Product Specialist

  • Aquarius Recruitment Specialists
  • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Jun 08, 2017
Permanent Investment

Job Description

To support the Product Development Team with research, analysis and modeling of various investment products, both locally and globally. Ensuring that the Company’s Investments product range is structured relevant to client needs and that it is appropriately positioned and priced compared to the industry. The successful candidate will provide a specialist internal knowledge base of product design, legislation and taxation to inform the decision-making forums

Job Specification

High level responsibilities
Work closely with the Executive: Product Development and Senior Product Specialist to investigate and analyze product opportunities and product features for existing and new product suites
Research and analysis of new product opportunities for use by product development team when presenting to business stakeholders in decision making forums
Responsible for driving certain smaller project strategies, new products or services from concept stage through design and ensure successfully roll out to market
Support internal departments with complex and technical queries relating to product suite or queries/deliverables that are analytically complex

Main duties and responsibilities
Assist the Executive: Product Development and Senior Product Specialist with all product related matters and analysis
Implement and maintain a structured process to review competitor Products
Prepare draft reports that can be used for internal decision making and converted to distribution supporting information documents/reports.
Design product proposal and product specification documents for presentation to Product Forum and Executive team as required
Maintain product specification documents for all existing and proposed products and check product related marketing content for product accuracy before roll out
Participate in formative discussions with internal business departments and other external service providers on product matters
Modeling of various investment structures for review of existing and design of new product structures
Assist with feasibility analysis on new product opportunities
Provide support to business on any product related queries or complex analysis

3 to 5 years’ experience within a LISP, an asset manager or a life insurance company, with strong analytical skills and attention to detail
2 to 3 years product development experience within a LISP, an asset manager or a life insurance company

B.Com/Bus.Sci degree with majoring in statistics and/or mathematics, other
analytical focus will be considered

Key Competencies
Analytical and problem solving ability
Strong attention to detail
Investigative nature to unpack complicated products
Proactive and able to use initiative
Clear thinker
Self-starter with ability to multi-task
Highly organised and efficient
Evidence of being able to work collaboratively
Team player
Attention to detail, numerate and enjoy research and analysis, career focused fit with team

Systems knowledge
Proficient in MS Office with strong MS Excel skills
Applicable LISP administration systems

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