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Product Analyst, Product Management (Mutual Funds)


This is a Contract position in Montréal, QC posted September 8, 2017.

Description CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution. Through our three major businesses – Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Capital Markets – we provide a full range of financial products and services to 11 million individual, small business, commercial, corporate and institutional clients in Canada and around the world. We invest in our businesses, our clients, our people and our communities to deliver consistent and sustainable earnings to our shareholders. To learn more about CIBC’s Lines of Business, please visit our website. CIBC delivers access to career and development opportunities, safe and healthy workplaces, effective training, and positive work-life balance – so that employees are able to perform at their best, contribute to their communities and focus on cultivating deeper relationships with our clients. Every year, CIBC is recognized for its business successes, community commitment and employee initiatives. We are proud of these successes and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace and an environment where all employees can excel. CIBC is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse team of employees who reflect the communities in which we live and work. CIBC Asset Management Inc., is one of Canada’s largest asset management firms with over $100 billion in assets under management. We are leaders in providing a broad range of high-quality global investment management solutions to retail and institutional clients. Our assets include those under institutional money management for pension funds, endowments and insurance funds, private wealth management, and those that are part of the CIBC family of mutual funds such as CIBC Mutual Funds and Renaissance Investments family of funds and the CIBC family of managed portfolio solutions such as Managed Portfolio Services (MPS), Personal Portfolio Services (PPS), Frontiers Pools, Axiom Portfolios, Sequence Portfolios. CIBC Asset Management is part of the CIBC Wealth Management group. At CIBC Asset Management, our goal is to help our clients achieve what matters to them. Our philosophy is based on the CIBC values of Trust, Teamwork, and Accountability and we achieve results for our clients through an in-depth disciplined investing approach based on rigor and research. To learn more about CIBC and the CIBC Group of Companies please visit Job Overview The Product Analyst reports to the Director, Product Development & Management, Mutual Funds. The Product Analyst may have a dotted line to other Directors within the Product Development team, depending on initiatives underway. The Incumbent will be a key member of the team supporting multiple product management functions across the Institutional, Mutual Fund and Managed Solutions product platform. Analyst may also work closely with our Product Regulatory teams on filings that support the offer. The Product Analyst will support the day-to-day management of the products, including marketing and sales support, competitor analysis, operational & technological activities, product enhancements, etc. What You’ll Be Doing: 1. Product Support Provide day-to-day, ongoing support in the delivery of programs, products, industry related information, while ensuring that all activities are consistent with CIBC directives and those of other partner and internal areas. Work with internal partners to communicate product information through training and communication/marketing programs Ensure that all product initiatives meet audit, legal and compliance requirements Support in the development and implementation of new forms, policies and procedures, statement and operational enhancements Participate in the development of enhancements to existing products and/or new asset management products/services Assess competitive environment, client and IA needs, business requirements, pricing, distribution, revenue impacts, marketing positioning Contributes to research and reporting on industry trends 2. Product Analytics & Research Provide analytics that assist in the development and implementation of annual strategic and tactical business plans for the Product Development & Management team that address efficiency, profitability, cost management, planned enhancements, pricing, customer-service related issues. Maintain comprehensive competitive information on market penetration, product capabilities, trends and developments of competitors Provides analytics and support of our own products on a regulator basis that can be used to define positioning opportunities or enhancement opportunities Provide analytics to CIBC Asset Management Marketing and Sales teams to develop and support marketing, lead generation, sales campaigns and other initiatives, and assist in the development and launch of sales and prospecting tools CROSS-FUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS The role requires collaboration and interaction with multiple internal partner groups to achieve business objectives. Internal Groups will typically include, but may not necessarily be limited to Technology, Operations, Sales, Legal, Taxation and Marketing. What we’re looking for: Knowledge of investment and mutual fund products Highly motivated individual with strong multi-tasking and time management skills Successful completion of the Canadian Securities Course preferred Strong analytical skills – CFA candidate preferred Other industry accreditations an asset (e.g. CFA, CFP, IFIC) Flexible, results oriented, organized, and used to working under time constraints 1-3 years of Product management and/or research experience Knowledge of current financial markets and an understanding of the forces that influence them Good verbal and written communications skills Proficient/strong working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint What CIBC Can Offer You Flexible health benefits, stock purchase plan, competitive incentive pay and recognition programs Competitive salary and banking benefits Career growth, development and continuous learning opportunities Opportunity to be involved in CIBC events that help our communities Click to learn more about Rewards & Recognition, Learning & Development, and Employee Community Involvement What You Need To Know Must be legally eligible to work in Canada at the location(s) specified above and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit or study permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role