Senior Director, Sector Lead, Structured Finance

S&P Global
London, United Kingdom
03 Dec 2022
02 Jan 2023
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
S&P Global Ratings
Senior Director, Sector Lead, Structured Finance

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 EMEA Structured Finance Team. The successful candidate will be based in one of our European Offices and will act in a Sector Lead role as the S&P Global Ratings representative in the EMEA ABS market.

The Impact: The successful applicant will enhance our ability to efficiently and effectively serve our clients in the EMEA ABS space by demonstrating outstanding analytical excellence and the capacity to provide relevant, insightful and compelling analysis. You will have a strong background and interest in the assets of coverage, including among others Auto Loans and Leases, Consumer loans, Credit Cards, as well as in the Countries of activity, where you will remain on top of markets developments. You will have strong external engagement and presentation skills, and will be able to intelligently engage with issuers and investors, being a representative for S&P Global Ratings at high profile market events. Furthermore, you will be a key contributor to our research and thought leadership activities. This position will give the successful candidate the opportunity to plan and drive the outreach activities for EMEA Structured Finance mainly through the pillars of publications, speaking engagements, meetings and events. In this role, you will be well organized and efficient in your approach to dealing with multiple stakeholders, both internal and external, as well as in your time management and problem-solving skills.

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; it encompasses compelling analytical expertise and effective management skills.

The Team / The Business: You will report to the Structured Finance Analytical Manager and will be working closely with a number of highly experienced industry specialists.

Key Responsibilities
  • Represent S&P Global Ratings in high profile events and as a spokesperson in the EMEA ABS market;
  • Establish on-going dialogue with key market participants in the EMEA ABS to build on our existing relationships and develop new relationships;
  • Coordinate with the Analytical Managers and Sector Leads in EMEA and other regions, 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 analyses;
  • Participate in analytical educational meetings to provide insight on our analytical approach;
  • Provide knowledge and insights to analytical teams and identify key local credit and market feedbacks and trends to escalate to the EMEA analytical leadership team;
  • Be involved in the analysis of complex deals, and proficiently write complex analytical reports;
  • Act as a senior member of rating committees and be responsible for convening and conducting of rating committee deliberations in area of expertise, including acting as the rating committee chair and assuring the integrity of the rating process. Participate as an active, vocal voting member of the committee;
  • Act as role model for more junior staff leading by example and providing training and coaching as needed;
  • Serve to establish policy, lead criteria and analytical deliberations, identify and develop needed changes/innovations in rating methodology/criteria standards and in ratings process, and ensure that analytical guidelines, quality standards, procedures and policies established are adhered to;
  • Understand and implement S&P Global Policies and SOPs;
  • Take the lead on special projects within the Structured Finance Practice as appropriate.
  • A bachelor's and advanced degree is required;
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant industry experience and a deep understating of the Structured Finance sector and ABS in particular, and a very good knowledge of S&P Global Ratings Structured Finance analytical methodologies;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English. Any other language is an advantage;
  • 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 EMEA Structured Finance market outreach activities;
  • Strong critical thinking skills, along with numerical strength;
  • Excellent time management 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;
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills; the ability to think independently and critically, and have an eye for innovation;
  • Ability to mentor others

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, we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace.

Grade Level: Grade 14 (for internal purposes)

Location: Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan, Paris, London, Dublin

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: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

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20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS201 - Senior Professional (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority - Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning)

Job ID: 278896
Posted On: 2022-12-02
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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