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Sustainalytics - MyHire Associate Director (Team Lead) in Frankfurt, Germany

ABOUT SUSTAINALYTICS

Sustainalytics has been a leading independent provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) research for the last 25 years. Our insights are used by clients to make better informed investment decisions, engage with companies in relation to their business activities and drive change.

Sustainalytics is a growing organization with 600 employees and 17 offices globally. We have a flexible and supportive working culture and empower our employees to progress and develop quickly in an entrepreneurial environment.

For more information, visit www.sustainalytics.com (https://www.sustainalytics.com/)

Under COVID-19 circumstances, all Sustainalytics employees are now working from home. More than ever, ESG factors are critical to building a more ethical and sustainable global economy. Our teams need passionate colleagues to join us in delivering quality research products to our clients worldwide.

Our recruitment and selection process is continuing via phone or video meetings. New team members are onboarded and start their first day with the company from the safety of their homes.

We rely on virtual team meetings and management practices, as well as a remote buddy program, to support a smooth integration in our virtual offices.

ABOUT THE CLIENT RELATIONS TEAM

Our employees across the business combine their desire to work in a fast-paced, commercial and entrepreneurial organisation with making a positive impact in the work we do. The Client Relations team is at the forefront of this.

We work with a diverse range of leading financial institutions including banks, wealth and asset managers, asset owners and insurers in developing and implementing tailored responsible investment strategies. The team operates in a lively, collaborative and supportive environment, where each day is different.

POSITION PURPOSE

This role is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to be part of Sustainalytics' growth story, focusing on the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). The Associate Director will lead the team of relationship managers in Frankfurt, ensuring the team is empowered and well-equipped to demonstrate best practice. To that end, the role will involve the work on hiring, development, and retention of team members.

The Associate Director will assume a leading role in relationship management in the DACH region, taking ownership of Sustainalytics' relations with existing clients in the DACH region. Responsibilities principally involve developing and implementing strategies focused on satisfaction, retention and growth of existing clients.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage and lead the Frankfurt-based client advisory team (includes hiring, development and retention)

  • Lead the client advisory activities for a broad portfolio of institutional investors in the DACH region. In addition to owning some of our key client relationships directly, this also includes empowering and leading the local client advisory team in:

  • Demonstrating client advisory best-practices, acting as a trusted advisor

  • Supporting clients to build ESG strategies by providing advice and guidance on market best practices

  • Ensuring that clients' research needs are met, including content and delivery

  • Developing expert knowledge of Sustainalytics research and services

  • Growing and strengthening client relationships by encouraging the use and expansion of Sustainalytics' research and services

  • Stay on top of market developments, identify and share opportunities with internal teams

  • Closely collaborate with sales colleagues to further build Sustainalytics' presence in the region

  • Strengthen Sustainalytics' network within the investment industry and represent Sustainalytics at events, conferences, and networking groups in the DACH region

We work on a daily basis with colleagues in our other European offices as well as in North America and Asia, so the desire to work very closely with a diverse team from many different cultures is critical to working at Sustainalytics.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate is an experienced and entrepreneurial team leader with relevant industry expertise. The role is suited to those with a minimum of 10 years of work experience in a relevant field. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated passion for sustainability and alignment with Sustainalytics' mission, vision and values (http://www.sustainalytics.com/about-us/);

  • Experience with building high-performing teams

  • 6 years in a client-facing role in in the investment industry, ideally in a management role

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of financial services and ESG;

  • Strong client servicing and commercial skills;

  • English and German fluency (essential)

  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills

  • Ability to understand and present complex products, with experience in delivering presentations to audiences of varying sizes;

  • Relevant industry network would be a strong advantage;

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.

APPLICATION & INTERVIEW PROCESS

In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. Sustainalytics is committed to providing accommodations for individuals with disabilities, upon request.

Sustainalytics thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants requested to participate in the interview process will be contacted.

Your privacy while being in contact with Sustainalytics is one of our fundamental commitments here. Review our Privacy Policy (https://www.sustainalytics.com/privacy-and-cookie-policy/) to find out more about how we handle the personal data you provide us during the recruitment process.

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