Director of Strategy and Corporate Development, S&P Global Ratings
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 20422673
Director of Strategy and Corporate Development, S&P Global Ratings
Business Opportunity: Reporting to the Global Head of Ratings Strategy, the Director of Strategy and Corporate Development will be responsible for leading strategy development efforts, as well as corporate development and partnership initiatives as part of the strategy execution for the Company. They will be responsible for focusing on strategic advisory, project management, and process improvement across the organization in close partnership with Commercial, Analytical, and Corporate Strategy.
In close partnership with S&P Global Ratings Strategy and SPGI strategy and corporate development leaders, work on strategic advisory projects focused on strategy development, mergers and acquisition, corporate venturing, and strategic partnerships (including market entry strategies, executive presentations, financial analysis, etc.) for the Ratings division and support execution of strategic investments.
Drive acquisitions and partnerships which strengthen S&P Global Ratings' market position, as well as expand our footprint in high priority geographic markets.
Develop and maintain financial analysis models to assist in investment opportunity analysis and business case development, project prioritization, and investment approval process.
Articulate the S&P Global Ratings strategy in a clear and compelling strategic narrative to key stakeholders, tailoring messages depending on executive audience.
Identify changes in market conditions, industry trends, regulatory environment, regional or country macro-economic factors, etc. which may require changes to strategic plans.
Leverage scenario planning, case studies, and modeling capabilities to strengthen the strategy.
Manage key stakeholder relationships driving regular communications with project sponsors and steering groups, including executive-level stakeholders.
Be a role model, educator, coach, and mentor across the wider organization.
Stay abreast of industry trends, competitive landscape, and emerging technologies. In partnership with Commercial, conduct market research and leverage internal customer insights and NPS data to identify new opportunities and enhance existing products.
What we are looking for:
10+ years in financial services, management consulting (in the areas of strategic and business planning), or in corporate development/business development roles
Bachelor's degree: an advanced degree (Masters or MBA), preferred deep understanding of the credit ratings business, and debt capital markets/credit experience.
Superior strategic and analytical skills with ability to draw key insights and develop clear recommendations.
Attention to detail with ability to dive into new topics and quickly absorb and distill large amounts of complex/detailed information into a readily digestible work product.
Superior executive-level presentation skills - able to distill complicated, multi-faceted issues into the key items to bring to leadership's attention.
Ability to work in an ambiguous, regulated, and highly matrixed environment.
Superior communication and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse teams and influence decision-making at all levels of the organization.
Superior people management and development skills (helping people grow their skills/capabilities) with a focus on continual learning.
Curiosity and drive with an innovative mindset.
Strategy/management consulting experience
Simultaneously managed multiple initiatives on strategy, corporate development, and new business development
Experience leading strategic initiatives in a matrixed enterprise environment.
Strategy/Strategic Alliance teams (at a corporate level) and Product Development teams
Experience leading through mergers and acquisitions.
Customer, investor, and/or capital markets-facing experience
Demonstrated ability to influence and effectively connect stakeholders at all levels across a highly matrixed organization.
Demonstrated ability to execute initiatives including effectively prioritizing projects and meet aggressive, recurring deadlines.
The Location: New York, NY | London, U.K.
Grade/Level ( relevant for internal applicants only ): 13
Compensation/Benefits Information: S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $125,900 to $250,300 . Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location. In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan. This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits, we provide to our employees, visit https://www.spgbenefitessentials.com/newhires .
About Company Statement : S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision-making. We provide the world's leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies, and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you'll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments, and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.
S&P Global Ratings offers critical insights for credit, risk, and sustainable finance solutions that are essential to translating complexity into clarity, so market participants can uncover opportunities.
S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy ("the Policy") that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy's requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy.
Equal Opportunity Employer S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.
If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.
US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf describes discrimination protections under federal law.