Senior Analyst - Market Data Solutions

  • DOE
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • 14 Aug 17

This job includes, strategic planning, managing vendor partner relationships, and the negotiation of business and contract terms.

 Franklin Templeton Investments is a leading global investment management organization due to the efforts of our greatest assets - our employees.  We have over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world, servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. We believe in our corporate values of putting clients first, building relationships, achieving quality results, and working with integrity. Our people are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners.   


For more than 65 years, our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people. We’re currently looking for qualified candidates to join our team.


 


The Senior Analyst in Market Data Solutions plays a key role in the success of the Market Data Solutions team’s objectives to align the firm’s market and reference data and platform requirements with providers and services that advance Franklin Templeton’s performance, operational and risk objectives, while optimizing the total cost of ownership. This includes, strategic planning, managing vendor partner relationships, and the negotiation of business and contract terms.  


Reporting to the SVP of Market Data Solutions, the Senior Analyst will work in partnership with the Market Data Solution team, Franklin Templeton’s Business Units and with vendor partners to foster alignment between Franklin Templeton’s business unit needs and vendor products, services, and activities.  This responsibility extends to developing vendor and business unit market data objectives and strategies.


Essential duties and responsibilities include:


  • Establish trust and build strong relationships with Franklin Templeton’s Business Units to understand evolving market data strategy. 

       Partner with business teams offering consultative support and promote the effective use of data and services


       Lead vendor selection process and the ongoing management of vendor partnerships


       Commercial and contract negotiations with vendors providing intellectual property and market-based services


  • Benchmark and measure vendor performance through the creation of performance score cards. Lead discussions with vendors in order to improve performance.

  • Manage vendor strategy meetings to effectively communicate vendor updates, build consensus and drive value-added business solutions. 


Ideal candidates will have:


  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • 5+ years market data experience and vendor management

  • Prior experience and  knowledge of market and reference data vendors and services, industry trends and best practices in market data vendor management space

  • Passion, curiosity and a desire to understand customer and vendor businesses.

  • Broad knowledge of market data content including across asset types (Equity, FI, derivatives, etc.) and content types (real time pricing, news, fundamental & reference data, terminal products, etc.)

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and effectively with all levels of staff and management

  • Strong skill and ability in multi-tasking with appropriate prioritization

  • Ability to effectively respond to a dynamically changing work environment

  • Familiarity with vendor contract process and service level agreements


In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards—the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.



Highlights of our benefits include:



* Three weeks paid time off the first year 



* Medical, dental and vision insurance 



* 401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match, up to the IRS limits



* Employee Stock Investment Program 



* Tuition Assistance Program 



* Purchase of company funds with no sales charge 



* Onsite fitness center and recreation center 



* Onsite cafeteria 



Franklin Templeton Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite you to visit us at www.franklintempletoncareers.com to learn more about our company and our career opportunities.   


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