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S&P Global Managing Director, Head of Strategy Indices Product Management in New York, New York

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Managing Director, Head of Strategy Indices Product Management


55 Water St, New York, NY 10041

Strategy indices are a growing area in the indexing and investments landscape it encompasses all of S&P Dow Jones indices that are not market capitalization weighted. This includes single factor and multifactor indices, quantitative asset allocation strategies including multi-asset, risk-management and volatility, and thematic strategies. The role of the product manager is one of a general manager taking on various roles as needed externally as a product expert when speaking with clients, events, and media and internally as the owner of the product development and maintenance process, and the financial health of the product line.

The Head of Strategy Indices will be responsible for the overall commercial success of Strategy indices globally. It would include following key responsibilities:

  • Define and execute the product development strategy, product messaging and positioning for each area of strategy indices across all regions.

  • Establish near, medium, and long-term global and regional product priorities for Strategy Indices.

  • Work with internal stakeholder on formulating commercial strategy for each product area.

  • Closely monitor the competitive landscape, trends and developments across different clients, investment products and distribution channels.

  • Interface with clients, prospective clients and strategic partners via coordination with business development teams (sales, channel) with the goal of identifying and communicating client driven needs effectively across internal stakeholders

  • Planning, coordinating and implementing the required tasks needed to ensure the smooth and timely launch of new indices. Deep involvement in technical aspect of product design by working closely with the Research & Design team

  • Support the indices via creating content used in marketing materials (white papers, blogs, video s and other media).

The individual acts as the key point of contact between the Product Management and various cross functional business units including Research and Design, Marketing, Channel Management, Client Services, Client Coverage, IT, legal and Index Management & Production.

Essential Accountabilities:

  • Assume direct responsibility for the overall development and launch of new indices with demand gathered from clients. Interact with clients or prospects to determine market driven feedback for specific product line; determine needs of clients and whether S&P can meet those needs.

  • Ensure that the Strategy PM team maintains and evolve specific presentation materials including pitch books so that Client Coverage can eventually utilize these tools without direct support Represent SPDJI at conferences and forums as the subject matter expert relating to Strategy Indices. Interact with financial media. Proactively work to generate such opportunities in collaboration with marketing and communications teams.

    • Develop or manage market feedback to senior management including the needs of the customers - prospects and recommending select courses of actions to meet specific needs. Participate actively in weekly coordination meetings to advocate and communicate for commercially viable efforts.
  • The core of this job is collaboration with Marketing and Communications, Channel Management, Research, Index Development and Maintenance and Client coverage to get alignment on the product direction. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal are a must.


  • Advanced degree in Finance, MBA and - or CFA strongly preferred.

    • Understanding of investment process, portfolio theory, and financial markets

    • Analytical and Quantitative skills are a must. The position requires interacting with extremely sophisticated clients and the ability to learn and ask questions is paramount.

    • Excellent communication skills verbal and written. Candidate would have to deliver high quality presentations both internally to senior management and externally to clients. In addition, they would be responsible for creating research papers in consultation with Research and Investment Strategy teams

    • Demonstrated ability to lead a geographically diverse global team, work independently, and be a team player as part of a Product Management leadership group; can effectively influence others and gain their consensus when needed.

    • Demonstrated ability to handle steep learning curves; very comfortable dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty.

    • Proven ability to work with clients and senior executives.

Preferred qualifications

  • Highly motivated, self-starter

  • Excellent relationship skills

  • Drive to achieve business goals

_S&P Global_is a leader in content and analytics for the global capital, commodities, and commercial markets. The company harnesses the power and scope of data from its businesses to create integrated solutions that meet emerging customer needs, acting as a catalyst for growth worldwide. At S&P Global, we don t give you intelligencewe give you essential intelligence. The essential intelligence you need to make decisions with conviction. We re the world s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets. Our divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com

_S&P Dow Jones Indices_, a leading brand of the S&P Global, maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array of investor needs. Over $1.25 trillion is directly indexed to Standard & Poor's family of indices, which includes the S&P 500, the world's most followed stock market index, the S&P - Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, the S&P Global BMI, an index with approximately 11,000 constituents, the S&P GSCI, the industry's most closely watched commodities index, and the S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Index, the premier investable index for U.S. municipal bonds.

At S&P Dow Jones Indices, our role can be described in one word:

essential. We re the largest global resource for index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average. More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other index provider in the world; with over 1,000,000 indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices defines the way people measure and trade the markets. We provide essential intelligence that helps investors identify and capitalize on global opportunities.

S&P Dow Jones Indices 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 www.spdji.com.

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