Operations and Business Manager, Issuer Solutions

IHS Markit
London, United Kingdom
29 Nov 2021
13 Dec 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us

IHS Markit's Global Strategic Advisory Group team is seeking a highly consultative Operations and Business Manager to join its dynamic global team. We are a unique team that has an entrepreneurial mindset, covering three exciting business areas in the Issuer Solutions segment, namely ESG, Corporate Governance and M&A Advisory.

As our Operations and Business Manager, you will play an essential role at our team by managing the core processes that support day-to-day operations and growth. This is a role that "wears many hats," and is critical to the smooth functioning of our business and constantly seeks opportunities to optimize systems and process design across the three areas of the team, ESG, Corporate Governance and M&A services. Responsibilities span across many domains of the team including finance, operations, HR, product support and culture building. In this role, your work will directly inform business decisions based on a close-in, data-driven understanding of the teams financial and operational picture. You will also be owning discrete streams of work, building, and improving the ways we operate as a team within our group, as well as with other IHS Markit teams and regions. This is a central role within the team, in time becoming a go-to person on a myriad of matters.

Your Role

  • Serve as strategic thought partner to the team's management and finances
  • Support our team's financial data and reporting; manage monthly reporting cadence and quarterly deeper dives into analysis. Prepare analyses of business financial performance to be shared with internal leadership and the broader team
  • Own internal financial processes such as AP
  • Interface with our global finance, operations teams to stay on top of processes and requirements (incl. legal)

Business Operations:
  • Own or support a number of ongoing operational streams of work, sales enablement, marketing and content management/tracking and liaison with ESG, CG and M&A leads within the group
  • Help build and maintain our systems of knowledge management, including owning our firm's operations manual
  • Support special projects relating to firm operations and production, incl. managing research tasks and deadlines, content deliverable preparation as well as calendar and deadline management
  • Identify key operational risks and seek to implement suitably mitigated in partnership with wider risk and compliance teams
  • Work with management on goal and strategy development and continuously track progress and achievements

Human Resources:
  • Support various people-related functions, including onboarding operations, cross-team initiatives
  • Support and own the recruiting and onboarding processes, working with hiring managers and team members to run effectively add and onboard new team members
  • Play a central role in the building and maintaining of firm culture, helping ideate and organize team events and ways of coming together

About You

We're looking for someone midlevel in their career who can jump in to play a major role in the operations of our growing team with exciting product and growth opportunities globally. Experience working with corporate finance, leading internal operations, and wearing multiple operational hats are all desirable for this role. However, we care most about drive and the ability to learn, as the right candidate will be someone who can quickly learn to do things they have never done before.

Skills and Qualification desired:
  • University degree required. Advanced degree and/or CFA designation preferred
  • Advanced level in Microsoft Office, Excel, Powerpoint, Planner, Access, Citrix
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and interpretation skills
  • Responsive to the needs of our global research team, responding to requests within a reasonable time frame
  • Prefer familiarity with FactSet, Bloomberg, Reuters, Sales Force etc
  • Previous experience with Jira Core will be beneficial

Business expectations:
  • You take ownership. You seek out problems that might not otherwise have a clear owner, and constantly see ways to optimize processes and improve efficiency. You are on the lookout for opportunities to make a difference and are comfortable taking the first steps to get there. You're comfortable managing complex projects independently and tracking streams of work with long time horizons.
  • You have a high level of integrity. You are a responsible team member entrusted with handling sensitive and confidential information.
  • You have high standards for your work product and excellent organizational skills. You sweat the details and can develop systems and processes to reinforce accuracy throughout your work. You're attentive to knowledge management and highly detail oriented.
  • You have a positive, roll-up-your-sleeves mindset. You possess humility and grit, willing to take on both "lower level" and "higher level" work based on what needs to be done.
  • You are perceptive and practical. Your working style is about creating order and planning. You think systematically and establish elegant processes.
  • You have excellent judgment. You have the rare combination of being able to make quick decisions with your gut and measured decisions with your head. You can rely both on strong analytical abilities and good instincts to make the right call across a range of decisions, from small to important.
  • You are empathetic. You have the capacity to imagine how the world looks to others and to build bonds of trust even in difficult circumstances. You love being part of a team and thrive on being able to take initiative and contribute in a group setting.
  • You are driven to learn. You are committed to honest self-examination and open feedback from others. You are willing to take risks and fail and invest in doing whatever it takes to grow into an exceptional performer.

What we offer

This role offers the chance to take part in growing an entrepreneurial team that it is evolving. In this role you will be learning what makes an organization tick, playing a cross-functional role that will quickly develop business acumen and an understanding of how to build and run a business. There is no fluff in this role, everything you will be doing will directly impact the firm's day-to-day and long-term operations. Our team members are exposed to an unusually wide range of people and issues in the business with a need to develop a broad set of professional skills, honing them to the level of excellence in a demanding environment. We are building a diverse team in which each individual is exceptionally strong, and everyone is committed to rapid development of themselves and others. Essentially, you get the best of both worlds - world-class professionals and clients in an exciting business environment. In this role you'll be exposed to myriad types of work, with the opportunity to explore consulting, finance, and operations.

Specific benefits:
  • Cash incentive plan
  • Options to work from home
  • Flexible working hours to allow you to attend your family
  • Opportunity to work with world experts in the field
  • Strong client base and broad product line
Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here .

We are proud to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with IHS Markit and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please contact or call +1 212 849 0399. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are considered on a case-by-case basis. This contact information (email and phone) is intended for application assistance and accommodation requests only. We are unable to accept resumes or provide information about application status through the phone number or email address above. Resumes are only accepted through the online application process, and only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up.

IHS Markit maintains a substance-free workplace; employees may be asked to submit to a drug test (where permitted by law). In addition, as a federal contractor in the United States, the company participates in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work.

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