SEIC) is a leading global provider of investment processing, fund processing, and investment management business outsourcing solutions that help corporations, financial institutions, financial advisors, and ultra-high-net-worth families create and manage wealth. As of September 30, 2012, through its subsidiaries and partnerships in which the company has a significant interest, SEI manages or administers $448 billion in mutual fund and pooled or separately managed assets, including $195 billion in assets under management and $253 billion in client assets under administration. For more information, visit www.seic.com. Client Administration & Investment Processing Services
Global Wealth Platform Product Management Team - our mission is to oversee and coordinate the Product Development lifecycle within the Global Wealth Platform using the Scaled Agile Framework process. The GWP Product Management Team is comprised of uniquely skilled individuals who are both Market-facing and platform-facing. As a member of the team, you are required to have both a business and market mindset combined with a platform and technical orientation.
The team is organized into three (3) specific domains that encompass the overall product and services offered to our markets:- Asset Management Services
Front Office, End Client & Business Management Services
As a member of the GWP Product Management team, the GWP Product Manager Role includes the following job responsibilities: Work with Portfolio Management to determine priority and business objectives
Work with system architects to understand business and technical architecture
Responsible for GWP Platform integrity, features, and benefits
Own the Product and Service bundle definition and integrity
Maintain the Product Roadmap for specifically owned Product & Service bundles
Own and communicate the program vision
Manage the program backlog (micro prioritization) and PSI release content
Participate in regular release planning, release management, and solution validation.
Build an effective Product Manager/Product Owner Team
Details The GWP Product Manager has the unique responsibility to ensure cross-market leverage of the solution consistent with the overall vision. The Product Manager must balance the achievement of meeting the release train objectives while meeting the cross-market core tenets.
The GWP Product Manager must focus on providing innovative, forward looking solutions that meet the market objectives while establishing the framework for providing SEI a competitive advantage in delivering client value in the future. This balance is a key responsibility of the GWP Product Manager to ensure that our solutions not only meet the market needs of today, but are well positioned to meet the market needs in the future
The GWP Product Manager must work with key internal and external stakeholders, and synthesize the (sometimes competing) requirements into a single, common Vision for the program which the Product Manager must continuously communicate to the development teams, using a series of rolling wave vision briefings, which highlight the proposed features of the solution.
Working with Portfolio Management and the Market Units to determine priority and business objectives. The product manager is an active member of the extended Portfolio Management Team, and participates in decision-making about the key economic drivers for future releases.
The GWP Product Manager develops strong working relationships with Market Units, as well as vendors, development teams, operations, legal and IT. Owning and communicating the leveraged program vision falls to the GWP Product Manager who is the 'content authority' for a release train, and has the primary responsibility to define the 'what' for each release train solution.
Working with system architects to understand business and technical architectural epics, the GWP Product Manager is expected to understand the scope of the upcoming business and technical architectural work and to assist with decision-making and sequencing with respect to implementation of the key technological infrastructures that will host the new business epics.
The GWP Product Manager will ensure that there is supporting documentation regarding significant use cases, user scenarios, relevant standards and nonfunctional requirements to allow for the understanding of and breaking of features into stories for implementation.
As the ultimate cross-market content authority in the enterprise, the GWP Product Manager takes a lead role in implementing the organizational, management and communication practices necessary to achieve business results. This includes the coordination and instigation of an improvement plan where needed to implement all process improvements.
The GWP Product manager will participate in the negotiation and agreement for future business product requirements for all new and changed products and features. He/she will also manage the operational Level Agreements to align SLA targets in the Agile methodology.
The GWP Product Manager will partner with the market units and is responsible for the content of the program backlog that contains the business and architectural features that will constitute the future instantiation of the solution. The GWP Product Manager will be required to implement grooming and reprioritizing of the backlog program with WSJF prior to each PSI planning session.
The GWP Product Manager actively participates in regular release planning, release management, and solution validation. The product manager is to the release train what the product owner is to the scrum team, so that the Product Manager is responsible for substantial ongoing interaction during the development of the solution.
The GWP Product Manager must be prepared to participate on the release management Sprint team, or other mechanism for scope triage. In addition, the GWP Product Manager is involved with the aggregated sprint demos, PSI level demonstrations, evaluation of business value achieved versus plan, and in the Inspect and Adapt workshop used to continually improve program performance.
Position Requirements a minimum of 5 years of experience in product and service development in the financial services footprint.
Naturally innovative, inquisitive, challenging and solution seeking.
Strong interpersonal, negotiating, and communication skills.
Has specific market experience in the delivery of financial services and the software platforms used to enable those services
Ability to coordinate different SEI organizations and levels of management
Ability to lead and/or participate in the definition of the strategy for the responsible domain based on viability across market, consumption within market and revenue opportunities
Create and maintain products and services that provide consistent value to our markets in an scalable and maintainable solution.
Ability to work in an ever-changing environment and be comfortable with driving change.
Uses timely and clear decision-making to drive business service timelines and deliverables within the Agile realm to achieve the highest quality and valued product and service.
Create trust with stakeholders through clarity and consistency of decision-making
Below Are The Specific Areas Of Experience That Relate To This Role
Below are the specific areas of experience that relate to this role UMA & UMH platforms and product offerings
Managed accounts (i.e. SMA)
Portfolio Management and Order Management Systems
Fixed income product and portfolio management
Global investment management
Broker and dealing services
Investment management product offerings (e.g. mutual funds, ETFs, etc.)
Location and Travel
The positions are based at our corporate headquarters in Oaks, PA and in London. Some global