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Janus Henderson Investors Senior Production Manager, Product Marketing in London, United Kingdom

Janus Henderson Global Investors is a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for clients through a broad range of actively managed funds.

We provide our institutional, retail and high net-worth individuals with access to skilled investment professionals representing a broad range of asset classes including, equities, fixed income, multi asset and alternatives.

We are a team of independent thinkers who work tirelessly to help our clients achieve their goals – and we do it by fostering an energetic and collaborative culture that ensures our people love the place they work.

Headquartered in London, Janus Henderson is a truly global asset manager with a diverse geographic footprint, managing assets from 27 offices globally and employing more than 2,000 staff.

Role:

Senior Production Manager, Product Marketing

Location:

London

Department:

Global Marketing

The Department

We are a global product marketing function that is responsible for developing and implementing product marketing strategy, including articulating our firm’s unique product capabilities across multiple asset classes, vehicles, regions and channels. It is embedded within the global marketing, product and distribution function.

Overview of the role

We are looking for someone to manage the production team sitting within the global product marketing group. As a “player/coach” you will be responsible for ongoing production and maintenance of core and custom product marketing collateral, master messaging elements and digital assets, at a strategic level and functionally for an assigned product set, ensuring the highest standards in quality and timely delivery to market. You will also be responsible for governing “golden source” documents that contain investment strategy and product-specific attributes, parameters and core copy elements that appear in standard product marketing outputs. Working in a highly collaborative fashion, you will interact closely with Product Marketers, Product Specialists, Content, Channel Marketing and Distribution personnel. Our ideal candidate is someone who thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced culture and has the ability to lead a production function driven by quarter-end deadlines, business demands and data-delivery timelines. You should have a solid understanding of the market and investment products in general, as well as classic marketing matters such as brand, promotion and distribution channels. The role will support various global institutional and intermediary businesses.

Duties and responsibilities

You will:

  • Manage a team of 4-6 Production Managers, each with their own product coverage assignments

  • Act as team lead in strategic projects, such as coordinating production schedules and process improvements, by liaising with the global product management and marketing leadership group, channel marketing, IT, compliance and data teams

  • Coordinate, produce, quality assures and deliver to market high quality core product marketing collateral in a timely manner for an assigned product set

  • Responsible for gathering information, including data, and deciphering how the information will show in the produced materials

  • Ensure accuracy and appropriateness of all materials from a product, audience and regulatory perspective

  • Require knowledge of industry and company product information to resolve which data is most appropriate for usage

  • Perform comprehensive quality reviews of all data and content for accuracy, relevancy and consistency, as well as adherence to style guidelines, regulatory requirements and client expectations

  • Manage the “golden source” record library (or Master Strategy Guide) for an assigned product set and liaises with SMEs (subject matter experts) across all areas of the organization (product, legal, operations, investments, IT, etc.) to validate and update standard component content

  • Perform product change management duties by asking appropriate follow-up questions and recognizing the implications of changes across multiple records and/or resources

  • Partner with compliance to input product change details into a quarterly document and deliver in meetings to inform multiple marketing stakeholders of necessary changes and updates

  • Ensure records are clearly categorized and tagged for ease of use as well as governing the actual content

  • Share content through good communication, internet and intranet websites, and other tools and processes

  • Partner effectively with internal business partners including, but not limited to, Distribution, Product Management and Marketing, Channel Marketing, Design, Web, Compliance, Investments and Fulfillment.

  • Collaborate with vendors for production and print needs

  • Adhere to production and file retention processes in order to maintain accurate recordkeeping of electronic files in accordance with department and regulatory requirements and to ensure the appropriate tracking of all key project milestones

  • Facilitate projects and research and resolve potential challenges in an effort to ensure continuous efficiency gains and improved accuracy

  • Actively engage in opportunities to improve knowledge regarding product set, the market, business requirements and client expectations

  • Carry out additional duties as assigned

Supervisory responsibilities

  • You will plan, allocate, monitor work and make decisions regarding employment, performance appraisal, training, salary adjustments and related personnel actions.

Technical skills and qualifications

  • Takes full ownership of all projects from inception through completion ensuring accuracy, consistency and timely delivery

  • Strong project management capability

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills with ability to work across all levels of the organization

  • Familiarity with the financial marketplace and distribution process

  • Ability to lead and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to adhere and deliver to tight deadlines

  • Strong understanding of and ability to interpret and chart financial data

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Thorough understanding of industry compliance requirements

  • Strong computer skills including MS PowerPoint, Word and Excel

  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills

  • Experience with proofreading, fact checking and an editorial eye

  • Broad knowledge of graphic issues, art direction, print production and project management affecting printing, quality and on time delivery

  • Demonstrate understanding of page layouts and style standards

  • Five years marketing experience preferably within the financial services industry or equivalent required

  • Institutional and/or intermediary experience preferred

  • Multiple vehicle (Separate/Segregated Account, Mutual Fund, UCIT, OEIC, SICAV, VIT, ETF, etc.) marketing experience a major plus

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed, in line with applicable regulatory requirements, by:

  • Annual performance appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned compliance training

  • Annual attestation (Knowledge and Competence in-scope roles only)CompliancerequirementsAt a minimum the role will require you to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first and always act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if you would like further explanation or direction regarding this

  • Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and ask for the support/guidance of the policy owner if you are unsure at any time

  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.

Janus Henderson Investors (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson Investors at its sole discretion).

All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investors' Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson Investors is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.

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