Associate Director, BRM Corporates & Infrastructure Issuer Team - Barcelona
Fitch Solutions
hace 4 días

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Department overview :

The role is based within the Business Relationship Management ( BRM ) group in our Barcelona Office, which leads marketing and business development efforts for Fitch Ratings corporate finance rating franchise in EMEA.

The EMEA BRM team is responsible for managing Fitch Rating’s relationships with Issuers, Sponsors, Investment Banks and Debt Advisors as well as developing existing relationships and generating new rating mandates through direct interaction with Issuers, Sponsors and Bankers.

The EMEA BRM team has representatives across our EMEA branch network including London, Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Milan, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Dubai, Riyadh and Warsaw.

The principal objective of the team is to generate new rating mandates as well as retaining the existing issuers through targeted and effective marketing.

Role overview :

Reporting to the Head of Corporates & Infrastructure BRM for Fitch Ratings Ireland (Spanish branch), the successful candidate will be based in Barcelona and will be responsible for supporting the relationship development and marketing efforts of the Corporate & Infrastructure BRM team in the jurisdictions of Spain, Portugal, Greece, Malta and Cyprus (the Region ).

This self-motivated and detail orientated individual will support marketing outreach activities to target issuers, existing issuers as well as Private Equity, Investment Banks and other Debt Advisors (as undertaken by the team in developing Fitch’s Corporates & Infrastructure franchise in the Region).

Responsibilities :

The role will involve supporting the Barcelona Corporates & Infrastructure BRM Head, in all facets of Relationship Management, including but not limited to :

supporting in all marketing efforts with both existing relationships and targets

researching and prospecting new business targets for the Barcelona Corporate & Infrastructure BRM team

supporting the team with new mandate opportunities (including direct marketing, arranging target meetings and supporting the team at new business and existing relationship meetings)

depending on experience, the successful candidate may be given a small number of issuer relationships to manage in the Region

production of marketing pitchbooks plus other materials required for engagement with target issuers, existing issuers, bankers or financial sponsors.

assisting with Issuer outreach (including webinars and marketing campaigns) and research (maintaining target lists, updating market activity, keeping track of developments in portfolio of existing and prospective Issuers)

support contract negotiation and other duties / administration with external counterparties including preparing Engagement Letters, Confidentiality Agreements and Hold Harmless Letters required for rating mandates

creative idea development for new marketing angles

engagement with the BRM Corporates Banker and Investor Development Teams and also Analytical colleagues on target names and existing relationships

Supporting the Barcelona team with organizing and attending internal and external events

Occasionally contributing to EMEA-wide BRM projects as required

Skills Required :

The successful candidate will have a background and experience in either financial services, banking, debt capital markets, corporate finance or another Credit Ratings Agency.

Additionally, the candidate should have :

University and / or Business School degree (specialization in Corporate Finance with either a Masters or MBA in a related subject to financial services would be an advantage)

Spanish as their native language (or bilingual) is essential

Fluency in English is also essential.

Fluency in another European language would be an advantage

Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written

Strong interpersonal, marketing and negotiation skills

Ability and confidence to develop strong business relationships

Able to communicate confidently with senior members of Corporate Senior teams (including Treasurers, Investor Relations and CFOs) externally and senior members of Analytical teams internally

Very good understanding of Debt Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, Economics and ESG

Knowledge of the Spanish Corporate market would be highly appreciated

Responsibility to take ownership of assigned tasks and deliver to agreed deadlines

Strong technical command of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Familiarity with relevant capital markets data tools including, but not limited to, Bloomberg, Dealogic and FactSet would be an advantage

Experience with CRM (Client Relationship Management) systems (eg. Salesforce)

The candidate must be able to work independently within a strategic framework whilst maintaining high work standards and show excellent attention to detail

Strong team player : proactive, enthusiastic and self-motivated

Excellent work ethics, ability to operate in a complex and demanding compliance and regulatory environment is a must, with ability to effectively build relationships both externally and internally

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