Fitch Ratings

Financial Services

Data Initiatives, Director

Fitch Solutions delivers credit market data, analytical tools and risk services to the global financial community. In addition to offering proprietary market-based content, Fitch Solutions distributes the ratings, research and financial data of Fitch Ratings through a variety of flexible platforms. With innovation and experience behind every solution, Fitch Solutions helps financial professionals meet the diverse and evolving needs of today’s global markets.

Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions, along with Fitch Learning, are part of the Fitch Group, a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is wholly-owned by Hearst.

Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer, complying with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which operating, and provide equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and other status protected by applicable laws.

Fitch Ratings Core Operations is recruiting a Data Initiatives Director to join the group. The position will be responsible for supporting the Senior Director, Head of Data Initiatives, with the management of enterprise-wide data. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the creation of the overarching data strategy, governance, controls, compliance and policy development; including the administration and execution of the Fitch Ratings third party service provider policy with respect to data.

Accountabilities:

  • Be a key contributor to the development of a data governance framework across Fitch Ratings ensuring that data assets are appropriately managed across the organization. Ensure Analytical, Technology, Risk, Compliance and Legal teams concerns are addressed.
  • Document workflow processes using standard tools and procedures. Publish these standard processes to ensure universal compliance.
  • Engage with data users to identify incremental data needs and paths to obtain and make this data available. Identify and remediate issues affecting analyst productivity and quality.
  • Maintain data definitions, process documentation, and data governance policies.
  • Champion an environment of teamwork and collaboration across regions and departments.
  • Produce management reporting/metrics on a regular basis, and as directed or requested, to keep the Chief Operating Officer, Global Analytical Head, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Technology Officer and others informed of operations and progress.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Business, Finance, Accounting or Computer Science
  • Strong Fixed Income data management experience; experience with industry leading BI tools required
  • Strong business acumen; ability to create a business case for strategic investments that support data management
  • 5+ years of experience managing Data Governance and Data Quality projects in a Global organization
  • Good technical knowledge and understanding of master and reference data elements, processes and organizational support models
  • Understanding of Big Data, Master Data Management, Data Warehousing and Data Quality Tools
  • Solid ability to independently analyze and solve complex problems involving data quality issues and business rule conflicts
  • Proven experience partnering, collaborating, and communicating with business stakeholders and engineers, with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple work streams simultaneously
  • Must have financial market knowledge to understand and integrate the demands of various regions
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure, while meeting tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills, especially as it relates to supporting and influencing data governance and data quality programs

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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