Job Description

Experience Level: Experienced Hire


  • Product Development


  • The Alexandra 200-220, The Quays, Salford, M50 3SP, GB

At Moody's, we unite the brightest minds to turn today’s risks into tomorrow’s opportunities. We do this by striving to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome to be who they are—with the freedom to exchange ideas, think innovatively, and listen to each other and customers in meaningful ways.

If you are excited about this opportunity but do not meet every single requirement, please apply! You still may be a great fit for this role or other open roles. We are seeking candidates who model our values: invest in every relationship, lead with curiosity, champion diverse perspectives, turn inputs into actions, and uphold trust through integrity.

The Data Solutions operating unit (OU) is the commercial data business of Moody’s Analytics. A substantial portion of Moody’s Analytics’ revenue comes from Data Solutions. We are comprised of more than 1000 professionals who curate, manage, and provide data to over 7,000 customers worldwide. We are best known for our Orbis database, which is the world’s most comprehensive database of public and private companies. We are also the definitive source of ratings-related data for companies and securities that have been rated by Moody’s Investors Service. There are four market-facing groups within Data Solutions: Data Applications, Data Feeds, Media Solutions, and Contributory Data Solutions. In addition, we have various strategic and operational teams that specialize in curating and sourcing data and keeping all our databases accurate, relevant, and up to date. Any analytical activity depends on reliable and accessible data, and we are proud to be a mission-critical information resource for decision makers around the world. Our software development lifecycle is inspired by SAFe with an Agile Release Train. Teams are progressively transitioning to scrum. We constantly enhance our data quality and our data coverage. Significant enhancements are prioritized, planned, and managed as unitary projects. They follow a common data integration life cycle, and they usually involve ten to twenty contributors.

As a Project Manager for Data Solutions, you will report to the Data Operations program manager.

Your mission will consist of coordinating data related projects and ensure that they are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.

You will work with the project team and guide them through all phases of the project: initiation, planning, execution and closing.

Your duties will typically include:

- Build a project charter and a Work Breakdown Structure

- Develop a detailed project plan

- Ensure resource availability and allocation

- Track changes in the project scope/schedule/costs

- Perform risk management to mitigate risks

- Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation

- Regularly report the project status and escalate to management as needed

- Regularly facilitate retrospectives

- Recommend best practices

Education/Experience Required

· Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree is a plus.

· A minimum of five (5) years of project management experience, especially in a technology-intensive or data-intensive environment.

· Experience working with a distributed multi-cultural team

· Experience leading others, without direct oversight (transverse management).

· Able to build relationships across two upper levels of management.

· Orientation towards work efficiency, and continuous improvement.

· Highly organized, and attentive to detail.

· Good problem solving and analysis skills.

· Outstanding presentation, communication (oral & written) skills in English is required. Additional fluency in French is highly preferred. Fluency in Dutch/Flemish is a further plus.

· Familiarity with tracking or project management tools (Jira, Microsoft Project, etc.)

· Industry certifications (e.g., PMI-ACP, CSM, ICAgile, Six Sigma Green Belt, PMP -Project Management Professional) are a plus.

Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

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