Director - EMEA Issuer Team - ESG

London Permanent
  • Corporates, DCM, sustainable finance, green bonds, ratings
  • Relationship Management. Global financial services firm. London

About Our Client

Our client is a global financial services team with a strong focus on building their ESG capabilities.

Job Description

Exciting opportunity for a Director - EMEA Issuer Team - ESG to join a leading, global financial services firm. London

My financial services client seeks a Director with ESG expertise to join its Corporates Business and Relationship Management (BRM) team. The role is situated in London focusing on business development and providing tactical marketing support to the Corporate business group with a focus on business development of ESG ratings across Corporate Issuers (investment grade and leveraged finance).

The position is within the Corporates BRM Team, which is responsible for the growth and development of the corporate ratings portfolio. This team is responsible for winning new business and managing existing relationships with corporate issuers. The role will have a remit across EMEA working with Relationship Managers based in London and 8 regional offices.

Responsibilities:The role will involve coordinating ESG marketing outreach with Relationship Managers across the EMEA region, including but not limited to:

  • Leading the EMEA Sustainable marketing efforts with both existing issuer relationships and target issuers
  • Understanding the firm's ESG Rating methodology in order to accurately market the service to issuers
  • Researching and prospecting new ESG Rating targets for the EMEA Issuer team
  • Working with the senior Relationship Managers to identify and pursue opportunities for ESG ratings within existing accounts
  • Develop marketing pitchbooks plus other materials required for engagement with target issuers and existing issuers
  • Assisting with Banker and PE coverage teams with ESG outreach
  • Support contract negotiation and other duties required for ESG rating mandates
  • Creative idea development for new marketing angles
  • Track debt and loan capital markets sustainability linked transactions (alongside Lawyer Outreach Team).
  • Identify the developments in sustainable finance, capital markets structures and issuance volumes
  • Organise and host sponsored ESG webinars
  • Represent the firm's ESG Products externally at conferences, panels and webinars.

The Successful Applicant

Exciting opportunity for a Director - EMEA Issuer Team - ESG to join a leading, global financial services firm. London

Position Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will have a background and experience in ESG developed either in financial services, banking or another ESG focused agency.
  • English language skills are essential and preferred language skills in German/French/Spanish - ability to travel as required
  • Proven marketing and negotiation skills would be an advantage
  • A keen interest in Environmental, Social and Governance matters is a must
  • Knowledge of investor, banker and issuer ESG requirements and processes would be preferable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate confidently with senior members of Corporate Finance and Treasury teams (including Sustainability Officers, Treasurers and CFOs)
  • Ability and confidence to develop strong business relationships
  • Solid technical command of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with relevant capital markets data tools including, but not limited to Bloomberg, Dealogic and FactSet would be an advantage
  • The candidate must be able to work independently within a strategic framework whilst maintaining high work standards and show excellent attention to detail
  • Team oriented, with ability to effectively build relationships both externally and internally
  • University degree, preferably in a business-related discipline. Other professional or business qualification (e.g. MBA, Master's Degree, CFA Certification in ESG Investing) would be an advantage

What's on Offer

The package will be competitive

Tara Bagley
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+44 2078 312000

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Tara Bagley
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