Head of Product Development in Braintree, MA at Voya

Date Posted: 5/27/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    30 Braintree Hill Park
    Braintree, MA
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/27/2018

Job Description

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Retail Wealth Management – AVP, Product Development  


Profile Summary

Responsible for directing and influencing the strategic planning and direction of the investment product platform for Retail Wealth Management.


  • Profile Description
  • Influential in defining the wealth management strategy and service offering to deliver products in support of a self-directed and advisor led planning experience.
  • Drive change across culture as firm migrates from a transactional to relationship based wealth management offering based on financial planning.
  • Development of new retail products in partnership with internal and external Mutual Fund and annuity firms
  • Responsible for the search, investment review and pricing engagement of Separate Managed Accounts and Investment Strategists to support growth and implementation on our proprietary advisory platform
  • Partner closely with Voya Investment Management on campaigns and annual initiatives to drive new fund flows for proprietary fund partners
  • Oversee the due diligence process for all investment products to ensure  compliance with broker dealer and  external regulators
  • Management of existing product shelf
  • Product development & management of MF packaged products and MF only managed accounts where fund line up is determined by Voya resources; including Investment Selection Committee governance of these products
  • Production of Mutual Fund Research Select List
  • Deep understanding across all investment asset classes: mutual funds, ETFs, managed accounts, variable and fixed insurance, Alts and REITS
  • Maintain and develop competitive analysis of products and pricing versus other major IBD firms
  • Work closely with third party Strategic Partnership team to ensure congruency between Product and internal programs

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • 10+ years Retirement insurance product or mutual fund based product management experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required, MBA preferred
  • FINRA Series 6 and 26 license required; or the ability to earn series 6 and 26 licenses within 6 months of hire required
  • Broad knowledge of overall industry products and services
  • Detailed knowledge of retirement product competitive landscape, mutual fund offerings and investment strategies for Retirement retail products
  • Highly motivated and creative problem solver
  • Strong leadership skills - ability to motivate and lead a cross-functional team where some members will not have a direct reporting relationship
  • Ability to effectively prioritize competing demands, and to partner effectively with Sales and Relationship management teams
  • Ability to communicate complex issues in a clear way to peers and senior executives
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Travel – 10-20%


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Critical Skills
At Voya, we have identified the following critical skills which are key to success in our culture: 

  • Customer Focused: Passionate drive to delight our customers and offer unique solutions that deliver on their expectations.
  • Critical Thinking: Thoughtful process of analyzing data and problem solving data to reach a well-reasoned solution.
  • Team Mentality: Partnering effectively to drive our culture and execute on our common goals. 
  • Business Acumen: Appreciation and understanding of the financial services industry in order to make sound business decisions. 
  • Learning Agility: Openness to new ways of thinking and acquiring new skills to retain a competitive advantage.

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