28 Feb

Director Commercial Strategy Projects Jobs Vacancy in Platts Singapore

Director Commercial Strategy Projects
Singapore S00
28 Feb, 2019 20 days ago

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Director Commercial Strategy Projects Jobs Vacancy in Platts Singapore Jobs Details:

The Role: As part of the APAC commercial leadership team, you will play a lead role in supporting the APAC Vice President of APAC Sales and 6 Commercial Directors to develop & execute a winning APAC revenue growth strategy and lead the successful implementation of assigned commercial projects.

The Impact: The APAC commercial team is aiming to double our revenue from the region over the next five years. We will need the right strategy, people and supporting systems in place to meet this goal. This role, reporting to the Vice President of APAC Sales will devise and implement commercial strategies that support our commercial transformation agenda, focusing on improved outcomes for both our customers and our people, growth in our commercial business and a diversification of our bank.

We will grow the business through improving our focus on:

  • developing understanding and opportunities through customer intimacy,
  • target cross sell and upsell opportunities within our customers by developing clear value propositions that address our customers business opportunities and challenges,
  • actively targeting new logo acquisitions through deeper market coverage, and
  • providing the right tools, training and culture for our people to succeed in.

The Business: The business has a highly collaborative environment with an entrepreneurial spirit. We value team work and it is crucial that you are a team player in order to be successful within our organization.

Your Skills: The individual will exhibit strong leadership skills & behaviors, strategic thinking, a track record of sales success and commercial project execution, grow our subscription business and increase our customer base.

Our Hiring Manager says: "I’m looking for a leader who has the managerial ability to build a best-in-class business plan to help S&P Global Platts protect our existing business and drive exceptional growth in a sustainable manner that enhances our long term reputation in the marketplace and fosters strong customer relationships."


In partnership with the APAC Vice President of APAC Sales, 6 Commercial Directors and other Platts stakeholders…

  • Create insights that allow us to choose more of the right bets - ANALYSIS

Create a credible, actionable APAC commercial strategy for Platts that shows a clear path to doubling our revenue in the region in the next five years.

Fuel sales growth by finding opportunities through ad hoc research in to industries, markets, demographics, trends, sales results, and other data.

Support APAC and regional sales leadership team (and their teams) with market and customer insight that will deliver greater levels of personalization, targeted value propositions and strong points of view.

Deepen our understanding of competitor offerings, including specifications, market share, pricing, and promotional materials to better inform our sales approach.

  • Enable the business – BETTER EXECUTION

Drive and lead cross functional commercial projects such as Asia New Business Initiative, Asia LNG Commercial Taskforce and New Logo Sales Process Project.

Partner with marketing to drive impactful campaigns/activities that align with the commercial strategy building a greater awareness of Platts in the market place, focusing on core growth areas and delivering targeted marketing activities

Continue to define/deliver/standardize reporting that works up and down the organization i.e. gives management what they need and is actionable for reps, for example;

  • CRM health / gap analysis
  • Rep activity / productivity
  • Account focus
  • Pipeline

Partner with channel, product & innovation groups to drive emerging opportunities for revenue growth with the development of collateral that is personalized and targeted at a customer level.

Work with APAC leadership to define and build team culture that matches desired values and behaviors.


  • Degree with minimum 10 - 15 years of successful individual sales and managerial experience, preferably in commodity, financial information provider or IT service provider role
  • Familiarity with Platts business
  • Strong technical skills; a deep understanding of and track record in: o Developing commercial strategies which draw on well-grounded information and experience

o Application of strategic consulting techniques/frameworks to structure, analyses and communicate

o Delivering commercial initiatives or other relevant projects from conception to successful implementation

o Problem solving capabilities; from framing the challenge through to solution implementation

o Excellent commercial insight and researching competencies

o Financial analysis skills including business modelling and valuation techniques

  • Management and interpersonal skills, demonstrated abilities: o Stakeholder management: building strong, cooperative and productive relationships in the key teams involved in the planning and decision processes

o Engagement: able to operate at a senior level and influence key decision makers on sometimes difficult topics through constructive communication and interpersonal skills

o Team player: delivering results through successful teamwork, both within the team and across the group

o Critical assessment: thinking critically and challenging ideas/assumptions constructively and collaboratively

o Independence: confident with ambiguity, working independently yet maintaining stakeholder engagement and ability to execute successfully with discipline

o Effective communication: facilitation of meetings and ability to synthesize complex information and relaying/presenting it clearly and concisely

o Proactive attitude: both to the delivery of projects to tight timescales and to developing the team

o Creative and pragmatic: finding solutions to challenging problems

o Knowledge management: methodological in structuring work, including file/folder organisation

o Excellent communication skills, both written (presentations, reports, documents), other languages would be an advantage

  • Entrepreneurial mindset with strong analytical capabilities; demonstrates drive, initiative, energy and sense of urgency
  • Strong personal integrity, excellent interpersonal skills and work ethics
  • Proven success in doing business in APAC is a must
  • Broad understanding of the energy & commodity industry including understanding the personas of front, mid and back office functions, as well as analysts is preferred
  • Commitment to drive innovation and change management
  • Competent with systems (Zuora, SalesForce, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Prime Resource Group (PRG) Diagnostic Sales Methodology
  • Travelling may be required around the region
  • Desire and flexibility to learn, grow and excel in an ever-changing environment

Values and Behaviors:

Our values are Excellence, Relevance and Integrity. We are professional, setting and maintaining high standards in our interactions with our colleagues, always demonstrating the value that our data and services can bring to our customers. We are honest, transparent and responsive, showcasing our knowledge, and expertise to our customers. We foster and develop relationships to ensure we are accountable to and engage with our customers, partners and colleagues. We place diversity business objectives and the need to embrace openness, honesty, trust and respect ahead of our own personal goals. We understand the need to embrace change and ensure that customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our customers drive our tech-savvy initiatives, our desire to be lean and agile as well as our passion to develop ourselves and each other so we can deliver innovative, cost efficient growth opportunities for our clients.

We understand that as we grow, our customers grow too.

S&P Global Platts

At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with confidence. We’re the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.

S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.platts.com.

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or other legally protected categories, subject to applicable law.

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