ABOUT SUSTAINALYTICS, A MORNINGSTAR COMPANY

Sustainalytics, a Morningstar Company, is a leading ESG research, ratings and data firm that supports investors around the world with the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies. For more than 25 years, the firm has been at the forefront of developing high-quality, innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of global investors. Today, Sustainalytics works with hundreds of the world’s leading asset managers and pension funds who incorporate ESG and corporate governance information and assessments into their investment processes. Sustainalytics also works with hundreds of companies and their financial intermediaries to help them consider sustainability in policies, practices and capital projects. With 16 offices globally, Sustainalytics has more than 650 staff members, including more than 200 analysts with varied multidisciplinary expertise across more than 40 industry groups. For more information, visit www.sustainalytics.com.

Under COVID-19 circumstances, all Sustainalytics employees are now working from home. More than ever, ESG factors are critical to building a more ethical and sustainable global economy. Our teams need passionate colleagues to join us in delivering quality research products to our clients worldwide.

Our recruitment and selection process is continuing via phone or video meetings. New team members are onboarded and start their first day with the company from the safety of their homes.

We rely on virtual team meetings and management practices, as well as a remote buddy program, to support a smooth integration in our virtual offices.

POSITION PURPOSE

The Product Strategy and Development (PSD) team oversees product development and innovation; ensures methodological integrity and consistency across product lines; and manages the company’s product portfolio, in alignment with corporate priorities. Sustainalytics is seeking a mid-level ESG professional. The role will include support responsibilities for the development and maintenance of a new and strategically important range of ESG products responding to the EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan, with a view of independently managing a subset of products over time.

Overall, this role requires someone who excels in a dynamic environment where there is a diversity of work and someone who enjoys working both independently and on a team. Day-to-day work will vary from reviewing research and analyzing data, to collaborating with internal teams (e.g. Research and ICT) to deliver high quality products, to monitoring industry trends and supporting client relations team. Eagerness to learn about all aspects of both product development and product management is required. As part of the PSD team, the candidate will join a vibrant community of Product Managers, representing the products internally and externally.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supporting the lead product manager in developing and maintaining the product vision and roadmaps to ensure a competitive offering in line with evolving market needs and aligned with corporate priorities;
  • Developing a thorough understanding of the relevant regulations and how our research and products apply.
  • Liaising with product operations managers and internal stakeholders to define project requirements, scope, deliverables and objectives.
  • Ensuring the effective execution of the product roadmaps, liaising with internal stakeholders and acting as the project manager for certain product innovation releases;
  • Developing and maintaining internal and external product materials and documentation;
  • Representing the product line externally, responding to client and sales inquiries.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in related discipline (business, economics, environment and/or social sciences) or Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience;
  • At least four years of relevant work experience;
  • Background and expertise in ESG compliance research and/or human rights considered an asset;
  • Familiarity with EU regulations and policy making is considered an asset;
  • Strong leadership skills and decisiveness;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with ease and manage competing interests;
  • Strong project management and execution skills;
  • Strong analytical skills and creative, problem-solving attitude;
  • Ability to deal with uncertainty;
  • Alignment with Sustainalytics’ mission, vision and values

APPLICATION & INTERVIEW PROCESS

In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. Sustainalytics is committed to providing accommodations for individuals with disabilities, upon request.

All applications will be treated with the highest level of discretion and will be accepted until close of business on October 21, 2020.

Sustainalytics thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants requested to participate in the interview process will be contacted.

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