Associate Director, Senior Strategist - New York - 15149BR

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.
Strategy & Analytics Team
What you want to achieve:
  • Drive change in the way we go to market.
  • Advise executives on commercial strategy.
  • Be a key member of a small high performing team that consistently delivers great results.
  • Join a global market leader with over 6,000 B2B customers in 120 countries.

As a member of the global Strategy & Analytics team you will develop objective insights and actionable recommendations for senior leaders across all of our lines of business.
What you will deliver:
  • Asses growth opportunities across customer, product, and market segments.
  • Guide the evolution of product development, positioning, pricing, and marketing.
  • Establish micro-market strategies to take advantage of specific commercial opportunities.
  • Inform the prioritization and deployment of resources.
  • Support M&A and investment activities.
  • Interpret current and prospective regulatory changes, including impact for Moody’s Analytics.

Your Responsibilities:
  • Define and manage the execution of consulting project scope, timelines, and deliverables.
  • Conduct research with our customers and prospects to assess market perception, clarify needs and identify growth opportunities.
  • Analyse and keep abreast of key regulatory developments and the competitive landscape.
  • Evaluate our data to identify performance trends, inform pricing strategies or guide staff planning.
  • Synthesize analysis, develop recommendations and action plans, and present to senior management
  • Build and manage relationships with internal stakeholders.
  • Focus primarily on North American initiatives and collaborate on global projects with London-based colleagues.

Qualifications

Required

Experience
  • 3-7 years of experience in a strategic consulting function in or supporting the financial services industry, including project/team management roles. Background related to quantitative analysis/modelling, market research, or product management also attractive.
  • Undergraduate/first-level degree (e.g., Bachelor’s degree) in a business related discipline, graduate/second-level degree (e.g. MBA, Master’s) preferred.
  • Knowledge of capital/credit markets’ products, trends, and risk-related regulation desirable.

Technical Skills
  • Expert knowledge of Word, Excel & PowerPoint. Knowledge of SQL is a plus.
  • Demonstrated comfort level with data & analytics. Familiarity with data modelling tools such as SAS, SPSS is a plus.
  • Ability to design and execute market research
  • Facility with multiple languages a plus.

Preferred

  • Exceptional problem assessment and solution development capabilities
  • Expertise in developing ideas and concepts into impactful presentations with minimal guidance
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholder relationships and lead multi-disciplinary teams
  • Superior time management ability and demonstrated experience as a self-starter
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills, as well as high level of confidence interacting with senior business professionals
  • Commitment to excellence to deliver beyond expectations
Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Moody’s also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email accommodations@moodys.com.. This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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