Director Strategy

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA New York NY US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • S&P Global
  • 24 Apr 18 2018-04-24

Director Strategy

JobDescription :
Company Background:
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company's divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts. These offerings are essential to clients and are deeply embedded in their business processes and workflows.

Role responsibilities:
Reporting to Senior Manager in the Financial Planning & Analysis and Corporate Strategy team, and working actively with the executive leadership team of the company, the role will play an integral role in strategy development, refinement, tracking and execution-support for the company. The role will be responsible for participating in projects focused on identifying, articulating, and supporting the execution of material growth opportunities for the business that will achieve financial impact on a global scale.
A highly motivated candidate will have the opportunity to gain significant business experience, direct contact with senior management, and unique insights into how strategy is developed and executed at a leading global firm. This role must advance an approach that will bring analytically sound, actionable ideas to the business. The size and scope of projects will require extensive interaction with business partners and senior leaders across the company.
It is envisioned that the role will position the incumbent to eventually move to a business or finance role. The position will be based in New York City.

  • Support the strategic planning process:
    • Helping to plan and scope work
    • Creating materials to communicate work and conclusions
    • Framing the issues
    • Performing analysis and drawing insights
    • Preparing for meetings and workshops to engage stakeholders and communicate results
    • Work with other members of the Financial Planning & Analysis and Corporate Strategy team and senior leaders to set the objectives and agenda for the annual planning process, Operating Committee offsite meetings, Board meetings, and ad hoc strategy sessions
    • Help prepare for /develop content for Board meetings and Operating Committee meeting
    • Collaborate with Division teams to frame their work and output, provide intellectual leadership, and ensure robust and well-thought through strategies
    • Drive market and competitor intelligence activities
    • The right individual for this role will have and/or be able to develop strong and collaborative relationships with the S&P Global divisions - both with divisional executives and their strategic and finance teams
    • The individual should also have the maturity and presence to interact with senior leaders across S&P Global
    • Significant learning and growth opportunity - high visibility; critical role for in respect of development and decision-making on the group's strategies and plans; working with the S&P Global leadership team

Core skills:

  • Problem solving & analysis:
  • Strong intellect
  • Able to break down problems in a logical and highly structured manner
  • Takes ownership for work
  • Can draw insight from data and analysis
  • Good with numbers
  • Comfortable with business and financial modelling
  • Good business sense with a good instinct for what's important
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and a hypothesis-driven approach

Written and verbal communication:
  • Polished communicator
  • Develops strong relationships and works in a collaborative environment
  • Able to influence in meetings
  • Can present data in a clear manner
  • Strong presentation skills

Team and personal skills:
  • Energetic and motivated "self-starter"
  • Proactive about personal development
  • Strong time management
  • Leadership potential

Desired experience
  • The following experience will be helpful but is not critical:
    • Strategy & Consulting
    • Financial Services
    • Information businesses
    • Technology
    • Experience in the context of a large, complex, global organization working across business divisions and geographies.

  • Candidates with 2+ years prior experience in a strategy development or strategic planning team would be preferred, though it's not a requirement. Prior would should include some of the following:
  • Running strategy processes involving multiple stakeholders
  • Managing complex deliverables involving multiple workstreams
  • Intersection of strategy with financial planning
  • Experience interacting with CXO executives

Experience of the following is desirable:
  • Strategy toolkit
  • Broad range of analytical tools and techniques
  • Creation of well-structured and crisp presentation materials
  • MBA preferred but not required