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Global Product Governance Analyst

Company: Franklin Templeton
Location: Rancho Cordova
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

At Franklin Templeton, everything we do is focused on one thing - delivering better client outcomes. We do that by partnering closely with our clients, assessing their strategic needs, and identifying the solution or solutions that can meet the challenge. Over 9,500 employees working in 30 countries around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 155 countries. For more than 75 years our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join our team.This position will provide coordination for Franklin Templeton's (FT) global product development and governance efforts, supporting all investment vehicles across the firm's domestic, international, retail, and institutional business channels. This position interacts directly with leaders, executives, and business partners to recommend, validate, and coordinate product and pricing proposals for the firm's Global Product Committee (GPC); while ensuring that FT has a complete, competitive, profitable and strategically sound product line. This position will coordinate the approval of product development initiatives, conduct pricing, and profitability analysis, while interfacing with divisions/departments across FT. In addition, this position will support the Product Management department by coordinating, contributing to, and being responsible for the successful delivery of low to medium complexity business initiatives and/or departmental projects. This position will collaborate with GPS colleagues and business partners to develop the business initiative/project approach, while ensuring that the initiatives and projects are successfully executed according to the goals, objectives, and timelines.This position requires the ability to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple streams of work simultaneously. The position also requires excellent attention to detail, strong organizational, planning and communication skills, while being an effective collaborator and business partner.This position performs defined assignments using existing procedures and receives instruction, guidance, and direction from more senior level roles.What are the ongoing responsibilities of a Global Product Governance Analyst?Global Product Committee and GPC Seed Pool:

  • Work closely with cross enterprise teams to support product and pricing requests sent to the GCP
  • On a regular basis, partner with Product Management/Development, Distribution, Legal, Marketing, Finance, and Operational groups to coordinate and support product and pricing proposals.
  • Develop key strategic messages, themes, and metrics regarding the GPC for presentations given to executives/leaders
  • Work directly on product initiatives that directly impact FT's business strategy. Recognize and maintain a level of discretion and diplomacy as you work with leaders on confidential or sensitive product and pricing opportunities.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the product approval templates and various tools for departments to use globally.
  • Monitor and ensure that the product approval process follows FT's corporate governance standards. This is a crucial responsibility for the firm's global compliance requirements.
  • Develop agendas, coordinate proposals, document minutes, and distribute reports for GPC meetings.
  • Foster transparency and act as a liaison between the GPC and various departments.
  • Conduct product and/or pricing and profitability analysis for the development of global product/pricing standards across FT.
  • Work closely with Corporate Treasury, provide analysis and support for the maintenance and administration of the firm's GPC seed pool. This task is important to the product development process.
  • Research and respond to executive inquiries on product and pricing requests. This includes ongoing and ad hoc analysis while interfacing with various corporate and product development divisions.
  • Develop executive level product and pricing presentations to support the GPC, including product trends and analysis.
  • Develop and produce routine reports for the GPC, including quarterly GPC dashboards, annual GPC planning meetings, and adhoc requests.
  • Coordinate the annual product and pricing audits for Legal, Tax, and Finance and Compliance.
  • Complete monthly review of GPC seed transactions and updates to the GPC seed pool database.
  • Complete monthly, quarterly, and ad-hoc seed reporting for the Product Development Capital Committee and business partners
  • Maintain the GPC's Share Point site.Other Responsibilities:
    • Collaborate with global product strategy colleagues and cross enterprise teams to manage, coordinate and implement a variety of small to medium, product related business initiatives and departmental projects.
    • Develop, complete, and present a variety of business initiative/departmental project communications and status reports to all stakeholders.
    • Develop and support change management plans.
    • Recognize and maintain a level of confidentiality and diplomacy when working with senior leaders, colleagues and business partners on sensitive/confidential initiatives.
    • Act as a liaison between GPG and business partners.
      • Develop and complete executive communications, summaries, and presentations.
      • Develop and complete business status and trend reports.
      • Research and respond to inquiries regarding product-related requests. This includes ongoing or ad hoc related reports, analysis, or communications.What ideal qualifications, skills and experience would help someone to be successful?
        • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field
        • 2-5 years of related experience
        • Knowledge of investment products (Mutual funds, SMAs, ETFs, Sub-advised accounts, etc)
        • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Outlook, Teams, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
        • Power BI experience a plus
        • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with persons contacted in the course of performing assigned duties
        • Strong attention to detail
        • Ability to perform mathematical calculations and analyses
        • Ability to exercise independent judgment consistent with department guidelines
        • Strong research and analytical skills
        • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced, team environment
        • This individual must be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate ability to manage multiple streams of work simultaneously.
        • Ability to deliver results within the established timeframes while managing multiple priorities.
        • Leads small/medium project teams, and/or small/medium sub-teams within a large project#LI-Hybrid#ASSOCIATECompensation Range: Along with base compensation, other compensation is offered such as a discretionary bonus, 401k plan, health insurance, and other perks. There are several factors taken into consideration in making compensation decisions including but not limited to location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. At Franklin Templeton, we apply a total reward philosophy where all aspects of compensation and benefits are taken into consideration in determining compensation. We expect the salary for this position to range between $70,000 - $85,000.What makes Franklin Templeton unique?In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards-the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results. .Highlights of our benefits include:
          • Three weeks paid time off the first year
          • Medical, dental and vision insurance
          • 401(k) Retirement Plan with 85% company match on your pre-tax and/or Roth contributions, up to the IRS limits
          • Employee Stock Investment Program
          • Tuition Assistance Program
          • Purchase of company funds with no sales charge
          • Onsite fitness center and recreation center
          • Onsite cafeteriaWe believe that being a good corporate citizen is good business. To us, corporate citizenship means being accountable, serving our clients, being an employer of choice, managing our environmental impact, and supporting our communities. An emphasis on corporate citizenship is embedded in our culture and values, and is an important element of how we achieve success.We are also committed to your learning and development with resources focused around Experience, Exposure, and Education, to help you achieve your professional development goals.Franklin Templeton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. We invite you to visit us at Franklin Templeton Careers to learn more about our company, career opportunities and recruitment process.Franklin Templeton is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. If you believe that you need an accommodation to search for, or apply for, one of our positions please send an email to accommodations@FranklinTempleton.com . In your email, please include the accommodation you are requesting and the job title and job number you are applying for. It may take up to three business days to receive a response to your request. Please note that only requests for accommodations will receive a response.

Keywords: Franklin Templeton, Rancho Cordova , Global Product Governance Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Rancho Cordova, California

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