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Application Specialist - FX and Rates



London, UK
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Application Specialist - FX and Rates


Posted Nov 17, 2023 - Requisition No. 121656

The Application Specialist team within the Analytics department serves as the financial markets & workflow experts at Bloomberg. On any given day as a Product Application Specialist, you will be consulting with clients to help them get the best of the Bloomberg product, providing critical feedback to help shape the development of our products and working with teams within analytics to design campaigns and promote the latest product enhancements and commercial initiatives. By championing the Bloomberg Professional Service, including through market events and printed material, you become the face of our company.

The Application Specialist on FX and Rates is a role sitting between Analytics and Product, creating the bridge between the two. Day to day it will see you:

  • Collaborating with clients to maximise the value of our FX and Rates solutions can bring to their workflow
  • Educating stakeholders around product development, including developing and presenting training
  • Designing strategy for new FX and fixed income product launches
  • Identifying key trends within the market and working with sales to help them to demonstrate and understand the benefit that tools can bring
    We'll trust you to:
  • Utilize your strong market experience, detailed knowledge of industry trends and demonstrated technical skills to assist in generating revenue for our terminal business and suite of enterprise solutions
  • Act in an advisory capacity to our clients around the challenges that they face and how then could use our products and technology to solve them
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the competitor landscape and how this affects both internal and external stakeholders
  • Influence the direction of Bloomberg product development through thought leadership, contribution on innovative ideas, and establishing relationships between Bloomberg's decision makers and our clients
  • Establish your own roadmap of initiatives that align with product, sales, and corporate goals. Maintain check-in points, and self-report successes and challenges on these strategies
  • Participate actively in new projects that drive departmental and firm-wide initiatives and goals
  • Seek out additional ways to make an impact, such as mentoring, involvement in training, running campaigns and delivering webinars and seminars
    You'll need to have:
  • Extensive experience in both the FX and rates markets as a Trader, Sales or Portfolio Manager
  • An excellent understanding of the credit space
  • A minimum of 5 years of practical experience working across financial services
  • Practical experience using the Bloomberg terminal, ideally having used our FX / fixed income tools, and potentially competitor products
  • The business insight required to use your knowledge & experience to make good judgement and quick decisions so as to tangibly impact the commercial success of our business
  • A passion for helping others learn and be able to convey complex ideas and solutions in a simple and concise way to audiences both large and small
  • A reciprocal and commercial mind-set, along with ability to operate within both departmental and company-wide initiatives, in a non-hierarchical structure without corporate titles
  • A willingness to travel across EMEA as required in order to provide clients with a premier service
  • Outstanding presentation, training and communication skills in English

We’d love to see:

  • Fluency in a second European language would be an advantage
  • An entrepreneurial & commercial mind set with the ability to identify and develop opportunities for other groups within the company and to build strong external networks
  • Experience of working cross functionally with several departments in a large financial institution

If this sounds like you:

Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch to let you know what the next steps are, but in the meantime feel free to have a look at this:

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