Index Data Sales

S&P Global
23 February 2024
Borough, South East London


About the Role: Grade Level (for internal use): 12 S&P Dow Jones indices The role: Associate Director, Data Sales, UK Client Coverage The Team: The UK Client Coverage team is part of the European Commercial Group and is responsible for sales and licensing of intellectual property and index data of S&P Dow Jones Indices. This specific role will focus predominantly on increasing our Data Sales, penetrating new client types, and growing our market share. Additional responsibilities include establishing and building strong relationships with clients, prospecting for new index data customers and managing/expanding the commercial footprint of S&P Dow Jones Indices within their prescribed territory. S&P DJI maintains relationships with investment banks, asset managers, market data consumers and redistributors, insurance companies, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, exchanges and other key market participants who rely upon our world-renowned indices, research, and commentary. The Impact: As an Associate Director, you are an experienced salesperson with strong knowledge of Index benchmarks and the dynamic opportunities within the UK marketplace. You help clients solve problems by helping them understand and apply our data and benchmark solutions. You are also a leader and team player bringing S&P Dow Jones Indices resources to every opportunity to generate new business or sustain current business. You will be responsible for helping to drive sales of a suite of S&P DJI's products with a strong focus on ESG, Climate, Equity & Fixed Income indices. You will work closely with all parts of the S&P DJI organization, including Client Coverage, Channel, Product, Research, Client Services, etc. You will be an ambassador for S&P DJI and help cultivate a high-performance culture of client-centrism, disciplined execution, collaboration, innovation, and integrity. Responsibilities: You will be an ambassador for S&P DJI and cultivate a high-performance culture of client-centrism and partnership, disciplined execution, collaboration, innovation, and integrity. Meet annual individual sales targets and generate incremental revenue from assigned territory, accounts, and client segments. Manage and expand the S&P DJI commercial footprint with existing client relationships and prospect/convert for new licensees; identify key decision makers and influencers with target prospects. Generate revenue through index data licensing, for internal use and/or redistribution. Consultatively sell index data and solutions; collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop new concepts to meet client needs. Monitor use of index data among assigned clients, understand evolving landscape of index and related product usage, conduct forensic reviews to ensure compliance with licensed terms. Manage complex contract negotiation and execution; develop usage rights and appropriate commercial terms; collaborate with internal stakeholders (legal, product management, research, etc.) to deliver value to the company and our clients. Improve awareness of our brand and product offering, broadening client contact points with SPDJI stakeholders including colleagues from research & design, product management and other teams. Generate new contract documents, process sales orders and coordinate new deal process and invoicing with legal and finance teams. Service existing products/billing/client queries within assigned client base; use internal CRM systems to maintain pipelines/leads, the details of sales activities, meeting memos. Key Skills & Experience: Proven industry experience in investment product and market data sales, equity/index structuring and/or sales, institutional sales and/or wholesaling of investment products Established relationships with asset management firms, investment banks, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms and other market participants Good understanding of the ESG market and how different ESG Factors impact the investment decision making process Fluency in OTC/securitized products, ETFs, mutual funds, SMAs, collective trusts, etc. Experience in long cycle and abstract/conceptual sales, complex contract negotiation & intellectual property sales Knowledge of the investment/trading/hedging process, decision making protocol, roles played by and relationships with various intermediaries (i-banks, asset managers, custodians), etc. Fluency and experience in key investment trends including indexing, volatility, factor investing, ESG, multi-asset class solutions and related themes. Effective client communication skills in conversational speech, writing, and public speaking; and a personable attitude required to get things done within a matrix structure. Skilled in combining longer-term strategic thinking with a hands-on, proactive approach to achieving nearer-term results. Bachelor's degree required; CFA or certification holders considered favorably At least 5 years of successful track record in a revenue generation role About S&P Global Dow Jones Indices 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. Benefits: 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. For more information on benefits by country visit: 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. US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law. 40 - Sales (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), SLSOUS402.2 - Middle Professional Tier II-Ou Sales (EEO Job Group) Job ID: 297926 Posted On: 2024-02-13 Location: London, United Kingdom


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