Associate Director, Commodities Product Management

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • S&P Global
  • 21 Feb 19

Associate Director, Commodities Product Management

JobDescription :
The Role: Associate Director, Commodities Product Management

The Location: 55 Water Street New York, NY

The Impact: The Associate Director, Commodities is responsible for supporting the Head of Commodities in achieving the goal of ensuring the commercial success of commodity indices.

Key Roles & Responsibilities :

  • Assist the Commodity product manager in the following: channel and pricing policy, product design and delivery, and sales and marketing strategy, for all commodity and real asset indices.
  • Interface with other groups at S&P in conjunction with the Commodity product manager to cooperatively develop and commercialize commodity and real asset indices
    • Strategy, custom, index production, development, management, IT, media marketing, research etc.
    • Work with Operations to ensure that S&P meets launch deadlines and on-going service levels (timeliness, accuracy, reliability) required for the success of the commodity business, based on customer requirements.
    • Work with Sales, Marketing, and Channel teams to support all commodity and real asset indices
      • Marketing and sales planning
      • Author and vet materials as needed
      • Support of sales efforts via technical expertise, higher level discussions, industry conferences etc
      • Work with Product Development/Research and Design to source, vet and commercialize new product ideas from the market place and existing clients.

Functional and Business Knowledge :
  • 5 years plus of product development/management experience in any of the following settings: investment banking, asset management, brokerage, consulting, a Big 4 firm, or index firm.
  • 2 years plus of commodity or real asset experience is desirable, either in indexing, investing, trading, analysis, data, or portfolio management.
  • Actual operating knowledge of specific commodity and real asset indices is desirable.
  • Must possess strong conceptualizing and logic skills; quantitative analysis skills essential.
  • Must be comfortable in a sales-like environment and be able to effectively communicate with third parties including clients, alliance partners, vendors and others.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as part of a team; can effectively influence others and gain their consensus when needed.
  • Ability to liaise with the technical group and understand a product's technical aspects
  • Demonstrated market research, business plan writing, competitive intelligence, and information gathering skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle steep learning curves; very comfortable dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty.
  • Demonstrated ability to be resourceful; able to get things done with limited resources under tight time frames.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel (Pivot tables, v-lookup functions)
  • Works well independently and in a team environment
  • BA/BS in Finance, Economics or Accounting preferred