Senior Director/Director - Americas Issuer Team - Environmental, Social and Governance at Fitch Inc

Posted in General Business 5 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois





Job Description:

At Fitch, we have an open culture where employees are able to exchange ideas and perspectives, throughout the organization, irrespective of their seniority. Your voice will be heard allowing you to have a real impact. We embrace diversity and appreciate authenticity encouraging an environment where employees can be their true selves. Our inclusive and progressive approach helps us to keep a balanced perspective. Fitch is also committed to supporting its employees by advancing conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion. Fitch's Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have been established by employees who have joined together as a workplace community based on similar backgrounds or life experiences. Fitch's ERGs are available to connect employees with others within the organization to offer professional and personal support.

With our expertise, we are not only creating data and information, but also producing timely insights from every angle to influence decision making in this ever changing and highly competitive market. We have a relentless hunger to innovate and unlock the power of human insights and to drive value for our customers. There has never been a better time to make an impact and we invite you to join us on this journey.

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide have helped fund a century of growth and enables you to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Ratings seeks a Senior Director/Director with ESG expertise to join its Corporates Business and Relationship Management (BRM) team. The role is situated in New York, Chicago or Toronto, focusing on business development and providing tactical marketing support to the Corporate business group with a focus on business development of Fitch's Sustainable Finance ratings across Corporate Issuers (investment grade and leveraged finance).

The position is within the Americas Corporates BRM Team, which is responsible for the growth and development of the corporate ratings portfolio. This team is responsible for winning new business and managing Fitch Ratings' existing relationships with corporate issuers and marketing to Bankers and Private Equity professionals. The role will have a remit across Americas working with Relationship Managers based in US, Canada and Latin America regional offices.
Responsibilities:

The role will involve coordinating Sustainable Fitch / ESG marketing outreach with Relationship Managers across the Americas region, including but not limited to:
• Supporting the US, Canada and Latin America Sustainable Fitch marketing efforts with both existing issuer relationships and target issuers
• Understanding the Sustainable Fitch ESG Rating methodology in order to accurately market the service to issuers
• Researching and prospecting new ESG Rating targets for the Americas Issuer team
• Working with the senior Relationship Managers to identify and pursue opportunities for Sustainable Fitch ESG ratings within existing accounts
• Production of marketing pitchbooks plus other materials required for engagement with target issuers and existing issuers
• Assisting with Issuer, Banker and PE ESG outreach (including putting together webinars and creating marketing campaigns using platforms such as Marketo)
• Support contract negotiation and other duties required for ESG rating mandates
• Creative idea development for new marketing angles
• Identify the developments in sustainable finance, capital markets structures, issuance volumes, new SPO mandates and Fitch's market share
• Hold / organize webinars, conference calls and participate in conferences to ensure Fitch is identified as a strong player within the sustainable community
• Track debt and loan capital markets sustainability linked transactions

Position Requirements:

The successful candidate will have a background and experience in ESG developed either in financial services, banking or another credit ratings agency.
• English language skills are essential and preferred language skills in Spanish/Portuguese - ability to travel as required
• Proven marketing and negotiation skills would be an advantage
• A keen interest in Environmental, Social and Governance matters is a must
• Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate confidently with senior members of Corporate Finance and Treasury teams (including Sustainability Officers, Treasurers and CFOs)
• Ability and confidence to develop strong business relationships
• Solid technical command of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Familiarity with relevant capital markets data tools including, but not limited to, Bloomberg, Dealogic and FactSet would be an advantage
• The candidate must be able to work independently within a strategic framework whilst maintaining high work standards and show excellent attention to detail
• Team oriented, with ability to effectively build relationships both externally and internally

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Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation, we are comprised of three main businesses: Fitch Ratings | Fitch Solutions | Fitch Learning.

For more information please visit our websites: www.fitchratings.com | www.fitchsolutions.com | www.fitchlearning.com

Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch's credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will be asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts prior to commencing employment. If you, or your immediate family, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, you may be asked to divest yourself of them before beginning work.

Fitch 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.





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