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Strategic Product Manager, Asset Management

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Investment Management
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88997 Requisition #

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

As a Northern Trust employee (Partner), you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve.

Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing adjustments to individuals with health conditions and disabilities. If you would benefit from adjustments for any part of the employment process, please inform the recruiter to discuss your individual requirements.

We strive to have a globally diverse workforce where engagement and inclusion drive business excellence. We believe in the power of collaborative partnerships and are proud to work with a number of organisations across EMEA who provide us with ongoing knowledge, education and insights to support our efforts. 

We monitor our progress by participating in market benchmarks which assess industry best practice and are delighted to have received a Silver Award from the Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index over two consecutive years, and a Gold Award from the UK Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

About Northern Trust Asset Management

Northern Trust Asset Management (NTAM) is a global Investment Manager with $1.1Trillion Assets Under Management, is a top 20 global asset manager, top 10 largest factor investor globally and the 12th largest ETF provider.  

We believe investing ultimately serves a greater purpose and should be done intentionally and efficiently …

… by people who are passionate, astute and tenacious problem solvers
… with the understanding that all investing involves risk and
… is best accomplished by using an empirically based process.

At Northern Trust Asset Management, we understand that investing ultimately serves a greater purpose. That is why our philosophy is rooted in the fundamental belief that investors should get compensated for the risks they take – in all market environments and in any investment strategy.
At the heart of our philosophy is how we think about, view and analyze risk. As risk-aware investors, we take risk intentionally, to achieve investors’ desired outcomes and minimize unintended consequences.

In EMEA, Northern Trust Asset Management serves professional investors offers a wide range of investment management capabilities, across active and passive, equities, fixed income and cash management. This includes quant active, sustainable investing, multi-asset, liquidity focused solutions as well as more traditional index management. Capabilities are available through both pooled funds and segregated accounts, with a focus on designing investment strategies to meet the specific needs of investors. NTAM manages the largest European ESG fund and 5/10 largest ESG index funds globally*.  

Strategic Product Manager

Northern Trust Asset Management leverages deep capital markets expertise and capabilities to provide differentiated and innovative investment solutions for clients and profitable growth for shareholders. The Strategic Product Management Group (SPG) mission is to translate our asset management capabilities into a comprehensive product strategy rooted in the firm’s strategic growth plans.  The SPG works collaboratively with investment manufacturing and distribution to ensure products are effectively managed through the product life cycle.  We are seeking results-driven investment professionals who will play critical roles in commercialization of our core asset management capabilities.  

The Strategic Product Manager is a capability expert who develops and manages comprehensive product plans that yield profitable growth.   Responsibilities lie in 3 broad areas: (1) competitive landscape assessment; (2) product positioning and messaging; (3) go-to-market action plans.

The key responsibilities of the role include: 
•    Analyze market and industry trends to inform product development and commercialization efforts.  Provide timely competitive intelligence on flows, asset growth, product trends and performance.
•    Position and promote products in collaboration with Product Marketing - Sustainable Investment Team and Investment Team Strategists with focus on content development for thought leadership and sales collateral.  Develop product sales ideas that are informed by current market events and competitive opportunities.
•    Develop product set assessments, mapping existing products to stages of the product lifecycle, to aid in identification of gaps and establishment of product development priorities.  Recommend repositioning or elimination of products as needed to enhance commercial performance.
•    Drive business case development for product innovation cleared through product governance and vetting structures.
•    Champion product line profitability and evolve pricing and expense management strategies to support the firm’s P&L objectives. 
•    Represent Products in various internal and external forums.  
•    Support sales/prospecting opportunities including product training.

The successful candidate will benefit from having: 

•    Bachelor degree; CFA and/or other professional/investment qualification strongly preferred.
•    Work experience in the investment management industry, with direct experience in investment product management; prior experience with product marketing collateral development is a plus
•    Strong analytical and business management skills with an ability to translate broad strategic goals into specific and measurable action plans
•    Strong oral and written communication skills
•    Strong team orientation with solid negotiation skills and an ability to influence across disciplines and outside of reporting lines; an ability to lead virtual teams 
•    Proficient with investment tool sets (e.g., Bloomberg, Morningstar, eVestment), Excel and Powerpoint

Working with Us:

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world’s most admired and ethical companies. In return, we will support you with your personal and career goals in a number of ways:

Financial – Life Assurance, Disability Plan, Pension/ Gratuity, Annual Pay Review

Work Life Balance – Flexible Work Options, Incremental Annual Leave, Community Volunteer Days

Health & Wellbeing – Private Medical Insurance, Active Sports & Social clubs (lunchtime and after-work groups), Employee Assistance Program

Professional Development – Clear Career Path, Education Assistance, Recognition Programme, NT University (wide range of online, virtual & in-house training options) and employee-led Business Resource Councils dedicated to diversity and inclusion initiatives.

And Finally 

We hope you’re excited about the role and the opportunity to work with us.
We value an inclusive workplace and understand flexibility means different things to different people.
Apply today and talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.

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Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email our HR Service Center or call 1-800-807-0302 (North America), +630-276-5353 (Asia Pacific), 1800-425-0333 (India), +44(0)207 982 4357 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements
  • APAC/India EEO Statement
    • APAC/INDIA EEO STATEMENT

      It is the policy and practice of Northern Trust to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Northern Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or age. All employment decisions will be made in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our obligations under the law and codes of practice. This includes human resources’ decisions relating to recruitment, terms and conditions of employment, transfers, promotions and access to learning and development.

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      Northern Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring and other employment decisions at Northern Trust are made without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, ethnic origin, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation, record of offences, marital status, family status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law, regulation, or ordinance.

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    • EMEA EEO STATEMENT

      It is the policy and practice of Northern Trust to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Northern Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or age. All employment decisions will be made in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our obligations under the law and codes of practice. This includes human resources’ decisions relating to recruitment, terms and conditions of employment, transfers, promotions and access to learning and development.

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      It is the policy of The Northern Trust Company to afford equal opportunity in all phases of employment without regard to an individual's age, race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic tests and information, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EEO poster (U.S.)EEO is Law Poster Supplement