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Reporting and Analytics Product Owner

IQ EQ Administration Services (UK) Ltd
Belfast, United Kingdom
Closing date
Mar 10, 2024

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Job Function
Investment Advisor/Consultant
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description


Provide Product Ownership for the Data Reporting and Analytics, Management Information / Business Information capabilities across the IQEQ Group. Work with Executive sponsors, platform and product owners, suppliers and internal user groups on every aspect of business data management.
  • Manage the strategy to store, enable and present relevant data to key stakeholders, whether internal or external.
  • Work with application owners to understand integrated data MI capabilities and needs and build a model to enable a groupwide, consistent approach.
  • Working with a dedicated team of technical experts to maintain comprehensive backlogs and delivery roadmaps.
  • Work with the Group's senior business stakeholders as primary customers.
  • Leading / guiding / advising new products / services from demand to purchase and/or liaising with other functions in Technology
  • Collaborate with the operations staff to define, design, accept, adapt and implement features for their benefit and other business areas. Ensure new requirements are managed in a controlled fashion.
  • Manage competing (and potentially contradictory) demand requests from across the user community; act as arbiter where needed with senior service stakeholders.
  • Act as the technology point of contact for the business and act as a conduit as required through support.
  • Build a Service framework to ensure full visibility of service performance through published KPI's and service reviews.
  • Define the strategy and the roadmap toolsets and products, alongside the operational team and business stakeholders.
  • Maximise the use of product capabilities and minimise duplicate functional overlap within the service estate.
  • Manage the offerings across multijurisdictional and multi-regulatory domains with minimum customization.
  • Work with vendors and internal technology teams for upgrades, issues and feature requests.
  • Drive data consistency across the integrated corporate product / service eco-system.
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with external parties, e.g. software vendors and research companies, to promote technology innovation and ensure the Group is aligned with industry best-practice and market trends. Study and analyze other solutions from the market to propose benchmarks and possible optimization for existing products.
  • Collaborates with the appropriate technology teams to ensure a timely implementation of the business requirements, according with the priorities defined by the stakeholders.
  • Interface with Group Architecture as required including maintenance of relevant product data in the IQ-EQ Application Catalogue and ad hoc attendance at the Group Architecture Committee (GAC)
  • Be a thought leader for compliance-centric data and solutions.
  • Collaborate with the Group Analytics function to ensure consistency and solution alignment.
  • Collaborate with the Head of Information Security and CISO ensuring full compliance with all security policy and processes.
Tasks (what does the role do on a day-to-day basis)
  • Managing business stakeholders; eliciting and suggesting requirements / improvements.
  • Maintaining constant communication with all stakeholders across the group.
  • Balancing product value against cost; understanding and delivering / improving on ROI.
  • Participating in the change process and technical release planning.
  • Maintaining product backlog.
  • Maintaining product data in the Application Catalogue and view on roadmap for the Group Target Architecture.
  • Aligning to strategic objectives.
  • Provide technical authority and governance across the Product Group.
  • Present at all levels (inc C-Level and to Segment Leads) to win over key stakeholders in respect of solutions / change required.
  • Clearly report progress against plans and escalate as needed.
Key competencies for position and level
  • Customer Focus - Gaining insight into customer needs & identifying opportunities that benefit the customer. Designing solutions that meet customer needs.
  • Communicates Effectively - Adjusting communication style to fit the audience & message. Providing timely information to help others across the organisation. Encourages the open expression of diverse ideas and opinions.
  • Action Orientated - Readily taking action on challenges without unnecessary planning and identifies new opportunities, taking ownership of them.
  • Interpersonal Savy - Relating comfortably with people across all levels, functions, cultures & geographies. Builds rapport in an open, friendly & accepting way.
  • Commercial awareness - Knowledge of what is happening in the external market and how to make Technology a differentiator.
Key behaviours we expect to see

In addition to demonstrating our Group Values (Authentic, Bold, and Collaborative), the role holder will be expected to demonstrate the following:
  • Good knowledge and capability of marketplace products and usability of each.
  • Facilitate open and frank debate to drive forward improvement.
  • Emotional and Cultural Awareness especially in post M&A environments and in managing change.

Education / professional qualifications
  • Degree level education is preferred.
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of relevant products and toolsets.
  • Experience across application delivery.
  • Deep knowledge enterprise standards and approaches to MI / BI
Background experience
  • Detailed understand of data and its relationships with expertise on modelling technologies.
  • Experience of working in an agile development environment and with 3rd party suppliers.
  • Solid understanding of data hosting solutions, including warehouses and their application in enterprise domains.
  • Work with all elements of a Technology function to ensure the management of services.
  • Have excellent knowledge of the various data lifecycle stages and considerations of each.
  • Understanding of solution trade-offs such as cost, scope, timescale, and balance between long-term strategic and short-term pragmatic considerations.
Company, product and market knowledge
  • Experience within the Financial Services sector:
  • Experience in a software vendor and/or consultancy, in particular responding to RFIs, RFPs etc and interacting directly with external customers
Management and leadership
  • Able to present and communicate solutions clearly and concisely with technical and non-technical audiences from senior stakeholders to project teams, including external customers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including facilitation, negotiation, collaboration and influencing
  • English
  • Another European language is desirable
Additional information

At IQ-EQ we want you to reach your full potential. We offer an inclusive and diverse environment to support your career aspirations, with a strong emphasis on continuous learning and a holistic approach to your professional and personal development. We also offer opportunities across our service lines and our international network of offices.

Company description

IQ-EQ is a leading Investor Services group which combines global expertise with an unwavering focus on client service delivery. We support fund managers, global companies, family offices and private clients operating worldwide.

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