Legg Mason

ETF Product Specialist

US-PA
Req. #
2017-2430
Division
US Product
Position Type
Regular

Position Overview

ETF Product Specialist

 

Legg Mason is a leading global asset management firm that offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our core values: integrity, collaboration, and accountability. We have a presence in every major financial center across the globe, and we look for exceptional professionals who want to shape a rewarding career through intellectual curiosity, leadership, and team-oriented approach. If you are passionate about the investment business and about building your future with one of the industry's premier firms, consider the opportunities at Legg Mason today.

 

Our ETF Product Management team is currently seeking an experienced ETF Product Specialist. The ETF Product Specialist will act as a key partner for our Sales teams, training and traveling with Sales to effectively articulate and position our ETF offerings. The ETF Product Management team is responsible for the development and implementation of Legg Mason's ETF business strategy. Legg Mason is a diversified group of world-class global asset management firms, each recognized for their proven long-term investment expertise. Legg Mason is a global leader in money management, as well as one of the top 10 leading closed-end fund managers in the U.S.

Key Responsibilities & Duties Include, but not Limited to

  • The ETF Product Specialist will have a finger on the pulse of everything our sales teams our sales teams need to sell our products; will possess a strong understanding of what our clients need in this space, and how we differentiate ourselves relative to the competition;
  • Develop product positioning; help to lead development of ETF marketing collateral, campaigns, and thought leadership;
  • Travel with the sales team and act as a product specialist on behalf of Legg Mason ETFs;
  • Train the sales team on ETF positioning and products;
  • Act as Legg Mason’s ETF product expert, with an excellent ability to explain the ETF vehicle and product set;
  • Manage operational setup at affiliates – assist new affiliates in establishing front and back office operations to support ETF product development;
  • Develop a deep understanding of the Legg Mason investment capabilities;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Legg Mason's ETF business plan;
  • Independently run a product as needed
  • Thoughtfully assess product ideas and coordinate of product development initiatives;
  • Manage day to day ETF business activities;
  • Collaborate and coordinate strategic initiatives with multiple internal groups (e.g. marketing, sales, legal, fund accounting, investment management);
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and awareness of best practices in the ETF industry;
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with broker/dealers, AP's/market makers and research analyst community;
  • Perform research and analytics to understand product trading dynamics and relative fund performance;
  • Proactively communicate and educate sales force on new product developments, product positioning, and industry trends;

Ideal Qualifications and Experience

  • 7+ years of relevant industry experience, with a minimum of 5 years of ETF experience required. Sales experience strongly preferred;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Deep understanding of the investment and financial industry, particularly capital markets;
  • Ability to operate independently. Self-motivated, flexible and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Analytical skills and familiarity with analytical tools and resources common in the ETF industry;
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of staff and clients;
  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance or other analytical subject;
  • FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses required; CFA strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in Bloomberg, Zephyr, Morningstar and other platforms strongly preferred.

Benefits

Legg Mason offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), profit-sharing, paid time off, employee stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, parental leave, and much more.

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