Product Owner – Digital Investments______

Role Purpose

As part of Calastone’s future growth strategy, we are developing a new set of products that build on our network and provide solutions to our Asset Management and Asset Servicing clients. This role will play a critical part in the shaping and execution of our Digital Investment product, with an initial focus on defining and delivering the roadmap for a next-generation tokenised investments platform.

You will own the design and delivery of products in the Digital Investments space, specifically relating to a developing a tokenisation platform enabling the manufacturing, distribution and operation of   collective investment vehicles natively on a DLT. The successful candidate will will bring knowledge and experience from asset management or an asset servicing firm likely having worked in an operational or product role.

The role involves assessing and evaluating product/market fit and commercial viability at all stages and allowing these to be challenged and enriched in the Product governance process with collaboration across Sales, Operations, Marking, Technology and directly with Clients.

You will also be responsible from a delivery perspective in direct engagement with the technology and design teams in shaping and prioritising sprints and the product backlog. The role will have ownership of maintaining velocity across a number of initiatives in train and ensuring multiple teams are working in concert to deliver the prioritised outcomes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Guide, own and communicate the feature set for your product against the overall product strategy and vision set by the Product Director and Chief Product Officer, in-line with our company strategy
  • Plan and prioritise the product feature backlog, working closely with your Product Director and other Product personnel
  • Be able to break initiatives down into Epic level tasks that can be collated, tracked and estimated in the system for building and maintenance of the product roadmap.
  • Work closely with the Lead engineers to translate and articulate product requirements into acceptable increments to be delivered by technology
  • Work with your Product Director on the commercial viability of your product domain, ensuring product level budgets and sales targets are set and achieved in line with corporate goals
  • Work with the Product Director to provide Performance Metrics: Define and track key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure project progress and success.
  • Collaborate with the other Product Owners to ensure the end to end vision is clear, particularly where there areas of overlap with other Calastone products
  • Propose and implement changes to existing processes to streamline and accelerate delivery while at the same time maximizing revenue
  • Aid the creation of the marketing content and Go-To-Market plan by working closely with the Commercial and Marketing teams regarding the value proposition and key capabilities of your products
  • Assist Sales in Client meetings; investigating client needs and establishing views on new product capabilities to meet them

Required Knowledge & Experience

  • Commercial results-oriented leadership with a keen eye for the revenues and costs of Products – looking for ways to optimise your Products for maximum return
  • Experience in Asset Management and the broader funds ecosystem either through Fund Operations or Product roles at an Asset Manager or a Security Services provider
  • Have a track record of product delivery, showing how products have moved from ideation to launch and growth under your ownership
  • Be able to think in a disruptive way to reinvent your domain product set from how the industry works today whilst taking into account adoption of new products
  • Direct experience of Agile development processes and able to evangelize its adoption
  • Stakeholder management experience with examples of where your influence has impacted the business
  • Able to follow and suggest improvements to a disciplined Product development process
  • Experience of client/customer-led Product development, with examples of executions based on client/customer needs, insights and testing
  • Knowledge of the role of the regulators and experience/knowledge of the market practice working groups