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Investment Proposition Manager

Employer
Aviva
Location
Charing Cross, Central London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Job Role
Manager
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Level of qualification
Qualified, CIMA
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There is an excellent new opportunity in Aviva UK's Workplace Investments team for someone to join us an Investment Proposition Manager. This position will work across UK Life Savings & Retirement (S&R) with the core purpose of developing the S&R investment proposition (focusing on Workplace but also adjusting as required to Retail proposition development), including leading a team of cross-channel investment proposition professionals.

Our Investment Propositions Managers are tasked with bringing together customer and market insights, along with an understanding of S&R strategy and investment proposition. This is to both enhance existing propositions and drive new proposition development to improve customer outcomes and deliver commercial value.

We see this as a great opportunity for someone new to Aviva to help us realise our strategy targets of being more future focused and proactive. The team is freshly structured to focus on ESG, illiquids, retirement projects and more - with the full reputation and resources of Aviva UK and Aviva Investors to make us exceptionally competitive and effective in the market

Aviva has introduced "Smart Working", and the person in this role can be based anywhere in the UK, as long as they are comfortable regularly travelling to our London, Bristol or York offices.

The role's duties &

responsibilities:

  • Strategic delivery of investment propositions - facilitating the team's new and more innovation focused shift to being proactive in the market while allowing for exposure across wider focus

  • Presenting and externally facing in to clients with investment distribution consultation

  • Management of an investment proposition team, ensuring efficiency and directing a team of 4 investment proposition analysts

  • Identifying emerging market opportunities and trends to drive future proposition development

  • Developing market and competitor insights to advise proposition development, using research and industry networks; building a deep understanding of Aviva's competitors and their propositions

  • Optimising existing investment solutions to ensure that they align with the strategic aims of the business; meeting customer needs and adhering to FCA principles

  • Serving as investment Subject Matter Expert during meetings with current and prospective clients

  • Partnering with Aviva Investors and other third parties on solution design

Skills & experiences required:

  • Evidence of delivering investment propositions, with track record of implementing those changes

  • Background of understanding the UK S&R market landscape with significant knowledge of UKL workplace (institutional) investment propositions

  • Knowledge of investment markets, asset classes, fund types, asset management techniques and styles, with a strong understanding of ESG

  • Solid understanding of current and emerging regulatory items that impact investments

  • Leadership skills - setting clear expectations and accountabilities, taking informed and timely decisions and crafting an open and honest feedback culture within the team

  • Background of using gravitas, credibility and confidence with influencing internal and external business partners at all levels

  • Investment qualification (IMC, CFA, etc) would be advantageous

What will you get for this role?

  • A competitive salary depending on location, skills, experience and qualifications

  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme

  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review

  • Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days

  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through "My Aviva Extras" plus discounts for Friends and Family (some exclusions apply)

  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

Working at Aviva

At Aviva, we're people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.

We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take ownership, and who make good decisions.

The way we do this is important too, we're all about our people - that's you - so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we're very open to that. In fact, we don't advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it's up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you've applied, please send us a separate email stating that you have a disclosed disability and we'll make sure we interview you.

We'd love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Daniel Hopchet a call on 0121 234 7625 or send an email to Daniel.Hopchet@Aviva.com.

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By 'minimum criteria' we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.

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