Senior Product Manager

Legal & General
London, United Kingdom
Competitive salary, bonus and benefits
Jul 03, 2023
Jul 14, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Product Management team is a sub-team of Product, responsible for all aspects of product lifecycle management in relation to LGIM's funds and products. Their purpose is to deliver and manage a client-centric offering, enable achievement of LGIM's overall commercial strategy, and to ensure LGIM's product activity is in line with regulatory standards and LGIM's Product Process.

We have a new opportunity to join the team where you will be responsible for driving and developing the Product Management component of the LGIM integrated global product platform, ensuring that each LGIM product delivers positively throughout its lifecycle for the customer, as an investment proposition and both operationally and commercially. To act as subject matter expert on one or two fund structures within the European funds team and coordinate all fund activity in respect of these fund structures, including closures and fund amendments.

In this role, there is an expectation that the individual will present at product governance committees, LGIM committees and LGIM or fund boards from time to time. The role may also require the role holder to chair or lead committees or groups in support of LGIM's governance.

What you'll be doing

  • Delivering and developing LGIM's Product Management process, ensuring that each LGIM product is fully managed from the completion of implementation through to the end of its lifecycle and adhering at all times to the Group Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) requirements
  • Managing required product changes (merger, name changes, investment object changes, etc...) and doing so in line with LGIM's Product Process. Owning the full change process and coordinating all internal teams and external stakeholders throughout the process
  • Managing and ensuring the development of regulatory documentation and communications, ensuring that all regulatory requirements are accurately incorporated, prospectus changes are delivered and governance oversight is provided for KIIDs
  • Managing required product risk, fund and thematic reviews, ensuring these are completed in line with LGIM's Product Process and with due regard to PLM to bring an effective implementation
  • Providing product technical support and guidance, to include regulatory and tax on both an on-going and project basis so that LGIM manages existing products to meet the needs of customers
  • Ensuring all relevant operational areas are both involved in decision making processes around Product Management and also informed of changes that will affect their own and Product's effectiveness
  • Building and managing key relationships with internal and external customers to ensure understanding of the Product Management function and the required support for and adherence to all relevant policies and procedures

What we're looking for

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the asset management industry including investor types, distributional channels, the competitor landscape and a comprehensive technical knowledge of investment products is essential
  • A strong track record of delivery in a product management
  • Previous experience in managing customer research and insight for inclusion in a product development and lifecycle process
  • Previous experience in establishing, registering, operating or amending pooled funds in a variety of fund domiciles and jurisdictions
  • Comprehensive technical knowledge of pooled product structures including UCITS and non-UCITS structures across a range of domiciles predominantly UK, Ireland & Luxembourg
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to negotiate at a senior level, both internally and externally, and to successfully chair meetings with senior stakeholders present
  • Strong presentation skills including the ability to articulate and convey concepts and ideas to a very senior audience in a clear and compelling manner and to represent LGIM at relevant conferences, forums or through other communications
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