Associate Director, Sustainability Product Management, Global Equity

S&P Global
London, United Kingdom
19 May 2023
18 Jun 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Role : Associate Director, Sustainability Product Management, Global Equity

Grade : (relevant for internal applicants only): 12

Location : London

Impact :

S&P DJI's are used as the basis of investment products and to benchmark portfolio performance. S&P DJI's 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 DJI's is seeking a Product Manager to join the Sustainability Product Management Chapter, specialising in Global Equity. This role will be particularly focused on understanding, analysing, and applying sustainability data to create innovative equity benchmarks. The individual will be expected to work alongside other global equity /sustainability product managers, colleagues across different functions, and clients to support product strategies and product execution.

This role is placed in the Global equity team which is a core pillar of the Equity Icons product group at S&P DJI's 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 global benchmarks such as the S&P Global BMI and S&P Global 1200 as well as subset indices focused on Real Estate, China, and Shariah/Islamic offerings. Flagship Sustainability indices in this group include S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and S&P Paris-Aligned and Climate Transition Indices. As a member of this team, you will embrace agility as a discipline and drive agile adoption within the team.

You will report to the Sustainability Chapter Team Lead and be part of an agile cross-functional team accountable to deliver on the Global Equity team's strategy and goals .

Responsibilities :

Agile Adoption, Vision and Values :
  • Become a champion for agile and a catalyst for continuous improvement - role models agile principles and behaviours
  • 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
Sustainability Product Management:

A client focused and execution minded mentality
  • 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
  • Deep subject matter expertise on Sustainability
  • Support product sales in key engagements with deep knowledge of S&P DJI's products and key capabilities and offerings, as needed
  • Pro-active product education including presentations at events as required
  • 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
  • Contribute to prioritization and backlog management including sprint planning and executing on identified sprint deliveries
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 a wide range of 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.

Essential skills
  • 4+ years' experience of working in, preferably passive, sustainable Investment
  • Quantitative/ programming skills
  • Minimum of bachelor's degree in field related to climate science, sustainability, finance, economics, or STEM subjects
  • Experience working with index/portfolio construction
  • Ability to work with large ESG datasets
  • Strong Excel skills
  • The ability to innovate and create new flagship sustainability methodologies
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with high profile clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as part of a team; can effectively influence others and gain their consensus when needed
  • Fluent written and spoken English
Beneficial Experience
  • Higher degree (Master's or higher) in field related to climate science, sustainability, finance, economics, or STEM subjects is beneficial
  • Skilled in Python programming language (experience in other languages such as R or MATLAB is beneficial)
  • Knowledge of equity markets
  • Progress towards CFA or other relevant professional qualifications is beneficial.
  • Business fluency in additional languages

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.

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Job ID: 286605
Posted On: 2023-05-15
Location: London, United Kingdom