Ratings Analyst - Transportation

  • Competitive
  • Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
  • Permanent, Full time
  • S&P Global
  • 16 Feb 19

Ratings Analyst - Transportation

JobDescription :
Ratings Analyst -Transportation

The Role:
We are currently looking for a credit analyst to join our Transportation, Packaging and Business Services team to be based in our Frankfurt office. You will:

  • Produce relevant, high quality and complete credit analysis that demonstrate an understanding of S&P Global Ratings rating approach. This includes a business analysis and financial analysis highlighting the key SWOT, a peer analysis and an overall recommendation.
  • Actively participate in rating committees.
  • Conduct periodic and event driven surveillance of existing Ratings.
  • In time, represent Standard & Poor's to the external market, interacting with and presenting to external investors and other market participants.
  • Assist with ad-hoc projects as required.

The Impact: A rating is S&P Ratings' forward-looking opinion about the relative creditworthiness of a company relative to other companies using specific methodology. It assesses a company's relative capacity and willingness to meet its financial obligations as they come due.

The Career Opportunity This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a high performing analytical team with good potential for professional development.

Your Skills: The successful candidate will possess the ability to undertake analytical work and will be proficient at doing research and drafting issuer and sector analysis, have good written and verbal communication skills and be able to provide strong fundamental analysis, and forward looking opinions.

Qualifications/Experience:
  • A higher university degree.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good credit analysis skills. The ability to understand company financial statements, including cash flows and projections, and to identify the most important strong and weak points, or areas where further investigation may be needed.
  • Ability to write sound and complete summary analysis.
  • Fluent in business English, and fluency in a 2nd European language, particularly French or German will be an advantage.
  • Experience of analysing companies in the airline, shipping, logistics or postal sectors would be an advantage.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to represent, along with senior analysts, S&P at meetings and conferences with senior management, investors and media in a highly professional manner.
  • Effective management of own workflows, elevating problems to manager in a timely manner.
  • Flexible and open mind-set with ambition to show initiative to support S&P initiatives.