S&P Global is seeking an experienced and talented Risk Management leader to join the Corporate Risk Management team for the S&P Dow Jones Indices (DJI) business division as an independent Risk Officer (2nd Line of Defense). Besides deep technical knowledge and expertise in risk management and the Indices/Trading business, the successful candidate will have exceptional communication (both verbal and written), presentation and interpersonal skills, ability to influence key stakeholders. This position reports directly to the Director of Business Risk Management.
Develop a risk management approach within the S&P Dow Jones Indices that is aligned with S&P Global's corporate risk management framework
Partner with leaders in the division and of other corporate and divisional control functions (i.e. Internal Audit, Compliance, Risk Liaisons) to operationalize risk management processes within the division
Be an independent challenge function and collaborative partner to the business to ensure their decision making process is risk informed and data driven
Ensure full transparency is created around the risks of S&P Dow Jones Indices for Risk Management stakeholders (division management, corporate risk management, Enterprise Risk Management Committee and Audit Committee of the Board).
Key Accountability & Decision Rights:
Define and agree divisional risk policies and procedures in alignment with S&P Global's risk management framework
Direct implementation of risk governance and risk reporting standards including communication of those standards to ensure compliance with relevant regulation, i.e. EU Benchmarking Regulations
Active participation in resolution of complex issues and produce and present associated artefacts, e.g. risk logs, mitigating action tracking, risk reports, management presentations
Work with leaders across the organization to help define risk appetite, risk tolerance and other critical risk measures for S&P Global Dow Jones Indices
Facilitate the identification, assessment, mitigation, and monitoring of division risks through assessments and control mapping exercises
Stay abreast of industry related events and enhancements to understand how they can help mitigate potential risks to the company
Required Skills/ Experience/Knowledge:
Strong experience implementing and operationalizing risk frameworks. Also requires broad knowledge of relevant regulation (e.g. SEC, IOSCO, EU Benchmarking Regulation).
Ability to develop ideas independently and translate them into concise presentations and reports (board level)
Proficiency in data analysis, i.e. identifying relevant sources of data, performing analysis and report on findings.
Track record of global, cross-country collaboration to address risk related issues across lines of business, functions and geographies.
Problem Solving: Uses conceptual and innovative thinking (i.e., identifying new/different solutions) to solve issues. Looks beyond immediate problems for wider implications and determines best path forward.
Interpersonal Skills: Requires highly developed communications skills and ability to negotiate internally (fact based and credible). Needs to be a self-starter who can build relationships and uses judgement when working with partners to ensure effective outcomes. Needs to have the qualities of a team player and a business partner.
Nature of Impact: Directly impacts the professional and/or technical direction and strategy for a discipline through shaping and designing new policies, procedures and standards. This will help the organization to manage divisional risks in a more formalized and effective way.
Leadership & Scope: Manages own work with limited supervision.
Established expert in Risk Management with at least 5-8 years of experience in the Indices and/or trading business. Experience at Top 4 consulting firms or a Broker/Dealer is a plus.
Cross divisional to all risk liaisons
Cross functional to other control functions (Audit, Ratings Risk Review, Compliance)
Key leaders within S&P Dow Jones Indices
No direct reports, but strong influential skills required