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F/T - Associate, Data Operations/Digital Librarian - Standard and Poors

Associate, Data Operations/Digital Librarian

Job Description

Job: Analytical/Research

Standard and Poor's is the world's premier provider of investment research, market indices, credit ratings, financial data, and fixed income research and analysis. With more than 10,000 employees and offices in nearly two-dozen countries, S and P is valued by investors and financial decision-makers everywhere for its analytical independence, market expertise and thought leadership. For 150 years Standard and Poor's has been an integral part of the global economic infrastructure. Its operations provide essential information to nearly every segment of the global financial community, creating the tools, analysis and research needed to make informed investment decisions.

The role of the New York based Archivist/Digital Librarian is to define and manage the criteria classification system, define the associated relationships among criteria versions, sections, related content (including S and P articles on criteria or referencing criteria), analytical model library, and future initiatives linking criteria. The librarian will manage controls for the Criteria Library and Criteria Process Management infrastructures support the necessary synchronization between multiple systems to ensure criteria project status, timely, accurate publishing, electronic storage, access, and retrieval. This individual will be responsible for ensuring that the electronic table of contents is current, accurate and available in the library and to the public.

Essential Accountabilities:

* Lead and conduct day to day management of multiple tasks with accountabilities to Chief Criteria Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Quality Officer, Business Unit teams and other operations teams locally and globally. Deploy best archival practices across CMS Organization.

* Develop and implement assessment measures, analyzing and disseminating reports to meet compliance and criteria and quality management requirements. Implements such solutions and procedures within data operations. Ensures all projects take into consideration the overall CAM strategy of the organization.

* Provide day-to-day management of the ARC database and Criteria Library (aligned with the Criteria Administration Plan). This includes management of the controls for the Criteria Library and Criteria Process Management infrastructures, providing expert support, management of all internal CAM stakeholders and SPOC responsibility for deliverables expected in relation to the Criteria Administration Plan project.

* Provide operational as well as strategic leadership for the Criteria Administration Plan project

* Arranging and helping to specify the archival of S and P Ratings Criteria and providing requirements for effective searching and update of the archival.

* Provide operational and analytical training on Criteria tasks to data users/owners (Data Operations teams). This may also include assisting in the development of the technical documentation used.

* Maintain Criteria Library/ARC RD Outlook Mailbox including: relationship Management with Publishing to ensure the Published Criteria actually is sent to the Criteria Library/ARC RD Mailbox; and the Criteria Officers/Analytical Managers or their affiliates upload the Criteria timely via the Ratings Gateway and Delete the articles from the Criteria Library/ARC RD Mailbox.

Other Required Accountabilities:

* Facilitate the sharing of experiences and ideas of good data management practices across all teams throughout S&P including data practices within the business unit themselves.

* Familiarity with all internal stakeholder roles and there RACI objectives in relation to the CAM project when engaging with the business units.

* Present strategy recommendations on the technical and procedural processes to the Directors of the Data Strategy Operations team as well as other members of the Data Operations Management Team

Principal Accountabilities

* Minimum of Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited graduate program with a specialization in archives is required.

* The individual will be responsible for working with the individuals throughout S and P in order to define and manage the criteria classification system, define the associated relationships among criteria versions, sections, related content (including S and P articles on criteria or referencing criteria), analytical model library, and future initiatives linking criteria.. Due to the need to be able to help reshape the current state of Criteria Administration, the candidate must be knowledgeable of this content. Therefore the following levels of knowledge/experience are necessary:

* Minimum of 7 years work experience

* Advanced experience with archives and records management methodologies

* Intermediate knowledge of financial information

* Knowledge of Ratings and Ratings Agencies a plus

* Advanced communication skills (written and oral)

* Advanced problem solving skills

* Advanced multi-tasking skills

* Advanced group facilitation skills

* Ability to work well within the context of a team

* Ability to meet strict deadlines

* Good decision making skills

* Advanced leadership skills

* Intermediate skill in markup languages (XML)

* Intermediate skill in database knowledge (SQL queries)

* Advanced Microsoft Access and Excel skills

* Advanced time management skills

* Must be skilled at representing groups/teams within the DSO, beyond his/her own.

* Must be able to work in an international team including working with offshore and outsource team

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