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The
Role: Senior Director, Strategy Indices S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

The Location: NY

 

The Team: Strategy indices are a growing area in the indexing and investments landscape – it encompasses all of S&P Dow Jones’ indices that are not market capitalization weighted. This includes alternate beta/factor based indices, dividend, quantitative strategies including asset allocation strategies, and thematic strategies. The role of the product manager is one of a general manager taking on various roles as needed – externally as a product expert when speaking with clients, events, and media and internally as the owner of the product development and maintenance process, and the financial health of the product line.

 

The Senior Director for Strategy Indices will be responsible for the commercial success of Strategy indices, under guidance from the Global head, with particular focus in the US and on insurance clients and related product sets. Particular areas of focus would include risk-managed strategies, multi-asset class strategies, and other quantitative strategies that are widely used in products in the insurance space but also find wide-ranging applications in other areas (ETFs, structured products, etc.). Knowledge of hedging and tracking of investment products is very helpful.

 

Responsibilities:

Assume direct responsibility for the development and launch of new indices with demand gathered from clients primarily in the US. The individual would be required to put on a global hat as and when needed. Interact with clients or prospects to determine market driven feedback for specific product line; determine needs of clients and whether S&P can meet those needs.

  1. Maintain and evolve specific presentation materials including pitch books so that Client Coverage can eventually utilize these tools without direct support
  2. Be the content expert at client facing meetings with sales team
  3. Represent SPDJI at conferences and forums as the subject matter expert

Develop or manage market feedback communications to senior management including the needs of the customers/prospects and recommending select courses of actions to meet specific needs. Participate actively in weekly coordination meetings to advocate and communicate for commercially viable efforts.

Create and maintain collateral and data sets as appropriate working in collaboration with the Senior Director, Strategy indices.  Key materials would include long and short form white papers that clients can use to better understand our products.

Participate and speak in conferences, interact with media. Proactively work to generate such opportunities in concert with marketing and communications teams.

Work with Customer service & help support (pre and post index launch) as needed – become an integral part of the customer experience.

 

Additional accountabilities:

Interfacing with clients, prospective clients and strategic partners via coordination with S&P Client Coverage with the goal of identifying and communicating client driven needs.

  1. Planning, coordinating and implementing the required tasks needed to ensure the smooth and timely launch of new indices. Deep involvement in product design working closely with the Research & Design team
  2. Supporting the indices via creating content used in marketing materials (white papers, blogs, video’s and other media).
  3. Monitor and reacting to the competitive landscape.

The individual acts as the key point of contact between the Product Management and various cross functional business units including Research and Design, Marketing, Channel Management, Client Services, Client Coverage, IT, legal and Index Management & Production.

The goal is to increase the revenues by over 50% over a period of 2 years through promotion of existing products, launch of new products, and extensive support of those products within this space of investment strategies focused on insurance. The individual would also have traditional strategy index product management responsibilities including assisting in the development and support of those broad product sets across all clients.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • Graduate degree in Mathematics/Economics or Engineering/Sciences and/or an MBA or CFA is preferred.
  • Analytical and Quantitative skills are a must. The position requires interacting with extremely sophisticated clients and the ability to learn and ask questions is paramount.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written.
  • Operating knowledge of indices is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to patiently drive for results while maintaining good relations with a variety of constituents.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as part of a team; can effectively influence others and gain their consensus when needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle steep learning curves; very comfortable dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty.



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Job ID :
230537
Posted On :
8-9-2017
Location :
New York, NY US
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