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Fitch Solutions is seeking a Director, Content Acquisition . The role (reporting to the Head of Content Acquisition) will be part of the Content Acquisition function within the Global Content Operations group and will interface with a wide range of teams across Fitch and many external parties. Covering Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions across UK and US, the Content Acquisition function manages Fitch's relationships with a wide number of third party data vendors, from whom Fitch licences data products and services.
Vendor management. Maintain relationships and manage contracts with numerous market/reference data vendors to ensure that services are aligned to business requirements and budgets across Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions.
Close liaison with Fitch business groups to understand current and future data requirements. This will include both internal and external use of market and reference data. Seek out cost effective solutions.
Provide guidance to business groups on appropriate use of market/reference data.
Manage assessment and benchmarking of vendors/outsource partners.
Manage procurement of new services (including contract negotiation) dealing with central legal and finance teams.
Preparation and management of financial reporting (including budgeting) around third party data and outsource costs as directed by Head of Content Acquisition.
Handling of ahoc projects including buy vs. build analysis for new content.
Qualifications and Experience
5+ years' experience of procuring market or reference data in a financial services environment.
Some experience of vendor management and or data licence contracts is important.
Knowledge of market data industry. Prior knowledge of credit rating industry is not required.
Strong communication skills required including in negotiation situations.
Strong problem solving abilities.
Financial, economic or business-related degree preferred or equivalent
Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, an industry-leading provider of credit risk products and services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.
Fitch complies with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which it operates, and provides equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. All applications will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, and other status protected by applicable laws.
Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch's credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts for you and your Family Members prior to commencing employment. If you, or your Family Members, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, they must be sold before beginning work. In certain roles, employees and their Family Members may be limited to investments in diversified mutual funds only.
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