Position: Associate Director, Data & Content Acquisition Location: New York, NY Role: This role will support the Index Data Acquisition & Content Subscriptions (iDACS) team within the S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPDJI) division. The iDACS team is responsible for acquiring inbound third-party content from market data providers, subscription licensing, vendor management, and stakeholder engagement. iDACS is instrumental in ensuring that the division manages its vendors efficiently, effectively, and in line with policies throughout the vendor lifecycle, including in relation to the vendor's performance, cost, risk, and adherence to contractual obligations. This position will sit within the Data Acquisition/Content Rights Management pillar of the iDACS team with a focus on supporting SPDJI's centralized and growing function responsible for acquisition, utilization, and distribution of third-party content and services. Responsibilities:
Lead commercial negotiations with third-party exchange and content providers. Manage source selection, internal communication, contractual review, and internal processes.
Promote best practices globally, including identifying opportunities to optimize and leverage data sources across the organization. Abide by guidelines and standards set by the organization.
Maintain relationships between SPDJI and its exchange partners, content providers and other market data and subscription vendors
Negotiate optimal commercial terms with data providers to support internal and commercial (derived and redistribution) use cases
Analyze data rights and communicate risks and/or obligations associated with any current or new vendor agreements related to SPDJI's custom and branded indices. Ensure adherence to licensing, reporting and regulatory requirements.
Manage global data rights, review agreements for legal and financial obligations, and inform stakeholders of any nuances and/or vendor restrictions
Support intercompany data sharing efforts across the S&P Global enterprise
Create vendor summaries for high profile/strategic vendor relationships and maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation for all vendor relationships and related contracts
Update internal systems and conduct gap analysis reviews to highlight potential risk exposure
onduct vendor risk assessments, vendor performance scorecards, and other internal risk mitigation processes
Assist with any regulatory compliance exercises and vendor audits
Functional & Business Knowledge:
Prior experience in market data vendor management, contract review and/or vendor negotiation, including all relevant commercial and technical terms
Very high attention to detail and ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment
First-class communication skills including the ability to speak effectively in small and large-group settings, and to write clearly in internal memos, presentations, and e-mails
Ability to use market data expertise and prior experience to influence stakeholders across the organization
Flexible and accommodating work ethic in an ever-changing work schedule
Ability to work both in a team setting and independently
Solution-oriented, self-starter and highly motivated
Experience & Qualifications:
3-5 years in the financial services industry or similar professional work environment
3-5 years in market data, strategic sourcing, procurement and/or contracting
Bachelor's degree or higher required
Experience in ESG and/or Fixed Income data sourcing preferred
Experience using FITS or MDM preferred
FISD FIA certification preferred, but not required
Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $113,000 - $135,000. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location. In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive bonus. This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information, visit https://www.spgbenefitessentials.com/newhires .
S&P Dow Jones Indices provides iconic and innovative index solutions, bringing transparency to global capital markets.
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