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Analytical Manager SSEA/Pacific Infrastructure Ratings

S&P Global
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Jan 28, 2023

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Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Role: Analytical Manager, South and South-East Asia (SSEA)/Pacific Infrastructure and Utility Ratings

Grade/Level ( relevant for internal applicants only ): 14/Senior Director

Location: Singapore , Melbourne

The team/the business
The S&P Global Ratings Global Infrastructure practice has 140+ analysts covering about 1,200 ratings across utilities, power, transportation infrastructure, and project finance. The practice is split into 7 teams globally, two in AsiaPac, three in North America, two in EMEA, and one in Latin America. The infrastructure practice is the only global team in S&P Ratings, which makes this a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to build and adopt a global view.

We now have an opening for an Analytical Manager for our infrastructure and utilities team covering the dynamic South and South-East Asia and Pacific markets, which includes large economies such as India, Indonesia, Australia, Vietnam, etc. The team applies both corporate and project finance methodology. The successful candidate will manage a strong team of about 13-15 analysts (based mainly in Singapore and Australia) covering around 80 rated entities/transactions and be a member of the Global Infrastructure Ratings leadership team. The Analytical Manager reports to the Global Head of Infrastructure & Utilities.

S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global, the world's foremost provider of essential financial market intelligence, including independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With approximately 35,000 employees, including wholly owned affiliates, located in 45 countries, S&P Global is an essential part of the world's financial system and has played a leading role for more than 150+ years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions.

Key Responsibilities and Expectations:
A successful candidate for Analytical Manager is expected to:
  • Drive analytical and (customer) service excellence
    • Lead the team's effort to deliver highest quality (and timely) analytics and superior customer service to issuers, investors, and intermediaries
    • Act as senior S&P representative in high profile external interactions and in challenging customer relationships
  • Elevate talent management (retain, recruit, develop/train, coach, etc.), fostering team spirit, and executing on a resource/talent strategy
    • Retain, develop, and grow analysts on the team, focus on team member career development, ensure adequate resourcing, and integrate new talent effectively
  • Strengthen market impact through leadership of effective outreach and innovation
    • Build and grow franchise/brand advocacy in the region and across the global infrastructure market
    • Liaise with, and support initiatives with other regional practices and the global infrastructure practice
  • Improve operational effectiveness/efficiency and (pro)active risk management in a regulated environment
    • Enable analysts to focus on value added analytical tasks and ensure adequate risk culture/awareness is embedded at all levels
    • Adopt and drive a lean management culture to enhance efficiencies and employee satisfaction
    • Initiate and drive change initiatives
    • Participate/lead process improvement and analytical projects to improve operational efficiency
The Impact:
This position will give the successful candidate the opportunity to lead an analytical team that delivers analytical excellence, service excellence and enables a strong talent development culture that values diversity and empowerment. A demonstrated ability to manage multiple stakeholders needs, continuously improve operational processes is important as well as being able to successfully influence and execute various leadership and business partner initiatives. The successful candidate will also be a contributor to establishing and executing the business priorities of the entire organization.

The Career Opportunity:
As a member of the global Infrastructure Ratings leadership team, you will lead initiatives to strengthen our analytics, customer experience, market presence and execution capabilities. You will also deepen your talent development and operational skills and work in a collaborative environment with other global infrastructure teams and the other regional practices. This role provides a great opportunity to expand your leadership, talent development and execution skills.

What we are Looking for:
We are looking for an individual demonstrating the following characteristics and skills:
Credit analysis, sector knowledge, and customer service
  • Strong understanding/experience of credit analysis and ratings, preferably in infrastructure or other capital-intensive sectors
  • Demonstrated and extensive infrastructure industry expertise, preferably with a good understanding of project finance transactions and methodology
  • Strong client and credit markets' knowledge and ability to contribute to the continued development of S&P Global Ratings' franchise
  • Proven ability to drive, promote, and reward high quality, insightful analysis and customer service
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication skills, specifically public speaking/writing skills
Leadership and behaviors
  • Demonstrated advanced interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong ability to think strategically, provide insight, and set direction/priorities
  • Proven ability to prioritize and focus team resources effectively as well as good administrative skills. Excellent time management skills and the ability to stay organized, meet deadlines, and multitask.
  • Drives and role models performance, team engagement, collaboration, and empowers the individual
  • Communicates and role models clarity of responsibilities/accountabilities for all roles in the team
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and change management aptitude
  • Enable a culture that champions diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ensure a constructive compliance culture within the team, including by leading by example
  • Advanced degree preferred (e.g., CFA, MBA, JD)
  • 10-15 years of significant experience in financial services sector with a fixed income/credit profile, and/or a relevant infrastructure sector experience strongly preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and, preferably, a second language useful in the region
  • Personal skills: team player, proven coaching and mentoring skills, good strong time management and communication skills
S&P Global Ratings offers critical insights for credit, risk and sustainable finance solutions that are essential to translating complexity into clarity, so market participants can uncover opportunities.


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.


10 - Officials or Managers (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS102 - Senior Management (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority - Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning)

Job ID: 278906
Posted On: 2023-01-12
Location: Singapore, Singapore

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