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Product Specialist

  • Job reference DST/TP/4/11541
  • Job type Full Time
  • Sector Digital
  • Location London
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DST's Digital and innovation team are hiring for a product specialist with knowledge of financial services. The team are responsible for developing solutions that will shape the financial services industry for years to come. Working collaboratively with clients and user groups, supported by technology and operation teams across Transfer Agency, Wealth and Retirement, our remit includes working with the latest technology to drive internal and market efficiencies and to expand and enhance client servicing solutions.

  • You will be responsible for contributing to product planning and execution throughout the entire product life cycle, from concept through end of life planning.
  • Assist in analysing market opportunity, anticipate industry direction, evaluate the feasibility and financial justification for new products and/or new releases of existing product, and identify requirements for future and current products in the context of the company strengths and capabilities technologies, quality, costs, customer interactions and marketplace demands.
  • Implement product vision and strategy, product solution development plans, product requirement, product roadmap, pricing models, positioning in the marketplace, profit plans, the launch process and future product development efforts.
  • Apply technical expertise, business acumen and product knowledge, to effectively manage the product development and delivery process.
  • Document detailed requirements, schedules and launch plans for specific products and services.
  • Participate in and/or coordinate efforts among multiple functional areas to develop and deliver new products/services or to re-brand current products (e.g. product development, marketing communications, client services, sales etc.)

About You:

  • University degree or equivalent with significant product and solution design experience.
  • In-depth knowledge in financial services.
  • Strong experience working within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Strong knowledge of new products development (NPD) process and methodology.
  • Understanding of agile and lean product development methodologies.
  • Experience with an outside-in product design approach.
  • Desire and willingness to work in a collaborative and team orientated agile environment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Goal orientated and able to meet deadlines consistently.

Nice to have:

NPDP certification and/or equivalent lean certification

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