investment Teams, Distribution channels, Marketing Compliance, Risk and Finance to ensure product initiatives fits with the overall business plan;
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues and take personal accountability to maintain and enhance controls you are responsible for to support improvement of the overall control environment, customers outcomes and a reduction in M&G's operational risk.

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Understanding of the UK and European financial services markets.
  • Expert knowledge of various product structures including UCITS, QIS, ACS, CCF, UK Pension Funds together with a working knowledge of the constantly evolving distribution landscapes which prevail in each of these markets
  • May hold MBA, IMC, CFA or other relevant qualification
  • Strong academic background, including degree
  • Identify and fulfil regulatory requirements
  • Management Product related experience
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Decent knowledge of desktop tools including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Internet Explorer
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (Board level)
  • Highly self-motivated, with strong ability to work under own initiative and to own agenda

Work Level: Manager or Expert
Recruiter: Emily Northcott
Closing Date: 19th March 2024

We have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture at M&G plc, underpinned by our policies and our employee-led networks who provide networking opportunities, advice and support for the diverse communities our colleagues represent. Regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability we are looking to attract, promote and retain exceptional people. We also welcome those who take part in military service and those returning from career breaks.

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