S&P Global Director, Market Data Acquisition in New York, New York


Director, Market Data Acquisition

The Location:

New York, NY

The Team:

The Inbound Data Acquisition team at S&P Dow Jones Indices engages with hundreds of market data vendors globally to support our industry-leading index operations. The primary responsibilities of the group are to manage SPDJI s market data acquisition process and strategy by identifying sources, negotiating commercial terms, performing contract reviews and managing relationships with existing providers. As a whole, the team functions as the internal Subject Matter Expert on market data sources and derived licensing policies and practices.

The Impact:

This full-time Director position will be responsible for the strategic sourcing of a wide range of market data including pricing, terms & conditions, corporate actions, fundamental and other data types - and to contribute to the overall data acquisition strategy, guidance and support of internal clients and operations.

What s in it for you:

By ensuring the acquisition of mission-critical source data, the role helps to power the world s leading index provider. As part of the Inbound Data Acquisition team, you will work collaboratively with a wide range of functional teams across global markets to acquire the data resources needed to launch and maintain a wide range of index methodologies.


  • Partner with internal stakeholders (product management, operations, legal, finance, etc.) in identifying & securing market data sources and terminal products needed to support R&D, development and calculation functions for the index and related businesses.

    • Negotiate with third parties for internal, derived use and redistribution of their content and services on optimal commercial - cost terms.
  • Maintain a broad portfolio of relationships with existing providers and on-board and build relationships with new data contributors.

  • Act as Subject Matter Expert on source data used throughout firm and leverage that knowledge accordingly to promote benefits and efficiencies and mitigate business risk; analyze and communicate changes in market data source policies and fees to internal business lines; ensure awareness of commercial and contractual obligations stemming from provider contracts.

  • Maintain awareness of offerings and policies of global stock and derivatives exchanges, dealers and other market data vendors across the asset class spectrum - and forecast and communicate trends to internal stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Broad knowledge of and relationships within market data vendor firms globally, including (but not limited to) major and niche information vendors, exchanges, risk and analytic platforms, etc.

    • Understanding of derived data use case policies, trends and commercial practices among data providers such as exchanges, index providers and - or information vendors.
  • Proven background in negotiating complex vendor agreements.

    • Excellent:*

    interpersonal & relationship management skills, ability to operate autonomously and within a matrix organization, analytical skills to identify and evaluate potential strategic opportunities

  • Proven project management and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of finance and investment vehicles especially index-based applications

  • Prior experience working for index providers or other derived data consumers

  • Skills with or prior use of leading market data platforms & terminals either as a consumer or employee of such an organization

  • Advanced MS Excel Skills, knowledge of FITS billing system

  • Experience with commercial contracts

      • About S&P Dow Jones Indices - *

At S&P Dow Jones Indices, our role can be described in one word:

essential. We re the largest global resource for index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average. More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other index provider in the world; with over 1,000,000 indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices defines the way people measure and trade the markets. We provide essential intelligence that helps investors identify and capitalize on global opportunities.

    • To all recruitment agencies - :*

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Director, Market Data Acquisition