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S&P Global Director, Product Development in New York, New York

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S&P Global Ratings

The Role: Director, Product Development

This leadership role resides within the Global Business, Transaction and Product Management team. The role is responsible for engaging with leading market participants- Issuer, Intermediaries and Investors- towards understanding emerging forms of risk related products and services in development of new product opportunities. This can take the form of brand-new product opportunities as well as extensions to our existing product suite. Core elements of the role include market research/testing, financial impact to the firm and capturing the Voice of the Customer in development of product features. The candidate will regularly collaborate with regional business leads, internal partners as well as C-Suite executives across Ratings as well as in other organizations to develop new product ideas and/or support the suite of Ratings products.

The Team: You will be partnering with a very seasoned team which has a strong understanding of the capital market, with each members covering various product offering by S&P Global Ratings.

The Impact: As a key member of the team, you will be responsible for sharing latest market intel and insights with our clients externally. You will also be partnering closely with various internal stakeholders, including our sales and marketing team in understanding our product offering, as well as potential improvement which the market is seeking for.

What’s in it for you: You will have the opportunity regularly collaborate with regional business leads, internal partners as well as C-Suite executives across Ratings as well as in other organizations to develop new product ideas and/or support the suite of Ratings products.etc.


  • Leads and manages the product development and management process for a new product or platform enhancement. Develops market inquiry/outreach plans and interprets results of product/platform opportunities. Develops relationships with existing customers including business heads or C-Suite executives with the goal of fostering continued use of SP Global products/platforms or services as well as identifying new products based on their needs.

  • Drives continuous engagement with Ratings Executive Management to develop and deliver new Ratings product initiatives as part of the New Product Lifecycle. Also, facilitates regular engagement with senior members of cross functional teams to form strategic product development ideation and delivery of solutions to clients.

  • Responsible for the go-to-market strategy of a group of products/platforms which includes Value to key persona analysis and client prioritization. Oversee win/loss analysis for the products to determine product modification or new GTM plan. Define and size market segments. Determine the optimum distribution strategy.

  • Conducts comparative analysis against competitors and develops strategic planning of product direction and features including financial projections. Conducts/leads due diligence on opportunities or partners. Interpret results. Positions the product/platform for all markets and all buyer types. Develops proactive strategies to respond to key performance indicators and market evolution forecasts. Acts as a project lead and/or specialized participant in negotiations.

  • Works with other divisions to understand and determine cross sell opportunities such that client messaging is cohesive and strategy aligns with organizational goals.

  • Enhance the reputation of S&P’s through ensuring professional proactive engagement with the market which will beneficially impact our external stakeholders’ view of the value we add to the global ratings market.

What We’re Looking For:

  • 7+ years of financial services experience and industry knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required; advanced degree in relevant discipline a plus; relevant professional qualifications an advantage

  • Focus and background in Sustainable Finance as a primary source of experience as well as other forms of risk mgmt.- Cyber, Supply Chain, etc..

  • Acumen of S&P Global Ratings’ business, industry, and customers

  • Comfortable with travel

  • An understanding of S&P business and products. Has working knowledge of relevant analytical criteria including ratings and Ancillary and Other Services

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to connect and communicate with all (commercial and analytical) levels internally within an organization as well as externally at a senior level

  • Must be able to manage workload across multiple projects simultaneously

  • Must be able to work independently, be self-motivating, take the initiative and personal responsibility to, for example, create ongoing relationships with their stakeholder portfolio

  • Effective team worker who readily shares market intelligence and experience amongst the group

  • Influence and advise management on necessary changes and execute against the portfolio and set plan

  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and ability to adapt to global environment

  • Has strong knowledge of the industry and regional market, latest developments/issues

  • An understanding of S&P business and products

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to connect and communicate with all (commercial and analytical) levels internally within an organization as well as externally at a senior level.

  • Where required, has local language skills to facilitate more effective market interaction

Grade/Level ( relevant for internal applicants only ): GL12

The Location: New York, NY

Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):

S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $88,400 to $175,650. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.

In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.

This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit .

About S&P Global Ratings

At S&P Global Ratings, our analyst-driven credit ratings, research, and sustainable finance opinions provide critical insights that are essential to translating complexity into clarity so market participants can uncover opportunities and make decisions with conviction. By bringing transparency to the market through high-quality independent opinions on creditworthiness, we enable growth across a wide variety of organizations, including businesses, governments, and institutions.

S&P Global Ratings 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.

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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.

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.

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. 

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster   describes discrimination protections under federal law.

20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), PDMGDV202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority – Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning)

Job ID: 287160

Posted On: 2024-04-17

Location: New York, New York, United States