Job Description The MIS Head of Data Science and Innovation is a member of the Analytical Tools and Solutions (ATS) leadership team, reporting to the Global Head of ATS. ATS is responsible for all modeling and quantitative analytics needs for MIS. ATS also serves as the innovation hub for MIS. The MIS Head of Data Science and Innovation role is part of MIS' Growth and Innovation strategic objective, and will lead our efforts to better understand and adapt to an environment characterized by widespread, technology-driven change. As the leader for MIS' innovation hub, this role will involve supervising and coordinating innovation efforts across the rating agency and in partnership with all departments. This leader will be responsible for developing and maintaining the framework in which innovative opportunities are identified, quantified, developed in order to enrich the content of our ratings and our research, and to make our processes better, faster, and more efficient. As well, the MIS Head of Data Science and Innovation will manage external and internal engagement efforts to identify, research, and develop new opportunities that fall across and outside of our existing lines of business. This position will scan the market and undertake developmental research to ensure MIS has a flow of technological and innovative ideas to help transform the business.
Leading t he teams supporting our innovation efforts, and MIS' Data Science Team and coordinating with other data science teams across MCO to create synergies, leverage existing talent, and increase capacity contributing to innovative ideas.
Supporting the reporting to MIS' Senior Leadership Team on the progress of our innovation efforts, appropriate business and technology KPIs, and monitor them on a regular basis.
Taking the initiative, work independently, lead cross-functional project teams and produce high-quality work.
Leading by influence and example, periodically directing the work of others who are part of different lines of business during cross-functional projects.
Presenting clearly, concisely and with confidence while working with a broad cross-section of the organization, including senior executives (President of MIS, MIS SLT and Managing Directors).
Contributing to the development of ATS' multi-year strategy and goals.
Scanning the market, leading external engagements to understand opportunities and potential disruption risk, and meeting with external partners, such as start-ups, accelerators, tech companies, and VC funds to bring new ideas to MIS.
Partnering with internal subject matter experts and business owners to discuss potential opportunities, investments, and/or acquisitions.
Managing innovation best practice processes that enable MIS to fund new ideas within existing LOB's and ideas in the whitespace.
Implementing Governance process and KPIs for monitoring the new solutions that ATS is sponsoring on a regular basis and providing status updates to all stakeholders.
Minimum bachelor's degree or equivalent military/work experience; Master's degree and/or relevant certifications a plus
15+ years building high-performing innovative teams directly or in a matrix environment
15+ years of experience from senior R&D or Product Management positions from leading technology-oriented companies
15+ years of driving innovation in several technology areas throughout career
15+ years working in lean and agile development processes to develop and manage products and people through the product lifecycle starting with innovative concept
Demonstrated experience translating strategy into meaningful deliverables using KPIs to measure and refine outputs
Demonstrated strong knowledge of innovative technical concepts including Machine Learning, AI, Block Chain, etc
Demonstrated experience leading change within an organization and continual challenging of the status quo.
Track record of successful project management, preferably within a financial services or capital markets environment
Ability to build and develop durable relationships across product teams, engineers, marketing, etc. to support research and strategy execution needs.
Demonstrated aptitude for collaborating with other functional areas at all levels of the organization
Excellent written and oral communication skills with an ability to communicate complex concepts to a senior audience.
Strong leadership skills to thrive, lead and influence in an entrepreneurial environment.
Ability to frame choices in a way that is forward looking, to integrate and assimilate complex information and situations and drive decision making
Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
Must be results-oriented and have a proven ability to get things done through people, including those not under direct management.
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