Senior Associate, Index Planning & Execution

Employer: LSEG Romania
  • Internet - eCommerce
  • IT Hardware
  • IT Software
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Updated at: 28.09.2023
    Job remote: On-site

    The Role:

    The Business Management Senior Associate role will focus on supporting key activities around business planning, commercial policy, and management information for the Benchmark & Index Solutions business of LSEG as part of the Index Planning & Execution team. As a function we are responsible for setting financial and strategic goals and tracking the business' progress against them as well as focus on delivery of commercial objective - through oversight of index delivery and delivery process, commercial policy and commercial assessment of product development pipeline. As a team, we liaise between the CEO of FTSE Russell, the executives in the Business as well as key matrixed parts of the organization such as Finance, the People Function, Operations, Marketing, Sales and Technology. This role provides an opportunity to work on a variety of responsibilities and with a broad range of internal collaborators. The role reports to Head of Business Management for Benchmark & Index Solutions.

    Benchmark & Index Solutions (B&I) business is made up of FTSE Russell and Refinitiv Benchmark Services. FTSE Russell is a leading global index provider creating and managing a wide range of indexes, data and analytic solutions to meet client needs across asset classes, style and strategies. Refinitiv Benchmark Services provides interest rate and FX benchmarks.

    Role profile:

    ? Strong focus on process

    ? Demonstrated ability to deliver in a matrixed environment

    ? Good understanding of the financial markets industry

    ? Experience of the full spectrum of product development from, idea conception to, creation and formulating a market strategy to support the new product

    ? Proven track record to work with clients and key collaborators

    ? Capability to contribute to strategy development and decision making

    ? Self-motivated and team orientated

    The individual will also need to have the following personal attributes:

    ? Drive and ambition to achieve business goals

    ? Excellent relationship skills and ability to network

    ? Strong communication and presentation skills

    ? Ability to deal with multiple priorities and changing requirements

    ? Excellent problem-solving skills and a high level of curiosity


    Headcount/ Financials

    ? Create extracts of CAPEX financials throughout monthly window

    ? Month on month tracking of headcount movements

    • Sending out monthly update on team level OPEX spend

    ? Submit and track vendor accruals

    • Support headcount approval process including completing templates
    • Post product launch audit of revenue or new products against business case
    • Market Data subscription to product revenue mapping - quarterly review
    • Working with return on investment models for new product requests
    • Collation of forecasted and actual revenue for business case submissions


    ? Training request process and approvals

    • Managing Governance forums; developing agendas, tracking attendance, creation & distribution of minutes
    • When new commercial policies are approved manging bi-monthly update to product catalogue and other process steps


    ? Preparing Asana MI (like upcoming milestones by owner or incomplete milestones)

    ? Build out our document repository on and own administration to things like sharepoint

    ? Intranet site updates

    ? Distribution List maintenance

    • Data cleansing activities


    ? Strong understanding of business management/ Project Management Office role

    ? Attention to detail

    ? Positive attitude to learning

    ? Consistently deliver timely and high quality work product

    ? Works well individually, but also as part of a team

    ? Able to balance multiple initiatives simultaneously, whilst preserving quality of delivery

    ? Organised, well-researched and thoughtful approach to work

    ? Strong interpersonal skills

    ? Strong skills in Microsoft Office tools and applications including Strong knowledge of excel

    ? Familiarity with portfolio & project management and collaboration applications such as Clarity, PowerBI, Asana will be advantageous


    ? Integrity: as a very visible leader it is imperative that the candidate demonstrates the highest standards of integrity and professionalism, leading by example

    ? Partnership: the candidate will be required to work in strong collaboration with colleagues across the business (Legal, Finance, Research as well as Sales). They should also take a strong collaborative approach with clients and business partners.

    ? Excellence: this is a highly delivery-focused role. To be successful in this role requires high levels of energy, strong commitment and focus. These are key traits that need to be fostered throughout the sales organisation, setting examples across our wider business.

    ? Innovation: the candidate must demonstrate the ability to anticipate and react to evolving market conditions in order to maximise opportunities and manage risks


    ? Experience from a Business Management and Project Management Office background

    ? Bachelors Degree

    • Preferred location for this role is Bucharest and/or Bangalore
    • Candidates must be able to work UK hours

    We know that real personal growth cannot be achieved by simply climbing a career ladder - which is why we encourage and enable a wealth of avenues and interesting opportunities for everyone to broaden and deepen their skills and expertise.

    As a global organisation spanning 70 countries and one rooted in a culture of growth, opportunity, diversity and innovation, LSEG is a place where everyone can grow, develop and fulfil your potential with meaningful careers.

    At LSEG, we believe that creating a diverse and inclusive organisation is fundamental to the way we deliver on our promise of creating essential partnerships and open opportunities. Our open culture is central to how we deliver our purpose - driving financial stability, empowering economies and enabling customers to create sustainable growth - in everything we do.

    Working with us means that you will be part of a dynamic organisation of 25,000 people across 70 countries. However, we will value your individuality and enable you to bring your true self to work so you can help enrich our diverse workforce. You will be part of a collaborative and creative culture where we encourage new ideas and are committed to sustainability across our global business. You will experience the critical role we have in helping to re-engineer the financial ecosystem to support and drive sustainable economic growth. Together, we are aiming to achieve this growth by accelerating the just transition to net zero, enabling growth of the green economy and creating inclusive economic opportunity.

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