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SVP - European Product Manager (Transfer Agency)

  • Permanent

Job Title: SVP - European Product Manager

Location: London (hybrid) 

Role Overview:

William Rose Associates are working alongside a well-respected Transfer Agent who are seeking an experienced European Product Manager with a strong background in asset management and/or transfer agency to join our dynamic team. As a Product Manager, you will play a critical role in driving the development and management of our product . This position requires senior management experience, the ability to lead and manage a team, handle multiple deadlines across various work streams, and effectively present to both internal stakeholders and external clients. The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, capable of working independently, and possess excellent prioritisation skills, while also being a collaborative team player who can escalate issues when necessary.


  • Product Strategy and Development: Develop and execute the product strategy and product roadmap for the European market including identifying market trends, customer needs, and opportunities for development and innovation within the European asset management and transfer agency sectors.
  • Team Management: Lead and manage Product Managers, providing guidance, support, and mentorship to ensure the successful delivery of projects and achievement of team objectives.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate closely with key internal stakeholders, senior management, sales, digital and development teams to gather requirements, align product roadmaps, and ensure effective communication throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Client Relationship Management: Engage with clients to understand their evolving needs, gather feedback, and incorporate client insights into product development initiatives.
  • Project Management: Oversee multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring adherence to deadlines, resource allocation, and effective coordination across different work streams. Utilise JIRA and Confluence to manage project workflows, track progress, and facilitate collaboration.
  • Independent Work and Collaboration: Work independently to drive initiatives forward, while also fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment, promoting teamwork and knowledge sharing among team members. Leverage agile methodologies to facilitate iterative and efficient product development.
  • Prioritisation and Escalation: Prioritise tasks and projects based on strategic importance, business impact, and resource availability. Escalate critical issues and risks to senior management when necessary.

  • Extensive experience in asset management and/or transfer agency, with a strong understanding of industry best practices, products, and operational processes.
  • Proven track record in senior management roles, demonstrating leadership, team management, and the ability to deliver results.
  • Familiarity with regulatory frameworks and compliance requirements within the asset management and transfer agency industries.
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple deadlines, prioritize effectively, and drive projects to successful completion.
  • Experience working with JIRA and Confluence and familiarity with agile methodologies is desired
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex concepts clearly and confidently to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Self-motivated and proactive, with the ability to work independently and take ownership of initiatives, while also fostering a collaborative and inclusive team culture.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities, with a strategic mindset and the capacity to navigate complex challenges.

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