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

Job Description

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Job Responsibilities
What you’ll get to do:

  1. Conduct thorough market research to identify opportunities and trends in the capital markets industry.
  2. Analyze competitor products and market demands to stay ahead in the competitive landscape.
  3. Evaluate regulatory changes and their impact on existing products and develop strategies to adapt accordingly.
  4. Lead the conceptualization, design, and development of innovative capital market products and services.
  5. Collaborate with product managers, engineers, and designers to transform ideas into actionable product specifications.
  6. Manage the entire product development lifecycle, from ideation to launch, ensuring products meet quality standards and market requirements.
  7. Develop and implement an innovation strategy to drive continuous improvement and differentiation in the market.
  8. Foster a culture of creativity and innovation within the team and across the organization.
  9. Explore emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and data analytics to enhance existing products and create new offerings.
  10. Work closely with clients, partners, and internal stakeholders to understand their needs and gather feedback on existing products.
  11. Build and maintain strong relationships with key clients to gain insights into their challenges and requirements.
  12. Present innovative solutions and product offerings to clients and stakeholders, addressing their specific needs and pain points.
  13. Ensure that all new products and innovations comply with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  14. Collaborate with legal and compliance teams to mitigate risks associated with new product launches.
  15. Stay up to date with regulatory changes and industry best practices related to capital market products.
  16. Define key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success and adoption of new products.
  17. Analyze product performance data and user feedback to iterate on existing products and enhance future releases.
  18. Prepare and present regular reports to senior management on product performance, market trends, and innovation initiatives.

Job Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, Economics, or related field (Master’s degree preferred).
  2. Extensive experience (minimum 5 years) in capital markets, product development, or financial services.
  3. Strong understanding of financial instruments, trading strategies, and market dynamics.
  4. Proven track record in developing and launching successful capital market products or services.
  5. Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and strategic thinking skills.
  6. Excellent communication and presentation abilities, with the capacity to convey complex ideas effectively.
  7. Ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams and lead projects from ideation to implementation.
  8. Familiarity with emerging technologies and their application in the financial industry.
  9. Knowledge of regulatory requirements and compliance standards in the capital markets sector.

To succeed on this role, we think you should have:

  1. Ability to develop product and marketing strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to executive management.
  2. Solid research and analysis skills with a good appreciation of software development and web technologies
  3. Strong problem-solving skills.
  4. Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams in a matrix organization.
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: careers@africaprudential.com using the Position as the subject of the email.