Product Manager

Job Title: Product Manager
Job Reference: PV/HQ00055173

Location: Cardiff
Job Type: Permanent

Salary:
£30000 - £40000 per annum
Sector: Financial Services

Posted 10 days ago

  • Product Manger
  • Up to £40,000 per annum
  • Cardiff
Product Manger is required for an award-winning leader in the Financial Services industry based in Cardiff. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team who are going through huge growth and change so joining now is the perfect time.  As Product Manager you will be rewarded with a competitive basic salary, plus bonus and an amazing benefits package with agile working.


About the Company

With around one million customers, our retail business helps turn customers’ pension savings into lifelong retirement income and our corporate business looks after our defined benefit pension schemes ensuring they are effectively managed to protect against risk and achieve their maximum potential.


Job Duties
  • To support the day to day management of the product portfolio, monitoring the suitability and performance of the products against the target market, regulatory and legislative requirements, and achievement of the overall Retail Retirement strategy and financial targets.
  • Manage products in accordance with the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) framework, providing support to colleagues in the promotion, distribution and servicing of the products, and development of the Retail Retirement Income product strategy.
  • Support the Senior Product Manager(s) in the day to day monitoring and management of the product portfolio. Monitor business volumes across sales channels and product lines, analysing and reporting on key product KPI’s such as complaints and target market segmentation, to ensure that products meet a genuine customer need and perform in accordance with the original design and purpose.
    • Carry out regular monitoring of the products and associated processes against appropriate risk controls, identifying, reporting and managing, as necessary, any issues.
    • Provide support to the Senior Product Manager(s) to undertake periodic Product Risk Reviews, working with colleagues and stakeholders across the business to ensure these are completed within an approved review schedule.
    • Maintain knowledge of competitor activity, and the competitor landscape, providing insight and to support the product development strategy.
Skills Required
  • Knowledge of retirement income products, features, and benefits.
  • Knowledge of the pensions and retirement market, including participants and consumer options.
  • An understanding and awareness of the regulatory and legislative rules relevant to the retirement market and its products.
  • Product management experience (pension / retirement related preferred).
  • Analysing management information to identify trends and performance.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including report writing and presentational skills.
  • Proven relationship development and management skills, including influencing and negotiating.
  • Strong organisational skills.
Benefits


Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, 25 days’ holiday, private medical insurance, discretionary performance related bonuses, paid overtime, a variety of share schemes, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products, your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.


 

 

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Consultant details

Paul Vincent-Fernie

Name:
Paul Vincent-Fernie

Direct telephone:
01932 230 868

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Trevor  Lee

Introducing...

Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

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How 2018 unfolded for Jenrick Commercial and our prediction for 2019

2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year for many businesses around the UK, however despite this 2018 was another steady year for us as a business. We saw our business thrive and peak in 2017, with it being our best year ever, and 2018 saw us level on par with that. So for us as a business having this continuity in strength was reassuring and gave us confidence despite the media advertising otherwise due to Brexit.

 

In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.

 

What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.

 

On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around  91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.

 

Where’s the future at?

 

It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.

 

Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.

 

As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.

 

If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01932 230868 or commercial@jenrick.co.uk

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