Head of Product Development - FX Trading Products, GlobalLink, Managing Director, Onsite at State Street

Posted in General Business 5 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Boston, Massachusetts





Job Description:

Who we are looking for

The Head of FX Trading Products role is responsible for defining and executing the strategic roadmap for GlobalLink's core foreign exchange trading platforms aligned with business and market needs. The role is responsible for leading a global team of business analysts to design and implement new product features and capabilities.

GlobalLink is State Street's global suite of market leading electronic trading platforms providing solutions for market participants designed to increase transparency, improve trading efficiency and deliver quantifiable execution. Everything we do aims at making sure our clients value every aspect of GlobalLink, from our product and technologies to our ease of doing business and our support.

Due to the role requirements this job needs to be performed primarily in the office with some flex work opportunities available.

Why this role is important to us

The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Markets (SSGM). When owners and managers of institutional assets need research, trading, securities lending and innovative portfolio strategies, they turn to SSGM business unit. As our investment research and trading arm, SSGM's number one goal is to enhance and preserve our clients' portfolio values by applying technology, optimizing trading, and linking asset classes and markets across the world.

Join us if making your mark in the capital markets industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for

As the Head of FX Trading Products for GlobalLink, your responsibilities will include:


  • Partnering closely with business heads, sales managers, and clients to develop a product strategy that exceeds growth targets while increasing the competitive strengths of the products.

  • Leading product roadmap planning and prioritization while balancing short-term and long-term goals and effectively managing trade-offs.

  • Effectively managing a global product team responsible for product improvement, issue resolution, big data and reporting, regulatory reporting and compliance, external partnerships, vendor management, and internal/external communication

  • Driving cross-functional collaboration and innovation across technology, integration, product, risk, sales, marketing, compliance, legal, and finance teams

  • Building/maintaining close relationships with buy-side clients and sell-side partners while representing GlobalLink Foreign Exchange at industry functions, market gatherings, and product sponsored events.

  • Serving as a product evangelist, both internally and externally, to drive functional awareness, feature adoption, and successful partnerships


What we value

These skills will help you succeed in this role:


  • Possess deep FX market knowledge and have an understanding of present and future market trends.

  • Extensive experience with the electronic trading platform space and eFX markets.

  • Superb communicator with all varieties of clients and internal staff of all experience levels including senior stakeholders and leaders inside and outside the business.

  • Ability to influence others, drive large strategic initiatives, and effect change.

  • Proven record of setting and delivering strategic change and increasing efficiency globally.

  • Awareness and understanding of changing legislation, especially in the US and EMEA.

  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to switch seamlessly from strategic thinking to detailed analysis depending on subject and audience. Ability to effectively communicate with all levels across the organization.

  • Appreciation of cultural differences globally.

  • Risk excellence and owners mindset.

  • Adept at managing multiple projects/initiatives (strong attention to detail and the ability to handle several tasks simultaneously)

  • Great team skills, but must be a self-starter, have ability to work under pressure, and must be able to demonstrate excellent multi-tasking skills

  • Great liaison skills with customers and all levels of internal staff. Proven people manager.


Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent

  • Up to 25% travel required for both internal management and client purposes.


  • A natural leader and motivator.

  • Aptitude for, and common-sense approach to problem solving.

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.


Are you the right candidate? Yes!

We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don't necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

About State Street

What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation, we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.

State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Salary Range:
$170,000 - $267,500 Annual

The range quoted above applies to the role in the primary location specified. If the candidate would ultimately work outside of the primary location above, the applicable range could differ.





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