What is a Career in Product Solutions Management like? In Conversation with a Product Solutions Manager

On the show today we meet Jay! Jay is a Senior Product Solutions Manager who works in the asset management/investment management industry in the UK.  

Jay kindly shares with us: 

  • Common misconceptions of the product solutions manager role
  • An overview of the investment management industry 
  • The purpose of the product solutions manager role 
  • What a product solutions manager does on an average day  
  • Specialist tools:
    • Python
    • SQL 
  • Most enjoyable parts of the role 
  • Challenging parts of the role 
  • Proudest moments in the role 
  • How Jay became a senior product solutions manager from an aspiring optometrist
  • Highs of the career journey  
  • Challenges of the career journey  
  • Importance of role models and mentors  
  • Helpful education, training and skills for aspiring product solutions managers
  • Advice and resources for people who are keen to find out more about a career in product solutions management:
  • Advice for her younger self and you!  

We also talk about: 

  • Benefits of gaining experience in complimentary industries and business areas  
  • The value of getting involved in projects outside of your core role  
  • Imposter syndrome and how to reframe this for learning 
  • The importance of curiosity, a desire to learn and asking for help  
  • The strength of networks and tips for natural networking 
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in the investment management industry  

So if you’re curious and wondering what a product solutions manager does or how to become a product solutions manager, listen, watch and enjoy!

PS – If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!