Product Specialist - PGIM in Newark, New Jersey | DiversityInc Careers

Product Specialist - PGIM

About the position

PGIM, the global investment management businesses of Prudential Financial, Inc., is one of the world’s leading money managers. With offices in 16 countries and over $1 trillion in assets under management, clients rely on our risk management expertise, intellectual capital and creative solutions to realize their investment objectives. We are passionate about delivering investment returns for our clients and dedicated to our greatest asset – our people. Do you want to be part of a multi-manager model that enables each business to maintain its own investment culture? Learn more about who we are and how we can work together. At PGIM Investments, we consider it a great privilege and responsibility to help investors participate in opportunities across the global markets while meeting their toughest investment challenges. We offer a diversified suite of actively managed funds across a broad spectrum of asset classes and investment styles, with over $95 billion in assets under management. Position Summary Product Management seeks to deliver proactive product content to assist Sales and Marketing in effectively positioning PGIM’s retail products through affiliated and non-affiliated distribution channels, resulting in increased assets and market share. This position will work closely with the Product Managers to ensure consistency of product messaging and to facilitate on-going product support to Sales, Marketing and other business units within Prudential. The position will report to a Vice President, Product Management. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of content in materials through rigorous quality control, proofing and data checking
  • Produce monthly and quarterly fund commentary regarding factors impacting performance
  • Coordinate and update fund-specific presentations, pitchbooks and sales ideas detailing overall fund positioning
  • Coordinate and update Portfolio Manager biographies, fund and strategy profiles, and fund histories
  • Generate and gather analytical data to support positioning recommendations for mutual funds
  • Develop and update slides and presentations to support sales meetings
  • Complete Request for Information (RFIs) and consultant questionnaires
  • Maintain and populate third-party databases (e.g.: Morningstar, Lipper) with performance and share class information and fund reclassifications, as necessary
  • Verify product website content and postings are current and accurate
  • Respond to special requests from Senior Management
  • Periodic product related training for Sales Desk
  • Monitor industry and market events and the impact on designated products and related material

  • An undergraduate degree and 3+ years of mutual fund and/or UCITS industry experience preferred.
  • Understanding of financial markets, investment concepts, styles and issues.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate and work with the PGIM Investments Sales and Marketing teams.
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to be able complete projects on a timely basis.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially PowerPoint, Excel and Word
  • Proficient knowledge of Morningstar, Lipper, FactSet, Bloomberg preferred
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Create Suite (esp. Illustrator and InDesign software) is preferred
  • Series 7 license preferred; must be capable of obtaining licensing within 120 days if not currently held.
  • Self starter, efficient and flexible to meet and work within tight deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail, with analytical capabilities.
  • Performs well under time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills; must be able to establish and maintain effective, cooperative working relationships with all departments and organizational levels
  • Creative thinker with an ability to identify process improvement opportunities, as well as sales ideas.
  • Solid written communication and oral presentation skills.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential.

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