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Senior Product Manager - Index Portfolio Construction

London Stock Exchange Group
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
May 26, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The FTSE Russell business is establishing Product Leads focused on developing target state Index capabilities to transform the core Index Platforms and scale growth for FTSE Russell.

The Senior Product Manager - Index Portfolio Construction will drive strategic and cross-functional projects to build world class scalable Platform capabilities for our Index Platforms. The key responsibility will be to act as a product owner for technology to build fit-for-purpose software solutions for Index Portfolio construction. You will successfully interact with wide stakeholder group, designing solutions, owning specifications used for development, and ensuring sound execution. Serving as a bridge between FTSE Russell customers, business stakeholders, other technology capabilities, and the Delivery organisation, accountable for the setting a strategy, vision, and the creation and delivery of a long-term roadmap for their capability area. Critical to the role is a strong Agile and collaborative mindset, working well across many diverse groups and balancing outcomes that help drive capability excellence but also FTSE Russell goals.

Main responsibilities
  • Set the strategy, vision, and mission of their capability area, communicating that across FTSE Russell to wide stakeholder groups
  • As business owner, develop proactive relationships with senior leaders across business units and technologists to design appropriate solutions, foster discussions and decisions around product & feature definition, feasibility, scoping, and development
  • Own mid- to large-size transformational projects that aim to increase FTSE Russell's product offering, improve scalability or enhance quality, including being responsible for business analysis, development and refinement of strategies, and definition of current and future capabilities requirements
  • Collaborate with the other Capability Product Leads, as well other stakeholders, in identifying capabilities required for current Index creation, calculations and future product expansion
  • Define interfaces with among key Index development systems: calculation, data processing and reporting/distribution
  • Drive migration of existing systems into new integrated Index platform, reverse engineer capabilities of legacy platforms when required
  • Define and drive adoption of quality and scalability controls for new Index Platform, including automated QA for index calculations (calculation output validation, methodology cross-checks, etc.)
  • Extensive relevant work experience in product ownership / technology / business analysis / program management / application delivery in banking or financial domain
  • Experience in Indexing / portfolio management
  • Solid understanding of Index Management and Operations, Index design, calculation, and data (software development experience would be a plus)
  • Experience building/leading technology delivery for operations teams in the financial industry, ideally linked to Indexing/Funds
  • Experience driving large-scale technology programs and designing digital transformation strategies
  • Experience in portfolio construction, performance and risk calculations, optimization techniques and statistical analysis
  • Deep understanding of investment, business and technical perspective, ability to solve business challenges through technology
  • Management experience with Product Owners, including training and career development
  • Experience with Agile delivery and transformation
  • Experience with technology-driven innovation and digital transformation
  • Familiarity with Benchmark Regulations
  • Experience with SaaS (Software as a Service), Cloud, Test-Driven Development (desired)
  • Exposure to relational and non-relational databases (desired)
Key Behaviours
  • Articulate, creative, energetic person able to work alongside the team
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and experience with executive storytelling. Ability to communicate with diverse audiences, ranging from highly technical partners to business clients
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to think logically to solve business problems
  • Ability to establish credibility and build strong, confident, collaborative relationships with business and technology stakeholders including external parties, at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines without compromising quality
  • Results driven, self-motivated, problem solving, and solutions oriented; takes pride in his/her work
  • Demonstrates a can-do attitude, exhibits self-confidence, leadership, and adaptability to business change
  • Excellent organisational, negotiation, presentation, and time management skills; ability to manage business expectations
  • Ability to keep abreast of and understand technology trends, see how they impact your roadmap, and how they drive innovation
LSEG is a leading global financial markets infrastructure and data provider. Our purpose is driving financial stability, empowering economies and enabling customers to create sustainable growth.

Our purpose is the foundation on which our culture is built. Our values of Integrity, Partnership , Excellence and Change underpin our purpose and set the standard for everything we do, every day. They go to the heart of who we are and guide our decision making and everyday actions.

Working with us means that you will be part of a dynamic organisation of 25,000 people across 65 countries. However, we will value your individuality and enable you to bring your true self to work so you can help enrich our diverse workforce. You will be part of a collaborative and creative culture where we encourage new ideas and are committed to sustainability across our global business. You will experience the critical role we have in helping to re-engineer the financial ecosystem to support and drive sustainable economic growth. Together, we are aiming to achieve this growth by accelerating the just transition to net zero, enabling growth of the green economy and creating inclusive economic opportunity.

LSEG offers a range of tailored benefits and support, including healthcare, retirement planning, paid volunteering days and wellbeing initiatives.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. This means that we do not discriminate on the basis of anyone's race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. Conforming with applicable law, we can reasonably accommodate applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as mental health or physical disability needs.

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