- New York, NY, USA
- Permanent, Full time
Assistant Director, Business Innovation
Location: New York, NY, USAAs Assistant Director, Business Innovation within the Administration Group, you will support projects of high strategic significance to the company. Specifically, you will help analyse and evaluate new business opportunities for Moody's Analytics in the US market. These opportunities may involve both organic and acquisition-driven growth. Your role will be to conduct research into potential customers, partners, and competitors for each new business opportunity. You will also provide quantitative and qualitative analyses, ultimately aimed at helping the executive team decide and prioritize which business opportunities should be pursued.
As a member of a project team that is assessing a business opportunity, analyze market dynamics, conduct research, collect and crunch data, design market research tests and experiments, build financial models, and perform similar tasks, all as part of making fact-based recommendations to the senior management of Moody's Analytics about whether or not to pursue the business opportunity. Responsibilities include:
- Contribute to group discussions about business opportunities, helping to clarify assumptions, essential facts, etc., and thinking critically about the pros and cons of the opportunity.
- Determine what data is needed to test hypotheses and reach conclusions, and then find, prepare, and analyze the data.
- Define and conduct surveys, experiments, and other forms of research that will help clarify whether or not each business opportunity is worthwhile.
- Meet with clients, partners, acquisition targets, and other experts to gather information, validate hypotheses, and discuss findings.
- Summarize conclusions, and assist in preparing interim reports and final presentations. Help formulate recommendations to the executive leadership of Moody's Analytics.
- Over time, maintain a broad awareness of the fast moving worlds of data and analytics. Keep up with relevant trends, technologies, and players.
- Develop a broad understanding of Moody's Analytics' offerings and capabilities, and then help identify how those offerings and capabilities might apply to new business opportunities.
- Minimum three (3) years of experience in an analytically oriented role.
- Prior experience working in small cross-functional teams to solve unstructured problems.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct qualitative analyses through primary and secondary research.
- Demonstrated ability to work with data - gathering, preparing, and formulating conclusions derived from crunching of data.
- Some experience working with "big data" and new technologies (or a willingness to learn).
- Minimum bachelor's degree, with evidence of prior studies in business, economics, computing, mathematics, and/or engineering.
- Familiarity with MS Excel and MS PowerPoint. MS Access is a plus.
- Familiarity with research-oriented methodologies (e.g., surveys, A/B testing, concept testing).
- Basic to intermediate knowledge of database systems and data management tools; ability to program (e.g., in Python, R) is a plus.
- Strong evidence of being self-disciplined, highly organized, able to multi-task, and attentive to detail.
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
- Willingness to take on new assignments and projects as opportunities arise.
- Willingness to travel approximately 25% of the time, with necessary authorization for travel outside the United States if required.
- Full professional fluency in English.
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.
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