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Associate Director, Commodities Product Management

S&P Global London, United Kingdom
Posted 15 days ago Permanent Competitive
Associate Director, Commodities Product Management
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S&P Dow Jones Indices

The Role: Associate Director, Commodities Product Management

The Impact: The Associate Director, Commodities is responsible for driving growth and opportunities for the Commodities Index business as well as supporting the Commodities and Real Assets Product Management team in achieving the goal of ensuring the commercial success of commodity indices.

The Firm:

S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) is the world's leading resource for benchmarks and investable indices. Our solutions are widely considered indispensable in tracking market performance, evaluating portfolios, and developing investment strategies. Our indexing solutions include recognized branded indices such as the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and the leading commodities index, the S&P GSCI.

The Team:

Focused on developing solutions for a broad range of clients, the Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities team is responsible for the P&L of outcome-oriented index solutions such as commodities (GSCI), real assets, iBoxx, bond indices, CDS indices, and alternatives. This is an exciting opportunity to join a product team in a growth stage.

Key Roles & Responsibilities :
  • Identify and drive commercial growth opportunities for S&P DJI's Commodities and Real Assets Index business through understanding of client demand and the broader competitive landscape.
  • Support the Commodity Product Management team in the following: channel and pricing policy, product design and delivery, and sales and marketing strategy, for all commodity and real asset indices.
  • Interface with other groups at S&P in conjunction with the Commodity product manager to cooperatively develop and commercialize commodity and real asset indices
    • Deep involvement in technical aspects of product design by working closely with the Development, Technology and Research & Design teams
    • Develop research and presentation materials, including pitch books for client presentations. Serve as the fixed income subject matter expert for client coverage, marketing and key clients.
    • Strategy, custom, index production, development, management, IT, media marketing, research etc.
    • Work with Operations to ensure that S&P meets launch deadlines and on-going service levels (timeliness, accuracy, reliability) required for the success of the commodity business, based on customer requirements.
    • Work with Sales, Marketing, and Channel teams to support all commodity and real asset indices
      • Marketing and sales planning
      • Author and vet materials as needed
      • Support of sales efforts via technical expertise, higher level discussions, industry conferences etc
      • Work with Product Development/Research and Design to source, vet and commercialize new product ideas from the market place and existing clients.
  • Thought leadership and speaking engagements in the form of blog posts, webinars, conferences and white papers for relevant market topics and commodities specifically.
Functional and Business Knowledge :
  • 5 years plus of product development, trading or investment analysis of commodity markets experience in any of the following settings: investment banking, asset management, brokerage, or an index firm.
  • 2 years plus of commodity or real asset experience is desirable, either in indexing, investing, trading, analysis, data, or portfolio management.
  • Actual operating knowledge of specific commodity and real asset indices is desirable.
  • Must possess strong conceptualizing and logic skills; quantitative analysis skills essential.
  • Must be comfortable in a sales-like environment and be able to effectively communicate with third parties including clients, alliance partners, vendors and others.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as part of a team; can effectively influence others and gain their consensus when needed.
  • Ability to liaise with the technical group and understand a product's technical aspects
  • Demonstrated market research, business plan writing, competitive intelligence, and information gathering skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle steep learning curves; very comfortable dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty.
  • Demonstrated ability to be resourceful; able to get things done with limited resources under tight time frames.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of financial market applications (FactSet, Refinitiv Eikon, Bloomberg), database, data intelligence software (e.g. Tableau, Power BI and a power user of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel & PowerPoint
  • Works well independently and in a team environment
  • BA/BS in Finance, Economics or Accounting preferred, CFA a plus
Return to Work:

Have you taken time out for caring responsibilities and are now looking to return to work? As part of our Return to Work initiative, Restart, we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace.

About S&P Global Dow Jones Indic e s

At S&P Dow Jones Indices, we provide iconic and innovative index solutions backed by unparalleled expertise across the asset-class spectrum. By bringing transparency to the global capital markets, we empower investors everywhere to make decisions with conviction. 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 USD 7.4 trillion in passively managed assets linked to our indices and over USD 11.3 trillion benchmarked to our indices, our solutions are widely considered indispensable in tracking market performance, evaluating portfolios and developing investment strategies.

S&P Dow Jones Indices is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). S&P Global is the world's foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets. With every one of our offerings, we help many of the world's leading organizations navigate the economic landscape so they can plan for tomorrow, today. For more information, visit .

What's In It For You?

Our Purpose:

Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology-the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:

We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide-so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We're committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We're constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.


We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That's why we provide everything you-and your career-need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include:
  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.
  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.
  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.
  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.
  • Family Friendly Perks: It's not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.
  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards-small perks can make a big difference.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:
At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation - Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn't stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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."

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Job ID: 297278
Posted On: 2024-03-28
Location: London, United Kingdom
Job ID  297278
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