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VP Sr Product Manager Equities

Franklin Templeton Investments. - San Mateo, CA

At Franklin Templeton Investments, we are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners. Over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. For over 65 years, our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join our team. Franklin Templeton’s Global Product Management group is responsible for providing leadership in ensuring that the firm’s investment products are positioned at the highest levels of investment market standards, and that this is effectively communicated internally and externally. The Vice President (VP), Senior Product Manager for the North American Equity Product Management team will act as a liaison between investment management, distribution and our other internal business partners. In this capacity, the Senior Product Manager is expected to serve as a product expert and product champion for several US equity and hybrid (multi-asset) strategies. This role is responsible for the promotion, defense and competitive positioning of the product line, and is actively involved in global distribution initiatives, institutional and retail client service. Key success metrics include demonstrating ownership, strategic direction-setting and prioritization for the assigned investment platform. In concert with these efforts, an important function is content development, working with internal parties to ensure accurate and compelling representation of the investment strategies under coverage, working closely with the Director of the team in support of key initiatives and ad hoc projects. The day-to-day role of a Senior Product Manager is a fluid one, with the immediate needs of the products generally dictating what must be the required focus. The Senior Product Manager works with senior sales professionals to promote and competitively position these strategies through active involvement in distribution initiatives across retail and institutional channels as well as in support of existing client relationships. The Senior Product Manager also interacts with senior investment management to provide insight and council to drive business decisions. What are the ongoing responsibilities of a VP, Senior Product Manager? Serve as the primary subject matter expert (SME) of the investment-related aspects of several US equity and hybrid (multi-asset) investment strategies and products to sales, client service, consultant relations, marketing, other business partners and external clients, acting as internal and external proxy for portfolio management representing their investment strategies across a full range of client sophistication levels.  Promote the gathering and retention of assets under management by providing investment philosophy, process, and performance and cross-platform storytelling to various external (potential and existing clients, consultants and third parties) and internal (sales, client service, marketing, and consultant relations) audiences. Effectively answer client servicing questions, articulate investment team views and respond to performance and other investment-related inquiries on assigned investment strategies. Develops strategic direction-setting thought leadership/white paper content for sophisticated client groups. Leads direction for investment related insight used in investment communications including RFPs, DDQs, pre-sale and post-sale marketing collateral and corporate communications.  Demonstrates ownership and prioritization for assigned asset class/investment platform. Formulates product strategy to reposition, extend and innovate the product line including product rationalization, launching new strategies and executing product line extensions. This also includes development of investment guidelines and pricing frameworks. Identify and assess new product and business opportunities (customized separate accounts, sub-advised products and new funds). Support Director in related projects tied to broader platform or corporate initiatives and ad hoc projects.   What ideal qualifications, skills and experience would help someone to be successful? At least 10 years product management or other pertinent industry experience, preferably with a focus on investment management, investment consulting or buy-side experience. Experience in equity, fixed income, and convertible bond asset classes; experience with derivative securities and private investments a plus. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Possess a high energy level and drive to succeed coupled with ability to work effectively in a team environment. Ability to translate complex portfolio data (such as performance attribution reports) into useable information. Demonstrated knowledge of distribution channels, investment vehicles and pricing structures. Excellent organizational and project management skills. Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills, with ability to effectively communicate with senior professionals. Knowledge of markets, products & techniques. Excellent attention to detail. Highly motivated and a self-starter. CFA and/or MBA/graduate degree in finance or economics preferred. FINRA Series 7 (required) Travel Requirements: Limited travel requirements. What makes Franklin Templeton Investments unique? In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards—the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results. Highlights of our benefits include:  Three weeks paid time off the first year   Medical, dental and vision insurance   401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match, up to the IRS limits  Employee Stock Investment Program   Tuition Assistance Program   Purchase of company funds with no sales charge   Onsite fitness center and recreation center   Onsite cafeteria   We believe that being a good corporate citizen is good business. To us, corporate citizenship means being accountable, serving our clients, being an employer of choice, managing our environmental impact, and supporting our communities. An emphasis on corporate citizenship is embedded in our culture and values, and is an important element of how we achieve success. We are also committed to your learning and development with resources focused around Experience, Exposure, and Education, to help you achieve your professional development goals. Take some time to, meet some of our people, and see what it means to say, “I AM Franklin Templeton”. Franklin Templeton Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite you to visit us at http://www.franklintempletoncareers.com/ to learn more about our company and our career opportunities.     TO APPLY: PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING LINK AND CLICK \APPLY NOW\ VP, Sr Product Manager – Equities-820575,

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VP Sr Product Manager Equities Franklin Templeton Investments. - San Mateo, CA, United States

   

Location: San Mateo, CA

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At Franklin Templeton Investments, we're dedicated to one goal: delivering exceptional asset management for our shareholders. By bringing together multiple, world-class investment teams in a single firm, we're able to offer specialized expertise across styles and asset classes, all supported by the strength and resources of one of the world's largest asset managers. This has helped us to become a trusted partner to individual and institutional investors across the globe.