Director of Product Development - Ratings Direct

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

Director of Product Development - Ratings Direct

JobDescription :
The Role: Director of Product Development - Ratings Direct

The Location: New York, NY

The Team: The Ratings Direct Product Management team focuses on defining, managing and supporting data, analytics and workflow solutions for the distribution and consumption of Ratings IP for the core use cases and market segments we serve. This creative team collaborates cross sector and drives continuous improvements in product innovation and usability.

The Impact: Reporting to the Global Head of RatingsDirect Product, this role will lead the product development team to deliver the product strategy for existing and new initiatives, including translating the vision strategy into an actionable roadmap, writing business requirements, acting as the Product Owner in scrum teams, supporting existing clients, new sales, and go to market activities - working with the rest of the Product Management team, Technology, Sales, Market Development, Clients, Prospects and our Product Operation organization.

What's in it for you?

  • You are going to be working in a dynamic group with cross-functional resources and will be responsible for identifying trends in the market and working closely with clients and internal partners to identify and respond to meaningful developments.
  • You will be a key contributor to the product vision, capturing and prioritizing requirements, and defining the platform roadmap and go-to-market strategy for core components of our strategic initiatives.
  • You will work closely with our user experience, development, and quality assurance teams to deliver new capabilities to market.


You are responsible for owning and developing our strategic initiatives and key deliverables, ultimately driving revenue by meeting the needs of current clients, displacing competitors, penetrating new markets, solving new problems, or selling to new client bases. Your job is to build the best possible product for our clients, including:
  • Leading the product development team
  • Serving as product and project owner
  • Develop, own and execute core components of the product roadmap for multiple initiatives/delivery channels such as Desktop, Excel, API's & Feeds.
  • Supporting and executing on go-to-market strategies for product rollout/launch.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, define and deliver initiatives
  • Demonstrated leadership skills - managing people and/or cross functional teams, driving change in complex, matrixed organizations
  • Directly impacts the professional and/or technical direction and strategy for the core product offering; including, shaping and designing new products and services
  • Proficient knowledge of agile and scrum methodologies
  • Uses conceptual and innovative thinking (i.e., identifying new/different solutions) to solve issues. Looks beyond immediate problems for wider implications and determines best path forward.
  • Strong meeting facilitation, communication, and presentation/public speaking skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 10+ Years in Industry
  • 7+ Years in Business Analysis and Product Management

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Intermediate knowledge of Natural Language Processing/Generation and Machine Learning
  • Have a data and analytic driven mindset, with an understanding of how to structure data in order to effectively apply NLP/NLG and ML techniques.

Please note: This position is limited to individuals who will not require company sponsorship now or in the future for continued employment.