About the Role:Grade Level (for internal use): 12 The Impact : S&P DJI indices are used as the basis of investment products and to benchmark portfolio performance. S&P DJI indices are the foundation of some of the world's leading exchange traded derivatives, ETFs, structured products, OTC instruments, index funds in addition to being the benchmark for investment portfolios.
S&P Dow Jones Indices is seeking a Product Manager to join the Global Exchanges Team. This team is a core pillar of the Equity Icons product group at S&P Dow Jones Indices and is responsible for providing client solutions, insights and thought leadership, and driving the product strategy and financial health of the product line. The product coverage includes widely followed index series including the S&P/ASX Australian Indices, S&P/TSX Canadian Indices and the Cboe Volatility Index "VIX". In addition, the team works across asset categories to grow and deepen the ecosystem of derivative products based on S&P DJI Indices with our global exchange partners.
You will report to a sub-chapter lead within the Product Management Chapter and be part of an agile cross-functional team accountable to deliver on the team's strategy and goals . You will be responsible for driving initiatives related to VIX, S&P VIX Futures Indices and other related offerings such as the Cboe S&P 500 Dispersion Index but will also contribute to other strategic initiatives within the team.
Product Management: A client focused and execution minded mentality
Serve as subject matter expert and product lead for volatility related product lines including VIX, VIX Futures Indices and the Cboe S&P 500 Dispersion Index.
Collaborate with strategic partners, clients and internal stakeholders to enhance and grow the volatility index franchise
Act as "voice of the end-customer". Proactively seek customer feedback to learn and better understand their needs and requirements and ensure end-to-end delivery of features
Support product sales in key engagements with deep knowledge of S&P DJI's products and key capabilities and offerings, as needed
Partner with the Commercial team to develop and deepen relationships with clients and internal/external stakeholders, supporting the franchise of S&P DJI's products through initiatives such as product education
May present annually at select industry events, professional associations, conferences, or other activities deemed strategic priorities as the subject matter expert
Analyze market trends and competitors, and derive conclusions for strategic planning of product direction and features
Identify growth opportunities and develop robust pipeline of growth for existing business, indices, and builds
Agile Adoption, Vision and Values :
Become a champion for agile and a catalyst for continuous improvement - role models' agile principles and behaviors
Participate and engage in Agile ceremonies on a multidisciplinary Team (e.g., Daily Standups, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Reviews, Sprint Retrospectives)
Maintain and provide input into the backlog and other Agile artifacts, treating these as living documents
Be open to constructive feedback and adopt a continuous improvement mindset
Enforce and adhere to Team norms
Demonstrate flexibility when working in globally distributed Teams
What's in it for you You will join a high performing team where you will have the opportunity to learn from local and international colleagues while overseeing S&P DJI's volatility index products. As the investment industry is undergoing a tremendous structural shift brought about by technological changes and by the shift from active to passive investing, this position sits squarely at the epicenter of this evolution.
The role will allow the Associate Director to have impactful exposure to multiple groups within S&P DJI (Marketing and Communications, Channel management, Research & Design, Index Development, Client Coverage, and others), to clients such as structured product desks, asset managers and asset owners, exchanges, and other financial technology and data players. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an iconic leading benchmark provider, bringing independent, transparent, innovative index solutions to the global investment community.
What we're looking for
Undergraduate degree or equivalent in finance or a related field is required
Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant field or progress towards a CFA Charter holder is a plus
Expertise related to volatility derivatives and indices and other options-based strategies
Understanding of the investment process, investment management industry, portfolio theory, and financial markets is required
Knowledge of indexing, passive investing and understanding of S&P DJI volatility indices is desired
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in product development and/or research
Strong analytical and quantitative skills as well as attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
Programming skills (Python, VBA, others) are preferred
Knowledge of analytical platforms such as FactSet, Capital IQ, Evestment and Morningstar is preferred
Critical experiences :
Previous experience with volatility derivatives and indices with proven record of successfully delivering solutions to clients
Demonstrated cross-cultural and cross-functional effectiveness - experience collaborating with multiple teams and across functions
Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only): S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $135,000 to $165,000 . Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location. In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for additional compensation such as an annual incentive bonus. 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 .
Right to Work Requirements: This role is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States.
Return to Work: Have you taken time out for caring responsibilities and are now looking to return to work? As part of our Return to Work initiative, Restart, we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace. About S&P Global Dow Jones Indic e s
At S&P Dow Jones Indices, we provide iconic and innovative index solutions backed by unparalleled expertise across the asset-class spectrum. By bringing transparency to the global capital markets, we empower investors everywhere to make decisions with conviction. We're the largest global resource for index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500 ?? and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ?? . More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other index provider in the world. With over USD 7.4 trillion in passively managed assets linked to our indices and over USD 11.3 trillion benchmarked to our indices, our solutions are widely considered indispensable in tracking market performance, evaluating portfolios and developing investment strategies.
S&P Dow Jones Indices is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). S&P Global is the world's foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets. With every one of our offerings, we help many of the world's leading organizations navigate the economic landscape so they can plan for tomorrow, today. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/spdji .
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