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JobDescription : The Role: S&P Global Ratings is seeking a senior analytical leader and an exceptional professional with strong analytical and communication skills to join the US Public Finance Team. As a Sector Leader, you will act in an analytical role as the S&P Global Ratings representative in the market primarily for the Higher Education and Charter School sectors, based in one of our offices as part of the ratings team.
The Impact: This position will give the successful candidate the opportunity to be involved and help drive the outreach activities for US Public Finance, with a focus on the Higher Education and Charter School sectors, through high profile client interactions, being a representative for S&P Global Ratings at high profile market events and being the key contributor to our research and thought leadership activities. You are also expected to be a leader in the Non-traditional not-for profits, Community Colleges and Independent school sectors.
The Career Opportunity: You will get to work in a dynamic team environment and work with a team of professional specialists. You can deepen and broaden your insight and knowledge in one of the leading credit ratings' companies in the world. This role provides a great opportunity to be exposed to a range of markets and asset types.
The Team / The Business: You will report to the Manager Director for Analytics & Research in US Public Finance and be working closely with a number of highly experienced industry specialists.
Your Skills: Bachelor degree is required, postgraduate qualifications would be an advantage. You will have a deep understating of the Higher Education and Charter school sectors and a very good knowledge of S&P ratings analytical methodologies. You will have demonstrated a history of very strong communication skills (both written and oral), which will be necessary to build-on and manage relationships with key clients and influencers, and develop new relationships as part of market outreach activities. You will have strong communication and presentation skills in multiple settings with diverse audiences, including internal and external stakeholders and the media. As a strong team player you will have the ability to think locally and work globally in a collaborative and multicultural work environment. You will have a history of empowering and enabling others to develop their ability to lead, creating a legacy of future leaders in the sector. You must be an innovator who will push us to move beyond the status quo.
What's in it for you: US Public Finance is an important sector of the capital markets and is a key funding source and growth driver for many areas of the US economy. If you are interested in helping to facilitate this growth while challenging yourself in a fast-paced environment, this is the right position for you. It offers the opportunity to work in a collegial culture with great potential for professional development and career growth.
Represent S&P Global Ratings in high profile events and as a spokesperson on Higher Education and Charter Schools
Establish on-going dialogue with key market participants in the market, to build on our existing relationships and develop new relationships
Coordinate with the analytical managers, sector leads in US Public Finance, as well as the investor relations team in relation to our outreach activities
Undertake research and analytical thought leadership pieces, working closely with other analysts to develop and lead activities in support of S&P Global Ratings published research and analysis for the US Public Finance team
Participate in management meetings and committees for high profile or sensitive issuers, and support and assist senior analysts in preparing for management meetings and internal credit committees
Participate in analytical educational meetings to provide insight on our analytical approach
Provide knowledge and insights to analytical teams and identify key credit and market feedback trends and escalate to the US Public Finance analytical leadership team
Play a leadership role in the US Public Finance team, act as a role model, coach and train junior analysts in the sector and work collaboratively with the analytical managers
Take the lead on special projects within the US Public Finance team as appropriate
Bachelor degree holder in Business, Finance, Economics, or a related subject required, advanced degree or postgraduate qualification would be an advantage
10+ years of experience related to Public Finance, Higher Education or the Charter Schools sector is highly preferred.
Relevant industry experience and a deep understating of the Higher Education and Charter School sectors and a very good knowledge of S&P ratings analytical methodologies
Have demonstrated strong communication skills that will be necessary to build-on and manage relationships with key local clients and influencers, and develop new relationships as part of market outreach activities
Excellent time management skills and the ability to stay organized, meet deadlines, and multitask
Strong team player - the ability to think locally and work globally in a collaborative and multicultural work environment is critical
Must have ability to think independently and critically, and have an eye for innovation opportunities
Internal Number: 5612681
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