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Product Manager

The ambition of Group Product Management & Development (GPMD) is to have a client-focused and profitable range of investment capabilities and products, which are built on vision, passion and powerful cooperation of its employees. GPMD consists of three teams: Strategic Product Development, Product Delivery and Product Management.

The Product Management team's focus is on building successful multi-client propositions by growth of existing investment strategies via new products, on product life cycle management and on the key maintenance of the existing product line-up and fund processes. The team consists of Product Managers specializing in depth in equity, fixed income or the technical aspects of product management. The scope of Product Management is mainly the Luxembourg and the Dutch product range, but Robeco is expanding strongly to other regions. Product Management is working closely together with the investment teams and Sales Offices worldwide. GPMD is responsible for the development and product management of this range of investment products, by which the commercial Robeco targets can be achieved. Within the Product Management team we are looking for an experienced technical Product Manager.

The Product Manager is responsible for a wide range of activities and will focus on different areas within the Product Management department, depending on the projects and priorities set within the team.

Responsibilities for this position may include but will not be limited to:

  • Efficient, timely and successful implementation of alternative and complex products
  • Design and implementation of complex changes in the product range
  • ake sure that the legal framework of (a part of) the product range is up-to-date and in line with the latest commercial and regulatory developments
  • Identify  technical product trends and opportunities, changes in regulation and assessment of the impact on the product range;
  • Implementation of new opportunities on product structures and regulation
  • Solving complex operational issues
  • Ongoing Product Management activities like reporting, coordination of individual sales requests and managing product management inputs on changes of legal documents.

The role of the Product Manager will include overall responsibility for specific projects or participation on behalf of the Product Management department in cross departmental projects and general technical product projects. To do so, the Product Manager makes use of strong project-management and personal skills to mobilize the appropriate resources and is comfortable working in a multi-discipline and international environment at all levels of the organization.

You have the ability to form an independent opinion and convince other team members and the organization. You like being challenged and you like to challenge your colleagues to get the best results. You bring (new) knowledge and new insights to the table. You are able to translate complex matters into clear results and realize them under high pressure.

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Who we are looking for

For this challenging and demanding function in the organization, we look for experienced candidates with a solid interest in the investment industry in general and Robeco and its products in particular, and who would like to contribute to Robeco’s future commercial successes in a focused and positive way.

The ideal candidate:

  • has a university degree and minimum 8 years of work experience;
  • has strong analytical and project management skills;
  • is able to work independently, but always connected to the team;
  • works with the internal and external client in mind and is able to solve problems;
  • can handle multiple projects with tight deadlines at the same time; 
  • is capable to translate ideas into concrete proposals and changes;  
  • is pro-active in connecting with many different disciplines;
  • is a strong professional to represent Robeco towards external relations;
  • has in-depth knowledge of technical fund processes and legal fund documentation;
  • preferably has international experience;
  • has proven project management experience.

Fluent English is required

Applications

Please submit your application (CV and motivation) stating vacancy number 164 via career@robeco.com. For more details concerning this position, please contact Annelien Zuidema, (annelienzuideman@whyz.nl, +31(0)630409036).

All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. An assessment and integrity test form part of the selection procedure.

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