Africa Prudential Registrars Plc (“APR”) is a technology-driven Capital Market Investment Mediator [CMIM]. The company was a fully owned subsidiary of United Bank for Africa Plc. We are a standard-delivery service provider for corporate organizations in the primary and secondary sectors of the capital market. Our pedigree makes us unique. APR is a thoroughbred in share registration business in Nigeria.
Job Position: Product and Innovation Analyst
Job Location: Lagos
- The Capital Market Product and Innovation Officer will be responsible for driving the development and innovation of capital market products and services within the organization.
- This role combines in-depth knowledge of financial markets, product development expertise, and a keen understanding of emerging technologies to create innovative solutions that meet the needs of clients and stakeholders.
- The officer will work closely with cross-functional teams, including product managers, technology experts, and market analysts, to identify market trends, design new products, and enhance existing offerings.
What you’ll get to do:
- Conduct thorough market research to identify opportunities and trends in the capital markets industry.
- Analyze competitor products and market demands to stay ahead in the competitive landscape.
- Evaluate regulatory changes and their impact on existing products and develop strategies to adapt accordingly.
- Lead the conceptualization, design, and development of innovative capital market products and services.
- Collaborate with product managers, engineers, and designers to transform ideas into actionable product specifications.
- Manage the entire product development lifecycle, from ideation to launch, ensuring products meet quality standards and market requirements.
- Develop and implement an innovation strategy to drive continuous improvement and differentiation in the market.
- Foster a culture of creativity and innovation within the team and across the organization.
- Explore emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and data analytics to enhance existing products and create new offerings.
- Work closely with clients, partners, and internal stakeholders to understand their needs and gather feedback on existing products.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with key clients to gain insights into their challenges and requirements.
- Present innovative solutions and product offerings to clients and stakeholders, addressing their specific needs and pain points.
- Ensure that all new products and innovations comply with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
- Collaborate with legal and compliance teams to mitigate risks associated with new product launches.
- Stay up to date with regulatory changes and industry best practices related to capital market products.
- Define key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success and adoption of new products.
- Analyze product performance data and user feedback to iterate on existing products and enhance future releases.
- Prepare and present regular reports to senior management on product performance, market trends, and innovation initiatives.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, Economics, or related field (Master’s degree preferred).
- Extensive experience (minimum 5 years) in capital markets, product development, or financial services.
- Strong understanding of financial instruments, trading strategies, and market dynamics.
- Proven track record in developing and launching successful capital market products or services.
- Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and strategic thinking skills.
- Excellent communication and presentation abilities, with the capacity to convey complex ideas effectively.
- Ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams and lead projects from ideation to implementation.
- Familiarity with emerging technologies and their application in the financial industry.
- Knowledge of regulatory requirements and compliance standards in the capital markets sector.
To succeed on this role, we think you should have:
- Ability to develop product and marketing strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to executive management.
- Solid research and analysis skills with a good appreciation of software development and web technologies
- Strong problem-solving skills.
- Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams in a matrix organization.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org using the Position as the subject of the email.