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Vice President, Product Launch (US)

Company: Harbourvest Partners (U.K.) Limited
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Vice President, Product Launch (US) page is loaded Vice President, Product Launch (US) Apply locations Boston time type Full time posted on Posted 30+ Days Ago job requisition id R1443 Job Description SummaryFor over forty years, HarbourVest has been home to a committed team of professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to deliver impactful solutions to our clients and investing partners. As our global firm grows, we continue to add individuals who seek a collaborative, open-door culture that values diversity and innovative thinking.In our collegial environment that's marked by low turnover and high energy, you'll be inspired to grow and thrive. Here, you will be encouraged to build on your strengths and acquire new skills and experiences.We are committed to fostering an environment of inclusion that promotes mutual respect among all employees. Understanding and valuing these differences optimizes the potential of both the individual and the firm.HarbourVest is an equal opportunity employer.This position will be a hybrid work arrangement, which translates to 2-3 days minimum per week in the office.The Product Launch VP will lead the launch of innovative new investment solutions for our clients. This is an exciting new role directly involved in the firm's expansion. The Product Launch VP (Boston/London) will be part of the Strategy, Innovation, and Execution function, which is collectively responsible for building the firm in new areas. The Product Launch VP will report into the Product Launch SVP and will lead the development of specific new products that are novel to the firm and align with the firm's strategy.The ideal candidate is someone who is:

  • Entrepreneurial, creative, thoughtful, and flexible, with significant professional experience in developing, fleshing out, and launching new investment products or solutions, preferably within private markets
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to push for decisions on a project while seeking input from different perspectives, without existing precedents
  • Excellent at communicating complex concepts in simple terms, in writing and in person
  • Experience working in team environments, with the ability to lead or facilitate group efforts and to influence colleagues and counterparties using a range of techniques
  • Organized and effective in independently driving initiatives, with the willingness and capability to assume responsibility and ownership of outcomes
  • Focused on having a significant impact on the business, while considering short and long term opportunities and risksWhat you will do:
    • Leading all aspects of the launch of a new product from the point of concept approval to the first subscription
    • Building a plan to launch a new product
    • Establishing key dependencies and goals in order to meet launch targets
    • Carefully reviewing legal and other product documentation from a commercial perspective
    • Soliciting feedback and input from a large cross-section of the organization and evaluating different inputs to inform decisions around product terms and related sales and operating models
    • Coordinating with operational leads to ensure that the firm will be prepared to support the operational needs of a new product
    • Sharing experience and insights to influence the firm's product strategy and planning and prioritization process
    • Contributing to research and development before a product concept reaches the launch stage
    • Other responsibilities as requiredThe role will include close collaboration with leaders of the Strategy, Innovation, and Execution function and ongoing partnership with a diverse set of colleagues across the firm, including Solutions, Legal, Compliance, Tax, Client Operations, and Financial Planning & Analysis, as well as external providers and advisors.What you bring:
      • 6+ years of professional experience in the private markets or asset management space, focused on structuring / product development / product launch and related topics, from a commercial or legal perspective
      • Demonstrated excellence in implementing multi-dimensional projects
      • Strong familiarity with and interest in the private equity or broader private markets landscape
      • Strong understanding of the mechanics and inter-dependencies of alternative investment funds
      • Familiarity with different legal structures used for investors to access private market strategies
      • Familiarity with business modelsEducation Preferred:
        • Bachelors degree
        • Nice to have: JD or MBA or equivalent experience#LI-Hybrid About Us HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets firm with 40 years of experience and more than $112 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2023. Our interwoven platform provides clients access to global primary funds, secondary transactions, direct co-investments, real assets and infrastructure, and private credit. Our strengths extend across strategies, enabled by our team of more than 1,150 employees, including more than 220 investment professionals across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Across our private markets platform, our team has committed more than $58 billion to newly-formed funds, completed over $49 billion in secondary purchases, and invested over $35 billion in directly operating companies. We partner strategically and plan our offerings innovatively to provide our clients with access, insight, and global opportunities.
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Keywords: Harbourvest Partners (U.K.) Limited, Boston , Vice President, Product Launch (US), Executive , Boston, Massachusetts

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