Custody Global Product Development

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Custody Global Product Development-19008367

Job Description:


The Custody Global Product Development (GPD) team focuses on developing custody products for the Direct Custody and Clearing (DCC) and Global Custody (GC) business lines. GC provides settlement, custody and asset servicing solutions to investor clients through a global network of sub custodians.  DCC provides clearing, settlement, custody and asset servicing to global financial institutions through a proprietary branch network spanning Asia, EMEA and the Americas.
The GPD team are seeking a Product Development Manager who will focus on the development of Asset Servicing services globally.


Job Background/context:


The GPD Asset Servicing Product Development Manager will work closely with business, legal, risk and operational  partners for Custody covering DCC and GC businesses  in identifying and implementing product changers/enhancements in line with business, regulatory and market mandatory requirements. Actively participate in Industry forums to ensure that Citi are kept abreast of market changes and that Citi views are represented.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Co-ordinate asset servicing re platforming on behalf of both Global and Direct Custody business lines
  • Agree product development priorities as part of the annual plan with Custody business owners
  • Understand, communicate and implement global product strategies with primary focus on product extensions
  • Help define new product scope
  • Work closely with operations and technology to create detailed Business Requirements Documentation defining core product functionality based on client demand, market/regulatory requirement or  long-term strategic objectives
  • Ensure products developed and implemented in line with business requirements
  • Work with other internal partners (risk, legal, compliance etc) to ensure all new product developments meet internal business approval requirements
  • Act as senior point of escalation for the Custody businesses for all product related issues
  • Support relationship and sales teams acting as product expert when discussing new opportunities with clients
  • Support the implementation of "pilot" clients where required, ensuring documented processes and procedures are in place
  • Keep abreast of market trends and client needs working closely with clients and coverage organisations.
  • Review and influence/lobby local markets to follow industry standards re transparency and key data elements. Ensure Citi platforms are able to support and complement said enhancements
  • Participate in relevant industry governing bodies


Development Value:

  • The role will involve obtaining a detailed understanding of both Global and Direct Custody businesses from a product and client base perspective. Working alongside different parts of the bank from the individual branches and regional hubs to understanding new market requirements and liaising with clients to understand how this fits in with client demand/requirements. In addition candidates will develop a strong understanding of the risk and legal implications of relevant product developments to ensure that such risks can be quantified and mitigated where possible







  • Strong securities background with specific focus on asset servicing
  • Good inter-personal and communications skills
  • Proven client facing experience beneficial
  • Background in operational processes, technology platforms and front office activities




  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Business, Finance or other related fields preferred although not essential
  • Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience and at least 5 years -experience in the industry.





  • Ability to analyse different processes and identify inherent risks
  • Good inter-personal and communications skills
  • Both a strong team player plus self starter
  • Creative and resourceful problem solving
  • Proven project management and implementation skills
  • Strong influencing skills and ability to interact with various levels of management





  • Thought leadership
  • Strong interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication
  • Team-oriented and focus on contributing to the team effort
  • Must be details-oriented, self starter and ability to work independently
  • Influencing ability




Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.

Valuing Diversity:

Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.

Citi is an Equal Opportunities Employer


21 March 2019
Location: Ireland Dublin
Work type:
Full time
Banking and Financial Services
Project Management
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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