Director Credit Ratings Analyst, Infrastructure, S&P Global Ratings

S&P Global
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Sep 14, 2019
Oct 14, 2019
Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
JobDescription :
Director Credit Ratings Analyst, Infrastructure, S&P Global Ratings

The Role: S&P Global Ratings is seeking an exceptional professional with strong analytical, communication as and relationship skills to join the EMEA Utilities Team, headed by BĂ©atrice de Taisne and comprising of 15 analysts across several offices in Europe. The responsibility consists of analytical oversight and management of about 30-40 entities, working closely with a team 2 to 3 analysts. In addition, the job could involve important contributions to sector research and investor outreach on Utilities and Renewables. The Director position will cover a portfolio of Continental European companies.

The candidate should have extensive experience in credit/rating analysis, while knowledge of the utility sector is a clear advantage. The candidate ideally speaks German or Swedish, while the location is flexible between Frankfurt and Stockholm. Other location could be considered for the perfect candidate, but then the candidate need to be happy to have a heavy travelling schedule.

We are seeking a rigorous, motivated and skilled team-player candidate who can demonstrate analytical skills to internal and external audiences, maintain and enhance the quality and timeliness of our analysis as well as have relevant experience or skills to motivate and coach a subteam of 2 to 3 analysts.

The Impact : This position will give the successful candidate the opportunity to be involved in advanced analytical work, high profile client interactions with CFOs and some analytical managerial responsibility working with 2 to 3 analysts.

The opportunity: This is a fantastic opportunity to join the market leading ratings franchise in a practice of pivotal strategic importance to the group at a time where Global Infrastructure investments are on the rise. As such the successful candidate will be a senior member, working in a stimulating international environment in a culture, which is collegiate and meritocratic.

Company Description:
S&P Global Ratings, the world's leading Credit Rating Services Company, is the principal provider of timely, objective credit analysis and information to customers throughout the world. The Infrastructure team in Europe comprises teams located in several European offices.

The main areas of responsibility for the position include:
  • Analytical responsibility for a portfolio of 30-40 utilities, with primary coverage of 8 to 12 names in several countries.
  • Representing S&P's analysis and criteria in a highly professional manner.
  • Work with the rest of the European utilities team on, and lead as appropriate, ad-hoc research projects.
  • Prepare rating reviews, including own financial modelling, and present views and vote in Credit Committees, in addition to chairing committees.
  • Be an active communicator of the Utility Ratings opinions in outreach activities, including written sector research, and meetings with issuers and investors.
  • Coaching and mentoring a subteam of 2 to 3 analysts.

Successful candidates will:
  • Have significant work experience and a demonstrable trach record conducting credit risk analysis on Corporates. Knowledge of Ratings and of the Utilities sector would be a plus.
  • Be educated to degree level in a relevant business related field and possibly MBA, CFA or advanced degree.
  • Be fluent in English, Swedish or German.
  • Have a strong interest in Infrastructure, Utilities and/or Renewable markets and trends.
  • Have the capacity to coordinate and motivate/coach a team.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to represent S&P Global Ratings at meetings and conferences with senior management and investors in a highly professional manner.
  • Have the capacity to write good and timely commentaries.
  • Demonstrate a strong analytical mindset with proven ability to carry out analysis in a cross-disciplinary context.
  • Demonstrate a deep knowledge of credit and financial analysis and accounting principles, with a strong ability to build up consistent financial projections under different scenarios.
  • Have ambition, initiative, innovation, and a passion for quality and accuracy.
  • Be motivated, well-organized and flexible to adapt to changing work requirements.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.
  • Be able to manage competing priorities and one's own time effectively.
  • Demonstrate an interest and ability to work in a multicultural environment with a focus on team work.
Be able to adopt the company's high quality and compliance standards culture in the context of a regulated activity such as ratings.

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