Product Manager


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Recruiter

T Rowe Price

Listed on

27th November 2023

Location

London

Salary/Rate

Competitive

Salary Notes

Competitive

Type

Permanent

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There is a place for you at T. Rowe Price to grow, contribute, learn, and make a difference. We are a premier asset manager focused on delivering global investment management excellence and retirement services that investors can rely on today and in the future. The work we do matters. We invite you to explore the opportunity to join us and grow your career with us. The Front Office Investments Technology Group is looking for an experienced hands-on Product Manager to join our top Asset Management firm in an individual contributor capacity to design and oversee the delivery of our primary investments platform. We are proud of our in-house platform Lens, which is currently undergoing accelerated expansion from supporting Portfolio Management and Research globally into supporting all Front Office investments globally.  This role will initially be acting as maternity cover for the current platform product manager, but we foresee future opportunities beyond this as the platform expands. This will incorporate (but not be limited to) the portfolio and benchmark analysis, performance and risk analysis, portfolio modelling, publishing and distribution of all research internally as well as all of the tools used by Portfolio Managers to help them make better investment decisions on behalf of our clients. This role will work closely with senior leaders in TRP business and technology groups to understand current and future service needs, develop and manage detailed plans, coordinate and drive the roadmap from strategy to execution using an agile, test-learn-optimize approach that generates real impact. The successful candidate will have recent (ideally current) experience working in the front office and delivering world class Portfolio Management and/or Investment Research solutions, a lean-in mindset, confident facing off to non-technical (business) as well as technology audiences, and leading, communicating and championing at senior levels.   OVERVIEW Strong influencing skills are key, as the successful applicant will liaise with both technology, management and the investments business stakeholders. Incumbents help define business requirements, refine and market the product strategy, create the roadmap, create application and process specifications, manage dependencies, and ensure that work is prioritized by business value and in alignment with the overarching business and technical strategies. Responsible for the buildout of a cloud-hosted, internally built Portfolio Management Platform, and the consolidation of multiple legacy disparate capabilities in Portfolio Management and Investment Research areas. Regarded as the go to /Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Portfolio Management / Investments Research (and ideally both) within the T. Rowe Price business unit Solves unique problems that have a broad impact on the business or organization function by seeing opportunities for platform wide capabilities that service multiple business use cases and align with the strategic vision. Contributes to the development of disciplinary strategy within their T. Rowe Price business unit; source of authoritative advice on best courses of action in area of expertise   ROLE SUMMARY AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Own the entire product lifecycle - develop, communicate and execute the vision, strategy and product roadmap for the Front Office Investments Platform. Prioritize features and/or initiatives by aligning to business and technology strategy Understand Investment product strategy and ensure alignment across design, data and engineering Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to think boldly and creatively to create concrete product ideas and business cases for new capabilities Establish product KPI's to measure both the user experience and the development process Collaborate with strategic data providers to coordinate use of data within the scope of product Drive application development and implementation through using business and technical knowledge to resolve blockers, through championing innovative and practical solutions. Act as a Business Change /Transformation Lead for a lean-agile mind-set adoption and ensures organizational agility Work on the firm's most important or complex initiatives that typically have impact on large numbers of associates, business functions, or growth areas for the firm Identify non-obvious relationships and anomalies often overlooked by others at the business unit level Proactively identify, lead, and help to influence discussions with the business to help solve a business problem, including various trade-offs and recommended approach Able to produce results through individuals and teams where there is not a direct management oversight of resources Able to overcome differences of opinion and drive team alignment around a specific goal or solution   BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE Demonstrates deep knowledge of Portfolio Management and/or Investment Research within supported businesses Articulates broader business concerns and/or regulatory landscape, including key risks and controls Makes decisions that are cognizant of the firm's broader business strategy    REQUIREMENTS 10+ years' current experience working within Front Office for Tier -1 Asset/Investment Management Tier -1 firm/s, to include at least one successful build/implementation of a Portfolio Management platform either in-house built or vendor (such as Aladdin, CRD, Simcorp or Bloomberg AIM) Champions best of breed technologies with the knowledge to advise the business Stays abreast of industry trends and technologies and knows when/how/if to apply them appropriately Communicates architectural vision across the portfolio to all stakeholders Identifies impacts across the entire portfolio and coordinates across senior levels to manage dependencies and potentially competing priorities Considers the operational aspects of a system, long-term supportability, maintenance, etc. Champions "blue sky" ideas, innovative solutions that may not be on the radar Create strong internal networks and builds a strong picture of what the wider organization is trying to achieve.   PREFERRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE Tech ‘savvy' with some cloud exposure (ideally AWS) Advocate of ATDD, TDD and test automation Whilst applications are welcomed from those working in a business change capacity, preference will be given to anyone who has experience of managing software engineering teams in their earlier career/s Product Management in Front Office   Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We strive for equity, equality, and opportunity for all associates. When we embrace the power of diversity and create an environment where people can bring their authentic and best selves to work, our firm is stronger, and we create greater value for our clients. Our commitment and inclusive programming aim to lift the experience for each associate and builds allies for our global associate community. We know that a sense of belonging is key not only to your success at the firm, but also to your ability to bring your best each day. T Rowe Price is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity of thought, gender, and race. We believe our continued success depends upon the equal treatment of all associates and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, creed, colour, national origin, sex, gender, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, military or veteran status, pregnancy, or any other classification protected by country, federal, state, or local law.

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