Product Strategy Manager-835347
At Franklin Templeton, everything we do is focused on one thing – delivering better client outcomes. We do that by partnering closely with our clients, assessing their strategic needs, and identifying the solution or solutions that can meet the challenge. Over 12,000 employees working in 34 countries around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 160 countries. For more than 70 years our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join our team.
The primary objective of the Regional Product Strategy Manager is to identify local trends within markets and distribution channels and develop recommendations for new products within channel/area of responsibility. You will assist in determining appropriate product positioning to support identified trends or client needs. Your primary focus will be product development and product positioning within the US Retail and Institutional markets.
What are the ongoing responsibilities of the Regional Product Strategy Manager?
Product Research & Development
Evaluates market, regulatory, industry, competitor, and investment trends and determines potential implications for FT product ranges.
Interprets research and identifies product opportunities within channel/area of responsibility, including new product ideas or changes to existing product positioning.
Identifies gaps within existing product range and develops product proposals to capitalize on investment trends and changing client needs.
Determines product attributes and key features and establishes competitive fee structure for new products.
With guidance, recommends new product strategy ideas or approaches.
Understands changes in client needs and determines rationale to further evolve and build product range.
Evaluates the feasibility of product proposals with product management, investment, and distribution teams.
Client Engagement & Partnership
Works with distribution teams and may meet with external clients (advisors, consultants, global financial institutions) to identify key areas of current and future client investment needs.
Incorporates feedback from clients and distribution teams into the product development process.
Delivers presentations and training to senior distribution and marketing staff.
Independently communicates information on product development lifecycle and assists in advising internal stakeholders on appropriate product positioning and product placement.
May attend distribution team meetings; builds relationships with local distribution teams.
With guidance, communicates investment trends or areas of potential product development, within channel/area of responsibility.
What ideal qualifications, skills & experience would help someone to be successful?
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. MBA a plus.
5-8 years of product development experience with a financial institution, consultant, or plan sponsor
CFA or working towards one preferred
Strong knowledge of the US Retail and Institutional market
Comprehensive understanding and a desire to maintain expert knowledge of industry developments, regulatory and market trends, pricing, products & techniques
Experience working with a variety of vehicle constructs such as: CIT’s, Separate Accounts, SMA’s, as well as traditional mutual funds.
Strong understanding of capital markets with a working knowledge of multiple asset classes.
Strong knowledge of industry data (eVestment, Morningstar. Lipper, Simfund etc)
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and other office products required.
Excellent organizational and project management skills.
What makes Franklin Templeton unique?
In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards—the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.
Highlights of our benefits include:
Three weeks paid time off the first year
Medical, dental and vision insurance
401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match on your pre-tax and/or Roth contributions, up to the IRS limits
Employee Stock Investment Program
Tuition Assistance Program
Purchase of company funds with no sales charge
Onsite fitness center and recreation center*
- Only applicable at certain locations
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United States-New York-New York