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Fitch Ratings
in London, United Kingdom
Internships & Graduate Trainee, Full time
Last application, 26 Nov 20
Competitive
Fitch Ratings
in London, United Kingdom
Internships & Graduate Trainee, Full time
Last application, 26 Nov 20
Competitive
Program Director
Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, an industry-leading provider of credit risk products and services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

Fitch complies with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which it operates, and provides equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. All applications will be considered without regard to race, colour, creed, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and other status protected by applicable laws.

Program Director

New York

Company Brief

Fitch Learning is a leader in financial services training. With unrivaled breadth and depth of training, the company delivers learning solutions for apprentices and graduates, to those with 10+ years' experience in Financial Services. A truly global company, we have offices in New York, Chicago, London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai, providing services to many of the top banks including; HSBC, UBS, Credit Suisse and Bank of America.

As part of the wider Fitch Group which includes; Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions, Fitch Learning is a 250 person business. Agile and fast paced, we are able to tailor our solutions to a wide range of Financial Services clients with operations in more than 30 countries.

We're looking for individuals with drive, flexibility and passion to help us deliver a world class service to our clients. In return, Fitch Learning offers a fast paced, start-up like environment with considerable financial backing and stability that you associate with a larger corporate. It's a place where you can really make a difference and progress in your career.

Role Purpose

As a Program Director working on our largest client programs you will be responsible for overseeing and managing the day to day working relationship with financial services clients as we deliver large, sophisticated and high profile learning engagements. Typically, you will be involved with a number of key L&D clients at any one time.

You will chair and lead daily, weekly or monthly calls with clients and support them through the implementation and execution of these programs. You will be supported by a team that includes project, operations and subject matter experts, but it will be you that the client will look to for answers as a first port of call.

Our clients are some of the largest and most demanding financial institutions so it is imperative the person in this role can manage challenging L&D clients, demonstrate credibility and instil confidence. Much of your work will involve understanding client needs and sentiment to identify the priorities, aligning internal resources as required, and communicating progress back to candidates. You will gain credibility with clients by actively suggesting solutions (originated from both yourself and your supporting teams) to help them achieve their objectives and challenges, whilst ensuring that the service we provide remains within acceptable commercial parameters.

You will be introduced to your clients early on and will work closely with them on a consultative basis to define the operational processes specific to that client from the options available, listening to their priorities and using your own and team experience to propose and deliver an implementation approach. You will sign off and be accountable for the service levels we agree with our clients relating to delivery and will be responsible for implementation. Retaining business and client satisfaction will be some of your key performance indicators.

Role Requirements:

  • Solid understanding of the Financial Services sector is essential
  • Strong senior client consultancy and account management skills in the learning and development space
  • The ability to work closely with clients and internal teams to resolve issues and develop new solutions to challenges and opportunities
  • Excellent operational skills and project diligence
  • Ability to evidence a background of managing complex client needs and provide robust solutions
  • Good understanding of the commercial implications of project decisions and the ability to incorporate this into decision making
  • Demonstrable experience of managing relationships at senior (MD+) level
  • A pro-active, flexible attitude and hands-on problem-solving skills are a must
  • Having worked in a Learning & Development role for a financial services firm would be a strong positive


Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch's credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts for you and your Family Members prior to commencing employment. If you, or your Family Members, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, they must be sold before beginning work. In certain roles, employees and their Family Members may be limited to investments in diversified mutual funds only.

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