Sustainalytics has been a leading independent provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) research for the last 25 years. Our insights are used by clients to make better informed investment decisions, engage with companies in relation to their business activities and drive change.

Sustainalytics is a growing organization with 700 employees and 17 offices globally. We have a flexible and supportive working culture and empower our employees to progress and develop quickly in an entrepreneurial environment.

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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.


The Product Involvement (PI) Team Lead oversees the management of the day-to-day activities for a +5-analyst sub-team that will be focused on a portion of the PI research, also called a Cluster. Typically, the Team Lead works closely with his or her team of researchers and the PI Team Manager, as well as with internal Sustainalytics’ stakeholders to ensure that all the agreed-upon research commitments from the team are met. The Team Lead is ultimately responsible for the sub-team’s delivery of high-quality and timely research that meets product and quality requirements. He or she will be accountable for ensuring and improving the performance, productivity and efficiency of the sub-team team.

Next to having experience in managing a team, the ideal candidate should preferably have experience in successfully delivering research, in improving processes and have project management experience. The ability to work in an international fast-paced technical environment is critical. The ability to communicate clearly at all levels, form strong relationships with stakeholders and proactively identify and manage risks is also essential in this role. The Team Lead will report to the PI Team Manager, located in Timisoara, Romania.


  • Lead PI sub-team of 5+ data analysts by providing clear direction, establishing SMART goals, and optimizing resource allocation.
  • Lead effective research planning and ensuring timely delivery/QA/sign off of PI research, meeting product requirements (e.g. quality levels).
  • Working closely with multiple global Research Products teams and across various functions. Participate regularly in global calls and meetings.
  • Assist the PI Team Manager to identify and eliminate roadblocks by partnering with technology teams and other database teams.
  • Use LEAN Six Sigma tools and methodologies to optimize the research process and for assessing the root cause of issues
  • Ensure appropriate methods and techniques to improve and maintain the highest quality standards in the data collected by the team
  • Responsible for monthly performance analysis and KPI reporting.
  • Knowledge of Industrials, Materials and/or Utilities sectors is considered an advantage.
  • Acts as main point of contact/manager for his or her entire team for all questions, comments and concerns.
  • Provides coaching and training to team members as appropriate and according to the specific needs of the individuals and the group.
  • Identifies areas for improvement across the team and proactively takes steps to improve by arranging individual and group training sessions as appropriate.
  • Stimulates team members to enhance their understanding on the PI framework and to improve analyst guidance on related indicators
  • Sets goals and priorities for the individuals in the team in consultation with the PI Team Manager.
  • Effectively motivates and rewards the team insuring good overall morale.
  • Conducts performance reviews of each team member and explains/sets career development paths and opportunities for team members.
  • Leads hiring/onboarding of new PI analysts to and ensure the development of the necessary technical skills and content expertise.


  • Graduate degree in related discipline (business, finance, environment and/or social science).
  • At least five years of relevant work experience preferably in a research environment, with focus on industry / company research / data.
  • At least 1-2 years of experience leading teams of 5+ people.
  • Strong analytical skills, entrepreneurial and problem-solving attitude; decisive and persistent.
  • Meticulous and attentive to detail.
  • Strong team player, able to learn from mistakes.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with local and international teams.
  • Strong project management and execution skills.
  • Proven experience optimizing processes, with a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Ability to work and adapt in a changing and innovative international environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Power BI, and PowerPoint.
  • And not unimportant, we value people with a great sense of humour.


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.

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