The Project Manager for the ESG Research Releases will be part of Sustainalytics’ Research Transformation Team, which operates within Sustainalytics’ ESG Research Operations division.
The Research Transformation Team aims to manage change (new product and feature releases, new strategies at the Research Teams level) on behalf of the Research Teams and swiftly transfer the new paradigms to the operations teams to support the teams’ growth in an agile and sustainable manner.
Therefore, the Project Manager is responsible for translating new ESG product requirements into research requirements and manage their implementation, ensuring that the research produced by various research operations teams are combined into high quality ESG products.
As such, the candidate will :
act as a connector between individual ESG research operations teams on the one hand and Sustainalytics’ Product Development Strategy Team, ICT, and Methodology Team on the other.
successfully release solutions for new research requirements to the research operations teams in order to accelerate growth, stimulate product innovation and to improve the efficiency and quality of the research process.
advocate for changes in the research process to achieve organizational effectiveness, in support of our product strategy, and communicate the business vision to stakeholders and senior leaders.
Act as the central person to collect new product requirements or other proposed product changes and to translate them into new research requirements across research operations teams, explaining the new product vision.
Act as a liaison between multiple stakeholders and research operations teams, and ensure that all parties are aligned to achieve a coordinated and optimized outcome.
Liaise with Product Development Strategy Team Product Managers on the product roadmap planning, scope and research release planning.
Manage the project portfolio of all change projects for the suitr of products products under ownership. Communicate progress on the roadmap to senior leaders in the Sustainalytics ESG Research division.
Analyze research requirement change proposals (as-is vs to-be) and create recommendations. Prepare decision processes where there are several possible courses of action.
Conduct workload analysis and cost basis of any changes and new research, in collaboration with research operation managers.
Plan and lead implementation projects and partner with research operations managers to ensure that research processes, guidance and platforms are adjusted / developed to support new research requirements and ensure that operational gates are passed in a timely manner.
In implementing plans, quality and efficiency must be built in and mechanisms put in place to measure and deliver benefits.
Work closely together with the Quality Controllers to ensure the timely publication of research and ensure quality standards are met.
Support Research Quality Controllers in resolving quality issues across the research value chain and instigating corrective issues as appropriate.
Act as research change ambassador and coordinate change management initiatives.
Manage and mentor research a team of Research Release Associate Project Managers, as appropriate.
Master’s degree in economics, finance, business management, environmental or social sciences.
8+ years of work experience in the ESG / financial industry
2+ years of experience in ESG product development
Strong process management capabilities
Proven experience with change management and operating in an international environment.
Strong project management and execution skills, with the ability to set clear priorities
Demonstrated analytical thinking and problem-solving skills in a data driven or research operations environment
Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities, individually as well as part of a team
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage / connect and build effective relationships at different levels, while managing competing interests.
Innovative and creative
Positive attitude to change, with a can do’ attitude
Demonstrated passion for sustainability and ESG
Meticulousness and attentiveness to detail
Sustainalytics is a Morningstar company dedicated to responsible investment with over 25 years' experience in ESG research and ratings.
With an extensive client base across asset managers, asset owners and investment banks, our mission is to provide the insights required for investors and companies to make more informed decisions that lead to a more just and sustainable global economy.
As Morningstar’s ESG center of excellence we are responsible for driving both the commercial success and innovation of its ESG products as well as its overall ESG strategy.
In these times, 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.
New team members are onboarded and start their first day with the company from the safety of their homes.
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