Product Development Manager

  • competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Link Asset Services
  • 18 Feb 19

LFS is looking for a Product Development Manager to join their New Product Development team.

Company Description


Link Asset Services is a fast growing, dynamic business with market leading positions across our areas of expertise – funds, market services, corporates and private client, and banking and credit management services.  With offices across the UK and Europe we are part of Link Group who are headquartered in Australia.  A truly global organisation, Link Group provides us with a strong platform to realise our growth ambitions and continue to build on our success.

You can play a key part in this – at Link Asset Services we recognise the importance of supporting and developing our people, so we listen to colleagues, train our teams and invest in great working environments.  Add to that a culture that champions respect and integrity, a diverse and inclusive colleague base and a commitment to positively influence the communities we work with and you’ll get a flavour of life at Link.  At the bottom of this role advert, you’ll find more information on why you’ll enjoy working with us…



Job Description


LFS is looking for a Product Development Manager to join their New Product Development team. Reporting directly to the head, this role will work alongside Product Delivery, Management and Governance teams to ensure new products are developed effectively and in accordance with commercial requirements.

The New Product Development function is responsible for co-ordinating the development of new products for new (and existing) clients. This involves taking ownership of the development cycle from initial Invitation to Tender through to detailed design, build and launch in accordance with the product development process. 

Main Responsibilities: 
•    Effectively manage the development of new products for new [and existing] clients in accordance with the product development process.
•    Work closely with New Business Development and Client Relationship teams and external portfolio managers to define product opportunities and draft proposals for new products.
•    Work within the Company’s governance framework to obtain the necessary business approvals and project milestone sign-offs.
•    Co-ordinate work with business development, client relationship management, external portfolio management, operations, compliance, risk, legal and finance teams to ensure full support for the new product launches.
•    Build and maintain competitor and general market knowledge, as well as technical knowledge from both an investment and regulatory perspective.
•    Actively contribute and lead on ad hoc projects as they arise.





•    Knowledge of the asset management industry and regulation.
•    Track record of delivering different product types to varied client types and in different regulatory jurisdictions.  
•    Ideally, experience in UK tax-transparent structures for institutional investors.
•    Proactive, adaptable and analytical approach and a commercial aptitude.
•    Ability to work directly with external clients and their advisers
•    Positive attitude and ability to develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders and colleagues across the business and senior management.
•    Strong project management skills.
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills.



Additional Information


Link Group’s purpose statement ‘Together we achieve’ reflects how much we value working together: with each other; with our clients; and with third parties, to help everyone achieve success – both personal and professional

We have an ongoing commitment to career progression, training and education as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package that under pins this.  

At Link, you’ll find we support achievement and celebrate success.  So, if you want to be a part of this, click the ‘I’m Interested’ or Apply button…