Director, Asia Pacific Licensing & Exchange Relationships Director, Asia Pacific Licensing & Exchange  …

S&P Global
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
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S&P Global
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
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Director, Asia Pacific Licensing & Exchange Relationships
S&P Global Platts

The Role: Director, Asia Pacific Licensing and Exchange Relationships

Grade ( relevant for internal applicants only ): 12

Location: Singapore

The Team / The Business: The Global Licensing and Exchange Relationships Team (Licensing) plays a key role in monetizing Platts' price assessments through commercial arrangements with Exchanges. The team manages the complex relationships with these business partners, which involve both revenue and costs for Platts. With staff in the Americas, London, and Singapore, Licensing has a global remit to drive growth from emerging commodity markets in addition to managing the commercial arrangements for longstanding benchmarks.

As one of the four operating companies under the umbrella of financial information services leader S&P Global, Platts is the gold standard in commodity market news, pricing, and analytics. Platts benchmark price assessments are used to settle tens of millions of dollars of transactions every day, and underpin hundreds of derivatives contracts listed on exchanges. Branching out from its roots in oil, Platts has established a leading presence across commodities including the emerging Energy Transition space.

What we're looking for: The ideal candidate for the Director, Asia Pacific (APAC) Licensing and Exchange Relationships role will be driven and ambitious while disciplined enough to zero in on the highest value opportunities. As Licensing's leader in the APAC region, the candidate will be a confident communicator able to build relationships and manage negotiations with key exchange executives in the region. They will be a self-starter able to manage initiatives and negotiations autonomously while keeping stakeholders in the loop. This role's focus is forging relationships outside of Platts, so the right fit will be outgoing and ready for face-to-face meetings when business travel resumes.

Develop and implement regional strategy
  • Develop and implement a holistic APAC exchange strategy, identifying and prioritizing key regions, commodities, and exchange partners
  • Work with Commercial and other stakeholders to provide the exchange component of broader China go-to-market strategy
Manage inbound and outbound new business opportunities
  • Establish and grow relationships with exchanges in the APAC region
  • Respond to partnership inquiries from exchanges, collaborating with Content and other functions to demonstrate Platts' market-leading offerings
  • Develop and implement new business initiatives with a focus on the licensing of Platts assessments to exchanges
Manage negotiations and execute new deals
  • Collaborate with Legal, Finance, and other stakeholders to structure new commercial arrangements in addition to monitoring compliance with existing contracts
  • Lead negotiations with regional exchanges for the use of their data in price assessment process and redistribution
Lead Licensing team in APAC region
  • Partner with regional Commercial and Content teams on strategic Greater China business development initiative
  • Have direct responsibility for the management and growth of key exchange relationships in the region.
  • Shepherd regional out-bound license negotiations from term sheet stage to execution stage by coordinating GTS, legal, editorial, and commercial resources globally
  • Monitor and respond to exchange strategy as it relates to pricing mechanisms, new commodities, and interaction with Price Reporting Agencies including but not limited to Platts
  • Maintain active communication with other functions including Content, Sales and Marketing to assure these stakeholders understand Licensing's APAC priorities and vice versa.
Manager / Individual Contributor
Individual Contributor.

Functional and Business Knowledge
Knowledge of the exchange ecosystem, futures markets, and hedging and risk management needs in commodities markets. Understanding role of Price Reporting Agencies such as Platts in Exchange Ecosystem. Strong strategy development and financial modeling experience.

Problem Solving
Platts enjoys complex, bi-lateral and mutually beneficial relationships with our exchange partners. In some cases they depend on us as much as we them, and in other cases, we compete directly and indirectly in the index and data businesses. This means our relationships with the exchanges are handled with care and challenges in the relationships need to be dealt with professionally and skillfully. The Director will require the ability to discover root causes of issues and then manage their resolution to everyone's satisfaction.

Role requires the ability to communicate with, influence and gain support of S&P Global stakeholders at every level. The global nature of the role requires flexible communication skills and the ability to relate to organizations and people operating across a diverse linguistic and cultural landscape.

Typical Scope & Impact
The scope includes all of Platts' commodities across the entire Asia Pacific region. The role has direct impact on the success of our benchmarks and is key to delivering over $60 Million in direct revenue to Platts.

Minimum and Preferred Education
Undergraduate degree in Economics, Math, Finance, Business or equivalent. Post graduate degree highly desirable.

Minimum and Preferred Experience/Skills
  • 10 plus years of experience in strategy, consulting, finance, or business analysis.
  • Deep knowledge of the functioning of financial markets and the role of Exchanges, Clearinghouses and Price Reporting Agencies (such as Platts) is a critical requirement of the role.
  • Experience leading cross-functional projects
  • Strong English writing and presentation skills including use of PowerPoint
  • Chinese language proficiency strongly preferred but not mandatory
S&P Global Platts

At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with confidence. We're the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.

S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit .

S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy ("the Policy") that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy's requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy.

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.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

10 - Officials or Managers (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), PDMGDV103.2 - Middle Management Tier II (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority - Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning)

Job ID: 266717
Posted On: 2021-10-06
Location: Singapore, Singapore
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