S&P Global Price Methodology & Market Specialist, Houston in Houston, Texas

TheRole:

Methodology and Market Specialist

The Location:

Houston, TX

The Team:

Price Group, one of 3 in Houston and 15 globally

The Impact:

The individual in this role takes responsibility helping to drive the development of methodology within the broad Platts energy commodity sectors - focusing on a specific region and - or specific markets and supporting similar work across the region and sectors. The individual is focused on all aspects of methodology development, including the conceptualization of new ideas, ensuring that change management processes are followed for reviewing and approving amendments, as defined in Platts editorial standards. He or she works alongside the market reporting and price assessment teams and their management to ensure methodology development is conducted in line with Platts governance model, and is aligned with the IOSCO Principles for Price Reporting Agencies and European Benchmark Regulations.

What s in it for you:

An opportunity for growth and responsibility at the leading Price Reporting Agency. Opportunity to work in collaboration with senior management and front line teams. Extensive opportunities for external engagement.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for driving market - methodology development regionally working with the senior leadership teams and regional content heads. Work closely with other methodology development specialists and price group operations to ensure alignment - share knowledge - ideas and resource projects efficiently. Collaborate with other functional groups such as BCQ, Sales and Marketing.

  • Advise and partner withthe Sector heads and Senior management on market and methodology development - new markets - methodology development

    • Engage with internal and external Stakeholders of methodology change process
  • Document key change procedures and processes around methodology development - change projects - aligned to editorial governance process

    • Contributes to news, analysis and other types of content where appropriate

    • Present at industry events on area of specialism and engage externally

  • Act as regional - sector escalation point - deal with price assessment complaints & escalate appropriately to ensure resolution. Jointly approve corrections as needed in line with editorial standards. Liaise and support MOC Operations PG review process when required.

What We re Looking For:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree (business, finance, economics, mathematics preferable)

  • Experience in pricing with a detailed knowledge of assessment methods and processes for executing changes to pricing methodology and the introduction of new pricing assessments

    • Proven leadership in methodology development and handling disputes - strong problem and conflict resolution

    • Subject matter expert in energy commodities - trading - markets and the competitive landscape and specialized knowledge of at least one commodity sector

  • Proven strong interpersonal and relationship building skills and ability to influence across the organization

  • Assertive with independent mind who operates with facts and pushes back with respect

  • Strong presentation skills to present at industry events, professional associations and conferences

  • Good written & presentations skills are required given the high level of internal and external communication

  • Tenacity and strong decision making ability and ability to gain buy-in to decisions and drive issues to completion