Associate/Sr. Associate, Strategy and M&A - New York , New York, United States, 10261
The Role: Associate/Sr. Associate, Strategy and M&A
The Location: New York, NY or Charlottesville, VA
The Grade: 12 (Internal Use Only)
The Team: The MI Strategy & M&A team is responsible for guiding the overall strategy of the Market Intelligence division of S&P Global. In addition to setting long-term strategic ambitions for the division, the team leads all acquisitions and divestitures, corporate development/strategic partnerships, long-term financial planning and competitive intelligence. This small, nimble team is responsible for evaluating all significant new investments for Market Intelligence and defining the requirements for delivering future growth.
The Impact: Partner with business leaders across the division to shape and execute MI's growth strategy. Report directly to the Head of Strategy and M&A and will lead or support a wide range of strategic and M&A initiatives, in accordance with the division's top priorities. Inform and influence high impact decisions by the division's top leadership, including the CEO and CFO.
What's in it for you:
Directly impact MI's strategic growth initiatives. Sit on the cutting edge of future client needs, competitive positioning, market trends and emerging technologies
Gain exposure to MI's senior management team and deliver business-critical thought leadership and insights
Develop deep and wide expertise across all facets of Market Intelligence's business, including central functions, product and commercial
Grow and develop your career as part of a dynamic, truly global team
‒ Assist in MI's 1- and 5-year strategic planning processes, with direct ownership over key work streams. In partnership with MI FP&A, help develop the financial forecasts that support and enable our strategic plan
‒ Support the creation of Board and SPGI OpCo materials and contribute to divisional quarterly reporting processes
‒ Partner with MI's product, commercial and functional teams to build our growth strategies, develop business cases to support their execution and establish KPIs to monitor their performance
‒ Assist with MI's competitive intelligence and benchmarking responsibilities; provide thought leadership on emerging trends and business threats/opportunities
‒ Help build and maintain MI's acquisition pipeline, including domain priorities, strategic rationale and profiles of top targets. Build and maintain relationships with top targets
‒ In partnership with Corporate M&A, key functional leadership (finance, HR, legal) and product/segment management, lead M&A processes from strategy development and target screening through valuation, negotiation, due diligence and post-merger integration
‒ Prepare presentations for MI and SPGI executives and the Board to secure approval for transactions and keep senior leadership abreast of deal and integration progress
‒ Manage external stakeholders across origination and deal processes, including bankers, PE/VC professionals, company executives, etc.
3-5 years of relevant work experience required. Management consulting or corporate strategy experience strongly preferred; knowledge of B2B information services and/or financial information services a plus
Demonstrable experience and robust prior training in developing strategic frameworks, applying them to complex business problems and translating them into practical, actionable project plans
Skilled at communicating strategic narratives clearly and simply in PowerPoint. Strong slide design capabilities and exceptional attention to detail required
Self-motivated worker with experience developing organic and inorganic business strategies and financial models with modest manager guidance
Proven track record leading cross-functional teams towards common deliverables and goals. Comfortable managing stakeholders across a matrixed organizational structure
Strong analytical skills, including the ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and make recommendations to senior stakeholders. Background in statistics a plus
Functional experience working with and analyzing company financial statements
Collaborative team player with effective written and verbal communication skills
Proactive, with an innate sense of urgency and accountability; able to deliver results with short lead-times
Ambitious and career-oriented. Interested in developing a career at S&P Global
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